Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Quilt intake today

This is Joanne’s quilt.  Its going on the machine today but I wanted to use it as an example of my intake process to show another machine quilter.  This may … Continue reading

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February 24, 2017

Starting over

The last photo of where I used to live.  Oh heavens what have I done?  Was it a mistake to move?  Nope, nada, uh uh, I can’t continue second guessing … Continue reading

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October 25, 2016 · 17 Comments

Roller blade wheels

I use a drafting chair on wheels in my quilting studio.  There is always thread bits and lint and dust on the floor no matter how often I dust.  That … Continue reading

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April 27, 2016 · 2 Comments


Many people know already that I’m earnestly trying to move away from a really bad neighborhood.  Its gotten pretty awful around here.  Just watch the news and you’ll see.  I’ve … Continue reading

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April 6, 2016 · 11 Comments

Cleaning machine rails

On a regular basis I try to do a routine cleaning of my machine.  I don’t always do it as often as I should.  I get busy and let it … Continue reading

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August 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

Customer special requests

Today I called the office of the doctor who treated me in the hospital. He wanted to see me in 7 days after leaving the hospital. I believed he had … Continue reading

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January 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

Buying a machine?

Sandy asked me what advice I can give to someone looking to purchase a quilting machine. I have a Gammill Classic Plus. I do love my machine but if I … Continue reading

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December 3, 2009

Unequal and unfair exchange

Thank you to all who have responded to my question. Lately, I’ve had several requests from people to be my apprentice employee. More requests than I normally get. These people … Continue reading

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August 17, 2009

Or…. you could….

So….. you say you want to become a machine quilter. You’ve seen the prices that machine quilters charge? Of course you have. You’ve been a customer and know how much … Continue reading

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August 16, 2009 · 5 Comments

Again, 13 left to finish

I’m still working on the same quilt. As you can see some of the quilting is done on the blocks. I’ve done about 1/3 of the blocks. Still need to … Continue reading

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July 8, 2009 · 1 Comment

Dealing with quilt issues

My sincere apologies….. this is not going to be a really good tutorial. They say a picture is worth a thousand words…. well I forgot to take some pictures and … Continue reading

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May 25, 2009

Scheduling goes amuck

Hmm…. the work goes on I worked on the lone star quilt in the morning. At lunch time I took it back off the machine. If I work on it … Continue reading

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April 23, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thread constantly breaking or having tension issues?

Having trouble locating the problem? You say you have tightened the tension…. loosened the tension….. re threaded more times that you can count….. tightened the top on the rollers….. loosened … Continue reading

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March 23, 2009

Cleaning the machines

It was time, don’t ya think? Over the weekend, I did spend some time away from my quilting work to clean the domestic machine. There was a lot of lint … Continue reading

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March 23, 2009 · 2 Comments

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