dthiems

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  1. trying to open the U2U, but no luck so far, could you email me at dthiems@gmail.com?
  2. 2003 Millenium For Sale + Extras! Millenium Quilting Machine Information Asking 8500.00 or reasonable offer;) Includes: 2003 Millenium Sewing Machine with Stitch Regulator 14 foot square leg older table (manual feed) Freestanding bobbin winder cross hatching rulers (brand new, never been used) bobbins 100 roll panto patterns original manuals maintenance videos Lots of cone thread several boxes of prewound bobbins Added New M & M wheels from APQS in December 2010 Could make arrangements to meet half way to deliver to Wyoming, South Dakota, or Colorado pending on distance
  3. Millenium Quilting Machine Information Asking 9000.00 or reasonable offer Includes: 2003 Millenium Sewing Machine with Stitch Regulator 14 foot square leg older table (manual feed) Freestanding bobbin winder cross hatching rulers (brand new, never been used) bobbins 100 roll panto patterns original manuals maintenance videos Lots of cone thread several boxes of prewound bobbins Added New M & M wheels from APQS in December 2010 Could make arrangements to meet half way to deliver to Wyoming, South Dakota, or Colorado pending on distance
  4. Again, thanks for all of your advice and reassurance. I closed my quilt shop in April, and just continued the machine quilting, so all kind of a new venture, even though I have quilted as a business for 26 years, and 5 years through the internet. Most of my internet dealings have been very pleasant, so sad to have to deal with this one. Well, on to 2011!
  5. Thank you guys for your support, it is just hard having someone questioning your work. Especially when she is in Pennsylvania and I am in Nebraska, a little hard to recheck it, but I just closed my quilt shop of 25 years last April, and have had literally thousands of happy customers, so maybe she is just an unhappy person. And thank you for the advice on completing 1 quilt before doing the second for a new customer. I had thought of suggesting that to her, but have decided I will not be contacting her again. I did get my money. I just hope I don't hear from her again. Happy New Years to all of you.
  6. I do have everything documented. And I did offer to requilt whatever she was not happy with, but she is choosing not to send them back. I thought that was a very generous offer considering the shipping is 43.00 and that would be if she shipped them all back, I would be eating the shipping back to her, as well as the labor involved. How frustrating...
  7. I had a customer (new) send me 5 quilts in October. I finished them in November, and contacted her. Because of "family emergency", losing job, etc... she asked to pay the bill, a little over 500.00 in payments. I said that was fine. The last payment was on the 22nd of this month. I shipped the quilts. I got a nasty email today saying that she was unhappy with something on every one of the quilts. I have been quilting for customers for over 25 years, and have logged over 3000 quilts, and never dealt with person like this. She didn't like the weight of backing, she didn't like the amount of batting on the sides, she complained about the stitches, not much she didn't complain about. I offered to have her send them back to me, with backing she liked, or whatever she thought needed corrected, for the cost of the postage back, and I would redo it and ship back at my expense. She answered that she would be contacting a lawyer. Any one else have any pleasant experiences like this??
  8. Thanks for all of the input. The main reason I'm thinking of changing is space. If I sell the building my shop was in, I will have to remodel a garage at my home to accomodate the Millenium and don't know if I want to go to that expense, etc... I have been quilting on long arms for 26 years so don't know if I can downsize. I have owned a Kenquilt, traded to an Ultimate I and now a Millenium. Just got new M&M wheels also, that are WONDERFUL. I will keep weighing the pros and cons for a bit. Thanks;)
  9. I am considering selling my Millenium and purchasing a George. Curious if anyone else has done this and if it worked for them. I have been machine quilting for customers for 26 years and may be getting back into the job market, but I don't want to totally give up quilting, even if it is for myself. Any suggestions would be most welcome!
  10. thanks both of you, i found the information and will look it over. have a great night!
  11. Thanks for the information, but I tried going to this site and it says it cannot be found?
  12. I am planning on expanding my longarm business and would like to know what computer programs are the most user friendly that are available. I have always priced by the size of the quilt rather than per inch or per foot, but am open to new ideas. I just need some names of longarm progams to research and decide on. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Deb (o: www.specialstitches.com
  13. For years I have applied my binding to quilts with the serger. All of a sudden my backing is creeping, which requires me to rip it out and baste it before serging to keep everything flat for the handstitching. I have tried different pressures, differential feed settings, etc... I am using the same serger so do not have a clue why this problem is new? Any other problems like this out there? Suggestions? Thanks and have a great day! Deb Millenium
  14. Thanks for the suggestions. I tried the foam earplugs, but can't get any that are comfortable, so picked up some silicone ones to try this week. I had read about the grease, but hate to take the motor off, and I haven't ever had to do this before and have used this machine 18 years. I have had it serviced at APQS 3 times, so I suppose they grease it there. Have a great week!
  15. I have been quilting for 20 years. I have an Ultimate I, and had everything on it refurbished, upgraded, etc... a little over 1 year ago. Including a new motor. The problem is that I do alot of pantograph quilting, so my right ear is starting to give me problems because of the loud motor. There is not anything wrong with the motor, it is just loud, and I have 6 foot ceilings in my quilting loft, so just looking for suggestions that other quilters might have to cut the sound without completely blocking out. Thanks and have a great day! Deb