Back in 2009 i purchased a used Gammill longarm quilting machine in hopes of making a little extra $ to help send my sons to college. Oh wow! I never imagined how much I would LOVE my new ...
Back in 2009 i purchased a used Gammill longarm quilting machine in hopes of making a little extra $ to help send my sons to college. Oh wow! I never imagined how much I would LOVE my new adventure!
Before that, I was a full time stay at home mom, volunteering in just about everything...even the local quilt shop. You'll find me in the 2002 Quilt Sampler magazine, just my picture, nothing more. lol :) I believe those days fueled my passion and here i am today, longarm quilting for clients, teaching classes at local quilt shops, and designing patterns. You'll find more about me and my work on my quilting blog: laugh yourself into Stitches* http://chezstitches.blogspot.com/
Other than hit by the quilting bug...i love antiques, repurposing junk and digging in the dirt... but most of all, spending time with family...nothing better than that!
Update: In March 2015, i sold my Gammill friend (it was a sad parting!) and bough a new Innova Longarm with an AutoPilot. Most of my longarm work is stitching all over pantographs for clients. The AutoPilot allows me to get off my feet (they were getting tired) while it stitches the pattern. I love my Innova too! It gives me the ability to continue quilting free hand too...which i love! You'll see custom quilting by visiting my blog and clicking on 'Why Me?'
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Get 2 Halloween Table Runners with this pattern!
Start out making this festive CandyCorn Pumpkin table runner and end up with leftover pieced scraps to make a second table runner~~ CandyCorn Pinwheels! Both complimenting each other to fill your home with Halloween fun!...Or give one away as a gift!
Simple to make, fun to machine quilt!
Picture the CandyCorn Pumpkin runner with stars quilted into the chevrons. Take a star shaped cookie cutter, trace it just below the chevron peaks with an erasable marker, quilt around the star shape and do a tight meander in the remaining chevron. The stars will puff out...I wish i would have thought of that first!
Fabric line used is Sandy Gervais's Monster Bash