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You said, "I am a obsessive finisher, 10 was as big as I could let the stack get."
Actually new sewing room will be pretty similar to the current one, only slightly larger. I am pretty happy with this set up.
Awesome! I love the look of your latest. I'm proud of your determination to get them quilted before you take off on more tops. I should try that.
"I am pretty happy with this set up."
Except for the shifting around I have to do in order to do the quilting on my longarm ....
My thinking is, why not shoot for the moon (think big) when you have the chance?
I understand your point, but we are also trying to keep the square footage (and $$$) below a certain threshold. It only takes about 10 minutes to shift - not really a big deal but not something I'd want to do back and forth repeatedly. I prefer the production line kind of method, to do things in chunks. And I can still press when the machine is loaded, I move one of the pressing boards to my large cutting area, then an extra cutting mat either on half of the pressing surface or on my sewing surface. I know not as ideal as a dedicated surface but I really do enjoy being able to do the tshirt fusing on that loooong table on my LA. I use that table for storage underneath and for pulling fabrics too - it gets a lot of use every day.
Your beautiful quilt is starting to get some texture.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:
we are also trying to keep the square footage (and $$$) below a certain threshold
What? Trying to be sensible about your forever home?
DH and I more or less went "whole hog" on our place and were confined only by the lot restrictions (set-back from the street and from other lots, etc.) so I imagined that you could go bananas with your acreage. But then you plug in the sensible thing like budget and prick my balloon ... sigh.
I am an accountant - always sensible. I had actually hoped to "downsize" some but DH insists both kids need to keep their own rooms and several realtors have told us to please at least put in 3 bedrooms for resale. So 3 bedrooms plus a large studio/guest room it is. The overall size is only going down slightly, but we are losing the separate dining and family rooms. And I am getting my dream kitchen, walk in pantry and laundry room with outside door to bring in muddy dogs. And a large porch with a view and a fire pit near the house. We're trying to keep it less than 3000 but it keeps creeping up there.