Thursday, May 17, 2012

Learning something new

Ten years ago I made my first full size quilt.  Not knowing what I was doing I just put simple quilting around the block.  Longarms didn't even exist in my world I knew nothing of modern day quilting.  In 2004 I bought my first quilting magazine, and realized that there was a whole world of quilting out there that I was missing out on.  So I made another, and another ......Doing simple stitches like stitching in the ditch, straight lines.  Wanting so badly to do the FANCY stuff.  Practicing and practicing, cussing and seam rippers.  Finally last year I sent a quilt out to be quilted by someone else.  I was dissappointed and inspired at the same time.  I paid $60 to get a quilt longarmed and then had to bring it home and try to fix what I didn't like.  She was new to the longarm business and was really cheap so I didn't have the heart to tell her.  At that point I said to myself that I could do this myself.  Scrimping and saving I bought the best machine I could afford.  Going from 0 to 60 in a very short time.  I skipped right over the easy stuff like all over patterns and started doing custom work and feathers. 

The point to this story is I've never done a panto! But would love to quilt for a living.  Many quilt makers want pantos on quilts.  Even though its not my style, not what I love I decided to once more work outside my comfort zone.  Now I just need to figure out how to use these. 

This company is great!  Ordered on Saturday and they arrived in the mail on Tuesday!

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2 comments:

  1. good luck.... you CAN do this xx

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  2. Which long arm do you have? I think it would be fun to have one, but I'm not sure that I love the quilting part enough to justify the expense.

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