Saturday, January 16, 2010

LONG ARM Lesson #1

What a fun day I had yesterday.  First of all, to spend time with two of my best friends is always fun.  We can sure make a day fly by at the speed of lightning.  Tammy, Christina and I have decided to get together once a month to work on Christmas projects throughout the year so that when the holidays actually arrive, we may be ready.  Tammy, who is a wonderful and very experienced long arm quilter is encouraging both Christina and I to take the plunge and learn the long arm.  (She may re-think this after yesterday).  I never knew how many buttons that were on her mammoth machine.  She would demonstrate for us and make it look so easy.  What I learned:  It's NOT easy.  I did like the zipper thing that you attach to the material and just zip it on the leads of the machine.  Both Christina and I have short arm quilters and until we upgrade someday, I would certainly incorporate this on my current machine.  I also learned that the long arm requires alot of practice to gain control over it.  I think it had more control over me, so my first project and trial run shows that.  We still had a great time together.  We also got Christina set up on Facebook.  Let's just see if she will use it.  I'm off to the zoo today with the grandkids and a few extra kids.  Happy Sewing!  Carole

1 comment:

  1. You did a great job on the longarm Carole. It just takes practice to achieve smooth curves. Really what you did quilt looks great!

    I'm off to finish my little Christmas quilt this morning so I can put on a customer quilt!
    It will be a perfect day to quilt while looking out the window at the rainy day!