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08-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By mpspeedy

My father was a florist who ran his business out...

My father was a florist who ran his business out of our home. At an early age I was exposed to many funeral homes etc. My father also had a full time job working second shift for a local utility. ...
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08-10-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,658
Posted By mpspeedy

I just looked at the one I was using until...

I just looked at the one I was using until yesterday when I finished the bed size quilt I was working on. It probably is a round 36" Hintenberg. It has a single post with three legs and is...
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08-06-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,886
Posted By mpspeedy

I love my Bernina but the larger hole face plate...

I love my Bernina but the larger hole face plate and the wider feed dogs necessary to allow the decorative stitches I like to use does cause a sucking problem. I do a lot of "princess pillowcase...
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08-05-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,577
Posted By mpspeedy

I have had one for several years. It took some...

I have had one for several years. It took some getting used to as I tended to try and start ironing before the feet had a chance to retrack. Mine does tend to leak a little. The first couple of...
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08-03-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,537
Posted By mpspeedy

As a handquilter I love "cheater's cloth". It is...

As a handquilter I love "cheater's cloth". It is so much easier to do fine quilting without all of those messy seams. I have two queen size "whole cloth" quilts I completed several years ago that...
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08-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,986
Posted By mpspeedy

I am foratunate enough to work with a Bernina...

I am foratunate enough to work with a Bernina Dealer who is Menonite. He and I have done a lot of business. About a year ago I traded him my almost 20 year old much loved and used Bernina 1260 for...
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07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,130
Posted By mpspeedy

I purchased an armed office chair from either...

I purchased an armed office chair from either Staples or Office Depot. I love it because it adjusts up and down, rolls and tilts backwards if I want to lean. I think I paid less than $100 for it. ...
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07-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By mpspeedy

Hershey, PA Quilt Odyssey Show this past weekend.

I just returned from the annual Quilt Odyssey Show held in Hershey, PA. It is a little over an hour and a half drive for me. My husband was kind enough to share the driving. They had one large...
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07-28-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,345
Posted By mpspeedy

I have a trunk full of finished bed size quilts. ...

I have a trunk full of finished bed size quilts. There is one on my bed, one thrown over the sofa a smaller, a white on white as a cover over the antique trunk holding the quilts, one over a wing...
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07-23-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By mpspeedy

I will admit that I buy the less pricey ones that...

I will admit that I buy the less pricey ones that you just burp. I sit on them to get the air out and then zip them before I get up. They work just as well and are cheaper.
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07-22-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,328
Posted By mpspeedy

I like to use varigated thread for my Linus...

I like to use varigated thread for my Linus quilts as it saves changing thread for each one I make. I made the mistake of choosing a spool of varigeted Aurifil thread at my local Bernina Dealer...
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07-22-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,011
Posted By mpspeedy

If it takes the little cards they may be hard to...

If it takes the little cards they may be hard to come by. I own one of the first embroidery machines that Bernina sold. I have had it almost 20 years and have purchased a lot of cards for it. When...
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07-22-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 35,954
Posted By mpspeedy

I have probably committed everything that anyone...

I have probably committed everything that anyone has mentioned. After more than 40 years of quilting the most important thing for me is that the project is completed. No quilt is of use if it is...
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07-20-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,076
Posted By mpspeedy

I have been sewing since I was a preteen. The...

I have been sewing since I was a preteen. The great part about quilting compared to garmet sewing etc. is that there is no fitting involved. I have done my share of garmet sewing over the years. ...
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07-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,322
Posted By mpspeedy

I always have to laugh when I see posts like...

I always have to laugh when I see posts like yours. The modern day quilter seems to have totally abandoned the art of hand quilting. Even one of my guilds that is running a begginer workshop listed...
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07-12-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By mpspeedy

I have been doing it for so long that I don't...

I have been doing it for so long that I don't even think about it. I made my first quilt when I was 16 or so. I will be 62 next month. Keeping the fabric loose in the hoop does make it easier. ...
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07-05-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,671
Posted By mpspeedy

My favorite part is handquilting. I also like to...

My favorite part is handquilting. I also like to purchase and handle fabric but not necessarily to cut it up and sew it back together. I barely tolerate that part just to get to the quilting. The...
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07-02-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,954
Posted By mpspeedy

I have two embroidery machines. The first is a...

I have two embroidery machines. The first is a Bernina that I have had for at least 20 years. It uses the PES format. In order to still use the thousands of dollars worth of software I have...
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06-28-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By mpspeedy

I don't waste much time worrying about my stash. ...

I don't waste much time worrying about my stash. A couple of years ago I finally admitted to myself that I would not be doing much garment sewing. I packed up all of the fabric I had been saving...
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06-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,570
Posted By mpspeedy

You did a terrific job. I will admit that even...

You did a terrific job. I will admit that even after 40 years of quilting my piecing is not be nearly as good as yours. Your quilting looks great also. Maybe I should come and take some lessons...
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06-24-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,227
Posted By mpspeedy

I will admit I could certainly use the WLS. I...

I will admit I could certainly use the WLS. I have an autoimmune disease and am afraid that the surgery might not go well with that. As for cleaning my machine. I have to take the stitchplate off...
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06-21-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,085
Posted By mpspeedy

I am a handquilter for hire and I don't get many...

I am a handquilter for hire and I don't get many customers. A non-quilter has no clue what goes into making a quilt. The only people I make a quilt from scratch for are those I choose to gift with...
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06-20-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,896
Posted By mpspeedy

I am a handquilter for at least 40 years. The...

I am a handquilter for at least 40 years. The older I get the better I like it. So much easier than wrestling that bed size quilt through the sewing machine. I have seen some lovely work done by...
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06-19-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,813
Posted By mpspeedy

I doubt that anyone on this board considers...

I doubt that anyone on this board considers themselves a professional. I have been making quilts for 40 years and you would have to roll your eyes at even some of my latest creations. The thing I...
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06-18-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,526
Posted By mpspeedy

I recently traded my Bernina 1260 for an Bernina...

I recently traded my Bernina 1260 for an Bernina Artista 185. I didn't spring for the embroidery module because I already own two stand alone embroidery machines and the software would not fit the...
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