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  1. Funny you should ask. I had the same question this week. I called Amy and she emailed me the instructions. Couldn't see any slot in a screw looking thru the tiny hole. It ended up that the screw was laying inside my machine and I never did manage to adjust the foot. It would not move. I did put the screw back in. I wonder how long it's been laying inside my machine? I had to return the quilt to my customer.

  2. Has anyone quilted an all wool quilt? I have a customer that pieced a quilt top using 3 1/2" squares. It's only 56 x 57 but very bulky with 1/2" seam allowances pressed open. The real problem I'm having is with the back. The back is pieced as well with a section of 3 1/2" squares going both the length and width of the backing approximately 12" wide thru the center. I can't get the bulk wrapped tight enough around the take up roller in order to get the backing smooth in order to load the top. Does anyone have a trick on how to do this or is it impossible? The seam allowances create so much bulk. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I have given up and advised my customer it can't be done. BTW - all the fabrics are heavy wool plaids like Pendeltons.

  3. Can anyone tell me what they use to get stray threads out that are sandwiched between the quilt top and batting. I fought red threads showing up under a cream background the whole time I was quilting. I thought I had done well but after taking the quilt off my machine I missed a few. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If it's a unique tool that you use if you can let me know where you got yours that would be great too. Thank you.

  4. I had a Reliable Steam Generator for about 15 months and it exploded like a pressure cooker. It scared me to death the day it happened and I'm grateful I didn't get burned. I contacted Reliable and they refused to do anything about it. It was out of warranty but I was still disappointed because I had paid a lot for it. I could never buy another Reliable.

  5. I do have a hand out that I give to my customer when they pick up their quilt and I discuss how to apply borders. The thing I don't do is call them to tell them I have to take a tuck. I don't want to hold up my machine while they contemplate if they want me to do it. Also, I don't want to deal with having to leave a message and hope they get back to me in a timely manner. So far I haven't had any problems with customers being upset. I do worry that one of these days I will have a problem.

  6. Thank you ladies. Both of the quilts I had to take tucks on were edge to edge designs. I baste my sides as I go along but the fullness was so bad that I couldn't get the borders to lay flat enough to baste even after starch and steaming them. Very frustrating. I asked one of the customers how she puts her borders on and she said "her teacher" told her just to take a strip of fabric the width she wants the border to be and sew it on - no measuring - YIKES - no wonder there was a problem.