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Holding Pattern

I swore I was going to make a video this week, but as it hasn’t happened yet, and I have absolutely nothing crafty to show, I am going to wait and try to record on Monday so I can get my butt organized to post on Tuesday.

Things that have happened since last week: My new Juki 2000qi machine arrived, yay! Unfortunately I was missing a couple of key components to hooking it up on the Qzone Hoop quilting frame, but those parts should arrive Saturday. So I am gearing up to (FINALLY) start quilting again. My plan is to master this set up so that I can quilt ALL THE THINGS.

I sold my Arrow Gidget I table today on Craig’s List for only a little less than I paid for it, which is awesome. Some of that that money is going into the crafty kitty to save for “other things”. Meanwhile I’ve moved the Pfaff back onto the desk I was using before I bought the gidget. Yes, I know I have only had the table since May, but I’ve never been happy with it. It was “kinda” ok for the Kenmore, but I sold both my Kenmores to help buy the Juki. Priorities! I do not need 5 sewing machines, I do NOT.  That being said, the desk isn’t great for sewing with the Pfaff either, but it will do until I find something I think will work better, or sell the Pfaff, whichever comes first (Pfaff is currently listed on Craig’s List, too). As always, my project room seems to be a never ending work in progress, but I decided as long as I have my Singer 301A as my travel and/or emergency back up machine, I didn’t need the two Kenmores, anymore. I had kept the big one more for sentimental reasons than anything else. It was my aunt’s. I learned to quilt on it. I pieced and quilted TWO PoDs on it. But it was big, and it was a pain to have to use cams to do the different stitches, and I only have so much room and it just wasn’t WORKING for me and what I do as well as it used to. And the little one was so darn cute! But I didn’t need it the way I needed to be able to quilt again.

Other changes are coming, too, but let’s leave it at that for now. I think that’s enough to be going on with for now, don’t you?

 

4 thoughts on “Holding Pattern

    1. This is indeed my goal. To be able to have a quilt in progress on the frame, and if I feel like piecing something I can, or I can cut scraps with the accuquilt, etc. Whatever fits into the time and energy available right then.

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  1. I am so curious about the Qzone hoop frame, so I hope you’ll share with us how you like it once you’ve got it up and running. I’m mostly curious about doing big quilts on it, and I know you do mostly smaller quilts, so I might not find out what I’m really curious about, but this particular frame seems a little more practical than some of the others. (Practical in the sense of I have a small sewing space, so if I were ever to pull the trigger on something like that, a big frame would never work for me anyway.)

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    1. I have watched Leah Day’s videos and I think it’s going to be totally doable for larger quilts. Mine came with the 8ft leaders so I have those for larger quilts. And I have found plenty of folks who say they do NOT baste their quilts first, which was my main concern with buying this style of frame versus the larger frames. I’m going to start with smaller ones that don’t need to be moved from side to side, but then I have some larger tops that need to be quilted so I will move on to those when I get comfortable with shifting the quilts.

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