Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I got my vendor’s license on Friday, and that was the final piece of the puzzle … I’m now officially open for business. My longarm quilting business is ready to go! I’m focusing on allover (edge-to-edge) designs but can do price quotes for partial custom quilting.
I’ve got a website at http://lexingtonquilter.wix.com/aalqs#. I’ve also got some special holiday pricing specials through eBay – just look up amyarmstrong as my seller ID.
Warm & Natural cotton batting or Warm Soft & Bright are included in my base prices, but you can switch to a number of other battings by Warm or Quilter’s Dream if you’ve got a favorite for anywhere from $1 to $10 extra. I can accommodate quilts up to 98” wide. (length can be longer)
I am signed up to take PayPal and will ship your quilt back to you via USPS Priority Mail.
Wish me luck! (and please send people my way)
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Just finished up this cute little quilt top called Four Block School House Quilt. (27” square) It’s part of the Little Quilts Sorority Sisters Club through Little Quilts in Marietta, Georgia.
They gave the instructions so that it could be strip pieced, and it went very fast. It’s in solid red and white.
I’ve made several of these now … but they’re so much fun, and they’re a neat present. I made this one tonight as a thank you gift.
I’ve posted the link to the instructions twice before, so if you scroll down to a few posts ago – you’ll see the links.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
This is a picture of *most* of the blocks for this mystery quilt. The rest of the blocks won’t fit until it starts to shrink up a bit as the blocks are sewn together. Really wanted to get them put together today, but I was so sleepy most of the day and needed that nap this afternoon to help get rid of the headache I’ve had for three days.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Needed to make a couple more of those great roll-up tote bags that I made a few months ago.
The tutorial can be found at …http://zaaberry.blogspot.com/2011/05/tote-tutorial-totorial.html. Or you can do one with ribbon ties which can be found at http://www.needleandspatula.com/2010/11/roll-up-shopping-bag-sewing-tutorial.html. I used the one with the button instructions at zaaberry’s blog.
Monday, September 23, 2013
I recently recommended the Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern as a good one for beginners. It made me think of all of the different versions of that quilt that I’ve made. There’s actually a Christmas version that I can’t find a good photo for … so there’s yet another one around here. And I’m also missing a photo for the one I did for my Grandma.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The starting of my longarm quilting business is moving along – slowly it seems, but it is moving along. I’ve got my business name registered with the state, I’ve got my batting samples sent off to the lab to be tested so that I can get a permit, I’ve spoken to my local officials and I don’t need a permit locally, I’ve got my FEIN number with the Federal gov’t., my business cards arrived, I’ve got wholesale accounts set up with a couple of suppliers, my brochure is almost finished, the website will be finished by the end of the week … I’m almost there … Just a couple more steps with some gov’t things to take care of and I’ll be up and officially in business!!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Wow – here we are in September already … it doesn’t seem possible does it? The leaves on the tree in the front yard have started falling – a sure sign that mowing season will be coming to a close soon, and my husband’s favorite season (not) of raking leaves is going to be starting soon!
Here’s this month’s installment from the Dixie Diary BOM .. Barbara called this block The Hands of Strangers.
Now off to work on this week’s unit from the Aiming For Accuracy Quilt-Along!
I really did get these blocks done before midnight – but I got sidetracked with eBay sales, a strange photo posted on Facebook and a couple of other things. I’m really upset that they’re not posting items over the weekend. I was hoping to have lots to do on Saturday and Sunday!