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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Well Candace I will soon be joining you on the floor to pin! I finished a really nice all flannel quilt a couple years ago and have not quilted it yet because of the crawling around on the floor part. I was a real smartaleck when I did this quilt (I was still learning alot and didn't realize I should not have done the embellishments yet) and added buttons, trapunto, etc., so I can not do this quilt on the long arm. Back to the floor! The problem is this quilt is another large quilt - over 100 X 100 - which will mean at least 2 hours of pinning and probably 1000 pins! I can still crawl around too, but boy do I get stiff when it is time to get up!

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    Can't you use the frame to pin it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Ladies, Thank you all that replied. Glad I'm not getting shot. As to the bentwood cases, all came open so no need to worry about the screwdriver. I am on the fence about which cabinet machine gets to go. I may have to remove a few accessories and then the 66 can go. DH is thrilled some will be going to new home - he would like to see several cabinets go. There will be antiquers there and have the W&W #9 plus a White in a treadle also in rough shape and I just don't want to let those ladies go yet. Cannot figure out if those 2 would even bring anything in and really on a fence about them. DH and DDs would love to see the herd thinned but I want to be cautious about the thinning rather than willy-nilly. Truly, my problem is too many versus too few to choose from and I do know it's a worthwhile charity.
    My vintage ladies would never go to a dump from my hands - different story about DDs and DH's hands although I think younger DD would keep a couple of the vintage ladies.
    I would stick with ones that are vintage but still very usable to the average person, and make sure that they know the machines can still be used. You might be able to appeal to a larger group of bidders that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I would stick with ones that are vintage but still very usable to the average person, and make sure that they know the machines can still be used. You might be able to appeal to a larger group of bidders that way.
    Good thought and thanks for the input. That is the conclusion I came to last night when I wrestling with sleep and this issue. Thanks again.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Can't you use the frame to pin it?
    Geeze, Charlee I never thought about just putting it on the table and pinning as I roll it? I don't know if that would work or not? It seems it would be really bulky with all the pins. When I pin one, I make sure I have a pin at least every 3 to 4 inches, so we are talking at least 700 pins! I use to keep track of how many pins I used on a large quilt and I know it was at least 700! I pin a lot because the bigger your quilt, the more chance of getting tucks/puckers if you use too large of pins or don't pin dense enough. I am afraid the quilt would get too bulky and too heavy for the roll bars? But, maybe I will put this quilt on the table and just meander around all the obstacles on the quilt? I really enjoy FM quilting, though, on my 15-88 treadle and on my Pfaff grand quilter. I am really leaning towards the pinning, but rolling it on the Long Arm table is an idea I might have to check out!

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    When I had the Pfaff GQ, I used the frame to pin for FMQ on my other machines...hated using the Pfaff, so would pin on the frame and then pull it off and use another machine!
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    When I do a smaller quilt I take it to school and do my pinning. Use the big tables and tape the backing down. Lot easier on the knees and hips but heck on the lower back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    When I had the Pfaff GQ, I used the frame to pin for FMQ on my other machines...hated using the Pfaff, so would pin on the frame and then pull it off and use another machine!
    Geeze, Charlee why did you hate the Pfaff? I have a Pfaff Hobby 1200 Grand Quilter, but not on any table. I have to use this machine on the dinning room table. I love that machine to FM with - at least before I got into vintage and started using my 15-88 treadle! The Grand Quilter has a full 9" harp space! What did you not like? I have a Handy Quilter (HQ 16) on a 10' foot table that I long arm with. The Pfaff never did have a table. I was going to sell it when I got into vintage, but I just can't bring myself to do that. I have quilted some very large - biggest one was 110x120 - quilts with the Pfaff - so I just can't sell it. I may go back to using it one day!

    Nancy

    You know if it wasn't for the fact that I do very large quilts as a rule, I'd get rid of the HQ 16 because that baby takes up so much space! That machine and table use one whole wall in my sewing room, plus it sticks out from wall 50 or so inches! There is a lot to be said for quilting on the dinning room table!
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    I had the Pfaff 1200 as well. It was on a 10 ft Grace frame with Cruise Control....and I fought that machine everytime I used it....could not get it to hold the tension, constantly broke thread, and the harp space, while being 9 inches, wasn't big enough to do more than a large lap quilt without having to dismount, turn, and remount the quilt. Was more work than it was worth to do the same thing I can do with my 15-91.
    I have a handquilting frame that I can use to pin quilts or hand quilt with, so that's all good...

    I sold the Pfaff and bought the spousal unit a beater of a pickup truck that he loves! Smartest thing I've done in awhile, he doesn't say word one about my machines now!!
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    LOL Charlee! My friend Beth has a Pfaff GQ that she absolutely loves. The problem we have with it when she brings it to Midnight Quilters classes or retreats is that it is so loud, you can't even have a conversation while it's running. Very loud machine, so she just uses it at home.

    Charlee, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. And Melinda, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Both ladies will be missed. {{{hugs}}} for both of you.
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    [QUOTE=MisDixie;4900077]When I do a smaller quilt I take it to school and do my pinning. Use the big tables and tape the backing down. Lot easier on the knees and hips but heck on the lower back.[/QUOTE

    MisDixie, I have used a table to tape and pin the small/lap sized quilt too. I also do a lot of Quilt as you Go using my 15-88 treadle. That way I am only maneuvering a 14 to 16 inch square, which is so much easier than the tug of war you get when trying to FM a king sized quilt!

    Nancy
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    Mine was loud too, and if I hadn't had to fight with it everytime I turned around, that wouldn't have bothered me. Now mind you, the spousal unit could turn it on and never have a lick of trouble.... kind of like when you go home and say, "Honey, the car is making a clunkaclunk sound"...and he gets in it and everything is fine until the next time YOU drive it!

    Thanks Diane...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I had the Pfaff 1200 as well. It was on a 10 ft Grace frame with Cruise Control....and I fought that machine everytime I used it....could not get it to hold the tension, constantly broke thread, and the harp space, while being 9 inches, wasn't big enough to do more than a large lap quilt without having to dismount, turn, and remount the quilt. Was more work than it was worth to do the same thing I can do with my 15-91.
    I have a handquilting frame that I can use to pin quilts or hand quilt with, so that's all good...

    I sold the Pfaff and bought the spousal unit a beater of a pickup truck that he loves! Smartest thing I've done in awhile, he doesn't say word one about my machines now!!
    Well that does sound smart!

    My Grand Quilter has never given me a lick of trouble with the tension or anything else. I have always used King Tut quilting thread top and bottom, but I don't think it would care what I used - a very dependable machine! I can certainly see why you had a problem, though! I can't even imagine trying to quilt a large quilt with a 9" harp space when the machine is sitting on a frame and you are rolling the quilt! I have only used mine on the table with me pushing and tugging and positioning the fabric, which is really pretty easy because you don't have a big roll in the way!

    Even the HQ16 is too small at times. I can do up to a 108" quilt on that frame and any length, but the larger the quilt the smaller your quilting space becomes! If I had it to do over again, I'd get at least an 18" head!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Sharon, what a great kids quilt! Kids love bright colors and the red in your quilt is perfect!

    Nancy
    Thanks Nancy! I wasn't responsible for the wonderful colors, it was a kit. I did the quilting and binding after I pieced the kit. I love using bright colors in my quilts, so that being said...it could've been my creation. lol
    The red border and cornerstones were what there was enough of in my flannel stash. )
    Some little kid will love that quilt, it got turned in yesterday to "The Linus Connection".

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    The red border and cornerstones were what there was enough of in my flannel stash. )
    Some little kid will love that quilt, it got turned in yesterday to "The Linus Connection".[/QUOTE]

    I've been in charge of charity quilts for the kids in foster care in our county this past year. The quilt guild has made about 100 of them (that's way too many abused kids !!!). Here is a simple pattern that we use a lot. It is one of the Quiltmaker.com Linus projects. It is cute with kids fabric and beautiful with a gorgeous floral print for nursing home quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    The red border and cornerstones were what there was enough of in my flannel stash. )
    Some little kid will love that quilt, it got turned in yesterday to "The Linus Connection".
    I've been in charge of charity quilts for the kids in foster care in our county this past year. The quilt guild has made about 100 of them (that's way too many abused kids !!!). Here is a simple pattern that we use a lot. It is one of the Quiltmaker.com Linus projects. It is cute with kids fabric and beautiful with a gorgeous floral print for nursing home quilts.

    Texas Jan[/QUOTE]

    Texas Jan what a great pattern! Wow! What is the finished size of this quilt? I love the pink and 'love' and 'peace' in this quilt - it could be a valentines quilt! Do you guys make different sized quilts, for infants to teenage, or are they all about the same size? All of you that are doing the donated quilts are just the greatest!

    Nancy

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    Nice Jan!! That's the "Warm Wishes" pattern? Love making that one!
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    I have decided to donate at 3 machines, 2 in cabinets and one in a bentwood box. I am thinking about a 4th but it is a 128 and the slide plates are stuck tight. It is also a blackside EXCEPT for the hand wheel has the paperclip looking decoration on it - everything else is the blacksdide. That serial # is AH 610764 which means is was allotted 4/29/1948 with a run of 15,000. I don't know how much cleaning it needs either once I get the plates to move. She also doesn't sit quite fully into the base - like one of her hinges is off a bit or she's off a bit. Any suggestions? These machines have to be ready by this Saturday for the auction. The 2 in cabinets will be relatively simple to clean, I believe, unless they've lived with a smoker in a previous life.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Editing my previous post: Got the plates unstuck with DH's help and fixed the hinge pin issue. DH in process of manufacturing a corner peg/stand to support weight of machine in the base of the case. I know absolutely nothing about the shuttle except that it it is there. It's not a complete blackside - the clutch wheel is silver also as is the presser foot and bar for the foot.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    That's too bad about the shuttle being missing. You can pick one up via ebay..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    That's too bad about the shuttle being missing. You can pick one up via ebay..
    Candace, it is there except that I've never played with one before but will today if DH gets the heck out of my way!! Said with a smile, of course.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    The red border and cornerstones were what there was enough of in my flannel stash. )
    Some little kid will love that quilt, it got turned in yesterday to "The Linus Connection".
    I've been in charge of charity quilts for the kids in foster care in our county this past year. The quilt guild has made about 100 of them (that's way too many abused kids !!!). Here is a simple pattern that we use a lot. It is one of the Quiltmaker.com Linus projects. It is cute with kids fabric and beautiful with a gorgeous floral print for nursing home quilts.

    Texas Jan[/QUOTE]

    You are going to make some little kid a happy camper with this one. Very nice indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post

    I've been in charge of charity quilts for the kids in foster care in our county this past year. The quilt guild has made about 100 of them (that's way too many abused kids !!!). Here is a simple pattern that we use a lot. It is one of the Quiltmaker.com Linus projects. It is cute with kids fabric and beautiful with a gorgeous floral print for nursing home quilts.

    Texas Jan
    Texas Jan, Cute and cheery quilt for a wonderful cause. Thanks for sharing!

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    Charlee, Where are you hiding your quilts? I thought you only sew shirts for your husband.
    I would love to see some of your quilts!

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    Texas Jan what a great pattern! Wow! What is the finished size of this quilt? I love the pink and 'love' and 'peace' in this quilt - it could be a valentines quilt! Do you guys make different sized quilts, for infants to teenage, or are they all about the same size? All of you that are doing the donated quilts are just the greatest!

    Nancy[/QUOTE]

    Nancy the whole blocks are 5.5" finished, so you just add blocks till you have what you need. We make different sized quilts for the different ages. If we can get info that someone loves Barbie, we do our best to find Barbie material. These kids have had so little, that one wish in a lifetime (they don't know they are getting a quilt) is not a really big thing. I get back more than I give. We sometimes get pictures of the kids with their quilts or hear that they take them everywhere. That's better than a Blue Ribbin to me any day !!!

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    Monica, I will check to see if I have any photos...I have an album with one of my quilts in it here...let me dig around and see what I can find for you!
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