Posts tagged "long arm quilting"

Considerations for a Longarm purchase

As I prepared to retire in 2010, I decided to go ahead and buy a Longarm quilting machine and I pretty much just plunged right in.  I tried a few, selected one and bought it.  It was delivered to my house a couple of months later and much to my surprise I didn’t immediately jump... Read more »

Quilt is progressing, onto Thomas the Train apron

I went ahead with Emily’s suggestion and loaded the baby’s quilt on Gladys. Since it is a smaller quilt, I stitched all the way around to anchor it and make sure everything is nice and taut. Then I went back and stitched in the ditch around the borders. That top is there now and ready... Read more »

Quilt progress - patience needed

Quilting is a slow process. You did a bit here, a bit there and at the end you have two bits. Isn’t that a quarter? Seriously, it takes a long time to see a finished product so you have to savor the process, the journey. With that in mind I am celebrating progress on two... Read more »

Two heart quilt tops done

Back in February I had this fabulous idea, I would make both of my daughters matching lap sized heart quilts. While I was making one, why not just do another? How long could it take me, a month or two? Or eight but I did finish both tops today. Hurray! I really love the colors... Read more »
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