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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: cheap machine from bernina, janome, or viking, still as good as the pricey ones? on: March 30, 2009 02:40:59 PM
i have a viking emerald 116 & it was originally $499, but i got it on sale for $258 including tax. i find its a great machine. i was able to buy a freemotion & walking foot that fits most sewing machines..but the one draw back to the viking's is that you have to buy their bobbins & not the cheep ones..i quilt so i was looking for a reliable machine & i found it..good luck w/your search!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Viking Husqvarna Emerald Model 183 on: February 27, 2009 05:48:21 AM
i have a viking emerald 116 & dh gave $258 (thats including tax & i was with him when he bought it..LOL) its usually orginally $400 bucks..but it came w/a really great warrenty..i'd get it if you can afford it..in the long run it will last longer!..
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Walmart selling sewing machines. on: February 27, 2009 05:30:38 AM
dh got me a singer simple machine paid 100 bucks for it, & it was crap. he got me a viking emerald 116 for christmas saying that by the time he would have paid the repairs on the singer , he could have gotten me this brand new one..i gave it to a friend of mine who had it tuned up & now uses it for basic sewing & not for quilting as i was trying to use it for..she still sometimes, but not all the time has a little trouble w/it... Smiley but i still love walmart cuz their sewing notions are still priced good..
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Native Star quilts on: February 27, 2009 05:21:09 AM
all i can say is wow! those are soo beautiful!!! great job!..best wishes for your future!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Turning leaves for my mother outlaw on: February 27, 2009 04:57:55 AM
great job! love the colors too!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rant: Your response when people see you quilting and say stupid things to you. on: February 27, 2009 04:51:53 AM
BigBoots: Sry its taken me a little over a month to get back to you on my stories..LOL..we were having interenet problems & had to switch carriers..
 Anyways you asked for more stories.. i recently took a completed quilt to work to show off to my co-workers & one of them asked me (you could tell it was me showing it off proudly) if i made it, i replied back "Nope a customer of ours made it & im just borrowing it". duh..then she asked me how did i make it how did i put it together? um let me explain this slowly: with "needle, thread, fabric, batting & some love" everyone that was around was laughing..
 When i've had more coffee i will tell more..lol how about u?
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I'm scared of quilting...help! **updated w/ pics on: February 19, 2009 04:10:43 PM
i love this quilt!..i used to be scared of quilting to till i just went & did my 1st one..lol i've made several since then..You CAN do it!
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your first machine, a buyers guide on: January 30, 2009 04:47:16 AM
i made the mistake of buying a cheap machine, & my dh saved me by getting me a $258 Husq.-Viking Emerald 116, & im about to get my serger outta layaway. i LOVE my machine & felt guilty bout the money he spent on it but like he said in the long run i would have spent more on repairs on the cheepy machine that would total cost of this new great machine!..besides..lol he's gotten several quilts out of it.  i can't wait for that serger now!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rant: Your response when people see you quilting and say stupid things to you. on: January 30, 2009 04:21:02 AM
most of my coworkers will ask me which quilting project am i working on now, (sometimes i hand stitch some projects & take them to work) but this one girl asked me if  iwas making this recent quilt i was working on...i said no im just sitting here moving this needle & thread up & down till the other girls gets back in the breakroom.. duh you've seem me quilt before..i'm sorry i am the type if you ask me a stupid question, you will get a smarta. answer. Roll Eyes

 i was in one of the fabric stores recently & the cutting lady as i approached & put my bolts on the table asked me if i wanted her to cut those for me. Shocked  i said i hope so how else are they going to get cut, you want me to cut them myself? ok i better shut up..lol i got more stories..but i will get introuble..

 btw if i was buying $150 in fabric i would have complained to the mgr..i agree, you should be happy with ALL your customers...i comend you for not saying anything else..i wouldn't be able to do that..lol
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first 3 REAL quilts on: January 30, 2009 03:55:10 AM
Im in love w/the backing fabric on the 1st quilt!..where did you find that fabric? great job on these quilts
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