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I've just gotten the long arm and I'm loving my new toy! It's seriously like Christmas. There are not enough hours in the day to play though.

I've taken most of my sewing/quilting supplies out of my hobby room and moved them to the basement. I'm having computer issues so I'm not able to upload the pictures yet, but I will as soon as I'm able. I'm loving the new space I have. Which will also bring me closer to my garden this season.

How many quilts can I have going at one time? LOL I want to do everything now. Do others have this problem?

I have a snowball quilt that I need to put a border around. I have extra smaller snowballs I want to implement. Any suggestions?

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Comment by Carol Wadkins on February 5, 2009 at 7:14pm
As I look at your projects and even more at the area you have for your long arm and all your other goodies, I sure do wish that KY was a lot closer to NY!! Hope you do have lots of time to enjoy, be creative and love using your newest "toy" more and more!!
Comment by Pendell on February 3, 2009 at 6:50pm
Wow!!! What kind is it? Is it easy to use? Can you sit on a stool or do you have to stand? Good luck with your new toy.
Comment by Beverly Hicks Burch on January 27, 2009 at 10:08pm
Oh wow...so glad I read this you lucky gal you ;-) Can't wait to see the fruits of you labor soon!
Comment by Arlene Parker on January 25, 2009 at 10:47am
Congratulations on your new toy - I thoroughly understand what you mean. I have had my Nolting Pro 24 since last March and still pinch myself occasionally that it is actually in my studio. Miss Purple Chick and I have been quilting quite a bit this week on QOV tops and she has just been chirping along so nicely; guess she is glad to get back on the job after having a month over the holidays. Have fun, keep practicing and always try something new.
Comment by Karen on January 25, 2009 at 10:14am
Which long arm did you get? I am thinking of getting one, but all of them seem to do such a great job when they are being demonstrated to me. Now I am interested in what the actual buyer has to say about why they purchased that particular model. I am in no hurry, but would like to get as much information as possible. Have fun with your new toy. Congrats!
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 25, 2009 at 8:07am
Mel, I quite often have at least 20 actually in the finished top stage and I have usually up to 10 on the sewing machine in various stages. I can't seem to stop the creative process to simply finish a quilt. The fun part is over and then the "work" part begins. But, creating quilts are great. I usually make about 2-3 times as many blocks as I need for a quilt so that I have some ready for another quilt in which I might create some more sampler blocks that are simpatico with the new quilt. I have over 2,000 fan pieces which I will be using in the future, and will probably incorporate some in a sampler quilt soon. As I said, I love to make far more than I need for one project. I also have quite a collection of 2 1/2" squares, 3" squares, 5"inch squares, and 8 1/2" squares (which I use with the sampler quilts). So, I wouldn't worry about how many you "should have" just do what feels right and go with the flow. One month I made 31 quilt tops, including some queen-sized quilt tops because I had already made a lot of blocks in the past, cut strips, cut squares of different sizes, etc. So, all I had to do is create a new look with them. I don't ever try to limit what I do in making quilt tops, or even in finishing them as it stymies my creative and physical ability to make quilts. I just have to go with the Flow. I trust God to let me know which ones need to be finished and when. So, I will be working on the 4 small wallhanging quilts I pinned together yesteday morning. Thank you for being there for us all. Enjoy enjoy enjoy quilting. Mr. G.
Comment by Lori on January 25, 2009 at 7:24am
Maybe in a group of three or four in different areas on all sides. I have done that with flying geese and than I do intricate quilting on the blank areas. Comes out very pretty. If I have time tonight I will try to take a picture of one of my quilts I still have that I did this type of border. Have fun with your new machine Lori
Comment by Paula/TX on January 25, 2009 at 7:15am
You can either include them here and there in your border or piece your back and spot them around there.
Comment by Sue on January 25, 2009 at 7:04am
Wow, a long arm.. I'm envious! I'm sure you will have hours of fun playing with that! I've considered getting one someday. Let us know how it goes and if it is worth the money...

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