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  1. I don't know about that brand but there are Red Snapper side clamps that look like they are similar. I've seen others use them but I don't have them. I'm going the DIY way - I got some paint stir sticks (free) and some leftovers of the grippy kind of shelf liner. The liner goes next to the fabric and then a stick on top and bottom. I clamp the "sandwich" using my two existing clamps on each side. Seems to work fine for me at no cost.
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  2. Sue: I checked the wheels on my Ult 2 yesterday. The OEM wheels have an effective diameter about 3/16" larger than the Edgerider Gammill set. I say "effective" because the profile of the wheel face is different, and depending what type rail they run on, they will sit higher or lower. Since the change is for each set (machine, carriage), the total height might be as much as 3/8" I think on your rails, it would be less than that. On my rails, I think the difference was about 3/8", but I can't really remember, and can't tell from just looking at the wheels. If you're willing to risk the cost of the Gammill Edgerider set, I think they will work on your set up. In addition to the wheel set, you will need to replace the wheel mounting bolts. The bolts that comes with the Gammill set are are metric, while the bolts on your Lenni are imperial (or at least they are on my Ult 2). The hub of the Edgerider wheel is just over 1/4" thicker than the OEM wheel, so you'll need to buy 8 bolts each a quarter inch longer than the original. ( I don't remember if they are all the same length or not). The bolts are standard 1/4 x 20 so most any hardware store should stock them. The Edgerider wheels are two row bearing wheels with a significantly wider base which makes them much more stable and durable than the OEM wheels. You will notice the difference when they are installed. The precision of my quilting improved significantly when I put them on my Ult 2. It also improved noticeably on my Gammill Classic when I installed a set on it. (having the two machines is how I became familiar with the Gammill designed set) I'm curious, so risking the purchase price of a set of aftermarket wheels wasn't a problem for me. In fact, after I fitted my Gammill with Edgerider wheels, I replaced them with another brand of aftermarket wheels. Not much difference, but both aftermarket sets were much better than OEMs. Hope this helps. Jim
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  3. Roni - it's best if you update the title of the thread to include the word "SOLD" so this is obvious to anyone searching in the forum.
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  4. Chelsea Allen

    Liberty shut off

    My husband found a blown fuse and a replacement in the tray, it’s working again! Is the fuse something I can get locally, or do I need to order is from APQS?
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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Where are you located?
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  6. Contact you local high school to speak with the computer programming or business department. The teacher and students can see what you have and then possibly suggest or even put it all together for you. Recently my daughter's class was Business Academy was asked to help with promoting and developing advertising for local restaurant that was opening. The kids got real world experience and the business got some great ideas and options they used in promoting their new business. The business gave back funds they earned to support the high school program in the future.
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  7. SueD

    Black table, vertical wheels

    The EdgeRider website does list Gammill Classic as one of the models for the wheels. It seems there is one wheel type for all "non-breeze track" Gammills. They are $160/set - a bit cheaper than replacing the OEM wheels I have. https://www.accomplishquilting.com/store/p485/Edge_Rider_Wheels.html You are correct - the leveler bar and take-up roller are fixed on the frame and not adjustable. Would those Gammill wheels change the height of the machine enough that this would be a problem? On the other hand, maybe I just need to work with what I have. In a photography forum I've been on, they talk about having GAS - gear acquisition syndrome. I'm sure I have GAS. So instead of working on the art (quilting, photography, etc.), I tend to focus on getting more tools, accessories, books, etc. Thanks again for your input, Jim! Have a great weekend. Sue
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  8. This is the system I guessed. The after market wheels have much wider bearing placement than the OEM's, and as a result they are much more stable. I hesitate to make recommendations because I'm not sure they would work, but if it were me, I would try to find a set of Edgerider wheels for an old Gammill Classic and see if I couldn't fit them to my Lenni. I have a set of those on my Ult 2 and they work fine. The "V" shape for the Edgerider wheel will solidly position it on the rail so there would be no back and forth movement allowed by the "U" shape of the OEM wheels. I was able to fit a set to my machine by simply buying Imperial bolts and nuts to replace the metrics supplied with the Edgerider set, and adjusting for any machine height change the new wheels made. I don't know whether Edgerider wheels are still available for Gammill Classics machines or not. They also are a bit pricey. I think I paid about $200 for a set 10 years ago. The other issue is the lack of adjustment offered in the Lenni table you have. I built my table so I could adjust the height of my leveling and take-up roller. I don't think the roller height can be adjusted on yours. If you decide to pursue this modification, I'd suggest you contact a Gammill dealer or Kasa Engineering directly to check the availability of the wheel set. If they are no longer available then the whole modification possibility is mute. Good luck. If there is anything more I can tell you, feel free to ask. Jim
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  9. SueD

    Cutting Off a Customer?

    Just my opinion here so take it for what it's worth. I don't quilt as a business and my quilting for others has been limited to handful of charity quilts..... It would seem unlikely that someone looking at the low-skill-level quilt would be doing so in order to select a longarmer for their own project. It's probably not on display as a sample reference of your work or a showpiece, but being used as a quilt. In my limited experience, people who don't do their own quilting don't notice flaws. I haven't done many quilts, but I notice every bump and wobble and others just ooh and aah over how great it looks. As with many artistic endeavors, we are our own worst critics. Bottom line is it's your choice to accept or decline a customer. I'm thinking it's more likely that you will get more bad references from the "fired" customer than potential lost customers noticing pleats/tucks in another customer's quilt.
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  11. Will

    Cutting Off a Customer?

    Well this is a tricky question like many that have pointed out you are renting the machine and they are quilting it, HOWEVER it also sounds like you are spending even more time assisting this person instead of just quilting it yourself. This is where boundaries must be established in the beginning. I don't rent my machine, for several reasons but that is another topic. I do know several others that have rental programs and most of them require a basic training class before even letting them rent their machine. But during this basic training you then need to set the boundaries that YOU are not there to hold their hand all the time, you obviously have other things to do that is why you are renting your machine. When people rent a car do they expect the rental company to be with them the whole time explaining what all the car does ??? No they don't they provide a basic understanding and then it is understood that the person driving has and understanding of driving a car. I know that it not exactly apples to apples, but I think you get my drift. NOW as far as those of us that do quilt for customers I have a similar situation I've had this customer that has now brought me in 2 absolutely terrible quilt tops, I spend a great deal of time trying to make them look the best that they can, but they still look God awful, and here is my problem with "well it's just a quilt that will be loved and the customer will be happy to have it quilted" There will be others that might look at this quilt and what do you think the first thing they will notice ??? that's right they will notice all the pleats and tucks and all that is bad, and guess what they will immediately think ? "Who quilted this" so no I don't agree to quilt someones treasure just because it is going to be loved. I have a reputation and granted I'm not always the friendliest person, but guess what I always have a waiting time for my quilting. I will be honest I'm having a hard time with HOW to tell this lady that I just cannot continue to quilt tops that are in this type of condition. My problem is I don't have a very good filter and tend to say exactly what I think sometimes, I think that is why most of my customers actually like me. I don't take advantage of anyone and I tell the truth. Okay this reply went WAY longer than I expected. The bottom line and something that I need to revisit myself is SETTING EXPECTATIONS !!! No matter what it is even if it means losing a customer if you set the tone then you are normally respected and they can not say they were never told anything. Thank you, The Grumpy old MAN quilter in Texas.
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  12. Spam reported
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  13. I have the Circle Lord front/back stylus system with accessories. $250 plus shipping I have the queen size baptist fan $215 plus shipping SOLD I have a zipper system for 126" ( for backing and for bottom of quilt top) $15 plus shipping Have 3 18" square templates: background tiny filler, curved crosshatch and medallion: $35 each plus shipping or $75 for all 3 plus shipping. SOLD Brand new Red Snappers for a 12 ft table. $35 plus shipping SOLD Contact me: mwakefield@scspk12.org or 417-838-1036
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  14. If you want to choose only one , go with the Bliss system. Quilt Glide evens out the stitch regulator for micro-quilting and while it's nice to have, it won't be used often and it's not a necessity. Bliss is great and makes a huge difference for smooth quilting. I retro-fitted mine and it cost $3000 plus shipping. It was a good decision. Best, of course, to try out both additions first---maybe the dealer knows an accommodating owner locally who will allow you to try theirs.
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  15. SueD

    Forum rules?

    I know there isn't much activity on here with so many groups available on Facebook. (Too bad because to me this is more user friendly than FB.) However, I still check it regularly and find lots of useful information. I also regularly report spam posts that are clearly not related to quilting or quilting machines. That being said, where do we find the forum rules? I agree this post isn't appropriate for a Forum. It's general advertising for the manufacturer's website - not even a specific dealer.
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  16. Thanks for stating your position Mark. I know APQS is not afraid of being compared to the competition but I don’t see anything that makes me think this anything more than a competitor advertising on your forum. Nigel
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  17. APQS Does allow any brand of long arm machine to be sold on this Forum. I am watching to see if this person puts anything else suspicious on our forum. So for now I am leaving this up.
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  18. I would consider this inappropriate.
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  19. Are you quilting in the same direction with every pass? This might be causing your quilt top to shift slightly. Pin or stitch basting would help; or changing direction with every pass.
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  20. Your hopping foot pushes the fabric in the direction you are sewing, so as Laura and Connie suggest sew in both directions. Jim
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  21. Are your leaders square or have they stretched (doesn't take a whole lot)? Quilting right to left then left to right is a great practice if you are comfortable going both ways. I will be back to check on you all tomorrow.
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