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  1. URGENT: design shifting issue

    I don't have this system so I can't help but I believe Zoltan with Intelliquilter is providing support for compuquilter.
  2. If you want the deluxe frame and bliss rails then you need to consider the cost of upgrading Lucy's standard frame versus the cost of Freddie that comes with those options and the automatic advance. I believe Freddie also comes with the glide feature that is useful in some free motion quilting.
  3. New* True 1/4 Foot

    I too resented having to purchase it as I didn't realize when I purchased that the 1/4" foot that came with Millie didn't have the clearance for a ruler from the back. Since I often found myself needing to use a ruler behind the foot I went ahead and purchased it. It has made life easier for me when I do ruler work.
  4. Yes you do. It makes life easier.
  5. You could if your backing is large enough to accommodate the width of the quilt at the widest point.
  6. Trimming Question

    I don't trim quilts for customers but on my own quilts I trim 1/4" from the edge of the quilt so the extra will make the binding a little fuller.
  7. Loyal customers. ???

    What are others in your area charging for simple pantos? Less than your new prices? I would pick out five or six computerized pantos that are fairly simple, no backtracking, low density, and stitches quickly, make a small sample.....plain muslin would work......and stitch out a row or two of each of your choices. Bind it and take to your next show and tell with the pricing for those choices.
  8. Basting Quilts

    When I'm doing edge to edge designs I baste the both sides and across the top as close to the edge as I can, then I stitch the first pass, roll the quilt, smooth and baste each side then stitch the design. When I'm doing custom quilting I baste and/or stitch in the ditch the entire quilt before going back and placing designs where I want them.
  9. To make the piano key border I would probably sew half strips together. It's easier for me to keep my seam more consistent with the half strip than it is the full width strips. Also if you are doing a random color look you would have more variations with the half strips. As for the one book, I really can't point to just one. I have a bunch of books. LOL.......they are like Lays potato chips for me.
  10. I have a Millie with Intelliquilter. The IQ doesn't add much weight to the machine. The difference between quilt path and IQ begins with quilt path operates on a belt system and IQ operates on a motor system. Quilt path is a windows based operating system and IQ is not windows based. At the time I purchased IQ had capabilities that quilt path didn't such as setting up a no sew zone but that may have changed now as they were working on a upgrade. The two systems "think" differently so if you could find somewhere to watch both systems in action it might help you see which one works better with how you think. I went with the Millie even though I knew that the IQ would add the electronic channel locks that Freddie and Lucey lacked because I wanted the channel locks to be available even if the computer wasn't available for some reason. I also love the glide option on the Millie for the detail work (pebbles, micro stippling). I think glide is available on the Freddie but not Lucey. My only regret is the Millie 30" wasn't available three years ago.
  11. Surge Protectors

    I have an Uninterrupted Power Source for my Millie. It protects from power surges and in case of power outages will run your machine long enough to shut down safely. The size recommended by APQS was a little over $300 from Amazon.
  12. Computerized quilting

    After a lot of research, and a six month delay because I chickened out, I purchased my Millie and had the Intelliquilter system installed. My only regret was the six months I lost out on using this wonderful machine with IQ by being anxious about spending the money! I love my IQ and wouldn't trade it for any other system!
  13. Crosshatch

    LOL. The computerized designs took almost no time. Just the crosshatching took lots and lots of hours!
  14. Crosshatch

    Crosshatching with a computerized system is tough because of fabric draw up and matching each point across the quilt after each roll. I haven't crosshatched an entire quilt but did crosshatching on a custom quilt surrounding all the blocks. I used a ruler from quilters apothecary made for crosshatching.
  15. I forgot to answer the part of your question about the color of the batting. For quilts that are primarily white I used the white Hobbs 80/20 on my own quilts. It seems as though the white is dull after washing if I use the natural.