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Old 07-17-2008, 07:20 AM
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Maybe I need to edit this post. Closer to what I was trying to say was....
Questions a piecer might want to ask a longarm quilter. For instance,
backing size, where do I find a pantograph I want, how do I prepare my quilt, what's the difference between a pantograph and custom quilting, why does my backing need to be so much larger than the top? Those types of questions.


I hope I'm not opening a big can of worms. Everyone here is so helpful and I'd like be of help also. What do you think about a new thread for longarm quilting questings? I'm not an expert but I believe, if I don't already have an answer, I can find one.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:42 AM
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I think it's a great idea. One Board I was a member of (has been closed for reorganization for 10 months now!) had a separate area for machine quilting discussions. It included both longarm and home machine questions and was used a lot. Not only process questions, but info on set ups, what to look for when machine shopping or looking for someone to do your quilting, pattern info, etc. Very useful indeed. It's certainly worth consideration IMHO.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:39 AM
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I think that is a wonderful Idea. It is my dream to get a longarm and learn how to use it. Maybe before I get to old. To be able to read posts and learn about them would be GREAT.

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Old 07-17-2008, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jacquemoe
I hope I'm not opening a big can of worms. Everyone here is so helpful and I'd like be of help also. What do you think about a new thread for longarm quilting questings? I'm not an expert but I believe, if I don't already have an answer, I can find one.
Are you a longarm quilter, Jackie? I have a HandiQuilter2 frame with a Juki machine. I just got it about six months ago and I love it! The only draw back is the arm size of my Juki....9 inches. I can only quilt small areas. But my sweet dh is thinking about getting a Nolting Fun Quilter for me. That would be heaven! :mrgreen: Oh, I almost forgot, I think a longarm topic is a great idea.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:01 AM
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I think it is a great idea. For those of us who haven't sent a quilt to a long armed quilter, it would be very helpful to know the different terms so that we can have an intellegent conversation with the person that is going to do the quilting on our quilt.

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:01 PM
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Fantastic idea Jacque!!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:42 PM
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I think it is a great idea, too. I just got a quilt back and the quilter made a comment about my batting being hard to work with because it didn't have a scrim (sp). I have no idea what she means, but need to find out before I ask her to do another one. I don't want it to be a bigger pain than it has to be. I guess it might make a difference on the ones I do myself, too. I'll post a pic when I get the binding on.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:13 PM
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I think it's a wonderful idea. Being a new quilter that is trying her hand at machine quilting and free motion quilting, I would love to learn more about the right words and the right machines before I buy the wrong ones.
Not having a scrim(sp) sounds like a good thing from a nursing aspect. :-) :?:
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:45 PM
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I think it is a wonderful idea.
Since seeing your wonderful work, I am more tempted to try larger quilt sizes and let a long armer do the quilting work.
I am just so intimidated because I do not know how to get it ready for the quilter or can I just send them the top, fabric and batting and let them do it?
Great idea.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:34 PM
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Jackie, you're not only talented, you're smart, too! Great idea!
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