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For any quilters who may not know what a mid arm quilting machine looks like, here's mine. One shot with the rulers is just to give you the idea of the space available.
This is just a small row, but I have done quite a few queen size quilts with it. It's so much easier than with a domestic machine.
Unlike a long arm machine which uses a frame with rails and carriage, the mid arm is stationary in a table, and, in my case, it can be recessed into the table when not being used
A long arm quilter has handles and guides the machine, while I move the fabric around with my hands.
Sewing and quilting expo shows provide good chances to try out a variety of machines. My decision was to go with a mid arm as it takes so much less space in the house. I used an online source called Longarm University to find this used machine within a reasonable driving distance.

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Hi Mavis,

Thank you for sharing photos of your mid arm quilting machine! During our recent June 15 VSF Gathering in Wisconsin you showed us your exquisite finished whole cloth quilt panels you'd created on your mid arm machine.  Those panels and your quilts are works of art!

One of the best things I learned from you during our recent visit was about the Crayola Washable Markers (fine point) you use to mark your designs on the panels before quilting.  Thanks to your good tip--I just bought two packages at Walmart, and wowzer they are so affordable $3.74 each!  I am looking forward to trying them, and sharing your tip with other sewing friends.  

I watched a couple youtube videos you suggested by Jeanne Harrison on designing the whole cloth quilted panels.  What an eye opener!  Again, thank you for bringing your artwork to show us, and telling us about the online class you took and the awesome tools (Crayola Washable Markers).  Fun, fun, fun.

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Linda, she had many great bargain tips in the files section on her facebook site.  One was for quilting gloves similar to Machingers but for a fraction of the cost.  I haven't ordered those yet.

Her lessons are targeted toward the "sit down" quilters, but any domestic machine that can be used for fmq would certainly work for the row by row whole cloth quilt lessons.  She takes a beginner through the process of learning how to overcome fear of learning quilting designs.  

I'm anxious to quilt the design you taught us at the weekend get together, too!  I'll share it when I get one done.

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Linda, she had many great bargain tips in the files section on her facebook site.  One was for quilting gloves similar to Machingers but for a fraction of the cost.  I haven't ordered those yet.

Her lessons are targeted toward the "sit down" quilters, but any domestic machine that can be used for fmq would certainly work for the row by row whole cloth quilt lessons.  She takes a beginner through the process of learning how to overcome fear of learning quilting designs.  

I'm anxious to quilt the design you taught us at the weekend get together, too!  I'll share it when I get one done.


Hi Mavis,

Thank you for being my model (several times) as I explained how to complete the Floral Feathers quilting sequence.  No one would believe you, if you told them how I demonstrated the pattern on your front side.  

I'll be sure to check out all of her (Jeanne Harrison) available videos on youtube and on the site.  What an absolutely shame to hear she passed away.

Talk to you later,

Linda

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