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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 470535 views.

From: Mishii


I got all kinds of fancy things. I didn’t get the Millie because the only difference is that Millie has electronic channel locks both ways. Freddie only has horizontal manual. It isn’t something I use often so I figured when I do, my Harbor Freight clamps will still work

I have stitch regulator but also a nifty feature ( which is why I upgraded to this one). It has a bliss button or something goofy like that. It will automatically switch you back and forth from regulated to manual. I do a lot of pebbles and things and for me those work better in manual. 

one of the freebies is the automatic quilt advance. I’m very excited about that because I am just that lazy. I hate rolling my quilt back and forth. Hopefully the biggerthroat will avoid some of it, but if I do, I can push a button now. Whee!


From: Mishii


New cars are fun! Not as fun as new sewing machines, but still fun!  What did you get?

I would like the sit-down APQS George.  

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Wow... an electric advance!  There are some times (like this current king quilt) where that would be quite the convenience!

When I got my longarm delivered some years ago the guy was telling us that husband's buy expensive toys, boats, motorcycles, electronics, cars etc but wives always feel guilty about spending big money on stuff like longarms.


From: Midkid5


You can only feel guilty if you get it and don't use it.  Enjoy your new toy.


Exciting. Congrats. You will use it. I decided I would enjoy a new machine more than a new car, that was my rationalization.


From: Mishii


My husband has very little and asks for less. We don’t really compete in the you bought that so I get this way. I’m the breadwinner so it isn’t like I don’t do my part. I would also feel guilty for buying a boat ‍??

I have been working on the hand quilting on my table topper and noticed my quilt hoop had cracked.  So I had to glue it before it broke completely.  And what to do the rest of the evening - decided to start on the turned loops for the edges - wowser.  I don't think I'll ever do this again.  I can't imagine doing it on a full size quilt.  198 loops, 576 inches.  I made the decision to not do bias because I already had several 2.5" strips and not much else, so I cut those in half, sewed 1/4" seam, then trimmed.  Hmmm.  There might be an advantage to the bias, turning those tubes is challenging to say the least.  I trimmed the seam down and I'm using the trick of sewing the yarn inside then pulling it out the other end.  But even so turning batik fabrics is  - well I was working up a sweat.  I still have 5 more lengths of purple to do - my hands were too tired last night.  and basting them down is going to be interesting too.  But I pinned a small section and it really does look pretty great - that's why I decided to go ahead and do it.  I have a lot of respect for those who do this edge treatment on a large quilt.