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sewmary 09-15-2011 07:02 AM

Originally Posted by anniebannanny
I think we all would secretly love to have a long arm. But that is just not going to happen in my case so I have taught myself how to quilt on my own domestic machine and I love it! I enjoy the process and the satisation of knowing I completed the quilt from the first stitch to the last.

Nope - not me. Don't want one.

BarbaraSue 09-15-2011 07:02 AM

Originally Posted by Granny Quilter

Originally Posted by AlwaysQuilting
You're not the only one. I don't have a quilting machine either.

Niether do I.

I don't either. not sure I want one either. :?

joycecil 09-15-2011 07:03 AM

I don't have on either. I'll bet your quilts are all beautiful.

judykay 09-15-2011 07:06 AM

I don't have one, I do mine by hand & you are right it does take forever but I love the outcome. I have had one done by a laq and she did a beautiful job but they are not as soft and cuddlie as had quilted ones. Some people love them and there is nothing wrong with that, I just prefer hand quilting them.

gramquilter2 09-15-2011 07:19 AM

I too, WANT a quilting machine but space is a problem and my husband is not willing to give up his garage! LOL I send my large quilts to a quilter and quilt smaller things on my Bernina which works fine I guess.

Kathy Osterby 09-15-2011 07:23 AM

I dont have one either and living in a 2 bedroom mobile home will never have the space for one. I stick with wall size quilts up to 36" square.

alwayslearning 09-15-2011 07:24 AM

Originally Posted by Threads of Love
Am I the only one out here that doesn't have a quilting machine???? I make queen size quilts and have to quilt all by hand, which takes forever! I keep asking for a quilter but know in this small place I'll never get one.....oh boo whooo for me. Sorry just being jealous of all the beautiful work you all do.

Call me old fashioned .... but you OWN every step of the way of your quilts, especially your handwork. Hold your head high. You are an artisan.

Meme2six 09-15-2011 07:26 AM

No room, money or desire for a long arm. I do everything on my Kenmore and while it's not always easy, it gets the job done and I've had no complaints about the quilts I've given away. I am taking a class on FMQ in October and am looking forward to learning how to do this.

Edited to say the class is in November, not October. Currently, I just stitch straight lines.

Kappy 09-15-2011 07:44 AM

Well, you are definitively not alone! I wanted one several years ago, not so much anymore. I will do what I can do on my own little machine and if I ever get a quilt half as breath-taking as some of the ones I have seen on this board, I will then consider sending it out! Maybe...or maybe I will have finally conquered FMQ!!!

dilyn 09-15-2011 07:59 AM

Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
I don't have one either....do my own FMQ on my domestic brother....it's hard, but can be done

I do mine on a straight stitch Juki. Where there is a will theres a way!

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