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  1. barbm

    Quilt path won't plot safe area

    Are you on the QP Facebook Page? And re: your issue: first thing to check are your clamps - are they fully engaged? That would mean straight up and then a bit over the top to lock - both of them. Is the stepping motor mounted on your table plugged in? There are two cords that run from your power "bundle" to that motor - one has a molex (white) connection, the other has a phone cord-type connection. Unplug both of those and replug them to make sure they are fully seated. Then do the same thing with all the plugs that are plugged into the back part of your carriage - unplug and replug. All this should be done with your carriage, head and QP powered down, then start everything up, in that order - carriage on (switch lights up), head powered on, then tablet powered on. Set your clamps and engage QP. If none of that works, call APQS Service in the morning and describe each step that you've taken. Better yet, get on the QP FB page and get help ASAP. To do that, send a friend request to one of the admins - myself, Heidi Patterson or Angela Hugli Clark - and we'll get you added. Your APQS Rep should be able to add you, as well.
  2. Leanne, first of all, there's a video on YouTube about Importing Patterns on the APQS Quilt Path channel. But to answer your question, GPF is QP's native format and just needs to be copied into the Patterns folder on your tablet. The other formats need to be imported using the Import PlugIn in Design & Create/Pattern.
  3. barbm

    Quilt Path Manual

    Christine, have you watched the APQS Quilt Path videos on YouTube? Lots of great info there. And we need to get you on the Quilt Path User Group page on Facebook. If you will find me on Facebook (Barbara Mayfield/Barbara Jeanne Potter), and send me a Friend Request, I'll get you added. That being said, that page is only available to actual APQS Quilt Path owners - owners of other Grace Co. products (Quilt Motion, Quilter's Creative Touch, Nolting's Quiltmagine, etc.) will have to work with their machine manufacturers for further support.
  4. Put furniture sliders under your table legs. Two people should be able to move it easily!
  5. barbm

    Lenni thread diagram

    Do you not have a manual, Dan? Either on CD or thumbdrive? The thread path is in there.
  6. barbm


    Normal, I think. Haven't heard of Specialist...
  7. barbm

    New to Quilt Path!

    Send a friend request to me and I'll get you added! Look for Barbara Mayfield (Barbara Jeanne Potter) - try to ignore the photos of my cute grandboys!
  8. barbm

    ? About Laser Light on '09 Freedom

    Marci, the laser will stay on when the machine is powered on. If you don't want it shining, just pull the plug! Happy Thanksgiving!
  9. That's a good suggestion, Pamela! If someone from your Guild (or Show committee) contacted APQS, I'm betting they would be thrilled to send you a stack of brochures for your literature table!
  10. A few words from someone who has done local and regional quilt shows (as an APQS Representative): As Madelyn said, APQS Corporate is stretched thin with the national shows (AQS, PIQF, Road to CA, etc.) and the cost to truck in a booth full of equipment, literature, quilts, racks & stands and other booth trappings is enormous. APQS depends on its local Reps or Stores to participate (or not) as vendors at smaller shows, but even then, the cost is often prohibitive. Not all Reps have enough equipment to participate effectively as a vendor and find it difficult to justify renting additional machines/tables from APQS in Iowa. And not everyone is interested in interacting with the quilting public at a show. Another issue: my local Rusty Barn shows aren't limited to quilting-related interests. In fact, more than half of their classes (and vendors) are either garment or fiber related (knitting, embellishment, etc.), which means the attendees are less likely to be quilters. The cost of being a vendor, including the booth fee (which can run several thousand dollars), has to be weighed against the possibility of sales at that show. I agree that it would be awesome to have an APQS booth, with all the machines, at every Quilt Show! Is that likely to happen? I'm afraid not...
  11. barbm

    APQS machine services

    Dave Jones has been known to travel to service or deliver machines, Sue, but right now there's some concern about his ability to deliver what he promises. There are several of us that are willing to travel to do Machine Services - I've been to Alaska once and Hawaii several times to do service and training for APQS owners. There are others, as well. If you're a member of the We Love APQS Facebook group, that would be an excellent place to ask for traveling servicefolks - it's watched more diligently by reps than this forum is!
  12. barbm

    Renaissance Wax Polish

    APQS may have advocated waxing the rails in the early days but not now - like Linnea says, just a regular wipe with a damp cloth or piece of batting will take care of the rails. Wheels might take a little more elbow grease, but they shouldn't be waxed, either!!
  13. Shipping two tables - or even one table - will be horribly expensive. You might consider cutting your 14-foot rollers and rails down to whatever length suits you best. Any reputable welder will be able to do it for you for a few hundred dollars.
  14. barbm

    Free Claudio Pfeil video and Quick Zip system

    And I can take the zippers! I use them on my showroom machines. Mailing address is 45712 SE 138th Court, North Bend, WA 98045
  15. There are some offset screwdrivers that will reach that screw but most of the time, it's best to just remove the head and reattach that bracket.