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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1962167 views.

From: judyinohio


But now when I approach Lily Aurora to do some freemotion work I might have an attack of the giggles ..... wink

One sad thing I have figured out since I got my pacemaker implanted in my chest is that pantograph work is not going to be good for me. I thought I felt something "funny" when I was doing panto work on a small quilt and I instinctively moved more to the side of the head of my HQ Avante instead of standing so close to it. (You know, instead of standing with my elbows really close to my sides, I moved my arms to a more open position so I could be back away from the wheel.) The "funny" tingle stopped.

So I after I was done with the pantograph work I did some checking on the pacemaker company's website about the magnets in home appliances (like sewing machines) and yeah, that can be a problem with their pacemakers. And so can the magnets in my induction cooktop.

I said some bad words.

  • Edited November 20, 2020 6:59 pm  by  judyinohio

I guess you just need to figure out the best position for yourself while quilting so you keep the pacemaker happy.


From: Midkid5


Tucker, do you have a walking foot?   I follow a pattern designer, she does almost all of her quilting a horizontal wavy line with a walking foot.  If she hadn't mentioned it you won't notice.

So get some fusible batting, baste and quilt.  Anyone who loves quilts is not going to criticize your quilting.



From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


glad it gave you that tingle and you recognized it.  I've seen warning signs around but my dad never mentioned it being a problem when he got his.  But as a man, it probably never occurred to him to comment on it to anyone.


From: KSCarolyn


I have never felt the "tingle" and have not ever had a problem with my pacemaker.  I think pacemakers are more advanced now and less susceptible to outside stimulations.  The only thing I hated was giving up was my TENS unit for my back.  The electrical stimulation always felt so good for a sore back.



From: judyinohio


Carolyn, I've only had my pacemaker since the end of September so it's pretty doggoned new. I dunno, perhaps it is the defibrillator part that "tingled". It was a very odd sensation, that's for sure.

I'll check with the pacemaker implant people when I go in for my six month check-up and perhaps I'll be the first one to ever ask them about a longarm machine.  LOL


From: nylaagain


Any friend of Yetta’s is a friend of ours. Ask Yetta about our retreat. It’s rare to have openings but we love newbies.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


nylaagain said:

but we love newbies.

OH GOODY!   New meat .. er ... friends.  :-)


From: LindaPutt


Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! 

Some good news from our family. My granddaughter, Lindzey, had her baby last night (a Thanksgiving baby!),  Lindzey had a girl – Kingsley Jayde at 8:47pm, 6 lbs. 9 oz.  They’re both doing well.  Something to be truly thankful for on this 2020 Thanksgiving.

Doing a happy dance, Linda

  • Edited November 28, 2020 9:54 pm  by  LindaPutt



Congrats!  Some good news for a change!!