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Old 08-22-2018, 05:04 AM
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Hello all.
Quick summary here:
I am in my mid life age range (50's shhh, don't tell anyone). Me and my wife and my mom are all in the same household now. Helping each other through life. (Well ok, I'm here to help mom up now and again.)

Mom has 30 plus years sewing and quilting experience. I have One rag quilt experience! Yay.
However, I do like to learn new things so....
We are finalizing the deal on a Gammill long arm 14 footer today. It should arrive in about 3 weeks.

Meanwhile I have downloaded Creative Studio 7.0 for stand alone and study. Pretty lost on it so far as not much in the way of tutorials come up in my search results. Thought I would try to get a head start before the machine arrives...

Before anyone asks, yes, I/we plan on turning this into a long arm business.
That's the intro in a nutshell, and why I am on this board. I guess long arming has somethiing to do with quilting?
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:09 AM
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Welcome from South Louisiana! Good luck with your new Long Arm. Sounds like you are going to have fun!
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:29 AM
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Welcome from another Mississippi quilter!
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:18 AM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Congratulations on your new adventure!
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:34 AM
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Welcome from a transplanted Mississippi Girl. I'm now in Florida, good luck to you on your journey to be a longarmer. I don't have one but maybe one day.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:10 AM
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Welcome aboard. I'm new here too. Seems to be lots of helpful people at all skill levels. I've been quilting about 40 years but only been long arming for the last 5 or so. The set-up I use belongs to a friend, although her table allows for pantograms she doesn't have the back arms for the machine and no computer driven designs -- but still a vast improvement over trying to stuff entire quilts through my little old sewing machine

For me the hardest part of the process is coming up with the quilting designs. I think in 2-D just fine but still working on 3-D!
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:12 AM
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Welcome from Oklahoma. I wish I had the room for a long arm. You are so lucky.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:55 AM
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:20 AM
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Thank you for the welcomes so far.
Sewbizgirl, I followed your Etsy store link and see that you are about 2 hops, a skip, and a jump west of us. (We are in Smith county.)
One of us 3 will open an Etsy store in a few months. Selling quilts for starters. Mom has 19 tops waiting on the long arm! So I got a bit of practice lined up.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:05 AM
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Welcome, from Seattle, WA... Yes, longarming... has something to do with something!!! Best wishes in your new endeavour. Think of all the fun you will have.
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