Sunday, January 11, 2015


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I cannot believe that 2015 is already here and we are halfway through January. Not to rush, but I wish it would hurry up already, because it is bitterly cold here in Ohio.

Now for some exciting news...10 years ago I opened a quilt shop and fell in love with all things quilting, including long arming. As time moves on, and I get a little older, I find that I have other interests and hobbies that I want to explore. My long arm machine sits idle just waiting for another to love her and use her to create amazing projects. So with that in mind I have decided to sell my Nolting Pro 24 with Intelliquilter.

If you have followed this blog for anytime you can clearly see the amazing things that one can do with this machine and computerized system. I never thought I would be able to quilt the quilts that I have quilted over time, because I remember how awful I was in the beginning. But many you tube videos later, going to quilt shows, buying books, videos, asking questions, and studying the works of the masters, I have grown as a quilter. It's been a wonderful journey, but now it is time for another to grow their quilting skills and live their dream.

Here is some information about the Nolting... 

·        6 year old professional machine and 12’ steel frame
·        Intelliquilter Computerized System included
·        24” inch throat
·        Stitch regulation
·        Needle Up/Down
·        Single Stitch
·        Front/Back Controls
·        Locking Castors Included
·        Thread, Bobbins, Needles Included to get you started
·        Includes Leaders
  • Rulers included
  • Bobbin Winder included

$19,500 OBO

Contact Rachel Weatherbie @ 419-706-8749 (you can text me at this number also) or with any questions or for further information
This combination normally retails for over $25,000. She needs a new home!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


So if you're like me you love the look of custom quilting and the more I quilt the more custom I want. This post is going to be picture heavy because I have had this quilt on my frame for 6 weeks. In between working every other weekend, the holiday, and most recently having pink eye this quilt has challenged me on more than one occasion. I let the quilt sit for a while because I wasn't sure what I wanted to quilt on it. It's for a customer and she wanted something custom and left it up to me to decide. The borders were my biggest hiccup. They were huge! Ten inches wide which for many quilters would be a delight but for me they were a bit overwhelming initially. After much hemming and hawing I had divine inspiration and now a finished quilt.  Enjoy! Rachel. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


So I have been in a quilting funk lately. I have been thinking about selling my machine and just getting out of quilting altogether. The problem is that I look at one of my blank quilts lying around and think about all the great quilting that I dream of doing on the quilt. Plus I really want to enter some quilts into some quilt shows. Well with all that said, I had a recent 3 day weekend to catch up on some quilting. My mom's birthday is this month and my great sewing partner in crime, Karen had pieced this wonderful t-shirt quilt for me to give to my mom. The problem was that alot of the shirts had stuff all over them that the hopping foot would get caught on and that meant no pantograph quilting. I decided instead to issue myself a challenge! There are 12 blocks in the quilt plus the sashing and borders, and I wanted something different in each block and it all had to be free motion quilted, by me! I know, right. For those of you that know me you know that anything not done with my computerized system is considered hand work and well I am not very hand oriented, because I want everything to be so perfect. So I threw caution to the wind, and decided to go for it! So here are my blocks in the quilt, all done on my long arm, free motion. If you are in the beginning stages of learning to quilt and think that you can't, trust me with a little consistent practice you can. 2 great books that I refer to all the time for inspiration also help. Natalia Bonner's, Beginner's Guide to Free Motion Quilting and Angela Walters, Free Motion Quilting. So without further ado...Enjoy! Rachel

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I have been a bad blogger to say the least, but I have been busy with some customer quilts. Here are some recent quilts that I have been working on. Enjoy. Rachel

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Well this post is a direct sales ad, along with some pictures of a finished quilt! I mean I couldn't make this all business now could I?

First off, I have been taking a look around my house and I have started to notice that I live in a world of excess! I have so much stuff I have taken over 3/4 rooms in my house for my crafting and long arming. Some may be envious of that but I have decided that it is just too much!

So first off, I am selling my 4 needle embroidery machine. I tried finding the original post when I first got the machine, but I couldn't find it, so here is the link for the eBay listing:

Along with the machine you will also be getting the MB Pro Digitizing software along with about 25 Cd's full of embroidery patterns. If it is something that you are interested in, take a look at the listing and feel free to place a bid.

Other items that I have for sale that are not on ebay, I am going to offer here first to see if anyone wants to jump on these before I list them on ebay.

Smith Street Embroidery Designs- the cost will be $9.99 per pattern, plus shipping, which if you want several, I can fit in one priority mail package ($5.95 I think? I will check with the post office before shipping). If you have an embroidery machine, than you know just how pricey these designs are and at $9.99 this is a steal of a deal. These are brand new, never opened. These will be offered on a first come first serve basis. send e-mail to

Here's what I have:

Tulip Time- 2 available

Wild!Flowers- 1 available

Dots & Daisies- 2 available

More Wild!flowers- 1 available


More Pincushions-3 available

Roses In Bloom- 1 available


 Pin Cushions- 4 available

Pin Cushion Round Inserts-5 available $2.00 each

Pin Cushion Square Inserts-4 available

Grama Debbie's Towel Recipe Designs- 6 available $5.00 please check out her website at to see pictures of the towels. These have 10 savory recipes that you can stitch out.

If you have any questions please let me know! I will be listing other items here, so make sure you keep checking back or bookmark this page. I have to move this stuff out of my house! My husband and I might be moving and I don't want to pack it!

Enjoy! Rachel

PS Here is a picture of a quilt I finished for my friend.