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  2. Resilient Quilter

    Gros Beckert needles

    Hi, I ordered these from Superior Threads less than 2 years ago. The label has a red bar across the top of the label. I will try to type this in exactly as the label reads. 776362 10 Nm 110/18 134MR 4.0 DP x5MR 1955 MR R B1K646 AE At the bottom right corner is that black box with all the funny lines for you to snap a photo on your phone and it takes you right to the product. I forget what those squares are called. I have this on good authority - talked with Karen McTavish and she said there was a changeover when the company was sold, and the needles are just a bit different. I had used these needles for years in my Ultimate 1, and for a long time in my stitch regulated Freedom. Its just this particular order of 13 packs that don't fit my machine and Karen said they must be the transition period needles during the company sale and changeover. I'm just trying to not lose my shirt here - if no one can use them, its a huge waste of needles. I'd even give them to someone if they want to give them a shot. I hate to throw away that many packages of needles, but I may just have to. I wouldn't be able to send them out for about 10 days as I have some stuff coming up where I won't be available for about a week. Thanks for you input!
  3. Grammavicky

    Lennie

    Will the lennie do a queen quilt with wool batt?
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  5. Kueser

    Pricing question

    You're asking for broken needles going over those junctions. You would have to go super slow and probably not in stitch regulator mode. Don't ask me how I know this.
  6. RunningThreads

    Gros Beckert needles

    Connie i don’t remember the article but I did get some needles from APQS several years ago that were different even though the packaging was the same. I had skipped stitches with the new set but the machine worked perfectly if I used the old needles. I had to tighten up the hook to needle distance just the slightest amount and all has been well since. In theory as long as the needle system is the same any manufacturers needles should work in your machine just like your domestic. Nigel
  7. Is this machines still available? Please send pictures and price to hester.mb@hotmail.com.
  8. Gator

    Gros Beckert needles

    Jim, I'm old and my memory isn't great but wasn't there a problem with the early versions of Gros Beckert long arm needles right after Singer quit making long arm needles? I ever think there was an article on here about it but can't find it. I tried to do a search but couldn't find it. I agree we need more info on the needles.
  9. jimerickson

    Gros Beckert needles

    I am not aware of any difference in needle application between a Freedom, and an Ult 1, or for that matter any APQS model. If they don't work in your machine, they won't work in mine. We need a more complete identification of the needle in order to know whether the needles will work. Thanks. Jim
  10. Resilient Quilter

    Gros Beckert needles

    Hello Everyone! I have 13 packages of MR4 that will not work in my Freedom. They should work fine in the Ultimate 1 as they are from before Gros Beckert went through a change over. If anyone is interested in these, I'd like to pass them on to someone to use them up. I have $104.00 in these and would be happy to sell them for $50.00, plus shipping. Anyone interested?
  11. Battynurse

    I made a massive mistake

    I got taken by Dave too. Thankfully not as much money. He came to me in California to fix my machine. Told me the people at APQS didn’t know what they were talking about (they said I likely needed a new shaft for the hook assembly). He “timed” my machine which I’d already done, told me I shouldn’t use magnaglide bobbins and charged me for service. He actually fixed nothing and later I still had to have someone work on the machine again.
  12. jshea-vaillancourt

    I made a massive mistake

    To Dianne 31331 and 4fore My dealing with Dave was my biggest mistake Trusting my friend was the second biggest She vouched for Dave and Deloa...she continues to help him schedule his dealings in New England....- I should have asked him to take Deloa with him to his next stop so that I could drive to the next town to get to my bank --pay the $30 to have the cashiers check made into 2 checks as I had asked my husband to get originally- I am chalking it up to long late working shift the night before, and I should have never paid him in full. I really believe he would have responded to not getting paid till it was completed. He did teach me one big lesson TRUST NO ONE specially if his name is Dave Jones! I also believe he took the part off of the machine he sold to me to give to someone else- perhaps he thought he'd get another lift and he would be back to fix my machine quickly what ever he did he never tuned the machine before delivery, he could not have gone over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure it was tip top because it was not, they Dave adn DeLoa did not deliver what they both promised. I am not wealthy, this was a massive stretch to pay off my loan from my 401K I still have no lift- no one has come to tune it- The "Deloas Ladies" group that got superior care and service never stopped here. His family helps him get away with this. and that is very sad. I am trying to figure out how to move this -I am scared to take it apart- but I have to sell the home my machine is in now and down size.
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  14. dianne31331

    I made a massive mistake

    I can only say Thanks, & may God Bless You for putting the information on this forum for all to see!!! I'm buying a new Lenni, But I've also been looking at a few APQS used machines(sold by owner), & had I bought a used machine Dave Jones could have sold/setup/moved my machine, so people in the Quilting world should be Warned. I'm not rich, & $10,000 is a lot...... of $ to my family!!! I feel like DeLoa should be held accountable also: She went to the house with him(so she is part of his business), said that the problems would be fixed, she is married to a him, so it's not like she doesn't KNOW he is stealing, & screwing people our of their hard earned money!!! If she can point out items that need fixing, she should fix them, or pay someone else to fix the machine.
  15. 4fore

    I made a massive mistake

    Judy, I'm right there in the same boat with you. In 2014, I had Dave upgrade my machine on the recommendation of others in this forum. While at my home, he did a great job - I thought we had a good working relationship. Then in May, 2015 we were going to move to another state and I asked him what I should do to have it packed up for the movers. He offered to me to come and pack it up and that he would deliver it to me when I was ready for him to bring it. Since I thought we had a trustworthy relationship, I accepted his offer. Now, 3 years later, after many attempts to contact him and moving to yet another state (and he has my contact info that I have left messages for him numerous times), I have yet to see my machine, or to hear from him or to get the money for the sale of my machine if he has sold it. To all of you who say this shouldn't be mentioned on this forum, I have to say, we have no other way of getting this known. There are several of us who have been slighted by Dave Jones so it's not just one person trying to slander his name. I have no qualms with his wife or his children - they've at least responded to me when inquiring of them. But this is so frustrating. And I know y'all think this needs to go to small claims court, but I don't have that kind of money to even hire a lawyer - I'm not a wealthy quilter. I started quilting for the joy of it when I've had money to buy the materials. I had to save up money to buy my used machine and then I saved up money to pay Dave to upgrade it. I don't have an endless bank account so going to court is not in the picture for me. SO MY ADVICE TO ANYONE LOOKING TO GET WORK BY DAVE JONES - DON'T DO IT!! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN THE OTHER WAY FROM HIM BEFORE YOU EVEN ALLOW HIM TO STEP FOOT IN YOUR DIRECTION!!!
  16. I Pray you were not hurt(Family, or Home) by Florence. Is this still available, if it is what comes with it? dianne31331@darientel.net or 912-832-4865
  17. quiltmonkey

    Looking for a pattern!

    Hi Shawna, I did a lot of searches on the Internet sites through various methods on the word "Homeland" and "P3 Designs" and "Home" etc. and I could not find anything. Just double checking::: Are you sure it's called Homeland? Perhaps it's a different name? Perhaps it is not by P3 Designs but designed by someone else?? It's easy for our memories to mix things up sometimes. I did a search on the word "My Homeland" and came up with some interesting quilts. One of the quilts is called "My Homeland" and is Canadian! There are some others in here, too. See if something jogs your memory. https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=925&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=xKieW5HQNsqewATwq4rYBA&q=my+homeland%2C+quilt&oq=my+homeland%2C+quilt&gs_l=img.12...0.0..19444...0.0..0.0.0.......1......gws-wiz-img.z1qZHvK3qxw
  18. Sue E.

    Pantograph size for Millie

    In addition to what Charmaine stated, also be aware of how big the quilt itself is. As you roll the quilt onto the take-up roller, you will lose a little quilting space. Make sure you give yourself enough room to complete the last couple of rows. I decide what size panto I want to do by the quilt itself. Some sizes are just too big for the piecing and will not look just right. Conversely, you don't want to make a panto too small either.
  19. Charmaine

    Pantograph size for Millie

    The size of the panto you want to do is determined by the number of times you like to advance the quilt. The Millie.throat space is 26 inches so you can do larger pantos. Larger pantos are what I look for when doing community quilts. I like quick and easy with enough stitch density to make them durable. There are a number of factors to look at to see if a certain panto will meet your needs: Look at the spacing of the drawn lines of the panto to see the density of the design. Look at whether the designs are nested in the rows. Look at the complexity of the lines and whether you must back track on the lines as you trace the pattern. Look at whether the designs are quite exact and symmetrical or whether the designs are free flowing and not so exact that a wobble or stitching off the traced line would show. Hope this helps! Have fun!
  20. Charmaine

    Pricing question

    I do not quilt as a business so cannot help with the pricing aspect but I do have a caution on a project that would require lots of stitches through bulky denim seams. Perhaps it would be okay but I would hate to risk my longarm machine , its needles and timing for such a project. If you use a ruler, it is time consuming and doing an X would require stitching on the joins where it is the thickest. You have invested time and money into your set up and I would not risk it if it was me. Perhaps someone who has done denim quilts could chime in, but I have not.
  21. Hello all, I’ll be getting my Millie soon and so I’m wanting to buy some pantographs. I see that you can get them as big as 17”, so my question is what size is too small or too big? Thanks!
  22. My up and needle was out of sync. Millie was still sewing along but frustrating when pulling up the bobbin thread. Problem solved. Called Apqs and they sent me a pdf on how to correct the problem. Who knew there was a rotating magnet behind a circuit board.My magnet was floating not screwed on. It was easy to do. Next will be clean the motor brush.
  23. I need some advice on pricing. My friend would like me to quilt a denim patchwork quilt. Very simple design just large squares with flannel backing. She just wants an “X” placed in each square. I have had my machine for a little over a year and only quilted on typical cotton quilting fabric for myself and some family gifts. Would I price this as an overall design? How much per square inch is typical forsomeone starting out? I will need to use a ruler for it to look right so does that make it a different pricing level? She sells other items pretty successfully at several venues. I believe if this goes well, she will want me to do more of them. I don’t know how much to charge or where to start. I don’t want to over or under charge. Any suggestion are appreciated. Last question. Suggestions on batting or should I not use batting for this project would be helpful too. Thank you
  24. Horseface

    bearding

    Thanks Libby. I’ll have to try the poly.
  25. LibbyG

    bearding

    Double batting shows the quilting beautifully, but be careful if you use rulers. They have a tendency to catch on the hopping foot because the batting is so thick. For normal quilts one layer is best. Try Dream poly if you don't want pokies. Hobbs 80/20 used to be nicer to use.
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