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  1. Hi Would you sell quilt path separately? I already have Lucey....if so how much for them separately?
  2. HI, I don't know much.....but I also have problems on my Lucey when going in a straight line from right to left....I think it has something to do with the spin of the bobbin....can't be I just move back to the left and go left to right while doing the straight line quilting....some folks have said that turning the hole to 6:35 instead of the 6:30 position can sometimes help....I am not that good at getting my needle in straight as it is....also as it is shredding...maybe a bit larger needle might help...I dunno for sure...lin
  3. HI, Lots to think about...what about machines? will people at a resort have access to one? how about cutting tools, thread, mats, irons? are they thinking of more like a demo? maybe hand would be easier to provide or have on hand....are these people actually quilters and sewers good to have an idea of just who the resort is advertising too and the experience of the audience expected....I taught a bunch of beginners....and yeah....I would keep it very simple if the participants do not have much experience...even just a simply table topper made of squares...lots for beginners to to prepare to use a rotary cutter and cutting to get 1/4 inch seams, how to press, how to sandwich the topper and quilt it....binding...oh my...that is several hours for total beginners....Lin
  4. Agree.....I have been quiet as I have been undergoing chemo and surgery for pancreatic cancer. Keeping my fingers crossed as my last scan did not show any cancer and when they did the surgery the margins were clear and no lymph nodes involved...but pancreatic is a tough one...and my odds are somewhere around 1 in 5.....but I did manage to complete my 6 flimsies' I had ready when I got my diagnosis and I pieced 7 more lap sized flannel quilts out of my flannel scraps and got them quilted and given to family....I do have a Lucey concern....when moving across the quilt and coming towards me. My Lucey sometimes whines and is a louder higher pitched sound and then goes back to normal when I move away....I have only done about 48 quilts on her but she was a demo.....and she also vibrates a bit until she warms up.....any thoughts? Stitching is fine.....
  5. Pamela, I think you can use the same pantos that you always use. I don't have IQ so I don't know how the set-up might impact the space you have......but ever since I have gotten Lucey...I really have enjoyed have the same quilting area at the end of a large quilt (even kingsized) as I did at the beginning....I used to have a midarm machine on a inspira did not have the second bar on the take-up side like the APQS frame has....when I started to quilt, I had about 9 inches to work in......and at the end of a large quilt, it was down to about 3 inches....but on stays the same.....maybe I am not understand your question.....I have had a bit of trouble with the weight of the quilt on the take-up bar causing the brakes to slip and then I have had to tightened the brake screw.....but I never have had a large quilt take up so much room on the take bar that it took up actual quilting space..... Lin
  6. HI all…. Just found out a new dealer is getting her Bernina's in today! Yeah! I am so happy!. Visited the store yesterday and the two ladies were so friendly and helpful....looking forward to visiting their store I don't have to travel 150 miles one way to a Bernina dealer.....Lin
  7. Just realize, I loaded a dark homespun quilt (looser weave) on the frame yesterday and am planning on using a quilter's dream poly batt on it...hoping I don't have a bearding problem...will let you all know if I do....Lin
  8. thanks for the information.....I haven't had too much problem with bearding...….I did purchase a couple of black batting but I think it was cotton? I planned on using them when making dark quilts....I don't know if wool batting has that option...….Lin
  9. Bonnie, Glad you are enjoying it! I really am sad that we don't have a local dealer would be about a 2-3 hour drive for me one way to the nearest convenient...I will keep on stitching on my 630 until she goes down...good thing I have a Lucey also for the quilting!!!!!!
  10. HI Bonnie, I don't have a 790....but have a Bernina 630....never got the embroidery arm for it. but did get and use the stitch regulator.....I have had this Bernina for quite a while and have used it mainly for piecing and I love using it for that....I was thinking about getting a newer one...but our Berina Dealer left the area and another one has not come....I would definitely consider Bernina as a potential new purchase. I would however, check out this potential machine...these machines have a lot of computer cards and finding a good service person for them would be important. Is this a pre-owned machine? has it been recently serviced? I would check things out..they are pricey...Bernina's can cost as much or more than a long-arm.....but I think are harder to service than our longarms….Lin
  11. ?...are you talking about a computer program? If so what one do you have....???? I don't understand what you are asking about....if you give a bit more info...perhaps someone could help...Lin
  12. Hi...there used to be a u-tube video on this...maybe google "red snappers" and see if it comes up....Lin
  13. Thanks Jim!!! I never thought to keep the bobbins in the same place as the bobbin case.....I have tried different methods...but usually end up with the bobbins mixed up and have to try and figure out what is one each bobbin......
  14. I am up North by the Big Lake (superior)...and yeppers it has been hot up here for us northerners.....I have one of those plastic multi-drawer clear boxes.....I just put one bobbin case in a drawer and slip a piece of paper into the drawer as to what it is adjusted probably could be a lot fancier.....but I didn't want to figure out how at actually mark the bobbin case itself...and this works fine for me as I just return the current bobbin case to it's little cubby hole and put the other one in...I have been thinking about actually marking the drawers with a bit of tape...but haven't gotten "round" to it.....oh...and I am an advocate for finding a top thread/bobbin thread combo you like....and sticking to it for a while so you can practice and do all the other wonderful things with our machines and not have to continuously mess with bobbin and tension adjustments....using different threads can come later....have fun! Lin
  15. HI, yep I use Omni is a good thread for a newbie......when I first got my Lucey, I wound my own bobbins and as I was using Omni on top....I used OMNI in the bobbin too....don't do that get more thread on the bobbin if you use so fine or bottomline….I usually use so fine and I now often also use the SoFine in the top thread as well.....I did buy a few extra bobbin cases and have adjusted them to each of the bobbin threads I I don't have to mess much with tension adjustments in the bobbin case....I also have tried some of the prewounds...both from superior and filtec...have fun!