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  1. QD Blend 70/30 is my favorite. I've never had any problems. Do you think you could have gotten a bad piece. I got a bad roll of Warm & White once and it really turned me off but I have used it since then with no problems. Sometimes there can be manufacturers defects.
  2. Puppy Playground by Willow Leaf Studio Designs is good. It has bones, balls and dog commands - fetrch, bow wow, sit, good dog and woof etc. I've used it several times and it's been very well received.
  3. I just completed a quilt for my nephew's college graduation using his Dad's sportshirts. His Dad passed away from cancer when he was a freshmen. He promised his Dad he would graduate. He has a learning disability so it has taken him 6 years but bless his heart he will graduate on June 11th. I used a Strip Club Pattern called Holiday Cheer from Cozy Quilts. It turned out wonderful. I don't know how to post a picture on the forum but I can send you a picture via email if you are interested. I can't wait for him to see it.
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide lifts it right out! Use a Q-tip and dab it on the spot. Soak it up with a paper towel. I actually found some in a spray bottle that I keep in my laundry room. It works so good.
  5. I have changed bobbin cases and it didn't help. I love King Tut but I just can't get the tension right. I'm sure it's me and I sure wish I could figure it out. Thank you for your suggestion though.
  6. Bekah: No "MR" that I can see on the needles or the packaging.
  7. Dawn: I gave up on the King Tut/bottom line combination. I can't get the tension right. The quilt is batik and I'm fearful if I have more trouble I can't afford to take the stitching out again. I'm using Quilter's Dream Blend for batting. My needle is a 4.0 Groz-Beckert 10 NM 110/18. I've switched to Rainbow for my top thread now and I just finished re-loading it. I've had trouble off and on with the Groz-Beckert needles ever since I started using them. I liked the old Singer ones and I know the Groz-Beckert are suppose to be the same. What needles do you suggest?
  8. Gorgeous baby and breathtakingly beautiful work by you! Cherish your time with her.
  9. I've given up for the day! I've tried all of your suggestions and can't seem to get it. I do appreciate all of your help. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day. It's been a very long weekend. Changed my needle, changed my bobbin case and spring, used sewer's aid, loosened and tightened the tension and still can't get it.
  10. Thanks everyone for your help. I'm still working on getting the top thread so it doesn't show at my points on the bottom. I'm paranoid as I can't take a chance with bad tension. I've already unquilted the quilt I need to get done once . It's a batik so I can't do it again without damage.
  11. I really do appreciate everyone help! Thank you.
  12. My check spring in the resting position is at 11 o'clock and comes down to 9 when I pull my top thread. That appears correct to me. I'm now getting pretty good tension except at my points. I have what appears to be a double stitch - meaning my top thread is showing on the bottom at the points only. I've had practice fabric on my machine for two days playing with it and just can't get it right. If the machine wasn't so big I would probably drop kick it. I'm totally frustrated! Prior to this I spent 12 hours UN-quilting. Can you say "bad" weekend.
  13. Jim: I'm not sure what you mean by take up spring.
  14. Has anyone ever had a problem where you will get one stitch on top that is loose? Everything else looks good. It's very sporadic and is driving me crazy. Any solutions or help is very much appreciated. (King Tut on top and bottom line -prewound on bottom)
  15. If they are the gold ones I think you may have trouble. I talked to Mark about that just last week.
  16. I'm using a 4.5 needle and I have a prewound superbob in the bobbin. I'm thinking I just don't have the tension correct but try as I might I can't seem to get it right.
  17. Any suggestions regarding the use of Lava thread? I'm having problems running it on my Millennium. No problem with Rainbows, metallics etc. but for some reason Lava doesn't like me.
  18. Thank you for your suggestions. I'm leaning towards "Popcorn."
  19. Any suggestions for a panto to use on a juvenile racecar themed quilt? Any help is very much appreciated.
  20. Patty: Thanks again for all of your help. I found a bad kink in my back wire, removed it, and put some electrical tape around the scar. It appears to have solved my problem. The kink was really bad but in looking closely there didn't appear to be any damage to the wires. I only quilted a small sample piece but things had gotten so bad I think I would have had a problem if it's not fixed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I will be using metallic thread on the next quilt and I don't want to have a bunch of stops and starts. Thank you so much for your reply!!!!!!!!! bj
  21. Patty: Thank you for your response. I checked the wires and the wire on the back regulator had a kink in it. It also has a scar from rubbing on the silver bolt underneath. I straightened out the wire (I don't think there's any damage to the wire) and I will get some more fabric loaded and give it a try. Again, thank you so much for the help. bj
  22. I'm having the exact same problem. I've been waiting for two days for a call back from tech support. My problem appears to be from side to side. I've already tried to push the encoder wheel in but it's not helped. I've got quilts to get done and I'm getting very furstrated.
  23. Hester: There is a quilt shop about 45 minutes from my house that has lots of KF. I printed the page and will fax it to her to see if she has it. I will let you know ASAP.
  24. May I suggest that you go onto and check out the design wall they have to offer. It's really neat - especially if you don't want to have it up all the time.