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Thread: I got my long arm today!

  1. #26
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    Feb 2010
    Nesbit, MS
    Remember, PPP (practice, practice, practice). I'm still learning and practicing. You can practice on ebay quilt tops, draw your squares on muslin and practice the blocks, and also buy cheater cloth and practice on those. I know you will have lots of fun. I believe my most important purchase was the Towa gauge in order to get correct tension on my bobbins. Since then, I do pretty well. I also keep a scrap sandwich piece to try any time I change threads. Anyway, many congratulations. I know you will enjoy.

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    Super Member StitchinJoy's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Bucks County PA
    Oh congratulations. It's like a love affair when you first get it--can't stay away. miss it when you're gone for one day, worry about it. I quilted 50 quilts for Project Linus in the first 2 months I had my longarm.

    Regarding tension-- oh yes, they take a lot of fiddling and futzing. Try doing some practice with Isacord cotton thread in both top and bobbin. I find it a very beautiful thread that quilts easily.

    Have fun. Breathe. Remember you are pretty new to this and just enjoy the learning. Practice. There are great books and DVDs. I don't know whether you have used a longarm at a shop or if you are really a novice, but if you're interested in learning tools, let me know and I'll send you a list.

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    May 2010
    Bakersfield, CA
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    Good luck to you. Wish I had the space.

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    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Lakeland, Florida
    Congrats & enjoy playing with your new toy!!

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