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  2. Thanks Cathy for your valuable information will have to try this. Thank you for sharing!
  3. Hi Bonnie, I use Dream Puff most of the time. I just place it where the fullness is. I have placed it the length of the border when I had a big problem, but not often. I pin it down also when I have a very long place to work out. Really, its not hard to do at all. Good luck.
  4. What kind of batting were you using? I will try this when I need to take up excess border fabric. So do just place it where the fullness is or does it go the length of the border?
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  6. Check with The Grace Company, they make some generic frames. https://www.graceframe.com/en
  7. Hive Mind, Looking for schematic/dimensions for a frame to accommodate a Ken Quilt 633 machine. I have an inspiration frame now, but I want more working distance. Short arm didn't work so well. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks much. Red Deb
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  9. Clover or Collins water soluble markers https://quiltersapothecary.com/collections/all/marking-tools They have some spray/applicators to help remove the marking. Blue seems to work well.
  10. I am in need of a reliable marking tool for light/neutral back ground fabrics that can be permanently removed. I have tried Frxion (what a mess), blue and purple so called “washable” markers (they are not washable) and the Dritz colored yellow chalk (beware, this chalk DOES NOT come out). The white chalk will dust away but you cannot use white on a neutral fabric!?! I have seen numerous posts elsewhere online about how disappointing these marking tools are. But no solutions. With the advent of ruler use and marking design layouts, what are quilters using? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
  11. Actuality Bonnie, that was part of the reason for the extra batting, to fill up the fullness, but by the time I get my quilting on the border, I cannot really tell its there. Does that make since. I know its confusing, but for me it really works well.
  12. Does it not make the border fuller than the rest of the quilt?
  13. this quilt is gorgeous. Wonderful work!
  14. Yes, it just went to it’s new home.
  15. How do you load the backing? I float the top & batting so that isnt a ptoblem. I have been working for 4 hours now and cannot get the backing on straight
  16. Has the machine been sold and/or picked up?
  17. Thanks, Jim, for the education! You might want to send that info in to APQS Service, so that they can share correct info with our customers.
  18. For Sale: Gammill Vision 2.0 30-12 with 12 Foot Frame. $12,995. This machine has a 30 inch throat, gam guide, laser light, upgraded breeze track, ruler base, rear handles, and various accessories. Machine has been professionally serviced and is in excellent working condition. Freight shipping available for an extra fee. Otherwise, you may come test it out and we will help load it into your truck or van. My email is tweid04@gmail.com. Thank You!
  19. I've meant to correct the misconception about this "gunk" for years now, and I guess now is the time. The black material you see here is not simply aluminum oxidation. There might be some there, but most of it is something else. I believe it is cotton dust, sizing, and dye, along with the dust we find in the air all the time. "How can I be so sure" you ask. Because I have anodized tracks on both of my machines, and I still have the black build up. Anodized aluminum does not oxidize. It is a coating created to specifically deal with aluminum's propensity to oxidize. I don't think APQS bothers to anodize their table rails, the ones for my Ult 2 were raw aluminum, which I had anodized myself. The Ult 2 carriage was anodized when I got it, as are the rails on my Gammill. I still get that black build up on them. I haven't addressed this issue before, because dealing with it, whether aluminum oxidation, or simply dirt, is the same; clean the rails with some evaporating solvent. But I've decided to set the record straight so someone else doesn't have parts of their table anodized in hopes of eliminating the problem. Jim
  20. Sorry but it may be sold ... but will get back with you if it is not ... Thank you Pat
  21. 2012 APQS Millennium Longarm Quilting Machine with Quilt Path Computerized System and freehand tools – Selling for just $19,750 – Would cost you $34,075 if new) Machine is like new, fewer than 100 quilts stitched on this machine. Some of the extras have never been used. Machine has never needed service and works great. Reason for selling: Owner is a professional Quilt Pattern Designer and thought she’d like to quilt some of her designs, but her designing business takes up the bulk of her time, so she has quilted only a few. If you buy this treasure of a machine, you’ll have EVERYTHING you need to get started and then some, whether you want to try freehand quilting or computerized quilting. And I’ll give you a free training class ($250 value) in my home studio in Gloucester, VA, to familiarize you with the machine (I own a similar one) and to help you operate a business from your home. Machine resides with the owner in Waldorf, MD. I am an APQS representative and am helping the owner sell her machine. Contact: Georgene Huggett, Gloucester, VA, Email: Georgene@GeorgeneQuilts.com (757) 848-6540 Owner will disassemble and package the machine ready for your pickup. No shipping. The owner originally bought the machine without the computer, but decided to add it 5 months later, which is why you’re getting the benefit of both hand guided tools and the computer. You have a choice. All blue prices in parentheses indicate price if you were to buy new ($ if new). MACHINE ($19,700 for machine only) -- ($34,075 with machine extras and computer) 2012 APQS Millennium (top of the line) which includes – Stitch Regulator Thread Cutter Single Stitch Button Laser Light Turbo Bobbin Winder Black Light Horizontal and Vertical Channel Lock (only the Millennium has both horizontal and vertical Platform Hopping Foot (others available for purchase) Owner ordered many extras with the machine -- Bliss Rails on 12-foot table ($1,000 extra) Most people’s choice, 12’ table will do King sized quilt and the Bliss rails help the machine move very smoothly. Power Fabric Advance ($1,350 extra) No handles or gears to maneuver, just push a foot pedal. Quilt Glide ($1,250 extra) You can do small stippling with ease using the stitch regulator “L” size Smart Bobbin (the one I would recommend) Gives you the best tension. Footprint of machine would be 5’3” x 12’ COMPUTER -- Quilt Path Computerized System by Grace Company ($9,500 if new) – Comes with free upgrades for as long as you own the system. EXTRAS INCLUDED ($1,275 if new) Hartley Base Expander (ruler base) ($170) Hartley Perfect Circle ($305) Vertical Cone Holder ($90) Hartley Worktable and Clamp Supports ($145) 11 Paper Pantographs and 30 additional patterns added to the 250+ that come with Quilt Path (approximately $200+) Quick Zip set of zippers for machine and quilt top ($75) (exactly what I use) Towa Bobbin Gage ($50) You can set your bobbin tension and know it’s perfect Corsage Pins and Magnetic Holders ($40) Use for attaching quilt back to zippers or canvas Bobbins and Thread, Needles ($200 to $300, maybe more) Machine Manual and Assembly Instructions – Everything that came with the machine Free Customer Care and Support and access to online education. Free day of Training. FOR PICTURES, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR EMAIL. I WAS UNABLE TO LOAD THEM HERE.
  22. Where in Idaho? Can you change out the feet and does it have a laser light?
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