First Time Long Arm Quilting // Favorite Things

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I spent 3 hours with a friend today learning how to use a long arm quilter. Do you remember being in school, and it’s your last final? And you have the world’s biggest smile on your face and want to do a happy dance? That is how I felt today–2 quilts (one a twin size) beautifully quilted in less than three hours. And I had SO much fun doing it.

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  1. Posted December 16, 2010 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    That sounds awesome! I would love to try one of those out one day, so count me in the geek parade, too :)

  2. Posted December 16, 2010 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    Wow, how fun! Was it hard?

  3. Posted December 16, 2010 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    I am so jealous! Was there much of a learning curve??

  4. Kristie
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Ohhh that sounds fun! I guess I am a geek, too!

  5. Shelley
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Oh jealous!!! I tried out a long-arm at a quilt show once. It was sooo nice.

  6. Posted December 16, 2010 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    How physical is long arm quilting? It looks like a big unwieldy beast of a thing to manage.

  7. Vroomans' Quilts
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    Is that the Avente’? That is my dream machine – just love it.

  8. Posted December 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I think it is the Avente. It was so much easier to do than I expected, although of course I only did swirls. It regulates the stitch length perfectly, and I was pretty impressed with my swirls–no jagged swirls, all nicely rounded. I can imagine it wouldn’t be fun if you have a bad back, but otherwise, it wasn’t unwieldly or overly physical. Felt more like painting than sewing. :)

  9. Posted December 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t they amazing how quickly quilting can be accomplished with a long arm? It is on my wishlist!!

    Angie –

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