Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Too Cold to Longarm

It's still too cold where my longarm is located.  It is in a house that we are building (all by ourselves without a contractor).  The house is only partially heated.  Temps here have been between the negative teens to the low 20's (F).  I know that's not as cold as it is where some of my followers are in the negative 30's, but my longarm says it's too cold.

When the Nolting 23 isn't warm, tension varies on the back of the quilt.

I threw this little cheater panel on the longarm to just practice some ruler work.  I have no idea what I will do with it when I'm done.

Judith Madsen at Green Fairy Quilts is an AMAZING artist when it comes to longarm quilting.  For Christmas my husband got me this A-1 ruler (well, you know how it goes, he gives me cash and I get what I want... It works best for everybody!)  I bought mine from Judith's shop here.  I got this one before they started putting her name on it -- YES, her NAME is on the new rulers!  But I LOVE the grip on this ruler.  Have you watched any of her YouTube videos?  She is simply AMAZING!!!  Here's one of her videos.  She just makes it look so easy!


  1. it is rally cold her Kathy...and ai only stay in my sewing room for short intervals. it is at the far end of the house ...not cold, but I get chilly after a while. things just don't work the same do They!

  2. Haha- my husband does the same thing. It really has been ridiculously cold. I hope it warms up soon so you can use your longarm.