Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back on the Long-Arm

I am so excited to be back on the long arm, finally!!  It has been like 3 weeks since I took the first quilt off.  (Ya, July has been crazy busy).  But this morning, I managed to get the new quilt on with no hiccups.  (Thank goodness I took good notes when they told us how they did it the first time, I had totally forgot).


And I was super excited to open my new Queen size batting for the occasion.  I ordered this from Quilters Dream Batting, when I called to place my order I found I  had to have a sales tax ID to order it.  So yup, Happy Quilting is now an officially licensed business.  Yippee Skippee!!


And here is the start of my mornings quilting.  Yup, this is a horrible picture taken from underneath the long arm (not much lighting down there).  I am a little wobbly starting out as I get the feel for it again, but the more I relax the easier it gets :)  And now, I am off to go quilt some more :)


Have a Happy Quilting Day,  I know I will :)
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20 comments:

  1. That's great Melissa! I have been wanting to open an account with quilters dream as well. Is it okay if I can reach you out regarding the Tax Id thing?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. YAY! Have so much fun on the long arm! :)

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  3. I have a number and lost my papers, but I haven't sold in a while, so havn't bothered to get a new one.

    Debbie

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  4. Nice! I am still dreaming of a real longarm...

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  5. Looking good!! Have fun quilting!

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  6. Yay, hope you've been having loads of fun :o)

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  7. I love Quilter's Dream batting. It is the best.

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  8. I order my Quilter's Dream on the rolls thru my LQS, then I don't need the tax account - nice of them to do that for me.

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  9. WhooHoo!!! Let the fun begin!

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  10. Congratulations on your new business .......enjoy the longarm and the swirls....they look great. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  11. How exciting! We all know the right tools for quilting make all the difference --- the same is true for Longarming.
    My best tip for longarming is go for the TerylLoy.com rulers and templates. They are 3/8" thick and that little thicker bit makes all the difference. Also, the Basic 8 stencil, small & large, are used here everyday.
    Have fun!

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  12. What kind of long arm do you have? What do you like best about it?

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    1. This is my MIL's Long Arm and it is a Avante HQ 16. She hasn't had it for long so I can't say to much about it yet, but I am really enjoying it so far. It has been very user friendly, and I love that the leaders are velcro so you can sew your quilt tops to them instead of pinning. Saves so much time!

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  13. Very exciteing. You are gonna master it in no time. Just wait and see.

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  14. Enjoy, enjoy! I hope to get some longarm time in today myself.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa