I have a pair of arm-warmers. This is not the same as a long-armer.
Arm-warmers are like detached sleeves from your favorite sweater that come down over your hands with holes for your thumbs. They look like this:
They’re very helpful if you ride your bike when it’s cold, which I do quite a bit. But arm-warmers are not long-armers, thank goodness, because neither would really be able to do the other’s job very well. Long-armers, of course, quilt your quilt tops when you ask them and pay them enough to do so. I’ve heard over the years that you can quilt a top by hand, by machine, or by check. It’s a funny joke because it’s true.
I just got pictures from my latest top, quilted beautifully by LuAnn Downs, my new favorite long-armer. She did my “Curved Log Cabin,” a design by Blue Underground that I did in 60+ scrappy yellows and oranges, set against steel gray. Thanks, LuAnn!