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  1. ffq-lar

    SID on a large quilt

    If you plan to do all SID first, start in the center. That's where the most fullness will live and where the eye focuses first, so it needs to be flat and symmetrical. The big issue with this is what happens to the rest of the quilt when you start in the middle. You'll need to float it, so secure the top edge of the top with pins (don't stitch it down because you may need to re-position it later). Then advance to the center, smoothing as you advance. When you reach the center, adjust so it's symmetrical then stitch baste or pin baste horizontally above and below the center. Then baste the enti
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  2. ffq-lar

    Bobbin case

    You won't want to force it, but can you rock the hand wheel at all? Remove the needle in case that's part of the problem. Spray some WD-40 all over the case and remove the needle plate to spray from the top, to ease things along. If it's a thread snarl stopping things, a soak overnight might help soften things up. Last solution---remove the bobbin assembly completely. That will require retiming, but may be the last resort. The jammed bobbin case will be much easier to work on outside the machine. Good luck!
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  3. I also want to know how quilt a polyester T-shirt with rubberized logos and I am glad I have found my question answer over here.
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  4. RunningThreads

    Freddie question

    Probably here are the instructions. https://www.apqs.com/fuse-replacement-video/ Nigel
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  5. If you undo the four thumbscrews that hold the handle clamp on and let the handle hang. You will see a couple of Allen head screws holding the back part of the clamp to the head. Tighten them up and reassemble. Nigel
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  6. Williams, If you put your curser of the poster's name, you will see when they last visited. Deb S who asked the question has not visited since December 2016, so I would not expect a response. Cagey
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  7. She's a beauty! Wish I weren't so far away! If you ever consider shipping for additional fee - reach out please. jessk3687@gmail
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  8. About 5 years old. Haven’t really used it since I got my new Longarm with the M bobbin (Nov 2019) except to wind a few bobbins for my domestic machine. I tested it out, runs very well. You will see a huge difference in consistency between this unit and your Singer sidewinder. Had a friend a few years ago who got rid of hers, and tried to use an aftermarket winder on her APQS Longarm, and she asked for my help with tension issues, I had to run home and get mine to prove to her it wasn’t the LA, but the winder she was using. She went out and ordered a replacement from APQS. Expensive lesso
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  9. "Lots of stops and starts with concentric circles." Good point, Shana!
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  10. Lots of stops and starts with concentric circles. But it would look cool. Have fun, whatever you choose to do
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  11. This is really pretty. I love the pattern and I've wanted to make one for myself! If you have circle boards with spirals or swirls, that would look really cool edge to edge. If you're not good with pantos, would you consider doing freehand continuous curve arcs? Personally, if it were me I would do an edge to edge pattern, something spiral or swirly all across the entire quilt with a subtle thread, light gray or off white. Show us the finished quilt!
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  12. SueD

    Quilting suggestions, please!

    From what I see with a quilt like this, you need to determine what you want someone to see. Do you want to emphasize the octagons formed by the 8 triangles coming to the center (5 1/2 of those across each row in what we see)? Or the 4 pointed star shape from the octagons+4 triangles at N/S/E/W? Or the large interlocking circles from the 4 pointed stars plus the lighter areas around them? Or the large circles that just touch at the points with a star between them? There are sooo many possibilities with this quilt. You can stitch in the ditch around whichever shape and then echo insi
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  13. Cagey

    GEORGE NEEDS LOVING HOME

    Helen, Only a suggestion to assist with your sale of George, but most buyers would like a picture, and the year/age of the machine. There have been a number of different George tables over the years, so the picture address that issue too. I'm guessing it is an older single fixed foot model, as you did not mention feet. Best of luck with selling your George. It sounds like someone will be getting an outstanding well loved machine. Have a great day. Cagey
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  14. Hi Stevi. Yes my machine is still available. (The other interested person was looking for a computerized machine.) I apologize for the delayed response. I've been out of town since last Friday and this is the first opportunity I've had to open my computer. My husband is undergoing some medical testing with his lung specialist in Denver. We will head home on Thursday, 3/25. Did you have other questions for me?
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  15. BonnieJ

    Member

    Not sure how I did it or if I even need to fix it but realized I have two different memberships with this site. My original one was Bonnie in ok.
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  16. Here's a quilt with many National Park patches that travels with the couple in their RV. She sewed them down (I think she said she used a Featherweight) and I couldn't stitch on them with my Millie, but I echoed them once. If it will be a wallhanging, use a heavyweight double-sided fusible to attach them if they're too thick to stitch down.
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  17. DB, I'm so glad to hear you found the problem! phew! It is a very sturdy machine and I hope you have lots of fun! Bonnie is right, a local HQ16 dealer should be the most helpful. I think that is how HQ tried to structure the sales and service. Happy Quilting
    1 point
  18. DB

    HQ sixteen motor stalling

    OMG You guys are the best! I called Handi Quilter earlier today and got no where, I'm still waiting for a call back. Within 5 minutes of posting my problem here, I had the answer. Kerri, Thank you so much, if you were here I'd hug you. I did what you said, quite honestly didn't know that the hand wheel was the hand wheel until you mentioned it. Got the needle up and sure enough there was a 1/2" of thread wrapped around the needle. It's back to running just fine. I can't believe that was the problem. Bonnie, Thank you for your words of encouragement, I was quite hesitant about buying a used ma
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  19. Hi, That message will come up and the machine will stop, as a safety feature when something is blocking the operation of the needle (ex. needle stuck in a really thick seam). If you had it off to the side without any fabric, you may have gotten some thread stuck in the bobbin race somewhere. With the machine off, you need to clear it and then turn it back on. It should then come up normally to the menu. Rotate your hand wheel a half turn at a time and check the bobbin area for stuck threads. I'm not sure if the needle was damaged, but you might want to check that too.
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