FrammaJoy

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  1. I HAVE A 2014 MILLIE UPDATE: I THINK THAT ONE SPOOL WAS DEFECTIVE BECAUSE I HAVE USED TWO OTHER COLORS NOW, AND I HAD TO GO BACK TO NORMAL SETTINGS TO USE THEM.
  2. How funny! A Rolodex is a container that you can turn that holds 2 1/2" x 4" cards to put your names and addresses on. I'm sure most people use their phones now, but I love mine because I can draw pictures on it of quilt designs. I'll show it in my next VLOG on You Tube. Just search "Joy Bernhardt" if interested, but the Rolodex won't be up for a few days.
  3. I sure do know THAT is true! I do good to remember my name these days. Will put it on my Rolodex. I keep tons of notes and quilt designs on my Rolodex. I have a tab for leaves, bugs, swirls, geometric, etc.
  4. OKAY! Thank you all so very much. I tightened the top tension. Then I unthreaded the thread path that had thread in all three holes above tension disk. I put thread straight down through only one hole. WALAH!!!! No break this time.
  5. I have spent days doing all the stitching around the applique and the SID on a pretty quilt I spent weeks making. Finally got to the FUN part using 7 spools of Rainbow Variegated thread. All I have done for the last three hours is pick out every single bit of it because it keeps on breaking!!!! No burrs. Remember I finished all the SID and outline stitching without a single break, BUT I was using regular thread for that (not variegated and not Rainbow). I have the bobbin so loose it drops to the floor. The tension is completely loose on top and I am not using the hook. I've tried using and not using it. Breaks faster if in it, which means it breaks after 5 stitches instead of 10. )-: Of course, it is Saturday, so I can't call anyone. I read all the APQS tips. Turned the eyes around. Changed the needle twice. Don't have another spool of the same color thread. The entire quilt is BATIKS. Does anyone know how to get this thread to behave? TIA,
  6. Thank you to whoever said the bar could be rotated. I knew about the little hole with the offset screw that is nearly impossible to reach, lol, but I was thinking it was for raising and lowering only. It is possible to turn the bar as well. I must have turned it just a tad when I put the cone foot on. But since I wasn't doing any SID, I didn't notice it. My husband came upstairs to my studio and fixed it all perfect for me. Thanks Again!
  7. I have been using my machine for over 10 years, so I AM familiar with how to change the feet. I just took off the new cone-shaped foot to put back on the open toe foot. I have tried and tried, but I cannot get the open toe foot to go on so the needle is in the center of it. It is quite a ways off. I have screwed, unscrewed, rescrewed and changed screws. The only way to get it centered is to have the screws loose. I'm sure that can't be right. I HAVE to have the needle in the center of the foot for custom work I'm about to do. TIA for any advice or tips.
  8. Quilt Path Videos or Tutorials

    I am a member of the quilt path user group. Still, only the same videos as on Youtube. Much more information is needed. I'm waiting to hear from one of the APQS people.
  9. I am a new QP owner. Got it last month. Since the time I got it, I have watched ALL the Youtube videos available many times. I have read all of Thread Waggles written tutorials. I have copied all of the manual and read through it. I have uploaded QP to my laptop. I have read for many hours and taken notes. I have used it on two quilts and a plain muslin. Still, I find a lot of information VERY lacking. For instance: "Placement Methods", Page 12. It shows a drawing of EXACTLY what happened when I tried to place a pattern inside an odd-sized shape. The pattern doesn't fill it up in the picture. I turn to Page 13 to see what to do, and there is nothing more on the subject. Where can I go to find -- or buy -- more tutorials on how to use Quilt Path? Surely, one doesn't have to wait for classes that only occur a few times a year. My quilts can't wait for that. The person who installed it for me didn't know much about it herself, so I can't really call her. She didn't install the QP carriage correctly either. WHO can I call? WHERE can I go? WHAT can I buy? Any information would be very much appreciated. Joy
  10. I have a 2014 Millennium. I always used L Prewound bobbins in my 2006 Millennium, but am wondering if I can use the M's now. Thanks, Joy
  11. Hi Myrna, Does my 2014 Millenium use "M" bobbins? I need to order some bobbins, and my old machine used "L". It was a 2006 Millie. Thanks, Joy
  12. Low bobbin sensor

    This may not be the right place to ask this, so please direct my question, if necessary, to the proper spot. Just got my "new" (demo) Millie with Bobbin Sensor. So far, the sensor hasn't moved off full, and I have been through 4 bobbins. I read in the manual to push reset, I did. I read to roll it down to "empty". I did. I'm obviously doing something wrong. I am using the prewound L bobbins. Can anyone give me more info on how to get the thing to work. Mine shows full to the top all the time. Thanks, Joy
  13. OPINIONS PLEASE: M & M Wheels

    I'll try the image again. The only place I had a problem was the diagonal lines of the whiskers. I could certainly have used a little ruler there. This is for my cats, however, and if they care, they haven't said so. Hugs, Joy
  14. OPINIONS PLEASE: M & M Wheels

    I just bought new wheels, but I don't know what they are called. They are black. I have the boxes right here, but I don't see "M&M" anywhere on it. I went to Connie in Lewisville to try out the bliss system just a few weeks ago. I wasn't that impressed with it since my machine already moved pretty well. She asked me to step over to another machine that just had the new wheels. I went NUTS!!!! I was thrilled that I could just buy the wheels for 1/10th of the cost of the bliss. Put the wheels on my 06 Millie when I got home. Put on a whole cloth quilt to do for my kitties. I WAS AMAZED AND TOTALLY DELIGHTED!!!! If I can figure out how to post a pic here, I will. I did the entire quilt without a single ruler or guide. FABULOUS! If these are the "M&M" wheels, they are worth every penny. I don't feel I need anything else. Hugs, Joy