Friday, February 8, 2013

Learning Something New

Yesterday afternoon I learned how to use Big Louie at my LQS.

I am in no way unhappy with my HQ Sweet 16! The store owner wants all employees to be trained on Louie so we can help customers who come in to use him if we are working that day.

I've been working an extra day at my LQS as needed. Yesterday was one of those days. In the morning we took down all of the Christmas samples we had hanging around the store. I quilted up one of these as my practice piece.

Since this was my first time using a real long arm on a frame, I just did an all-over fairly large meander. I wanted to get comfortable with how the machine moves before trying anything more intricate.

I will bind this and then I don't know what we will do with it. Maybe sell it or donate it to charity.


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

You done good, kid.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Looks great. Can't believe it is your first time. Oh, oh, I bet you'll get hooked!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, what a rough life....I HAVE to learn how to sew on the longarm as part of my job. :-) I love it! What a great way to practice, and I think that was exactly the kind of pattern to start with. How cool!

Vivian said...

As a fellow Sweet Sixteen owner, I'm curious about your feelings, quilting on your Sweet 16 compared to Louie. Did it just feel strangely large? I got my Sweet 16 mainly for 2 reasons -- I don't have room for a Louie, and I didn't want to stand to quilt. But I'd love to do what you did -- go for a test drive so I could compare.

Denise in PA said...

Great action shot! So, what did you think? Did you like it - find it easy move? I've only ever worked on my HQ16 and the Avante.