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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2124977 views.

Or a hand-crank machine!  I would love one of those.

I have a HUGE Pooh panel - I know I just saw it the other day while moving fabric around.  I will see if I have anything that would help.  



From: bornblesse2


Oh man, Patti!  Cold, and dreary!  Any guess how long the power will be down?   I don’t miss those days from when I lived in the Midwest.....

I will kit it up and in the meantime, you can dream up an idea! Let me know if I should find some matching bits of color!

thanks my friend!

Colene (robicole1)

From: Colene (robicole1)


I’m glad to hear you are improved 


From: AliceRosner


My late friend Lynn Rice was a snow bird in Your Sun City group I believe. 
would love to see you if you are here. 
my older son lives in north Phoenix so if I ever get up there we could plan a meeting. 
otherwise I plan to attend retreat. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I'M QUILTING!!!   wooooooo hoooooo!

I cleaned my longarm (needed to review a video on that).

I loaded the backing (I ordered a 96" wide backing so I didn't have to mess with seams .. plus I didn't have any suitable shorter pieces to sew together)
I loaded the batting  (I almost screwed up here when I initially loaded the length of the batting across the backing.  Oops.  Good thing I double-checked.)

I loaded the top.  I needed to stop and think for a minute how to do my Red Snappers.  The batting is JUST wide enough .. and I mean BARELY wide enough .. but it will work.  And then I realized I was having more difficulty than I remembered with the batting getting all caught up when I was rolling the backing.  False step #2 with the batting: I ran a cord across the width of my frame, underneath, so I could drape the batting behind this cord and keep it out of the way of the top & backing.  So, that needed to be corrected.  Back to loading the top and now it's done!  woo hooo!  I think I've done all the steps that are needed.  If not, I'm sure the error of my ways will be revealed to me.

I remembered that side tensioners are necessary!  :-)

I've basted across the top, to secure the backing, batting and top.  And basted down the sides, as far as I was allowed by the work area.  Whew.

I'm now ready to do hours and hours and hours and hours and hours of stitch in the ditch.  Well, the positive aspect of those hours is that I will have time to contemplate how on earth I'm going to be quilting the star medallions.  Currently, I haven't a clue.


From: judyinohio


All of us have faith that inspiration will strike.

It always does ...

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


judyinohio said:

All of us have faith that inspiration will strike. It always does ...

Otherwise, that project is going to be on the frame for a LONG, LONG time!  LOL!

Hope you can get going on the quilt and get it going. Yup SITD is my least longarm chore but it really makes a difference. Yup by the time you get all that done you should have a plan for the background. Just remember if you haven't used the longarm in awhile shorter sessions are a good idea with plenty of breaks. You can slowly work up to longer sessions.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

Just remember if you haven't used the longarm in awhile shorter sessions are a good idea with plenty of breaks.

*excellent* suggestion.  thanks.


From: latterberry


Thanks for all the info. I have been messing with findagrave a bit and you can find good info on family members.  I'm sure there is still a lot I have to learn about it.  I didn't know anything about the GPS.  An acquaintance of mine is going through the local family cemetery taking pictures  and contributing what information she knows to findagrave.  I've learned that their is a family cemetery back in a field of my husband's side that I would like to instigate.