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"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.
question for you Lynne. How wide is your binding? It almost acts like a border. I always agonize over the border on novelties - thinking maybe a wide binding might be a good option. Here's the last 3 tops, trying to decide on borders. the other 7 are quilted, waiting to bind.
Your plan sounds just perfect to me!
As for later resale (like when we are dead and gone) DH and I are not at all concerned about that.
It becomes a problem for our kids and they are welcome to it. We are maintaining the house in good shape and they get to squabble over the sale price and those details once we are "outtahere" .... LOL
I think that's my favorite one of all your color wheels! I'd be happy to squish the stuffing around a little bit FOR you if you'd like.
Cris in MT
How kind of you to offer, Cris. However, I think that my DD has dibs on that pillow and you are out of luck.