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    Don't you just love a smart mouth?

    I went to a quilt show today. There was a vendor there helping his wife. While making my purchases, he told me his wife was a long armed quilter that quilted for people. I told him I was trying to quilt my own. He said that was fine on small items like wall hangings and table toppers but that if I did not have a longarm machine I could not quilt a quilt on a DSM(guess I didn't get the memo). I said, well actually I have quilted half of a 96x96 quilt. He said, well you must have had lots of practice and be really good. I said, well actually I have just started and haven't had a lot of practice. Oh well.
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    Well, then, if his logic follows, then you must be a natural born quilter. Do you suppose he was quilt police by marriage?

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    Look at the opposite side, perhaps his wife told him that "story" so that she could get a Long Arm machine and you went and let the cat outta the bag lol

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    OH NO, I think you might be right!

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    Look at the opposite side, perhaps his wife told him that "story" so that she could get a Long Arm machine and you went and let the cat outta the bag lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    Look at the opposite side, perhaps his wife told him that "story" so that she could get a Long Arm machine and you went and let the cat outta the bag lol
    See, that is what I am talking about. I am a smart mouth. Now I have gotten that poor woman in trouble.
    Joy

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    Well we dont know for sure........but sometimes our perceptions are not the same as reality

    Granted I am pretty guilty for jumping the gun

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    What a jerk. If he is trying to drum up business for his wife, he needs selling lessons. He will turn off more people than he will get to let her quilt for them.
    I have quilted over 80 quilts on DSMs and I will keep at it.
    Another Phyllis
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    [quote] ".... if I did not have a longarm machine I could not quilt a quilt on a DSM..."

    Hmmm, good thing I didn't know that when I was quilting four king-size quilts on my 1957 Singer 401A and QAYG'ing another king-size quilt on my 1940 Singer Featherweight, while we were in our 25 foot RV trailer with only the tiny dinette table to use for sewing...

    Gee whiz, I didn't realize I COULDN'T do that!
    Too bad I didn't have that guy advising me differently, huh?
    Last edited by postal packin' mama; 03-07-2013 at 11:37 PM.

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    Some people will tell you any sort of yarn in order to sell their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy Higdon View Post
    I went to a quilt show today. There was a vendor there helping his wife. While making my purchases, he told me his wife was a long armed quilter that quilted for people. .
    It is the long arms. She probably has long fingers and legs too.

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    RUN Joy RUN !!LOL well everyone is entitled to their own opinions here or out there in the real world. That is wonderful you finish your quilts on your DSM I do too .. Practice makes perfect for sure ...
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    I love smart mouths and love the answers and comments you all have given. Loved quilt police by marriage!!! lol lol lol
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Can we say ignorant??? My pet peeve: when people assume you are stupid...is that not reverse ignorance??? Look who has a smart mouth now???
    Sorry, like I said just a pet peeve of mine.

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    I guess he hasn't heard of Diane Gaudynski, Sue Rasmussen, or other Machine quilting teachers, who make up to king size quilts on a DSM. It all depends on what you learned on, what method you prefer, and/or what you can afford to quilt with.

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    well I really think a la is alot easier on your body I wrestled big quilts until my shoulder started to bother me I had to have surgery recovering now and I do have a la now.

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    I did a king size quilt on my home viking designer 11. While I'm not a pro , think it turned out nice and daughter loved it. He was just trying to drum up business for his wife

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    well i for one, can't possibly do the lovely quitling designs i see done on Long arm machines. I just can't. sigh. but some quilters do absolute wonders with their quilts on domestic sewing machines. more power to them!!

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    I'm more of a smart a*s If someone says it can't be done by golly gee I'm a gonna show them it can. I've been quilting on dsm's for years and I guess I will for a lot more years to come. Through the years I've been able to find ways around most of the wrestling and as soon as my arms and shoulders start to hurt I take a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy Higdon View Post
    See, that is what I am talking about. I am a smart mouth. Now I have gotten that poor woman in trouble.
    Actually, if she was smart enough to come up with that story to get her long-arm, she's smart enough to say you don't know what you're talking about.

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    I would have said as I do most often to the quilter know it all, Do you ever read a quilt magazine that isn't ten years old?
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    It is the long arms. She probably has long fingers and legs too.
    Hah, that was a good one!

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    What's a DSM?

    I quilted a queen size quilt on my oolllddd Kenmore.

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    I quilt king and down on my 30+ old Bernina! Forget him.
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Well, then, if his logic follows, then you must be a natural born quilter. Do you suppose he was quilt police by marriage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    What's a DSM?

    I quilted a queen size quilt on my oolllddd Kenmore.
    I did a double on my old Kenny.

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