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Thread: Quilt loaded in frame

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    It took me quite awhile to get my first quilt loaded in the frame. I've never done it before and I probably rolled up the top and back 3 times each until I was satisfied with it.

    It is so quick once it's done though! I started tying it last night, I've worked on it off and on today, and I'm half way through the second roll. I hope I can have it done to give to my brother next weekend.

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    Ooohhhh......very nice masculine quilt. I'm sure your brother will love it. And now that you've loaded that frame I bet it will go quicker the next time.

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    Way cool ! Your brother will love the quilt :lol:
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    Love the quilt. The frame will make your life so much easier.

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    That's an awesome quilt!
    Just love the frame! I want one!

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    That sure is a pretty quilt, he is sure to love it!

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    Pam-What a gorgeous quilt--I love the fabrics. I am glad you are enjoying your new frame.

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    Very nice setup and the quilt is real nice too.

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    I'm so excited for you! Looks like you got a pretty good chair too.
    Are you gonna quilt in silence, or do you have a radio. . .

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    So far it's in silence. I have the little TV in the sewing room but the other guest room has a big TV so maybe I can move them around. I could use a new CD player/radio never opened in the box that I got my granddaughter for Christmas but someone else got her one so I got something else.

    I'm using the big padded chair from my office in the next room. I can roll it back if I need it in the office but I usually use my laptop downstairs anyway.

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    Very nice set up pam. It will go fast in a frame like that.

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    VERY VERY Nice. Your brother is gonna love it

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    Very manly quilt. Nice frame - I was going to ask if you were able to sit while tying it and you answered my question. I can't stand for long periods of time.

    I am sure you will get it done by next weekend. Good luck!

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    GREAT looking quilt for a fella, Pam!

    Mrs Grace is what I call my big frame--, Grace for the portable floor frame & then: Little Gracie for the lap frame. Everything has to have a name here! :mrgreen:)

    Mrs Grace & I had a whale of a time the first quilt I loaded on her. I was abt to decide my desire to have her exceeded my ability?
    When I was finally happy with the way it went on (I learned you have to make sure the ends are perfectly straight) I saw to my horror I had loaded the backing right side up, rather than right side down. SIGH

    FIRST time is a learning experience, I've had no problems since. Repetition is the key to knowledge , so it is said.

    I hope you greatly enjoy YOUR Mrs. Grace for many years!! Your fabrics are lovely in this quilt!

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    VERY NICE!!! love the colors! Is that "turning 20" pattern? Looks good and easy.

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    Yep, it was quite a challenge the first time. I watched the video that came with it again right before loading it and that helped. I had to think for a moment when I was doing the backing to make sure I was putting it on the right way.

    It would be so much better with two people, one on each end, to keep the top and backing rolling straight. I would do a partial turn, walk to one side and straighten, walk to the other side and straighten... back and forth.

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    The fabric is the Civil War reproduction, Vicksburg by Judy Rothermel (might not have that name exactly right) and the pattern is called 4 Square Fun. It was very easy to do, had it done in a few days. I chose it because of the masculine colors, not flowery, and the simple pattern I thought would be good for my brother.

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    Awesome quilt. I love the fabric. Nice frame too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Yep, it was quite a challenge the first time. I watched the video that came with it again right before loading it and that helped. I had to think for a moment when I was doing the backing to make sure I was putting it on the right way.

    It would be so much better with two people, one on each end, to keep the top and backing rolling straight. I would do a partial turn, walk to one side and straighten, walk to the other side and straighten... back and forth.
    Two people? Well you did promise me a sewing room! I'll do the cooking, honest! :D

    I LOVE your frame AND that quilt but I said that when I first saw it - wish I had room for one, maybe I'll sell one of the kids, then I could use their room! :lol:

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    Light fare will do. I eat lunch at work and don't want a big meal at night. :wink:

    Selling one of the kids should net you enough for a frame!! :lol: But you might want to keep them to crawl underneath and look at how the underside is coming along so you don't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    Light fare will do. I eat lunch at work and don't want a big meal at night. :wink:

    Selling one of the kids should net you enough for a frame!! :lol: But you might want to keep them to crawl underneath and look at how the underside is coming along so you don't have to.
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I'm on the next plane! I do great salads and pasta! BUT I warn you, I WILL be raiding your stash! :wink:

    K x

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