MelissaNH

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  1. Check Spring Not Moving

    I think it is fixed!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I finally got to the hardware store for the 5/64 Allen wrench. I just loosened the set screw, pulled the whole assembly out of the machine, turned it so the bottom of the little hook was at 10:00 and the straight part at 11:00 (sprung ahead an hour....lol) and when I pull the thread, the spring moves!!! So excited!! haven't powered up the machine yet. We got power back this evening but husband has other stuff plugged in where my machine usually plugs in. I'll have to try it out tomorrow night for a bit if I can squeeze it in. Thanks everyone for your help! Lol I didn't wreck it! what a relief. Now I'll have to wait until a week from Friday to really play with it as I'm going out of town to visit my Quilty buddies for some sewing and lots of laughing. Cagey, I would have to have the generator run AC. Lol I absolutely melt in the heat (and....apparently get cranky according to husby lol). I'd rather be cold. You can always put more on, but you can only take so much off lol. Thanks again for your help!!
  2. Check Spring Not Moving

    Thank you Cagey, Nigel, Jim and Carol for your help. I will definitely order a new check spring just in case. Nigel, yes it springs right back when I push it down. I'm wondering if it just needs to be turned a bit. It looks to me like it is about an "hour" off in position. 9:00 instead of 10. Longarm Daylight Savings maybe? lol. Jim, I will give that a look. I just got the correct Allen wrench to be able to loosen the screw. I haven't been able to do much other than take the tension knob and disks off and look. It didn't seem to be hung up on anything or pinched as Carol suggested. Hmmm maybe the tension is too loose. I can try tightening the top and bottom and see what that does. Great idea to take pictures Cagey! Lol might lessen my nervousness a bit. We've been without power for the past two days. We got a generator and then the furnace is acting up. Always something to get in the way of quilting. Once normalcy is restored, I'll give it another look. Thanks to you all for your help. I truly appreciate it!
  3. Check Spring Not Moving

    No, it doesn't move at all from that spot. That's a good idea to check that way. I will do that. Thank you. I have to say, I haven't needed to do a lot of things to my machine, it just goes when I power it on lol. this will be a first for me taking something apart. lol I'm a little nervous. Thanks again!
  4. Check Spring Not Moving

    Hi Nigel and Cagey, Attached is a pic of my set up. I watched the video and I am threaded properly. I did see that the spring did not move like it did in the video. I tried to attach a video of my machine stitching, but can't get it to attach. This is what it looks like. The spring barely moves when I stitch. I'm guessing that I need to replace the check spring? or is it the whole assembly? Thank you for your help! It is most appreciated.
  5. Hi Everyone, I haven't used my Millie since about March (been a busy year for everything except quilting). I've finally got some time, and a few quilts that need finishing. I cleaned and oiled it, and changed the needle. I was getting loops above and below. After I checked the thread path and fiddled with the tension some, the stitches seem to be ok but I have noticed that my check spring doesn't move when the machine is running. The spring is closer to 10:00 with the spring hook closer to 9:00, and it just stays in that configuration running or not. Since the stitches seem to be ok, I'm going to attempt to make it through the quilt I have loaded, but I know this is something that I can't ignore. Does this mean I need to change the check spring or the tension assembly? For a brief history, I got the machine in 2012 from a friend of mine who kept up with maintenance. She only quilted for herself and didn't do a lot of quilts per year and I only do about 4 or so quilts a year (and that might be overestimating...). I've had it serviced by Dave Jones about every other year (since I don't use it a lot, that is what he suggested). Thanks so much once again for your help.
  6. Dandelion Quilt-very modern

    Beautiful! I'm not too much of a modern girl but this one is really cool. Your design is perfect!
  7. Thank you Cagey and Nigel!

    I absolutely love this forum. Although I don't post often, I read all the time and have learned so much from all of you. Lately, the day job is taking up most of my time so there hasn't been a lot of time for quilting, but I've got a very small piece loaded to test out the height and a free weekend ahead. WooHoo!! I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again!! Melissa
  8. Hi Cagey and Nigel. Finally, my husband and I had time to raise my frame up a good 4ish inches. We had to wait until both of us were on vacation because there is just no time after work. Thanks to both of you for the advise on using the car jack and how to go about it. It made both of us more comfortable doing it. LOL, and it was really easy!! Now I just have to make sure we didn't raise it too much haha. we're keeping the jack out for a week or so just in case. Thanks again! Melissa
  9. Twins and news

    Awwww. They are adorable. Congrats on your retirement!
  10. I am retiring too

    Congrats Mary Beth! 35 miles is a lot. I drive 40 each way from NH into MA. Traffic is horrible and can take 1-2hours or more to get home some nights. Lol that is why I don't get more quilting done. Enjoy the time with your family. All the best in your retirement. Melissa
  11. How to raise the frame

    Thank you Cagey and Nigel! I feel better now (LOL and so will dear husband...) haha, and hopefully my achy back too. Melissa
  12. Augh... added pics to other post... so challenged.... lol
  13. How to raise the frame

    Hi Cagey. To me it looks like the front one just slides down much like a telescoping handle on a vacuum. It looks like the back does the same only inside the pole. The only separate piece is the one with the holes the rest is all welded together. I was thinking of putting the jack in the center right below the "batting bar" and working both front and back at one end at the same time.
  14. Pig In A Blanket

    Beautiful! I love your feathers!