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  1. Can anyone pleeeeeze help me. I love this one particular thread. I called it magic thread because it blended with absolutely EVERYTHING! It was the ugliest color ever when you looked at in on the spool, but it just melted into the fabric. I could use it with pink, blue, black, red, purple, orange....seriously, it coordinated with everything. I remember the color number was 887 or 878, and it was kind of a mixture of pea green and gold in color. Sorry, I know that's a horrible description, but the actual color is very hard to describe. I ran out about a month ago, and of course threw away the old spool core, so don't have it for reference. Went to my local LA supply shop where I always purchased it (usually 4 at a time, so it's been a while since I was at the shop). The shop was out of business! Oh nooooooo. Now where will I get my magic thread. I've looked under Permacore, and Omni and can't find a color match. I thought it was Permacore or something that sounds like that. They carried another thread line that just had a large "A" in the label. Do you know how hard it is to do a Google search for "A thread"? You get everything imaginable. If anyone can decipher my ramblings and knows just what thread I'm talking about and where I can buy it, please please please let me know. If you don't know the exact thread that I'm talking about, but you use one that does the same thing -- magically blends with absolutely everything -- I'd be happy to get that information as well. In advance -- TYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTYTY!!!
  2. I only use Superior Sew Fine thread and want to sell the other thread I have on hand. I have a couple of brand new never opened cones but the rest are all open. Some are nearly new full, some are partial (around 1/2 a cone or more) and others are skimpy 1/4 cone or less. I have grouped them by brand with the price next to each brand. Bottom Line 1 full 4 partial 9 skimpy $25.00 YLI 1 skimpy Free to the first person who buys thread Poly quilter variegated 4 partial and 3 skimpy $25.00 Rainbows 1 partial and 2 skimpy $7 Art Studio 1 partial Free to the first person who buys thread Signature variegated 5 full 3 partial and 2 skimpy $80 Signature Solid 3 full 16 partial and 11 skimpy $75 Nymo Quilt Superlube Platinum 7500 yd cone never used $40 I bought all of this at wholesale and and am figureing my pricing based on that, wholesale for the full cones, around 50% for the partial cones, 10% for the skimpy cones and then I am rounding down. So, anyone who doesn't have a wholesale account this is your chance to buy thread at below wholesale pricing. Mindy
  3. I am bringing home my first ever long arm machine on Tuesday, a 2013 dealer demo blissed Millenium on a 12' table. I am SO EXCITED! My APQS dealer is 2 hours away from me and I want to be able to jump in right away as soon as she's set up in my studio. What goodies should I buy while I'm in the shop? I know I want to learn to do ruler work, so I'll need the extended base. I do intricate appliqué on my own quilts and would like to be able to ditch around the appliqué with accuracy. Are the micro drive handles the best way to do that, or should I try one of the acrylic needle guide tools (sold by long arm ruler mfgs) instead? What thread should I start with? Any other gadgets or gizmos that would be helpful? Also, if I put her on casters, can I move her on carpet? I just want to give myself an extra couple feet behind the machine for pantos and be able to push her back to the wall when I'm working from the front or using my other machines. i'm hoping to add IQ or Quiltpath in the future, but first I want to get used to the machine, loading quilts, etc. Any advice or suggestions greatly appreciated. Rebecca Grace www.CheekyCognoscenti.blogspot.com
  4. The thread is jumping out of the little metal hook while I am quilting. I squeezed it a little tighter ... That didn't help .... And I added batting in the first thread hook above the cone to take off any slack. Any suggestions would be great. Causing me quite the headache and tones of picking out bad stitches Thanks
  5. I have a problem that I've had before in the past, and can't remember/find the solution. Big random loops on the back. My tension spring rest at 11on top,and goes down to 9 when the thread pulls through. My pigtail goes from 8 to 2. My top tension is tight to the point of the thread breaking. I have a thread sock on and have rethreaded to try and alleviate some of the twist. My top stitches bubble when this is happening on the bottom. I can't feel any rough spots or burrs anywhere.Dawn!!!!! Waaaah!!!!
  6. Does anyone have experience with Madeira quilting thread? It has this beautiful sheen and I want to use it on a custom quilt I am working on. Any concerns or experience with this thread... quilting or over time? Thanks, Kim
  7. Hi all! I just purchased a used ultimate II machine last week. So far it has been great, except every once in a while the thread will start to break or shred, and the stitches will skip. It is not every time just every once in a while. Does it sound like a timing issue? I have checked for burrs, cleaned and oiled everything and changed the needle. Tension seems to be just right The top thread and bottom thread have no loops peeking through. I have done the drop test with the bobbin, and then set the upper tension after that. I am using a cotton thread, maybe I need to hydrate the spool? I have a brand new needle in place. I am fairly new to the long arm quilting world, and would really appreciate the advice. Thanks, Ginger
  8. With much thanks to our wonderful customers, Quilted Memories has moved 1 block south to 8015 Santa Fe Dr, Overland Park, Ks! Our phone is the same- 913-649-2704. After the consolidation of the warehouse and shop I find myself a bit long in individual packaged batting. So... order packaged batting on the website and receive a 50% discount! ( Price will be adjusted when order is processed and actual shipping charges will apply) http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=1006&Page_id=17&categ_id=39 Some other news: I am now accepting pre-orders for MQS in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Please email for show pricing! lyn@quiltedmemoriesllc.com All Domestic Website Orders $100+ receive Free Shipping !! ( unless otherwise stated- such as 50% off packaged batting above) Also, check out our new LOW thread prices! http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=1006&Page_Id=17&categ_id=19 And...Hobbs roll and board batting! http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=1006&Page_id=17&categ_id=39 And so much more! Happy Spring to Everyone! ( positive thinking here :-) Lyn Heilman
  9. HI, I have a quilt top the piecer wants me to use Glide thread. Do any of you use this? What do you use in the bobbin? I have only used cotton threads….. Thanks
  10. My thread cones are off to a new home. Thank you for your interest! Nancy V. I have thirty cones of Superior So Fine #50/3 polyester thread for sale. Ten cones have not been used and are still in their clear wrappers. The other cones appear to be the same fullness, and have were used to make one, possibly two, quilts. The cones are: Pearl, Putty (2 cones) Toast, Smoke, Hot Chiles. Scarlet, Cherrywood, Mustard, Chocolate, Ginger, Your Highness, It’s a Boy, Midnight Harbor, Lilac, Celery, Spring Green, Sandstone, Fawn, Granite Peak, Climbing Rose, Aster, Brooke, Missoula, Lewis & Clark, Pastel Green, Gerbera, Indian Paintbrush, Chianti, and Roma I would be happy to send you a chart that indicates the number and "still in wrapping" packaging, as well as additional pictures. The advertised retail price for each is $16.90. I am selling the full set for $300 plus shipping. I use King Tut threads for quilting and would like to pass the So Fine threads on to another home! Thank you. Nancy
  11. I just bought my first quilting machine - a 1996 Ultimate I. My local APQS dealer suggested I buy the starter pack that she usually buys. She buys 23 colors and since I don't have business yet I was wondering what basic colors y'all would suggest I get - outside of the black, white and cream colors. Would those 3 be enough to start with or should I expand into one or two shades of other colors as well? Thanks for your input, Jenn Wilson
  12. Hi I am getting a new Milli this week. I just sold my handiquilter last week and let my cones of thread go with it. So, my question is, What are the favorite brands of threads do you guys find works well for you. And what are your opinion on the bobbins that are used - do you like the smart bobbin or the M bobbin? Is the smart bobbin that much better than the M?
  13. I am preparing to quilt a top and I tried a lot of invisible threads that I have on hand - on a practice piece - interesting to say the least - and decided that I like the Sew-Art International Invisible Nylon thread the best. Went on-line to order and lo! and behold! this thread is not being produced anymore. Sigh ... so before I go to my runner-up, I thought I'd ask if anyone has any spools of this thread that they don't use. They are small spools (3000 yds) so I'll need a bunch. Let me know here or you can email me at sylvia1104@comcast.net. Thanks! Sylvia
  14. Has anyone used Gutermann thread from Joann's? I got in a bind last week because I needed a specific color and bought a cone. With coupon it was less than $3. It worked great. I am not one to use low quality supplies so I want your opinions. It was poly thread and went on a wall hanging it would not be sat on...so I went for it. Thanks Don
  15. Hi Everyone. I just ordered a Lucey! As you can imagine I'm super excited. But now, as I wait, buyer's remorse sets in...well not remorse, but worry. My background is I'm a very confident quilter, published author, pattern designer etc. I've been quilting for more than 20 years and I've quilted most of my quilts on my DSM. I know and love my DSM very well. I have a Viking and I almost never have any trouble. Might have to tweak the tension once in a while but other than that it's a work horse. I've had it 9 years and had it serviced only once. And I'm embarrassed to say I'm terrible about cleaning it. I almost never do and I usually only change the needle when it breaks. So, as you can imagine I'm nervous about maintaining a longarm. I've been reading around this forum and all the tension troubles etc are scaring me. I'm really not worried that I won't be able to do it. I'm mechanically inclined and good at troubleshooting etc so I'm fairly confident that I'll get it to work. I'm just nervous that I won't like it. Fiddling with a machine and having to clean it a lot is so not my thing! So really do I have to clean out the bobbin case every time I change it? And oil and clean the machine after every quilt? And am I really going to have to spend forever balancing the tension? I'm also concerned about thread. I really wasn't a snob. For many years I used the basic Coats Dual Duty in all my quilts. Never had a problem, even without cleaning. But I have been converted to Aurifil. I love it. The colors are awesome. Its smooth and beautiful. And I love that it's cotton. I know that poly isn't really "sharp" anymore, but I like to use all cotton (fabric, batting, thread). So I'm wondering if I'll be able to stick to Aurfil 50wt. I'd really rather not explore threads forever. Maybe I'll try So Fine or something for a thread that disappears a little more in the cases that I need that, but do you think I'll be able to make Aurifil work? Oh, I should have mentioned that I'll mostly be quilting for me. Maybe a few customer quilts but mostly I ordered a longarm because I want to continue to do it all start to finish myself. I wish I could believe that Lucey will just work without a lot of thought or care. Is that possible??? Or should I be getting my mind ready for a change? Thanks!! Jess
  16. It's been a month or more since I have been on the Fil-Tec Bobbin Central website. Much to my delight (pun intended), I discovered the new and improved site. It is very nicely designed. Love their thread too! http://www.bobbincentral.com Leslie
  17. Just wanted to show everyone my new thread shelves. They were very inexpensive, $5.49 per shelf plus about 50 cents for the dowels to hold the bobbins. Each shelf holds 16 cones across, two deep. I added tiny dowels in front of each cone to hold the extra bobbins. I could, and may, put the shelves a little closer together and add a 6th shelf. I painted them red to match my new painted stairs. So far I love them.. I had the cone storage racks but always had to be very careful taking the cones off so I wouldn't knock off other cones.
  18. Just wanted to show everyone my new thread shelves. They were very inexpensive, $5.49 per shelf plus about 50 cents for the dowels to hold the bobbins. Each shelf holds 16 cones across, two deep. I added tiny dowels in front of each cone to hold the extra bobbins. I could, and may, put the shelves a little closer together and add a 6th shelf. I painted them red to match my new painted stairs. So far I love them.. I had the cone storage racks but always had to be very careful taking the cones off so I wouldn't knock off other cones. These are the before and after photos
  19. I don't know what I would do without this forum. So much thread! So many colours! So many kinds! I'm just starting, so I've been sticking with Glide thread for now. It was recommended to me, and I really like it. So far, I just have six basic colours, and it was easy to order the top thread plus the M size bobbins that went along with the same colour kit. I'd sure like to play with some different colours, but not all of the colours offer pre-wound bobbins to match. I could wind my own, but isn't bobbin thread usually thinner than the top thread? Does my top thread have to match my bobbin thread?
  20. I have a small piece of thread left in the bobbin holder on the bottom of the machine. Not the bobbin case but the part that holds that. I got it cleaned out once and started sewing again and it happened again. So I'm thinking there is some still stuck in there. Can i take out the grey piece that holds it? or is there a way to clean this area? I'm pretty new and trying to learn all the "correct" ways. Thank you, Lisa in MO
  21. I am a practicing newbie. I have been using the thread and prewound buttons I received from APQS exclusively. They are a variety and its interesting to try different kinds. I now am getting ready to order some. I really like the glide thread that was sent. But no where on the cone does it say if its Superior, Signature, or what??? Also, the magna-glide bobbins I see everyone loves, where do you find them? The search I did said they are embroidery bobbins...does that matter? And I'm looking for some resources for purchasing thread and bobbins. Also, what is everyone's favorite thread they use in the top and bottom? I know...lots of questions but some I really need answered. Thanks all.