Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Thank You, Thank You To All Who

  1. #1
    Senior Member Fab-ra-holic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Live in Michigan, but I'm in Heaven when in my sewing room
    Posts
    361
    Blog Entries
    40

    Thank You, Thank You To All Who

    Have posted about the Leah Day classes on the Craftsy site: she has changed my "Quilting Life" into a whole new experience!!!! Just seeing her quilting set-up was a eye-opener! I mimicked her table setup with this 4' adjustable height table I ordered online from Walmart. I just had to put some wood pieces under the legs and the height is absolutely perfect when set on the lowest notch. It has taken so much of the "Dreaded Drag" off the quilt and has made it so much easier to sew. The price was right up my alley. When I'm done with the quilting, it gets stored under the bed.

    The supreme slider, boy that takes a lot of stress off the arms and shoulders.

    The pinmoors, so much easier then the safety pins. This is the best price I have seen for the pinmoors if anyone is interested. Just go down the the very end of the page for the "Our color of choice option". I received orange and white, not fussy if it saves me money. http://www.pinmoor.com/order.html

    The best thing I am learning from Leah is to be comfortable and not worry so much about mistakes. I love having so many choices of FMQ designs. I am working on my first quilt now and will post pics when it is done.

    A very big THANK YOU to all who have posted about using Elmer's Glue to piece seams. OMG!!! What a difference!!!! I used it on the quilt I am now working on and all my seams were perfect! I have been with this board for quite a few years and there are so many tips I just never followed, you bet I am going to be more open to following them now. Keep them coming.

    Just Thank You, Thank You for this wonderful community!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,205
    isn't it wonderful when it all comes together? Happy quilting.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

  3. #3
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,346
    Blog Entries
    45
    thanks for showing your method of raising the table
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  4. #4
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,024
    Blog Entries
    1
    Your table set up is brilliant! I'm going to dig out my extra tables and see if I can pull that one off!

  5. #5
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,837
    ​Congratulations on getting a set-up that is working for you!

  6. #6
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    16,258
    Blog Entries
    2
    boy, what a great idea for doing your tables!! wish i could do that. i took my extension table off for now.

  7. #7
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Awesome, thank you for showing the table!!!!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,442
    I just checked with my DH. He says the little adjustable tables that we bought from Lowes would be strong enough to hold my machine. I already have two craft tables (one 4' and one 6') in an "L" shape. I will try to put this little table in the "elbow" and I have one of those clear acrylic tables for my machine. Will report back if I'm successful. Have a nap quilt that I need to quilt. Been dreading the drag.

    The little tables are very sturdy and when we bought them a few years ago, they were $20 each. We use them for all sorts of things like TV trays to eat on while watching TV. We have a laptop set up on one. I have a 12" X 18" cutting mat on one by my machine so I can swivel around to even up blocks while piecing.

    Thank you so much for this info!

  9. #9
    Super Member callen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Timmins, Ont. Canada
    Posts
    4,677
    Love your set up. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the right one but it so worth it.
    Dance like no one is watching

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Orbiting
    Posts
    1,442
    I did it! Yea!

    I wound up putting some Masonite board that I had on the little table because the length was 2 inches to short for my machine. But it works and I did not have to buy anything - more money for fabric!

    Thank you!

  11. #11
    Super Member QandE2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Florida - formerly Montana
    Posts
    3,495
    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    I did it! Yea!

    I wound up putting some Masonite board that I had on the little table because the length was 2 inches to short for my machine. But it works and I did not have to buy anything - more money for fabric!

    Thank you!
    Isn't this forum the most wonderful thing you've ever encountered? I am not a novice, but each day I learn something new from you beautiful people. So I have to say thank you, too.
    Alma
    Nami to 6

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    4,264
    OMG, your post could not have come at a better time! I'm remodeling my sewing room right now and I LOVE your setup! I was going to cut into a table to mount my machine flush, but that is so much nicer and cleaner and I know my local Lowe's carries those same little tables - I'm totally going to copy you!! See, you've just paid some back! That is going to be so much easier and less messy (and better looking, even) than what I was going to do! Marvelous!!

    I've learned tons on this site too, all the same stuff you talked about are some of my favorite new techniques. Pinmoors, elmer's glue.... I was just thinking the other night; I wonder what my grandmother would have thought of me using school glue to baste a whole quilt? LOL

    Oh, I'm so excited now. I have been cleaning and organizing all morning and was literally JUST ABOUT to go saw a hole my table, and took a little quilt board break before I went out. Now I need to change out of my "grubbies" and go to Lowe's instead! Thank you for posting that pic!!

  13. #13
    Senior Member Fab-ra-holic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Live in Michigan, but I'm in Heaven when in my sewing room
    Posts
    361
    Blog Entries
    40
    WOW!! I can feel your excitement all the way in Michigan!! I am so happy for you. It will make a world of difference. I'm glad the timing was right for you. Have a great time quilting and setting up your room. And it's nice to know I could help someone.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    OMG, your post could not have come at a better time! I'm remodeling my sewing room right now and I LOVE your setup! I was going to cut into a table to mount my machine flush, but that is so much nicer and cleaner and I know my local Lowe's carries those same little tables - I'm totally going to copy you!! See, you've just paid some back! That is going to be so much easier and less messy (and better looking, even) than what I was going to do! Marvelous!!

    I've learned tons on this site too, all the same stuff you talked about are some of my favorite new techniques. Pinmoors, elmer's glue.... I was just thinking the other night; I wonder what my grandmother would have thought of me using school glue to baste a whole quilt? LOL

    Oh, I'm so excited now. I have been cleaning and organizing all morning and was literally JUST ABOUT to go saw a hole my table, and took a little quilt board break before I went out. Now I need to change out of my "grubbies" and go to Lowe's instead! Thank you for posting that pic!!

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,431
    Blog Entries
    1
    This is also good timing for me as I am thinking of tackling a bigger project and I am dreading the thought of struggling with the safety pins and the bulk of the quilt. I usually send my quilt to the be LA. because of this. Thankyou so much for sharing your tips about the pinmoors and the pic of your table setup!!

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    4,264
    Quote Originally Posted by Fab-ra-holic View Post
    WOW!! I can feel your excitement all the way in Michigan!! I am so happy for you. It will make a world of difference. I'm glad the timing was right for you. Have a great time quilting and setting up your room. And it's nice to know I could help someone.
    Look at what you made me do!

    Before: (sort of "during" the reorg, it's not usually quite this cluttered....but close!)
    Name:  old_sewing_station.jpg
Views: 55
Size:  152.2 KB

    After! (Complete with quilt inspector perch! LOL)
    Name:  new_sewing_station2.jpg
Views: 57
Size:  145.5 KB

    I still need to do some cord management and find something shorter for that window, but I'm so excited about my new space! Thanks again for your EXTREMELY timely post!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.