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  1. My friend, Rose's, Amazon Star won the Best of Show Overall at the San Bernardino County Fair! I am thrilled that I was able to do the quilting on it. I posted pictures on the Forum a couple of months ago. Another quilt I quilted got a blue ribbon. My own "Over the River" got a blue ribbon too. A little catus wall hanging I did got a second. This is the first time items with my longarm quilting was entered in anything, so I am surprised and grateful for the ribbons! Love my Lenni! There are pictures on Flickr. https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7768/180637
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  2. You folks are too funny. Being the only man with a bunch of women doesn't bother me. Used to work in a building where I was the only male with 15 women....they treated me like one of the girls...they used to love to embarrass me once they found out I turned red easily....all in fun. I now am a substitute Sunday School Teacher for an all women's class so I have lots of experience with being with all women. Let's face it....every man's dream....to be the only man with a bunch of good looking women. David
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  3. I quilted this baby quilt for a customer. Didn't know what to quilt at first. I wanted to framed the candle wicking since there was no sashing separating the blocks. Then a secondary patterned showed up and I just had to add feathers. I wanted to add background fill and smaller stippling but I didn't want to make it stiff since it is a baby quilt. http://dewquilting.blogspot.com
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  4. This machine has sold to a lovely lady from Kansas, she was so excited and I am happy to see the machine go to someone who will enjoy it and love it as much as I did. On to another chapter in the ever changing experience we call life!!!!
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  5. Thanks Linda for the disclaimer. I will definetly tell everybody I'm a learner on the longarm if it comes up. I'm not out to take anybody's business(not that I think I could) and don't want people to think that's why I joined the guild. I'm just sort of limited in real life over whom I can talk quilting with....You folks are super to talk with but it would be nice to stare eyeball to eyeball while talking quilting. LOL David
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  6. Have a great time and bring something for show and tell. Talk piecing with the ladies, bring goodies to eat, and I'm sure you'll make lots of new friends. Now for the disclaimer! Don't mention that you have a longarm unless someone asks who quilted your quilts. Then humbly mention that you're a newbie longarm owner, you're thrilled about it, and excited that you learn something new every day. Don't say much if asked if you quilt for hire, just share that you're still in the learning phase and are only quilting your own stuff. But volunteer to quilt some charity tops if you have time.
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  7. Michelle You can loosen the screw turn the pigtail upside down and tighten back up. This way the thread won't get caught in the groove until you get it sorted out. Nigel
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  8. Since it's easier for me (and in my opinion, better) to stabilize each quilting field as I get to it, the stabilizing I do is with pins. On rare occasions I need to distribute fullness in a block or a border and then I may thread-baste just that area. I also think that stabilizing with pins works better when you plan SID seams first and then quilt within blocks or borders. I never saw the advantage to sewing with big stitches, sewing again with small stitches, and the taking out the big stitches-- when pinning will accomplish the same thing and you remove the pins as you get to them. Like man
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  9. I hope these pictures show up!
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  10. I had this problem too. I put tape around the screw gap and problem solved. I also readjusted the batting at the top of the cone so that too much thread would not be pulled. It would get caught in the screw gap when too much thread was getting through and I slowed down. As long as I was going full speed, it did not happen. When I slowed down the thread would get slack and get caught in the screw.
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  11. RitaR

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    Donna, they are all sold.. sorry Virginia just google www.Quilter'sfleamarket.com or the other site is www.SewIt'sforSale.com
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  12. Hi Debbi. One thing I want to clarify about your post above. On a new system, no matter the machine, the table is a "bliss ready" table. So, if you ordered a machine without Bliss and then decided you wanted to upgrade to the Bliss, the cost is $1000.00, the same as if you add Bliss from the very beginning. You would have additional shipping charges. The only time there is a huge jump to upgrade to Bliss, is if you have the old steel Table for Lenni, or an older style table for the Millie or Freedom, then you are looking at $4000.00 for Lenni and $3000.00 for the Millie/Freedom.
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  13. There are two ways to remove a tension assembly - the obvious way, and the right way. The obvious way is to take it apart in pieces to get it out of the hole. The right way (and it's in your manual except for the old, old versions) is to loosen the allen screw around the back corner from the tension assembly, then slide the entire assembly out of the hole. No pieces to put back together....
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  14. Thanks! I spent quite a while with a headlamp & a hemostat & I found the beginning of the thread. From there I was able slowly unwind & unwind & unwind..... well I ended up with a very large pile of thread & a machine that works again!!! Whew- One quilt finished, now onto the next!
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