Bertwood

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About Bertwood

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  • Birthday September 8

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    Female
  • Location
    Ely, Minnesota
  • Interests
    Hand Applique and gardening
  1. Vertical Drag on Millennium

    I worked so hard at trying to fix the problem. One thing I did was to make sure my cords were not dragging, or rubbing on ANYTHING.....which is almost impossible. I did however string an overhead wire, and attached my electrical cord to that....keeping the cord up off of the floor. That helped. Then I made sure that my wheels were ALWAYS cleaned. I clean them everyday when I quilt. And, if I quilt for long hours, I wipe them down more. I took any extra weight off of the machine. I have Quilt Path on my machine.....and I remove it, and anything related to it when I quilt freehand. Also, make sure your wheels are not rubbing on the carriage...... I know I went through all of Amy's videos, the manual, everything I could get my hands on to read about to help the problem. Amy is a Goddess of information!!!!!! I hope I helped in some small way.......Janice in Northern Minnesota, near the Canadian Border
  2. I am looking for a specific quilt batting. It is a quilt batting that you cannot see through, DENSE......that does not stretch, holds it shape, STURDY..... that is a bit thicker than 1/16. Several years ago someone gave me a batting to use that was just like what I am looking for. They did not know what kind of batting it was. I have been looking for it ever since. I thought it was a Pellon of some sort, but have not located it. Does this sound familiar to any of you? I am sure it had scrim, and because of the density and being very sturdy, was probably needle punch. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you very much! Also, when I used this batting on my Millennium, it quilted great!
  3. Channel Locks need adjusting?

    Thank you Betsy! I have a 2010 Millennium with Quilt Path on it.
  4. Wow, 46".....that is long. I have a 2010 Millie, her carriage is 38" x 6". Is that the size you are looking for? (I have one of those). I do know there are several different carriages out there. Did Dave say which carriage he was talking about, besides the fact that is was small and lighter? How wide is the one you have now?
  5. I am having a bit of trouble making my channel locks stay in place. I am assuming there is a way to adjust these? Someone referred to a file or text about it.....where would I find a file telling me, or showing me how to adjust them? Thanking you in advance!!!!!!!!! Janice in Northern Minnesota
  6. Dawn, when you say "smaller" carriage, do you mean the narrow one?
  7. Thank you, that was the explanation that I needed!
  8. How do I know if I have an interchangeable hopping foot on my machine? I have a 2010 Millie. Do I have to take my head apart to find out? My older Millie had the one piece, tall feet.
  9. Vertical Drag on Millennium

    I found a small burr inside one of the wheels. I filed it down a bit. I am hoping this will help. I am putting my Quilt Path back on my machine, and will see how it goes. Thank you for the help. If it is still a lot of drag, I will call Amy next week.
  10. Vertical Drag on Millennium

    Sylvia, thank you.....I probably will call Amy in a bit and just see what she has to say. Janice
  11. Vertical Drag on Millennium

    No, my QP clamps are not engaged....but thank you for suggesting that. I am fairly mechanically enclined, so this is driving me crazy that I just am unable to figure this out. But, as I said, it could just be the difference between my two machines. I am so temped to put cooking oil on my wheels.........Grin............I am just kidding, honest! Grin
  12. My table is level, my table is square, my carriage is level, my cords are not dragging, my 4 black wheels are clean, my carriage is clean. I have no strings stuck in the four, black wheels I have checked my head encoder, taken it a part and put it back together again, correctly, I believe. Left and right she is fine.....I have Bliss, she is like butter. But up and down (vertical)...she drags. Could it be that this 2010 Millie that I just purchased is that much heavier than my 2000 Millie? Am I just weak???? Grin I did not try it out before I installed my new Quilt Path. Once I had the Quilt Path all hooked up, I noticed the drag. I REMOVED EVERYTHING having to do with the quilt path, I still have vertical drag. So it is NOT the weight of the Quilt Path hardware and computer. I have read everything I could get my hands on in these forums that have to do with the Head encoder wheel, M&M wheels, cleaning my carriage and all wheels, etc. I watched one video about wheels. I really could not find anything more I could do with this drag problem. Am I missing something? I know I should call Amy, and I will as a last resort. I know she is busy so if I am able to get some tips from all of you, it might help. Thanking you all in advance.....Janice in northern Minnesota
  13. Quilt Path Instructions

    I ordered a Quilt Path and it should be to my home this coming week. I have downloaded your instructions. Yesterday I requested being included in the Facebook Quilt Path Forum, but have yet to be invited. Are there other places that I should aware of that will help me? Thank you, Janice in northern Minnesota
  14. Table Maintenance

    Sharon and Sharond.... Thank you both very much for helping me. I truly appreciate it. I will clean the rollers like you both said, and then replace the Velcro. Thanking you again!!!! Janice in northern Minnesota
  15. I have a 12 foot table that I have Bliss and automatic advance on. The table is an older model. When I received it, the handle on the far right that released the pressure on the quilt top roller and the backing roller, released easily. I think it had velcro around the bars where they met up when you clamped them down. The velcro has come off, and now when I release the handle and try to advance my quilt, they stick and jerk, and I have a difficult time getting them to clamp down. Is it common for a piece of velcro to be around each bar so that it moves freely and clamps better? Should I be oiling the clamps, etc? Am I making sense?????????????? Grin Janice in northern Minnesota