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Thread: Ok, I want to marry Elmer!!!

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    Ok, I want to marry Elmer!!!

    for his glue of course. I did my first glue attempt today, probably used way too much, but everything matched up, nothing stretched out of shape, it moved along really fast and I finally finished the pinwheel quilt top.

    Now to decide about machine quilting - I'm learning disabled when it comes to FMQ, so thinking I need to send it out to be LA quilted (it's 98" x 99"). $200 seems so much to spend for that though (it's for my DD). Anyone know of anywhere less expensive than Missouri Quilt?
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    If the quilter is providing the batting, then the price is pretty reasonable, at least for my area.

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    Blessings Quilt Shop in Ofallon, MO does beautiful work. Their telephone number is 636)474-3007.

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    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
    this is a great site... thanks for sharing. the only problem is that the blogger used a yellow font, which i just cannot read as there's no contrast with the background.
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    I haven't tried the glue method yet. Just too chicken, I guess. Look around for a more reasonable longarmer. I think for simple meandering, it shouldn't cost more than a penny cents an inch. Around here, the local quilt shop charges $85.00 for that size quilt which includes pily batting and binding it.

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    There are people here on the board who long arm quilt. Why not check them out! $.015/sq inch is pretty much the going rate in our area plus the cost of batting. But perhaps we all need to consider lowering our prices? What are the prices you would be willing to pay for over all/edge to edge quilting. LA Quilting sounds expensive but it does take time to properly load a quilt so it is started square and stays square. Are there charges for loading the quilt when you pay .01/sq inch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    this is a great site... thanks for sharing. the only problem is that the blogger used a yellow font, which i just cannot read as there's no contrast with the background.
    I agree that yellow is a poor color choice. Does it help if you highlight the yellow parts?

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    Thank you for the link to the 31 days of using walking foot. I love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
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    I love elmers also!!!! Give FMQ a try I am sure you will do fine!!!

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    I have got to try using the Elmer's glue. I may make something small, like a runner, and see how it works. I am taking a 90x90 quilt to a local long arm quilter. It will cost me just over $200 to get it quilted and she is providing the batting also. I usually do my own quilting but I have never made a quilt this big before and don't want to mess it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
    I just want to say Thank You for sharing this site!! I have just spent the past hour going through her 31 days and was so inspired. Will be exploring my walking foot on the quilt I am making right now. I just never thought of even trying anything like this.
    Brenda

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    Wait! Can you baste a quilt - glue/spray/pin/thread - and THEN take it to the LA?? Don't they mount it to their frame in a way that does not require/allow pre-basting??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Wait! Can you baste a quilt - glue/spray/pin/thread - and THEN take it to the LA?? Don't they mount it to their frame in a way that does not require/allow pre-basting??!

    Jan in VA
    I've rented a LA a few times and one of the advantages, IMO, is not having to baste the quilt. That said, the setup on the LA can take some time when you aren't well practiced at the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    this is a great site... thanks for sharing. the only problem is that the blogger used a yellow font, which i just cannot read as there's no contrast with the background.
    It is a great site. If you are having trouble reading it, just click through all the links and when you come back they will be a different color. Of course that only works until your browsing history clears but it is a temporary solution, anyway. Now, excuse me while I go make friends with my walking foot guide.
    Oh, there are also books on this subject. Go to Amazon and just search "straight line quilting" and a couple will come right up. Then I would suggest seeing if your local library has one or both to try before you purchase.
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    Check out Happy Crafters. I think the website is happycrafters.net. Their prices are very reasonable. They charge by the design, not the size of the quilt. They have done 3 quilts for me and I will not hesitate to use them again.

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    I have glue basted 3 quilts so far. And I love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
    Thanks for posting this. I like how she does the quilt as you go in the 31 day area. Neat way of doing quilt as you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredharley View Post
    Now to decide about machine quilting - I'm learning disabled when it comes to FMQ, so thinking I need to send it out to be LA quilted (it's 98" x 99"). $200 seems so much to spend for that though (it's for my DD). Anyone know of anywhere less expensive than Missouri Quilt?
    To me, this is a great price. I paid $320 to have this king-sized quilt LA'd: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t191845.html.
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    Two cents per inch is the going price at local quilt shops in my area. I've long-armed a couple of tops for other folks and have found those who are as picky as I am about pressing seams and those who are not. I spent two days pressing seams on one top to make them lie flat before I could actually quilt it, plus the borders were ruffled. I only quilted it as a favor to my neighbor as it was for her daughter. If I hadn't been fixing this top, I could have been piecing my own quilt.

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    I suspect most of us quilt our own quilts, and most of those are NOT FMQ! I have a curved line that I like to use. Sometimes I do a cross hatch, sometimes shadow (never the ditch, that's too hard). The last one I tried I didn't want to interfere with the design of the quilt (and it was 2 sided) was a mocking of the ties that my mother used to do... It was a lot of 5" scrapy squares (mocking some microscope photos) and I started in the center of the a four corner and went 5 stitches out and then 10 back and 5 forward, all in a straight line; then turned my fabric 90 degrees and repeated it, so that every corner had a very good anchor. Later my 15 year old g-son was making a quilt for his "other" grandfather who is wheelchair bound and the design was unique and 2 sided. We dithered around trying to figure out how to quilt it and he decided he wanted to use the "X" on his quilt. It allowed him to fudge a bit here and there a pinch so that the X never cut into the pattern in an awkward place.

    My all time favorite has been a long undulating line for which I made a template. I found the link shared by easy peasy outstanding! It opens doors for me! Thanks Eesy Peesy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredharley View Post
    for his glue of course. I did my first glue attempt today, probably used way too much, but everything matched up, nothing stretched out of shape, it moved along really fast and I finally finished the pinwheel quilt top.

    Now to decide about machine quilting - I'm learning disabled when it comes to FMQ, so thinking I need to send it out to be LA quilted (it's 98" x 99"). $200 seems so much to spend for that though (it's for my DD). Anyone know of anywhere less expensive than Missouri Quilt?
    WOW... that sounds like a lot of money. I am not sure what the going rate is but I can get a queen size quilt done using her batting for about 125 dollars.....I had a king done and it cost me 137 dollars.....Maybe it is just in this area.....

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    Missouri Quilt Co sure does beautiful work. They did a couple for me, just small ones, and I thought the price was quite reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Why not quilt it yourself? I don't FMQ either but I finish all my quilts myself.
    You don't have to limit yourself to SID. There are all kinds of continuous line quilting
    that you can do. Here are some ideas.
    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
    I understand it's a fairly big quilt. Start in the middle and take lots of breaks.
    Wow, what a totally kool site! I may qult more of my own in the future ... sure will save some moola!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I agree that yellow is a poor color choice. Does it help if you highlight the yellow parts?
    It is difficult to read but once you click on the desired day the instructions are in black font.

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