February 22, 2015

SOLD! Thank you Angela!!

I have been pondering this for quite some time...and decided to take the plunge.  I am selling my 2001 Gammill Classic Plus longarm.  

Why?  Because i am upgrading to a computerized system!  I have been longarming for 6 years and my business continues to grow.  With a computerized system, i will be able to accomplish more.  
Simple as that.  

Here's my Gammill Classic Plus!  Cool huh??
It has a stitch regulator for even stitches!
New handles, switches and main computer board replaced + full service all done in June 2014.

Horizontal and Vertical locks...Automatic and Manual mode...stitch length up and down 
 (the circle in the green screen is the refection of my camera)

Two sets of handles (front and back of machine) plus micro handles at the front for detailed custom quilting

Full light bar rewired with new ballasts and new florescent tubes in January 2015
 26" throat and a 12' table...can quilt king size quilts!

An additional galvanized tracking system so cords glide easily back and forth underneath.  

Newer wheels 


I'm throwing in a ton of Signature Threads...my Gammill loves this thread!  I have opened spools and a unopened spools in a vast variety of colors i am willing to include.

 Extra bobbins...lots of extra bobbins!  Many many more than what is shown here! 

Oh...and paper pantographs!   At least 90!  These cost on average $15 each.  

How about a Circle Lord too?  This picture below was taken from the Circle Lord site...click here to see what you can quilt using a Circle Lord.  

My Gammill Classic is a work horse!  
It has been well serviced and maintained by Jack Boersma over the years. 

Here's what you can do!  
Samples to show quality of the stitches.

 Baptist Fan pantograph
 Free hand custom
 Daisy Chain panto
 Feather Swirl panto
 Free hand custom

 freehand doodle in the batting  ...i love to doodle!
It's FUN!!!
Priced 'as is' for $7500.  You are responsible for pick up, shipping and set up.  We will help you take it down and provide pointers for setting it back up.  
If interested contact me chezstitches@gmail.com

February 14, 2015

Valentine Sale

Last day for my pattern sale!  Thank you all sooo much for a great response!
To see the sale patterns, click Here.  Most of them are only $4!

Lots of Love you you all on this Happy Valentines Day!

~karen

February 1, 2015

Announcing the Winner...and Pattern Sale!

Thank you to all who entered my Farmer' Wife Quilt Revival Give~Away!  The Give~Away winner receives the first 6 Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes!  And....  
Carrie P...you are the winner!! 
 I'll be emailing the Classes to you!   Congrats!



I'm having a Pattern Sale ... in celebration of Valentine's Day!  Today through February 14th the quilt patterns shown below are 20% off!   (emailed copies only)
Notice...they all have red in them?

Lattice Stars now only $4 

Christmas in July...or Not?  
On sale for $6.40


Stars for every Season now only $4.00
 

Scrappy Key to my Heart....on sale for $6.40
Find purchase options~~HERE

January 29, 2015

Give~Away ends this Saturday...January 31st!

Enter to win The Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes 1-6!  Complete these classes and you'll have enough Farmer's Wife blocks to make a lap size quilt!  Lap pattern is included in Class 6.
Click HERE and enter today!


And as if you did not know...Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  Whip up these easy to make patterns!

Key to my Scrappy Heart pattern found HERE
 Valentine Table Treat and Pillow pattern HERE

And... Diamonds are Forever pattern found HERE
Spread the Love!

January 27, 2015

Looking to Sell...and Looking to Buy~~

So so sad the Buggy Barn closed their doors... :/  I've notice it's harder and harder to find their books too.  Spring Fever (quilt below) is one of my favorites!  I made this quilt a few years ago.  See my past blog posts here
I'm being asked over and over by my viewers if i know where one can purchase the Buggy Barn book Certifiably Crazy which includes the Spring Fever pattern.

Do You have this book?  Willing to sell it?  If so...leave a comment below with your email information. 
And for those looking to buy...contact whoever is willing to sell directly.  Thanks

On another note....My friend Bev is selling her Famous Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt. 

Bev needs to sell her quilt. Money's tight, she lost her job last month and she kissed her beloved Charlie goodbye. 

If  you love this quilt and can help...Now's your chance!  Bev's price is very very fair too! (i think it's a bit on the cheap side myself!)

 You'll find it on Ebay HERE

Beautifully pieced...shown by the above picture before it was machine quilted.
Machine quilted using Hobbs 80/20 batting and Superior Sew Fine Thread.    
See the pantograph quilting design used on Bev's quilt...HERE 
Now's your chance to own this quilt~~
 And YOU don't have to make it!!  Lol!

January 25, 2015

Let's have a Give~Away! Chance to win the first 6 Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes for FREE!

I can't believe it's been a whole, entire, 12 months, 365 days...since i began offering classes online to make the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt using modern methods.  


Here are a couple amazingly inspiring Samplers...
just to get you in the mood to win!

 A close up of Amy's Class one.
The beauty of my classes...you do not have to commit to the entire quilt! Classes One-Six include modern instructions for more than enough blocks to make this nice lap quilt...and the lap quilt pattern is included in Class Six too!
tah dah!!...here is Amy's finish!! 
Visit Amy's blog and discover her Farm journey here

 Another...'make ME smile' Farm quilt belongs to Jane.   Like Amy, Jane began her Farm journey long before she stumbled upon the Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival classes....once they began using my classes...well, the rest is history.  No more sticking this UFO in a drawer...nope!  

 Another breath taking finish!  Jane has a lot more pictures on her blog too...visit her here
Oh... and here's a chance to win the first 6 FWQR classes for free!!

What do you need to do?
1. Follow my blog
2. Leave a comment below...just let me know you're in! 

3. ***AND...If you have a blog/pinterest/instagram...i'd love it if you would share this blog post with your readers!  If you do...please include the link(s) to your blog, pinterest, or instagram in the comment section below too showing your 'share' about my Give~Away.  Your links will be a great opportunity for me to visit you!

For each share...blog, pinterest or instagram...your name will be entered in the drawing.  That could be up to 4 times!
Once for being a follower, again for sharing on your blog, again for sharing on pinterest and again if shared on instagram.  

'Sharing' can be easy....just 'pin' one of the pictures above to your Pinterest board and encourage your readers to visit.  Instagram...Find me here, and regram my photo! 
 Or include a link to this post in your own blog post!  EZPZ!

This is going to be a short window of opportunity...so enter now!
Comments will be accepted today through January 31st midnight Pacific Standard Time.  
Winner of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes 1-6 Give~Away will be announced on February 1st 
Thank you to Amy and Jane!!  Nice work ladies!!

January 16, 2015

Key to my Scrappy Heart

Here's my new Valentine quilt! Measures 30" x 38"...perfect on a wall, table, bed or over a couch.

Super fun to make...pattern is divided into 6 easy sections with clear instructions and colorful illustrations.  I've also added a 'how to' page with simple illustrations for making half square triangles and corner square triangles.  EZPZ!!

 Great red fabric stash buster or a charm pack would be perfect too!

 Below is a photo taken before the heart was quilted.  I cross hatched inside the heart making the solid squares appear as hourglass blocks.

I used Hobbs Tuscany Cotton/Wool blend for the batting.  I love it!
Do you have a college girl?  This would be a great Valentine gift for her dorm room!  Sweet!
Pattern is available now....
click here for purchase options

January 15, 2015

Diamonds are Forever

My cousin Diane has launched her first quilt pattern!
Just in time for Valentines Day!

'Diamonds are Forever' can be found here on Craftsy 
and is offered for only $5!
It's a quick and easy paper pieced quilt measuring 36" x 36" 

Don't know how to paper piece?  Check out this great YouTube video! 
 'Diamonds are Forever' is the PERFECT quilt to learn this method!
Join me and follow Diane's new Craftsy Pattern Store...
appropriately named Sew Bliss here

In the next day or two...i'll be sharing my new quilt pattern 
'Key to my Scrappy Heart with you too!  

January 10, 2015

W0W!

Take a gander at this great combination of colors and fabrics!  

This collage of Farmer's Wife blocks are made by Marion Knights who has been faithfully tending her farm crop.
Marion says she started with the polka dot fabric and went from there.  I LOVE this color combo!  I've not seen a Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt quite like this before.  
all photos compliments of Marion...thanks for letting me share them!
 The block below completes Class 6 (Block 36) 

Read Marion's comments about her 'Farm journey' by joining our Facebook group HERE ...even if you don't think 'farming' is for you...there is still a lot of valuable quilting tips shared in the group!  And instructions on how to make a photo collage too!
  Once you've joined the group...click on the 'files' tab for free pdf downloads.

Come see what our farming wives have been up to!!  

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