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    This is only a small section of my 56 squares I used for PRACTICE with free motion and pattern designs on my new machine......whole cloth quilt. I hope this photo will post and I hope you can see it. Today, I practiced my first edge to edge pantograph. I'm having a great time. The green quilt was done with a pantograph design.
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    WOW - I'm impressed! Can you refresh our memories about your new machine, Please? It & you do really nice work!!

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    It looks great! :D

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    I like the leaves on the green one. Is it hard to get used to?

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    jacquemoe -

    They are gorgeous! Like Moonpi, I love the green leaves best!

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    THAT'S PRACTICE? :shock:

    holy smokes!!!! i'd have to practice for six months just to develop that much skill. i bow in awe and wonder. :P :P :P

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    wow wow, hope my quilting looks half as good as your. Very nice.

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    I have to admit that I do love it! It is beautiful, but I am jealous because neve in this lifetime will I ever be able to do something that beautiful :mrgreen: :!: :thumbup:

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    Great job, I too, stand in awe! What machine did you use to quilt with? Please post some more!!!

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    It's beautiful! What machine do you have?

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    WOW .. that looks FABULOUS!!! I wanna be you when I grow up .. I would love to be able to quilt like that !!

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    Oh my! I never expected such great responses, afterall I've only had my new machine for about a month now. IT'S A GAMMILL. Thank you!!

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    your welcome jacquemoe, but its true, very very nice work. I have a gracie quilt frame which came with a juki (name of machine) i also got the quilt cad, which is a program with different quilting designs. I tried to plan something on the computer with the quilt cad but lol i still have to play with the program it just doesnt look quite right how they print out. I know i'll figure it out one day, i'm trying to get caught up with some of my wips, so hopefully soon i will get it figured out. Keep up the great work, and looking forward to seeing more of your work, Happy quilting, Denise.

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    Hi Dinese,
    You wouldn't believe how many quilting systems I looked at for about 4 years before I made my decision. I did buy a HandiQuilter Frame a few years ago but............................I DON'T NEED IT ANYMORE :lol: I only made a couple of very small quilts and only one whole cloth quilt, using the HandiQuilter. I got frustrated with my home sewing machine. I hope you have a ball with yours. And, thanks again for the encouragement.
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    i also have gammill,i have had mine for about 4 yr. they are easy to run good luck with,are you going to quilt for other people?

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    Beautiful job!! I would love to machine quilt like that some day! :) :) :)

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    Thank you. I start taking customers when I get the confidence I need. How long did it take you to feel confortable to start charging?
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    Oh my, oh my--you are ready to tackle anything. Stupendous!! I have 3, almost 4 tops that are going to need quilting.... :wink:

    I did a search for Gammill--wow--what a machine that is!! Congrats!

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    Be sure and let us know when you are quilting for others. I don't have a top ready to practice on, or I'd join the pick me club. You do wonderful work there kiddo! Congrats!

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    Everyone has been so great. Thank you to all. I feel special :oops:

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    are you putting all your 56 squares together?? after you quilted them or before?? i can't tell looking at the picture. i just got a quilt frame and it is not that easy to follow the pattern. yours looks great. any tips??
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    My white quilt is a whole cloth. I just used the machine to make sections. What system did you get? All I can say is, practice and practice some more. That's what I'm doing. Pretty soon, I'll have pletny of small quilts to take the to pound for dogs and cats. I know, first hand, that cats love them. What machine are you using?

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    it's the pfaff hobby 1200.
    do you mean that you marked off squares and then tried a pattern in each square for practice? this sounds like a good idea and i think i'll try it. i can do the free handing much more easily than following the pantograph.
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    I think it is gorgeous & still think that is what I want on a quilt top!!! karen

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    After all the quilting systems I looked for, I don't remember the Pfaff Hobby 1200. Does it have a fairly large sewing area? I could send some sites to you that carry pantographs in all sizes. If the pattern isn't too small, it's easy to follow.
    When I did my quilt, I used my channel locks and just sewed a row of 10" squares across and then I started practicing in each square. I think I spent more time trying to decide what to try than I did sewing. I did a lot of freehand practice but I still need a lot more. I just now started a quilt top but I'd rather be top quilting. Enjoy your machine. I sure enjoy mine.
    Jackie

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