Betsy is using the Nolting. This is her first experience on a long arm. She, of course, is brilliant and coordinated. She created a wonderful quilt, all her own design. She amazes me.
The borders are pieced so I advised stitching all around the edges. We set up the Horn cabinet so that she had all that extra space. Mom's Viking makes a funny scraping noise in the bobbin case. I reckon, bein' as it is an electronic thing, I will pay the professionals to service it.
We loaded it up on the frame and she started right in. NO FEAR. I belong to a couple of Long Arm FB groups. Frequently I see "I am afraid to use my Long Arm." or the like. I admit that I have been intimidated myself. Not Betsy.
She wanted to stitch some straight lines, I showed her how with the ruler but she preferred without. Go figure.
She appliqued leaves, birds and a big dog. I don't know how to advise her about quilting around those. I do have Jamie Wallen's little applique ruler. Maybe she will try it. Likely she will just eyeball it and do just fine.