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    Super Member Harmony's Avatar
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    I've never made one of these before, but I found a kit at my LQS and I loved these fabrics!

    This store has a longarm machine, and you can take a lesson to learn how to quilt it yourself. After you've had the lesson, you can rent the machine by the hour. Is this actually something I could accomplish in one lesson?
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    its beautiful!

    whom ever get this quilt will thank their lucky stars

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    Your quilt is stunning. Have no idea about the quilting and the LA. Saw a lady at a LQS doing just that - had taken some lessons and was free motioning her quilt. Looked like fun! Good luck.

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    My LQS has the same deal with the long arm machine!!!! Struggled with stitch in the ditch on my machine until I learned of this place. Your quilt is lovely!!!!

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    I love it!!!! Civil War fabrics, yes? That should be fun, taking the class and getting to do it yourself!!! Let us know how it goes! :D

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    Pretty quilt. Is the pattern from Atkenson Designs.

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    Oh, wow, Harmony. That's just beautiful! I wish my favorite LQS did that kind of thing with the longarms.

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    I'd love to try out a long arm. i don't have room to have one at home, but I can dream! The star quilt is beautiful. I love the subtle colors!

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    We have a LQS that does the same thing and I have friends who have taken the leap and have done their own quilting! The major problem is remembering to put the presser foot down so you don't have a rats nest underneath. One gal spent most of her time unstitching underneath!
    Go for it! What is the worst thing that can happen! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    I've never made one of these before, but I found a kit at my LQS and I loved these fabrics!

    This store has a longarm machine, and you can take a lesson to learn how to quilt it yourself. After you've had the lesson, you can rent the machine by the hour. Is this actually something I could accomplish in one lesson?
    Love the pattern, the fabrics and the colors.
    I practice my free-form quilting with paper and pencil first. I find it helps me to get the flow going and the design down in my head.
    Make a practice sandwich to bring with you. You could make one out of old sheets and left over batting. Also bring the design that you want to use to quilt with. Then you can use that for your first lesson. That should help you decide whether you can do it or not.

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    I love it. I am putting together FQ's to make a scrappy star quilt. Yours is lovely.

    Kyia

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    Your quilt is beautiful!!!! I would take the plunge and go for it on the long arm!!! I would plan out my quilting first like was mentioned on a practice piece and if you are feeling comfortable with it, pedal to the metal!!!! Don't they all have the stitch regulators on them??? If so, that is 50% of the battle right there, and not having to wrangle the quilt another 25% factored in, you will have help for questions right there.....I'm thinking it's a go :D :D :D

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    That is a beautiful quilt. I can see why you fell in love with the fabrics. Have fun learning to use the long arm at the quilt shop. I wish mine had that same offer. Lucky you.

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    Love it! Great fabrics and pattern!

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    I say go for it! I would love to learn!

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    Love the quilt Harmony!

    I took a long arm class at my LQS with the idea of renting time on it. The teacher even said we could audit more classes after we took our first one - but we couldn't actually use the machine then. Unfortunately, even in an all-day class, we didn't quite learn enough to set up the machine to use a pattern.
    I probably could have put my quilt on it in the first rental hour, and made a start in the next couple....decided that it just wasn't worth the $$$ for me to rent it. I think I could pay someone to quilt for less money! LOL

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    sooooooo pretty. Those stars are fun. I have no clue about long-arm quilting and how long it takes to learn, but hope you do well quickly!!

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    Great looking quilt.

    The class is pretty much a lesson on how to use the machine, to make sure that you know how to use it properly. after that to get accurate designs etc takes practice. I know I have both the laser and the groovie boards, and of course there is always freehand. You need to relax when you are working with the machine so it flows nicely. it can be a lot of fun.

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    I have decided I LOVE blue and brown together! Your quilt has inspired some ideas from me as my girls bedroom is blue and brown!


    Vicky

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    Beautiful fabric. I love browns/tans/blues together. I've been collecting fabrics to do one with those colors one of these days.

    You did a wonderful job on yours. Thanks for the pic!

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    Love your quilt! Have fun on quilting it!! You'll do fine.

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    It is beautiful

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    This is beautiful. Great combination of fabrics. Have fun quilting it.

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    I really like your doubled row, sashing! :D

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    Love the quilt top!! And yes, take the quilting lessons for the long arm machine -- that's a great opportunity!

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