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Thread: Camo Quilt - NOW FINISHED!

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    Here is a sneak peak of the camp quilt I am currently working on. The front side is Mossy Oak Break up and the back is a desert sand camo.

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    Ooh, cool! Is for yourself?

    Love your quilting set-up!

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    That is really nice!
    I want a long arm!!!

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    Ooooooo can't wait to see this finished! Neat fabric.

    Me too tlr!! Me too!!

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    Wow what a set up you have...........looking good :D

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    I LOOOOVE my Grace GMP Pro Frame. This is not for me, its another baby quilt. I will have it finished today. I put it together yesterday and got it on the frame. I am only going to stitch in the ditch on this one. I only used two fabrics and did a fence rail design. I have been wanting to do one but it was hard to find something to go with the Mossy Oak Breakup pattern of camo and I was limited to the tans and had no browns in my stash that would match up. The pice I found and used was right at a yard and it was one of those things that was hidden down deep in a bin here! Then I had a delema on the backing and my step son said to use the other cam I had and it could be reversable. Worked for me!

    I will post pictures of the finished quilt later today when I am finished with it. I also have some other things on the embroidery frame I will take pictures of and post.

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    Oh, wow that is awesome. My hubby would love this.

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    The boys have decided that they have to have one for themselves. Looks like I have to locate some more Mossy Oak Fabric. It was tough enough to get the 4 yars I got of it. I guess I can order online somewhere. The desert camo pattern fabric was on sale at Wally for $2 a yars and I have a huge bolt of it, but not enough to make the boys one and use it as backing. I will have to find some more of that too it looks like.

    Gosh I need to work on that thing but I got stuck on using my steamer again. I swear I must have adult ADHD or something. I get sided so easily, especially when it comes to cleaning. I get to cleaning something and I just cant stop. From the looks of these pics I can see that my room looks a mess too, looks like I need to clean up my sewing room as well.

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    I love the camo :D I can't wait to see it finished! :D I made my grandsons camo afghans, their dad did not want traditional blankets, said they were toooo girly, so I made them camo and he was thrilled :lol:

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    Oh my goodness! Am I happy to see someo one else with a GMP frame! I have no help here and at a lost as to what machine to place on the frame?? Is the frame easy to work with?? What about loading?? I don't mean to gush all at once but I have searching for someone who has one!

    HELP!!!

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    Renae =)

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    Renae,
    Hi it is so nice to meet you. This is a GMQ, IS that what you meant? This is made by the Grace Company. If you did mean the GMQ I will be more than happy to help you in any way that I can. I personally got a package deal. Mine come with a Juki 98QE which I am so in love with and want another one! LOL But there is a drawback, I wish it had a deeper area to sew in. My carriage just slides around like glass, I did lube the rails a little, I wiped some vasoline on then used a rag to remove the acess and it just slips all over just like I wanted it to. I found that without it that I had a little jerky feeling to my movements so lubing it helped a ton in my own opinion.

    Loading the frame takes me a little while becuase you have to take the leader cloths and pin your project to them and for the batting I do not use a leader, I just go up one inch and place my tubing in and I am ready! The pinning process is the longest part but still way better than having to baste one together entirely.

    I am sewing the binding on this now so I will have updated pics in just a short time. I am taking a small break just finished the dinner dishes and need a smoke before I sew again! LOL

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    Hello! Yes I meant the GMQ; I just have the frame for now, but looking at machines; the most common compaints I hear is that the throat is not deep enough; however to get started I think it will work just fine! Mind assembled just waiting for the machine; I just bought a desiner 1 so I have to wait a while for the quilting machine! but I want to practice loading the quilt so I took a copy of your frame to see if I can load my frame? do you use the plastics thingys on all your bars?? I think that is the most confusing part!

    Thank you so much for responding so soon! I wish I could be at home sewing! But I got to pay bills first!!

    Renae =)

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    Renae, yes I use the plactic tubing. On my take up rail, my backing rail and topper rail it stays pretty much in tact at all times because I just use the same leaders for all sizes and they dont get in the way. I only have to load and unload the batting one with the plastic tubing.

    Keep your chin up, you will be at home sewing in no time at all. Time fly's when were having fun at work!

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    Here it is all finished!
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    WOW! That is fantatic! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Renae =)

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    Good thing some people don't live too close! I can think of a lot of people that would love to pull that out then smugly listen to the compliments!

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    I also have a GMQ Pro frame and use a Bailey 13 inch quilting machine. This larger opening gives more space to quilt when the quilt is rolled on the take up pole. I have had mine several months and am glad I bought it.

    Anyone considering a machine for any frame should think about and decide how much quilting space will be avilable when you are quilting toward the end of your quilt and the roll fills so much of the space in the arm of your machine.

    Some people are very happy with the 9 inch arm machines. I wanted to have more versatility and be able to do larger designs on large blocks. I am happy with my choice after 8 months of research.

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