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shemoocows



Number of posts : 646
Age : 53
Location : glen oak, nsw Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-09

PostSubject: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:23 am

Hi all,
Its been an exciting time for me this year with 2 daughter's getting married, now going to be a grandma in 7 months time... gee what happened to this year.

Once things settled down my DH said go buy you machine now before anything else happens..
Well ladies I did and at the weekend it arrived and is sitting in my lounge room.

I ended up purchasing a HQ anvanti 18. I can't wait to REALLY learn to play with it but have to wait to get is checked by the shop to make sure tensions and levels are correct.
Please throw all your ideas my way as i will be self taught.

cheers for now
javascript:emoticonp('Cheesy')
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sewn3w



Number of posts : 5034
Age : 65
Location : NE Ohio
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:49 am

How exciting for you! Out of my area of experience, but I am happy for you! Very Happy
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 20333
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:05 am

Im gonna throw a couple of quilt tops and backing fabric at Shemoos, arent I a good helpful friend???

Enjoy it Sherrie, you earned it and deserve some fun clap

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"My will is mine.....I shall not make it soft for you"  Aeschylus, Agamemnon
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Calico_Chris



Number of posts : 4269
Location : Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:29 am

If it were me I'd scour youtube.com for help. I'm a visual learner.
Congrats you lucky lady!!
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texasmusicmom



Number of posts : 6797
Age : 59
Location : Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Registration date : 2008-09-05

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:15 am

Congrats! So happy for you.....be sure to post pics of what you do on your new baby!
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Marian



Number of posts : 5108
Age : 61
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:52 am

congrats ! How wonderful for you! There is no doubt in my mind how much funn you are going to have! Looking forward to seeing your handi-work!

Marian in Ohio
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golo
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Number of posts : 13244
Age : 69
Location : Grafton ND
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:54 am

Have fun sheemoos... you do such nice work in making quilts I am sure you will do great at quilting them...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
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Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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Anita M.



Number of posts : 6324
Age : 59
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:50 am

Have fun!
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shemoocows



Number of posts : 646
Age : 53
Location : glen oak, nsw Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-09

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:21 pm

thanks all!
yes will look and learn on utube its a wonderful site to learn from.
will post pic of my baby as soon as I can
cheers
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Gimpy Cat
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Number of posts : 20333
Age : 47
Location : Edge of The World - Tasmania, Australia
Registration date : 2008-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:03 pm

I think you need to name it, its more likely to play nice with a nice name!!

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TxMaryQuilts
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Number of posts : 9707
Age : 57
Location : Heart of Texas
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:14 pm

Best advice--
Don't be afraid-practice practice practice.

Don't use cheap thread--too much lint.

Music helps keep you calm and when you really get in the zone it helps drown out distractions. *

Take notes on what works and doesn't work. And write down what you are currently working on. Never know when life will get in the way and by the time you get back to your quilting you have forgotten.

Mamu gave me a great tip about pre-wound bobbins. I use these:

http://www.bobbincentral.com/magnaglide.html

They all but eliminated my tension problems. I also use the matching top thread.

Above all have fun.

Oh, and the quilts Helen throws at you--those will be great practice pieces. lmao

*Booze works too but only when you are ready to throw in the towel. beer drinker

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Always in a Texas state of mind.
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Mamu



Number of posts : 4566
Age : 64
Location : NW Montana
Registration date : 2008-09-04

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:18 pm

CONGRATULATIONS congrats

I don't have a HQ, but I do have a long arm and am willing to help when I can. I too am pretty much self taught...trial and error learning...lots of it geek

I do have some info on threads, needles, pantographs and such should you need it.

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**** MAMU ****

Laura living in NW Montana

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memaw4



Number of posts : 9476
Age : 61
Location : South East Ohio
Registration date : 2008-09-03

PostSubject: Re: Joining th longarm group   Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Oh shemoos, I'm sew happy for you! What a dream come true. Congratulations. And a new baby on the way too! You do have a lot to celebrate. Practice and get those baby quilts started. Where there's one on the way there will be more!

And yes, we wanta see pics!
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