Cairns

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Cairns last won the day on April 1 2017

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  1. Cairns

    Laser problem

    Good way to look at it. I knew I’d have to re-time sooner or later. thanks
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    Laser problem

    Just FYI, APQS said the gear box shouldn’t be leaking in my Lucey and they sent me a new gasket. Unfortunately, installing it will mean removing the hook assembly and re-timing.
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    Laser problem

    It’s behind the bob in basket, I believe. I do the WD40 wash every month and I just did the annual maintenance. It’s less everyday, though. Thanks for your response.
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    Laser problem

    Hi. I actually had two problems. The laser light seems to be working, now. My second call to APQS was about a new vibration noise. They told me about an additional oiling site and I found a loose screw to tighten. But it still has the sound. Also, when I wipe the bobbin area, after daily maintenance, I get a small amount of black residue. I don’t remember seeing that before. Worrisome. Thanks
  5. I have a two-year old Lucey. I don’t use the laser often. My laser light has always varied in strength, but the light dot has been clearly visible. Today, after two uneventful panto passes, the light has diminished in brightness and disappeared several times. I’ve checked connections and see no problem there. Please advise. APQS got back to me and suggested that I switch laser cable ends.
  6. Very nice job. Thank you
  7. The quilting is very effective. Nice job!
  8. Really sweet quilts and wonderful news. Thanks for sharing your cuties
  9. That sounds like a workable idea. I'll audition it when I get the project. Thanks!
  10. Hi. I don't have the quilt top yet. The problem with quilting the pre-printed design is that each one is very small. The square is probably 6"' and the images are more like 4". I could stitch on the line of the wreath, for example, but not around the tiny leaves. Treating the design as an appliqué may work with some of the blocks, though. I'm pretty new to this and wanted to practice possible alternatives. I should've waited until I could share. I'll post again when I have pictures. Thanks.
  11. Does anyone have suggestions for quilting stenciled blocks? I'm going to take delivery of a customer quilt that has pieced star blocks alternating with pre-printed stenciled blocks. I believe they're 6" blocks printed with different designs, i.e. a spray of fruit, a tree with birds, a wreath of branches and leaves. I thought about a simple background fill. However, there isn't the option of quilting around the actual design and I think background fill wouldn't do anything for those images. Thanks, all.
  12. Your quilt is great and I'll bet it's in demand. I made one from this pattern and keep it at our house for the grandkids to share when visiting. I don't think I'd be up for multiples.
  13. Your quilt is lovely and inviting. Great job
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    Applique quilt

    The quilt is lovely and the quilting is spectacular. I am so fortunate to have seen it at the guild meeting. Great job and thank you for sharing!