Rebecca you are the winner of the Machine Quilting With Style e-book! (Sorry I'm a little late.) Send me your email address and I'll forward it to the publisher, who will in turn send you your copy. To pick the winner, I numbered the comments and chose a number using the Random Generator. (You can see it in the lower right-hand corner.)
OK, speaking of comments, thank you for a great response! It seems that quilters are really interested in improving their quilting skills. I started replying to each one and I just couldn't keep up. So if I didn't answer yours, know that I read and appreciated every one.
In reading the comments, I noticed a common theme. Most of you are willing to quilt your own smaller quilts, but send out anything larger than a twin size (me included). Christa offers suggestions in her book that will help us quilt those larger tops:
- Make sure your machine is at the same level as the work surface around it
- Support your quilt well on the back and left sides of your machine
- Use gloves made for machine-quilting to help with grip (I've even resorted to kitchen gloves which worked well in a pinch, kind of hot though)
- Use good body and hand positioning (more about these in the book).