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    sewing, sewing and repairing heavy textiles, long arm quilting, outdoor crafting, , camping, gardening, family, kids and grandkids activities ♥

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  1. whitepinesquilter

    ? About Laser Light on '09 Freedom

    Thank you, Barb! I haven't used it yet because I was afraid I was missing something. Now I feel comfortable to let loose!
  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope your day is blessed with comforting food and friends and family! Its just the Mr and myself this year. We both just want good hearty beef stew and garlic bread, so that's all cooking now. We're getting down to the last 10-ish pounds of garlic remaining, so I've been processing it into powder and dehydrated minced (we grow all natural (organic w/o the certification) garlic) so you can imagine what smell my house is filled with! It's strong, but smells so good with the beef cooking. Being so very thankful with all we've been blessed with this year I'm taking a break from the kitchen to go get to know my new-to-me Freedom. One thing I'm finding quite different from my I/S on my Ulti I is the laser light connection. Is it right that when I turn the Freedom on the laser light comes on and stays on unless I pull the RCA plug connection? I asked the seller who said it always just came on and stayed on while powered up. Did she, and now me, miss a button or switch? Thanks, in advance, for your knowledge. And again, Happy Thanksgiving all!
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    APQS Ruler Mate for sale

    I'm interested in this. I've sent you a message. Thanks!
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    ? About Hydraulic Lift Removal to Unassemble Table

    Thanks Zeke. We've got it all home now, and as soon as I make room we'll be reassembling.
  5. Hi all, Tomorrow we go pick up the 2009 Freedom I bought. The table has the hydraulic lift on it, and I'm wondering what all needs to be disassembled to take the table apart to load and move it? Does each leg's lift have to be removed as well as the pump and transformer? I'm sort of a wreck worrying that something is going to get damaged in the move, and I so want to avoid that. It also has the quilt advance - anything I need to know about that as well? Thanks, in advance, for any and all imput!
  6. SOLD!! To me!! Was wonderful to meet you, Joyce (and the drive to the river was beautiful!)
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Sewingpup, I'm sorry for the loss of your brother, it's hard to process the loss of a sibling so young, isn't it? As for your shoulder, I know exactly what you're going through with your recooperation. I wish you a full return to movement and joint freedom! My first one took almost a couple years to not be hurting, but they did extensive bone work because of a defect in the bone shape from birth. I just wish it hadn't taken so many years to get them to deal with it. Then five years later they did the left one, same problem but with a tear as well. That one took about a year and a half, but I knew what to do and not to do. Both surgeries also included the AC joint like you had as well. Keep up on your therapy, and do use ice - icing my shoulder was my friend. Regular sewing still gives me some pain. I think it's the sitting and arms forward moving fabric under the needle. But I truly can't complain compared to what I dealt with before. ETA: I used a mix of half isopropyl alcohol and distilled water in a double layered freezer bag and freeze that. When I need to ice my shoulders I take it out of the freezer and break it up easily and it forms to the shoulder so well, it's like hard slush. Keep a hand towel between your skin and the bag, though, and only for up to 20 minutes at a time.
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Thank you, Gator. I wondered where everyone was at. I'll have to check that FB group out. But I do like the forum here. I just was hurting for so long that I could seldom use my machine and stopped participating. But I hope to engage here again and meet new people and gain new ideas and hopefully help others, too.
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Thank you, Vickie. i have an update on that, but I'm still just as excited! I found a lightly used 2009 Freedom only 65 miles away, went and test drove it and purchased it. It has the hydraulic lift as well as the quilt advance, and I'm upgrading the table to Bliss. So all the things I need! I'll be bringing it home at the end of the month!
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Cagey, I didn't use ties. I just used pieces left from his shirts after the first two quilts. I sewed them together and then appliquéd the large circle on the backing. Then appliqués the little center circle over the inner blad ends, then quilted. I had a small template for the blade from MSQC but I made a plastic one larger for this. I believe each blade was 11 1/2" long, both for the center and the four corner quarters.
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    My Ultimate was just upgraded with the Intellistitch stitch regulation, not IQ. THAT is still a dream!
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Thank you, David. He was definitely an outdoors person. My clothesline comes in handy sometimes, lol.
  13. Gosh, I'm really sorry to hear about Rita. I haven't been on here in so long, but I know she suffered with a lot of pain and health issues. I was looking back through the forum and it really looks like she had hopes the surgery she was to undergo would help. I will always remember her dry humor with and about 'himself'. What a beautiful picture of them above.
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    Update: Memory Quilts and a FREEDOM Purchase!

    Thank you Ines, LisaC, Gail, Cagey and Libby. (I'm not sure how to reply and thank you for the kind words directly. The forum has changed since I was last on here.)
  15. whitepinesquilter

    Ultimate i

    Is your Ulti the one with the original speed control and no needle up/down feature? (That's how mine was before I added Intellistitch, an aftermarket stitch regulation.) If you have the knob to turn on and turn up the speed (if I remember correctly it went from 0-1 to 10?) your machine will start stitching just as soon as you power it on. You have to be ready to move the head around. As soon as you're going to cease quilting you reach to shut it off. IF I remember correctly. By '93 it may have had the button on the handle to start and stop the machine, but you still would set your stitch speed above. I hope you get years of enjoyment from your Ulti. I have loved mine.