One of the “must haves” for a George APQS is the hopping foot attachments set. It runs around $200 and offers three hopping, thread snips, extra screws and the tool to change the foot out. These feet are functional for specific needs when you’re quilting. Today, I will cover the high closed hopping foot (called the Platform) and and a long arm ruler to do straight line modern quilting!
You can also use the open to high hopping foot (called the Saddle Shoe).
Watch for future posts on the other varied uses for the different hopping feet!
While I am sad that I am not attending International Quilt Market in Houston, I have plenty of exciting happenings going on here at home!
First, I have joined the class Make Art That Sells with Lilla Rogers. I am already enjoying the class so much, and seeing results in my sketches and doodles. It’s amazing what a little direction with assignments can do to motivation and containing the chaos of my creative mind. I believe as I’m going through the course, I will write down “assignment” ideas that come to me, and assign them to myself after the class is done. It’s such a great and helpful way of building work for a portfolio.
Our first week’s assignment entails Pyrex and pasta. We got the “big” assignment today, and I will begin working on that utilizing the mini assignments we did earlier this week into the “big one”. The best part? It’s designing fabric!
BIG NEWS!!! HUGE NEWS!!!
The other big news in my studio? Really, it’s HUGE news. I am happy to announce that I am now part of the APQS family, as George has found a home in my studio! I am so excited about this and can not wait to begin sharing my projects, and tutorials with you all. I am so amazed at how much more enjoyable quilting is on this gentleman! Stay tuned for a longer post all about George and getting to know him.
Let me just say though, that I am so impressed with this machine. There is virtually no learning curve if you’ve free motion quilted on a domestic before. Not to mention how much quicker it is to do a bed quilt on here than on my small domestic. Plus? It’s doing an amazing job on smaller art pieces as well. Here are a few snapshots of things I have already quilted on my George: