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  1. FME

    Hi Vicki Haven't tried it on George, but I would think its do-able. Are you doing free standing on an organza? Or thinking a heavier fabric?
  2. New George, cord question, & thanks

    Congrats with your new George, your going to love him!
  3. Arcadia Avenue Quilt

    BRRRR!!! Beautiful!! Great quilting!!
  4. Thanks for all the great input- take home is all are great- but if going with the heirloom go by the roll- lays nicer?? I guess my next question is do a lot of you use 2 layers when quilting with wool a lot?? I have a few people say poly and wool, or 80/20 Hobbs and layer of wool? Thanks for you guys wealth of info!
  5. Hi All, I have a question as to what brand of wool batting do you love best and where do you usually order it if buying by the roll?? Thanks! Deb
  6. avoiding turkey tracks

    Your quilt turned out lovely!! On the subject of Filtec magnetic bobbins- I check every bobbin on the Towa gauge as quite often they are over wound and come off the bobbin at a very uneven tension. Unfortunately I do waste some thread- but once the tension evens out( not bouncing all over the place) then I adjust the bobbin tension according to were my machine likes to live ( wasting a bit of thread is better then ripping) I think Linda mentioned in an earlier post that sometimes the inside of the bobbin can have a little burr in it that you can remove with an exacto knife. All good advise about adjusting your tension, but sometimes the problem is in the bobbin
  7. Great job Teresa, You complemented them on their stunning quilt ( very tactful ) while not taking the unrealistic responsibility of quilting it. Well said!!
  8. Skipped stitches

    Wow Jane, You survived what so many of us fear!!! Congrats!! I am hoping I never have to do that but you give me courage that I can! Happy quilting!
  9. Keeping you in my prayers - grateful you found it early!
  10. Congrats on your new family member!! Wishing you all the best! Happy Quilting!
  11. Using a Towa Gauge for better Tension

    So far I have found the least expensive place to buy a Towa is if another member is selling theirs, rarely there is a good deal on eBay, but sometimes you get lucky. New I have found Superior and Amazon are pretty close in price last time I looked. Yes Superior has a tension chart, but they are for DSM as it is focusing on top tension. Superiors does have a thread chart that does give needle suggestion for each thread that is useful. I agree with Cagey, there are several posts about the Towa and setting your bottom tension, and Linda is a huge wealth of knowledge that shares so freely. Linda does point out that with certain threads you may have to tweak more then others. Keeping a note book helps . You really only have to tweak a lot in the beginning to figure out where your machine likes to live( mine is around 150, others are 180 or 200 ) Once you know what your number is, setting each bobbin to that number becomes quick and easy - for most threads, adjusting the rest of the tension from the top by changing my threading or lowering the tension dial or both- again the notebook helps.... I go to sleep and forget my the next day what I did lol! For me the Towa has made bottom tension so much more straight forward. Hope this helps
  12. Hi All, For those of you that are new to using a longarm and are struggling with tension, I posted a YouTube video on using the Towa gauge as a guideline to ease/understand tension problems . I hope this helps some newbies out there as my relationship with George certainly improved this past year when I started using a Towa . Best, Debbie
  13. I agree - thanks for all your input Madelyn! You have given me good advise many times since getting my George, Debbie
  14. bobbin winder

    Hi Regina, I agree with Nigel. If you continue to have problems with winding your bobbins call Ray at Quilt Tech back and he will walk through the adjustments. I have been very happy with my winder once I got settled in and got the hang of using it. The only thing I can think of is that maybe your are not "flossing" the thread in between the tension discs and getting wonky tension? When I first got my winder it kept popping out of the discs causing irregular tension when winding - I think it wasn't firmly in place - just a thought. Debbie
  15. Texas Lonestar

    Just lovely Sue!! Great color selection and your quilting is beautiful, Debbie