Rmgoode

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  1. Birdsnest

    I assume frog means rip?
  2. Birdsnest

    I have already taken the quilt off the frame when I noticed 2 areas that have birdsnest on the back of the quilt. Any suggestions on how to fix?
  3. Trying to quilt pot holders on my longarm. Tension issues. Would Insulbright cause tension issues and if so, what do I need to consider in order to get my tension correct?
  4. 2012 Millie for Sale -Karen McTavish

    This would be like winning the quilting lottery! So wish I could do it! Lol...
  5. This is HARD!

    I think...(keep your fingers crossed) that I've got it. Thank you so much Teresa for that wonderful step-by-step direction. I did a few stitches and they look good; however, it is past my bedtime now so I have to give it up. UGH! Torn between quilting and sleeping!!!! LOL.
  6. This is HARD!

    I bought my used Ultimate machine about 4 months ago. It is non stitch regulated and an older model. I could not justify the purchase of a new machine since this was my first LA. I have been practicing a lot and finally yesterday felt that I was up to the challenge of quilting my first customer quilt. I had just finished a nursery panel and was very pleased with my effort so coming off a successful endeavor I felt up to the challenge. I loaded my customer quilt. I have oiled my machine. I have changed needles. Purchased new super Bob pre wound bobbins and have threaded my machine. I used my shop vac and cleaned up every bit of lint in the bobbin assembly and the hopping foot. I have used a pin and cleaned out any lint residue under the bobbin finger. I have checked the bobbin spring and it feels ok. I have threaded and rethreaded with different top threads. I have threaded and rethreaded bobbin thread. I have tightened and loosened the bobbin thread. I have adjusted the tensioner until I am at a total loss of where it should be. I have adjusted my speed (going faster and/or slower). I am at a loss of what to do next. Because I am STILL getting crappy looking tension on the underside with big loops. This is HARD! I am completely amazed at how hard this is to do and to do it so that it looks good. I am amazed at how in the middle of the quilt a variable can change and you have to start from square one. I probably still would have bought this machine because I don't like someone telling me I can't do it and I would have had to prove them wrong, but I just want to say for all of you people out there that quilt for customers, for show entries, and such....WOW! You do have a talent as well as some smarts and patients! So l have digressed from my subject....let's see back to the issues I am having.. I am using signature pre wound super bobs in the bobbin. I tried Essential Pro for my top thread, but never could get the tension correct. Felt that this thread was very slippery and didn't feel the drag that I thought I should. During my successful quilting ventures, I have used the generic Walmart thread on a cone (I know some of you are probably gasping right now). It is a heavier weight thread and feels thicker as compared to the other brands I have tried (Signature, Essential, Surelock). And the Walmart thread quilts well with my machine except for some occasional top thread breaks. However, they do not have the color that I need (they just carry the basic colors) and I am forced to use a different type. I am still not able to get my tension correct. Other than trying to search every post in this forum, is there a place I can go that will guide me through this issue on one post/page/tutorial? For us newbies that purchase used machines, there doesn't seem to be a lot of instruction out there if we run into issues? The lady I purchased my machine from has been more than helpful and gracious, but I feel that I am overstepping my boundaries and that I should be able to do this on my own by now. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. I am frustrated, tired, and emotionally drained at this point...questioning why in the world I thought I could do this!!!! I'm a little dramatic, but yes, I have wondered.... Thanks in advance.... Robbin
  7. Got it to work. dont know how though.
  8. Didnt break needle, no thread pieces in bobbin case.
  9. I was doing some free motion quilting when I inadvertently hit a thick seam. My thread broke and I rethreaded only to find my bobbin thread will not pull up thru my quilt sandwich. It appears to be catching on the assembly, but still not coming up. I have replaced the needle with a new one and it is in correctly. I am totally intimidated with the thought of having to retime the machine. Please give me some direction on what to do next.
  10. Batting

    100% natural clean cotton. Brand is Soft N Crafty Toasty Batting. I looked on line, but think this maybe their own personal brand? Robbin
  11. Jo Ann Fabrics has their batting on sale. Looks like a great deal at $99.99 on sale with regular price at 274.99. This is a web sale only. Has anyone used this batting? I usually use Warm and Natural. Just wanted some input before I order this. Thanks for the information. Robbin
  12. Can someone point me in the direction of a good binding tutorial? My first quilt isoff my longarm and I need to finish it! So hooked!!!!! Robbin
  13. Irons

    Are the irons used during quilting different than your regular household iron? I'm wondering why they are sooo expensive in quilting shops/stores or if they just want you to think they are different?
  14. Thanks for all the replies. Barb was so kind to come to my house and get me up and running. Thank y you Barb. Obviously, i couldn't have done it without you!
  15. I forget to mention I am using 40 weight all cotton thread the previous owner used.