Peg, I don't know the Innova Yahoo group so would love it if you would share that information. My DH told me when I asked that the most difficult part of putting the frame together was trying to figure out how to put the rollers on and which ones went where. Not clear enough instructions so that was a little bit of a struggle. Otherwise, he just kept plugging away and had it together in just a few days working sporadically with his schedule. There was also an error on our manuel with where one of the bolts went so if you have a question, check the online manuel for comparison. DH did have to call tech a couple of times while putting it together. Keep in touch when you get going with it!
Thanks Peg! I have really enjoyed doing those totes. Most of them were gifts last Christmas. I have a few that I need to make now but I just keeep on putting it off. Thanks again. It always helps to know that someone enjoys them.
Hi PPeg, I thought I recognized it. I have made about 20 totes/diaper bags from that very pattern. I have also reduced it and made bags for the younger girls. If you want to see some of them you can go look on my page.
Peg, thanks for the comment on the snowman. I bought the pattern a long while ago because I thought it was neat that the snowman is made from two log cabin blocks. It's called HomeGrown Snowman #102 from PineTree Lodge Designs. I just looked online for someone else and it's still available.
Thanks for the nice comments on my latest creations. I wasn't sure I'd like the runner when I was working on it - seemed like the colors in the embroidery were rather blah. But I guess it turned out okay when it was all finished. Emily wanted matching nighties for her and her baby, but I wasn't sure I had a pattern that would be exactly matching. I think she will be happy that they are the same material!!
Thanks for your comment on my Pieces of the Past Quilt. Actually the quilt was a kit that I bought many moons ago from Connecting Threads. It is very pretty in person. I'm not sure if the pattern is still available through Connecting Threads, but you might check with them.
I ordered my machine through a lady in Des Moines. She is a dealer with A Heart Of Quilting out of Wis. It was a choice between a Gammill and the APQS. I went with the Gammill. It was $800 for delivery and set-up. I helped the man carry in the table but it was really heavy. I would either have someone else there to help or tell them to bring someone.
I am going up to Beloit Wis in Sept for 2 days of training and can't wait. I am praying this will be a business that I can work out of my home. I have been practicing quite abit and love the machine.
There is suppose to be a Gammill shop opening in DM soon but for now, the lady I bought my machine from, she and her husband do all the troubleshooting. I hope this helps you.
I'd love to hear your trial & errors! For mine, I found a different batik to use for the background. Similar in color ideas that she used, but softer. Oh well! Anyways, I have only bought this one pattern from De Jong, but I have several of Judy Neimeyers'. Same idea.
Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing from you! ~Rhonda