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Of lint

I've had a lot more lint than this in the bobbin area.  When I first bought my Bernina 1080 it was something like 6 months before I could take the guide class that comes with the machine.  So when I learned how to take the stitch plate off and holy schmoly it was linty! I'm pretty… Continue reading Of lint

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Frequently Asked Question

One frequently asked question is, "What kind of longarm quilting machine do you have?". Given space and the opportunity I would have this: the APQS Millennium with the Bliss drive system, the 14' rails, micro handles and a stitch regulator and whatever other bells and whistles that would aid in using the longarm well.  Yep,… Continue reading Frequently Asked Question

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Quilting a forest.

I'm quilting a forest and my customer said I can share some photos.  I'm not going to reveal the full quilt mostly because it's hers and partly because I don't have the space to take a picture.  This quilt is larger than a king size and I just passed the halfway point quilting these trees.… Continue reading Quilting a forest.

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It bears repeating…I love teaching machine quilting!!

I love teaching machine quilting.  Each student and each machine gives me something to think about and a new approach to how I teach.  This morning two of my students had these beautiful "Aha!" moments as Sarah Vedeler calls them. I always talk to my students about speed, that a good even, medium speed will… Continue reading It bears repeating…I love teaching machine quilting!!

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Frequently Asked Question

One question I'm frequently asked is what machine do I use for quilting.  Often "long arm" preceeds machine.  I use a Bernina 1080 that I purchased brand new in 1995 shortly after moving here to New York.  I've quilted quilts as large as an over sized queen and will be quilting a slighly oversized King… Continue reading Frequently Asked Question