I get asked often about my quilting machine, do I use a computer, how does it work. Enough that I thought I would do a blog post on it.
I run an APQS Millennium machine.
Millie isn't new, she's about 8yrs old now. And a total workhorse. My average is around 315 quilts/year and Millie keeps going strong.
I don't have a computer system. The only special features I have is a stitch regulator, a thread-cutter(I never use it) and needle up/down. My quilting table is 14feet long; the biggest quilt I've done was 135 inches.
90% of my quilting customers only ask for all-over quilting patterns(pantographs).
When I quilt an all-over pattern, I stand at the back of the machine,
and I 'trace' the panto with a laser light.
It looks pretty easy but there is a wee bit of a learning curve.
For custom quilting, I stand at the machine front.
I am very blessed to have a job that I truly do love doing. I don't always love going to work but it's a great job that I have.
|the only somewhat current picture I have of our quilting studio. taken September 2011.|