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Marion S

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  1. I am selling my 2009 APQS Lenni quilting machine! This is a great opportunity for any quilter interested in trying a longarm machine! What I am selling: The machine head (with stitch regulator) and 12’ table, a turbo bobbin winder, assorted needles, bobbins and clamps, maintenance and assembly manuals, a Hartley fence with user’s guide and video, spare fuses and brushes and some assorted pantographs. $4,300. Why am I selling the machine? This is the machine that introduced me to the world of machine quilting. I bought it used and therefore was able to ‘test the waters’ without m
  2. I am selling my 2009 APQS Lenni quilting machine! This is a great opportunity for any quilter interested in trying a longarm machine! What I am selling: The machine head (with stitch regulator) and 12’ table, a turbo bobbin winder, assorted needles, bobbins and clamps, maintenance and assembly manuals, a Hartley fence with user’s guide and video, spare fuses and brushes and some assorted pantographs. $4,300. Why am I selling the machine? This is the machine that introduced me to the world of machine quilting. I bought it used and therefore was able to ‘test the waters’ without
  3. It's done! The original problem was tension, then humudity. I was ready to throw the thread away, but the humidifier helped. Dawn, I used a lot of the tricks I learned in your classes!! Would have taken a lot longer to figure out, and most likely some tearful phone calls to someone there for help. Trying to figure out how to post a photo......
  4. Well....after 9 hours of unquilting I tested and adjusted the tension on a muslin sandwich. Gonna reload the quilt and hold my breath! Update: Mon I reloaded quilt yesterday, did a whole row across, advanced the quilt and held my breath - I had been checking the bottom but it's hard to see - my husband picked up some high power mag. glasses at the dollar store for me yesterday :-) The tension/stitch quality looked fine. Started the second row and snap! The top thread broke on the top this time. Started again and same thing. I turned off the machine, poured myself a big fat glass of win
  5. I just posted on here with the same problem - got lots of good advice, tried it all and also remembered that I was told that if you have the bobbin loaded in the case while keeping one hand under it so it doesn't hit the floor, if you just grab the thread. It (the case) should slowly creep down. If it just hangs there the tension is too tight. I just spent 9 hours unquilting a customers quilt because the thread kept breaking and I didn't realize it until I started rolling. ugh.
  6. Lots of good advice here! I am going to finish taking it all out - should be done by noon :-( and start over. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond. I'll post later to let you know how its going. You know, the thread breakage made me forget for awhile - I just took a class w Dawn Cavanaugh at the New England Quilt show - it was about trouble shooting problems w a customers quilt. I caught a popped seam in the quilt before I loaded it and repaired it - then I loaded the quilt and started quilting and found a seam where she had missed when adding the borders and there wa
  7. I am using superior threads 'so fine' top and bottom. Same size needle I have been using all along - 4.0. The bottom thread just broke, but it kept sewing and looked normal on top. I am using warm and natural cotton batting which is what I've used on almost every other quilt. My big concern right now is, can I take it all out and start over - can I get rid of the needle holes - it looks like maybe kansas troubles or thimbleberries fabric. I use mostly batiks so am not sure which one. (although I have quilted a lot of different fabrics - charity quilts) There are enough thread breaks that I
  8. I am a little stressed out - I have quilted more than 15 quilts on my new to me lenni and haven't had any major problems. I am working on my first quilt for a customer and I'm having a terrible time. I always check the back for tension issues I finished my first row and was advancing the quilt when I noticed several - more than 5 places where the bottom thread broke - on the top it looked like it was still stitching. I repaired them and did another row - holy cow it's still doing it!! I feel like I should take it all out and start over. Why is the thread breaking? I put a new needle in. If I
  9. Thank you for your responses. I am glad my friend told me about the forum!
  10. Just finished my first ever longarm quilting. With help from a friend cleaned and prepared machine, loaded first quilt, and finished it. Loaded second quilt myself, and having hard time working on anything else! Love it. Completely hooked. The only complaint I have is the beeping when using the stitch regulator. Is there a way to stop it? I have become prone to migraines and am afraid it might trigger one. It is loud even with ipod going! On my way to studio to use it now!
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