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  1. What thread are you using in the bobbin? Try Bottom Line thread by Superior threads it is a 60 wt. and is an excellent bobbin thread. Also check your bobbin tension. I use a Towa tension gauge but you can also use the Jamie Wallen test. Here is the youtube link Leslie
  2. Becky I will stitch one free charity quilt, per customer, per year, provided that the quilt is being made for my local guild comfort quilt program. I only provide E2E stitching and I pick the panto. Batting and backing is provided by the guild. I'd hoped that the other LAQs in the guild would follow my lead but that hasn't happened yet. I will donate quilting to other causes on an individual basis when I have the time. Leslie
  3. Charlene Superior threads also have So Fine 40 and Omni V which are variegated. Signature threads, Auril threads and YLI threads have many variegated colour options as well. Leslie
  4. Customer Service

    I live on the edge of the middle of nowhere. I have always experienced excellent customer support from APQS. To troubleshoot a problem I start with this forum, call customer support and then fix it myself. I took the APQS machine maintenance course which was well worth the cost and travel. Thread breaking can be very frustrating. Weak thread, lint in the hook area, thread tension- too tight, too loose, worn check spring, burrs, can all cause thread breakage, the list goes on. It takes time to really get to know your machine. Leslie
  5. Beatice Marie I too love math! Of course I use a calculator. Ha Ha. Leslie
  6. Machine Sticking

    Lynn If you are running M&M wheels, try cleaning the wheels, table and carriage with rubbing alcohol saturated on a piece of batting. Leslie
  7. TOWA Gauge

    What works for me is the same tension setting as I use for Bottom Line 60 wt. bobbin thread which is about 20. Leslie
  8. I love my Lucey, she needs a sister! Leslie
  9. In Harvey's path

    Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the devastation in Texas. Leslie
  10. Though Warm & Natural batting is not my favourite because of the seeds and other debris, I doubt that it will damage an APQS LA. With W & N I have had more thread breakage and shredding if using a trilobal thread. Warm & White by the Warm Company does not have seeds and is not a problem. Bamboo and bamboo cotton blend batting are two of my "go-to" battings. Cotton/Poly 80/20 blend is also universally popular. Leslie
  11. We are celebrating our 150th year of Confederation today. It is a beautiful sunny day. Happy 4th of July to our southern neighbours. Leslie
  12. Very nice Rosemary!
  13. New Lenni

    Happy to hear you are lov'in your Lenni. Leslie