Abercroft

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  1. Bobbin thingy

    Awesome, thanks! I knew I could count on you guys.
  2. Anybody know what this is and where it goes? (Left, bottom in the photo). It’s leaf thin and popped out when I was placing the bobbin case with a new bobbin back in my Ultimate 1 machine. I can’t find the equivelant on my domestic machine. Anyone know how to get it back where it belongs? thanks!
  3. I'm looking to buy more L bobbins for my Ultimate 1. My machine was built in 1993, and the bobbin entry says the bobbins are for machines with "Smart technology". Will these work in the old machine? I thought I'd check before I buy 20 of them....
  4. M and M wheels

    Thank you Busy... that's exactly what I needed to hear. After close inspection, only one of my wheels is adjusted so that the lip of the table is hanging on the top groove of the wheel. Ill get my husband to adjust the others. You guys are great!
  5. M and M wheels

    Would one expect an older machine to glide as easily as the newer ones if the set up were correct?
  6. M and M wheels

    Thanks for both replies. Jim, those horizontal wheels, as I look at them, two on the back of the carriage have the edge of the rail completely filling the groove on the wheel. It looks pretty tight against the inside of the groove. In the other two, (in front) the edge is not snug on the inside of the groove, and the wheel seems to be almost hanging on the inside top of the wheel. can you picture what I mean?
  7. I have an old, 1993, Ultimate 1. I just had Intellistitch put on. I've not really used the machine as yet, and it's my first longarm machine. So I really don't know how it should handle, although I have played with new machines at shows. It has M and M wheels that the previous owner told me were only a year old. She did not use the machine hardly at all due to health problems. So the wheels should be pretty good, so she said. To me, the machine seems difficult to move around. Not at all smooth like at the shows. The machine and frame are level, but on Berber type carpet. Rails and wheels are cleaned with isopropyl alcohol. The machine does not travel but maybe halfway down the frame when given a good push like they say it should. I'm about to start quilting my first longarm quilt and I'm concerned my machine isn't ready...... Questions: Is the handling because it's an old, heavy machine compared to the newer ones at the shows? Could the wheels need replacing? How do I tell by visual inspection?All of them, some of them? Are there adjustments I might do to the wheels to make the machine move better? What are those adjustments? I can't afford a Bliss system. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks for any and all advice. I've been sewing and quilting for ages, but this is my first foray into long arms. sarah
  8. Date of machine?

    Thank you!
  9. My Ultimate 1 has a serial number of 671. Anyone know the year she was made? thanks!
  10. Intellistitch folks

    Thank you everyone. I've contacted Nolting and arranged for them to do up my Ultimate 1. i can't wait!
  11. Intellistitch folks

    Thank you!Yes, it's Brian Hicks. We've been in contact for almost a year, and this is not like him..... the Intellistitch people aren't responding either. It's been a month now. Can you tell me how to get in touch with the Nolting people? Thank you
  12. Intellistitch folks

    Yes, it's Brian Hicks. We've been in contact for almost a year, and this is not like him..... the Intellistitch people aren't responding either. It's been a month now. Can you tell me how to get in touch with the Nolting people? Thank you
  13. Hi everyone! ive been in contact with a man in Washington who installs Intellistitch. I have heard from him as recently as the 20th of May. He told me he had had trouble connecting with the Intellistitch factory but he managed to get through and they should have parts to ship by the end of May. However, I'm ready to get my machine to him, yet he's not responding to my emails. I'm flommoxed. Anyone heard anything? I'm getting concerned that something bad has happened.
  14. Brother Dream Fabric Frame

    I really like those frames. But I decided to save money by going the used route. If it had been cheaper I might have bought that frame.
  15. Looking for opinions : Ultimate 1. My first machine. Runs great, good tension, etc. But would like to upgrade a bit. Should I be thinking about the stitch regulation, or bliss? If you had to choose, which would it be?