Friday, July 11, 2014

Quilting With One of The Big Girls

Yesterday I had the chance to
do some machine quilting with 
one of the Big Girls and
trying something new.

We're fortunate
to have a Gammill dealership in town
called, Jukebox Quilts and
Kelly rents time and instruction on her incredible machines.
I've always wanted to try 
using one of the big computerized machines
with the Statler Stitcher.

I had a simple top done
that I wanted quilted with just an
edge to edge design and
plan to donate it to some worthy cause.
It was the perfect top to
experiment on.

And I have to say,
it was an awesome experience.
The set up took the most time, but
once that was done,
 I just pushed the little black button and 
off she went.

A couple of times
 across the surface of the quilt
 and then
slam, bang, thank you mam,
 it was done!

I could see where this could become a very fun and 
 creative thing to do.
And I'd like to try it again sometime,
but yesterday I walked away with a 
top freshly quilted and 
money still in my wallet.

Until Next Time-


  1. I so wish I had the room for one - and the money to buy it. :) blessings, marlene

  2. If I only had the money for a Statler Stitcher.

  3. How fun & your quilt came out beautiful !

  4. Ja! I never saw a Statler Stitches in my life! But Hope is the last thing you lose!

  5. Your quilt turned out beatifully! Did you program in the quilting pattern and then it quilted it?

  6. Our local shop rents time on one of their machines. Or they did. Your quilt looks professionally quilted.

  7. I'd love to have a go at one of those machine, and even more so after hearing your experience. Your quilt of blue and white is lovely and I love the swirly quilting you chose to quilt it with.

  8. I have always wanted to use one of those. A shop in my area rents time too. May just have to try it.

  9. Yay for you! Kelly has quite the setup there. Watch out tho - it's addictive.....

  10. This looks like it was a lot of fun!
    Your pretty blue quilt looks wonderful with all those lovely swirls you quilted.
    Congratulations on your first longarm session.

  11. The quilt looks great! I imagine it would be addictive, getting all your quilt tops finished.