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Long arm quilting

by Clare Mansell
Long arm quilting

I have just spent a great afternoon with Angela (above) her husband Frank and a rather awesome long-arm quilting machine. What a revelation! First of all, I think I can stop beating myself up about some of the beautiful stippling I have seen on quilts online, clearly most (if not all) of this has been done on a long-arm machine, not cheating exactly, but its never spelled out either! Still, I will have some flawless stippling of my own to show off later in the week!

The machine has given me lots of ideas of quilts that could be enhanced with elaborate quilting patterns, but also made me appreciate the simplicity of sewing machine quilting and simple lines. Angela has also pointed me in the direction of a good fabric store in Nicosia, which I will explore. One thing I won’t be doing however is purchasing a long-arm quilter, I dread to think how much of our ten cubic metre shipping allowance it would take up when we moved!!

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2 comments

The Bag Lady January 14, 2010 - 12:40 pm

What a lot of fun longarm quilting is!!! Did you have a go??

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Clare Mansell January 15, 2010 - 6:44 pm

I did have a go with it on manual where you can drag the arm over the fabric and I also had a go with programming the computer and then standing back and watching it do all the hard work!

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