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Everything posted by SueD

  1. Wow 50’ long?! I would think that would get too big on the take up roller. Even if it fit, you would lose a lot of the throat space and eventually could only stitch a small design.
  2. It looks like Intelliquilter supports CompuQuilter. https://www.intelliquilter.com/compuquilter-home.php
  3. It would be helpful to potential buyers if you can post photos, state the model name and year, and where you are located.
  4. Try this company. They sell KQ parts for 622 machines (I think). https://www.longarmquiltingsupplies.com/about-us/
  5. Bring a hand mirror to check underneath (flashlight on cell phone helps). You should also be able to run a fingernail along the stitching on the bottom - if your nail is catching on each stitch, there's a good chance the tension needs to be adjusted.
  6. What have you already tried? Is the bobbin inserted correctly? I believe it should spin clockwise when looking at the bobbin after inserting it in the case. Check the bobbin case for any fuzz or lint especially in the tension part. APQS maintenance recommends sliding a business card under the tension arm to push out anything stuck in there. Check the hook area for any stray threads. We can clean this area with WD40 on APQS machines - but I don't know anything about your machine. Does the hook assembly need oil? Is the bobbin thread going someplace it shouldn't and then getting caught and breaking or is it just breaking? Have you dropped the bobbin case that it might not be perfectly round anymore? Have you tried a different bobbin - maybe it's just a bad bobbin? Is the thread wound correctly on the bobbin - not loose or sloppy? Usually, any issues I've had with breakage are due to operator error.
  7. What is a quinquennial 15 long arm machine? Who is the manufacturer? Is it possible there is something wedged in the needle bar hole - perhaps a broken piece of needle?
  8. Jim - Just curious about the Q-Bot. They don't list any APQS machines in their compatible machines/frames document. Does your friend have hers on an APQS machine?
  9. I don't have a computerized machine. The two systems I hear about for APQS machines are QuiltPath and Intelliquilter.
  10. Just an FYI, the APQS lifetime warranty is not transferrable and doesn't apply to subsequent owners. I purchased a used 2008 Lenni last summer. Even though I have no warranty, the APQS customer service has been amazing. They have helped me via email and live on the phone and their responses are always prompt. Also, you may want to edit your listing - the current price of $16,000 has strikethrough so it may look like that isn't the current price.
  11. Cagey has some great suggestions. My initial thought when I looked at the quilt was echo quilting the outside edges of the large half square triangles (maybe 1/2" apart). This would accentuate the medallion look of the quilt. I wasn't sure where to go from there in the other pieced half of the blocks - maybe just orange peel/continuous curves around each of the pieces. Another idea would be something more curvy to tie in with the feathers in the border. Check out After Hours youtube from Linda's Electric Quilters. They've done some freehand quilting videos using a basic 8 stencil and ideas from some Pam Clarke books they sell. The videos might give you enough ideas that you wouldn't necessarily need the stencil/books. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFFEyat3Ero&list=PLVdSb7hu7qSLInNkT4mV1r6aCwDHh3w2f&index=12 Let us know what you come up with! Good luck. Sue
  12. Jim: I guess I didn't know what to expect. The table and carriage rails would need to be wider for the wheels to ride on the edges correct? I don't think I've noticed any wiggle. If I run the machine on manual at a slower speed to warm it up or spin out wd40, I note the machine vibrates but I'm not sure whether or not it did that before. I wasn't too worried about it because if I was quilting, I'd be holding the handle anyway which stops the vibrating. I did some actual quilting last night (instead of just scribbling). I was doing some small swirl/spiral designs. I felt like the machine was always going where I was guiding it and all of them were round. Before it sometimes felt like it wanted to move either horizontal or vertical and not around. I originally thought that was due to the stitch regulator but maybe it was the wheels. I don't regret putting them on. The old OEM wheels could have been up to 13 years old. Replacing with the same OEM wheels was about the same prices as the ER's. I bought the machine used last summer and don't know if they'd ever been replaced. The previous owner told me she replaced a roller brake and the go button. She didn't mention any other replacements. The gear box didn't have any grease in it, which I added. (Seems for a short time, APQS didn't put grease in them.)
  13. You can do that. There's not much activity here but there are a few "regulars" and have seen comments about design help.
  14. Doesn't look like the original poster is on this site much. This may have been sold since it was part of an estate auction. If you follow the link in the post, you can contact the auctioneer directly.
  15. 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.
  16. You can contact APQS directly from the contact page on the main website. They can share the manual with you. They will also help you troubleshoot your issue - even if you are not the original owner of the machine. I purchased a +10 yr old Lenni last summer and they have been very helpful with any problems I've had.
  17. https://forum.apqs.com/topic/31595-george-on-a-longarm-table/?tab=comments#comment-449470 Not sure it's really feasible. I expect the carriages for use with domestic machines may not be large enough to hold a George machine. You'd have to look at dimensions and weight limits. George has an 18" throat space and weighs 35 lbs. You may be better off selling your current frame and getting a used APQS machine (Lenni/Lucey/Freddie/Millie).
  18. There's Pinterest but searching by letter doesn't work well for that. Have you looked at Evernote or OneNote? They have sharing options and the search functions are pretty good. I use OneNote at work to store emails and can find emails by any word in the email. They both have tagging so you could create tags for Christmas, Leaves, etc. Since they have robust searches, actual tags aren't necessary if you just add the key words to the "notes".
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Jim - here are photos of my machine carriage and wheels. How would I know if the wheels are worn out? APQS sells the wheels for $23/each - I think. I'm not opposed to replacing them. I'm generally pretty handy. (I made my own texas hold'em bracket). But adding extrusion tracks probably exceeds my skillset. (Is that similar to the bliss setup?). I can take some closeups of the table rails if it would help to determine if they need some sanding. Sue
  22. 2008 Lenni with black table (lengths are single pieces, not 2-part) and vertical wheels. I'd like my machine to roll smoother and I'm wondering if sanding the rails would help. How smooth should they be? If you run your fingers along them, should you feel any bumps or should they be "perfectly" smooth? What should I use to make them smoother and remove any ridges? I have sand paper in several different grits - use my hand only or put it over a block of wood? I could borrow a dremel tool but honestly, I'm a bit clumsy with it. I do notice that even the very ends of the table where the machine probably hasn't been used much aren't super smooth. Is it possible to sand it too much? I've had the machine about a year. I had not even used another longarm machine before I bought this so I have no reference as to whether it's as smooth as it could/should be. The table is level and square. The wheels seem to be riding in the correct position on the frame and the carriage. I don't know if the previous owner ever replaced the wheels but I don't see anything wrong with them - no flat spots that I can see. I'm not interested in moving to a bliss table (if that's even possible with this machine). Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice. Sue
  23. Just a note - you can click on a user and see when they last visited the site. The seller hasn't been on this site since 2019 so you're unlikely to get a reply.
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