Editor’s note: A long-arm machine is not a necessity when it comes to stitching those beautiful quilts!!!!
At my guild’s annual quilting retreat I attended this past weekend, I made an important discovery about why I am not a longarmer – my arms are not long enough, LOL!
During the retreat, I hung out with many of my BQF’s (Best Quilting Friends), including the amazing talented long-armer and nationally award winning quilter Cory Allender. (That’s quite a few adjective for one sentence). 🙂
She told me how she made the switch from quilting on her domestic machine to a long arm because her hands and fingers kept getting in the way. So I quickly snapped a picture to compare our hand sizes. Holy cow – what a difference!
I honestly have tried to quilt on a long arm. I’ve taken classes with Angela Walters, tried out machines every time I attended a quilt show, and seriously chatted with Lisa Sipes about getting a long…
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Isn’t Christa the cutest little thing? Yes, we can do fabulous quilting on our domestic sewing machines and the stationary long arms, no doubt about it. I am so excited about using rulers on my DSM!
She is “spot on” with her assessments on this topic. We who use DSMs and “stationary long arms” (love that phrase, thank you!!!!! ) need to stick together. I know I promote such at every trunk show and demo I do/attend!! I can’t wait to see how you go forward with your punkin’ piece!! Hugs……..
I guess I’d better go measure my arm too! :o)
I definitely agreed with the having fun part, but not when it comes to craftsmanship like you and others. Thanks for sharing Doreen. Blessings, Mtetar
Different levels for each person but enjoyment for all. It’s the creative outlet that we all seek. Thanks so much for stopping by….hugs……
Yes I agreed and you’re welcome. Blessings, Mtetar
I couldn’t agree with you more. Love my HQ Sweet Sixteen Sit-down and it does it all!