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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 611045 views.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/29/21

I am a obsessive finisher, 10 was as big as I could let the stack get.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/29/21

I have to disassemble my pressing area and install the bars on my LA, I don't  like to go to the effort until I have several to quilt.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/29/21

Considering the work the quilt should be more impressive.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/29/21

Of course.  That makes sense.

Your new house will be designed with the most spacious quilting room in Texas thanks to your careful planning with the kindest DH in the world. kissing_heart 

(Or remember Bonnie Della Camera in Florida whose DH built her a huge separate pole barn for her stash and her longarm and all of her "stuff"?? As I recall she had a loft for her batting. I made her one of my bobbin fobs back in the day. Maybe you could go that route on your acreage. Dream big, girl!)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

3/29/21

You said, "I am a obsessive finisher, 10 was as big as I could let the stack get."

(whispering: 72!)

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/30/21

Actually new sewing room will be pretty similar to the current one, only slightly larger. I am pretty happy with this set up.  

latterberry

From: latterberry

3/30/21

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.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

3/30/21

"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?

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

3/30/21

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.    

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