Robbijoyeklow

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  1. I have a studio at the Hot Shops in Omaha on the second floor, but next month I'm moving up to the third floor. The freight elevator is 10'x8', so I think I can get the rails in the elevator if I dismantle the machne some. When I moved here, Dave Jones (Mr. Deloa) moved the whole thing for me and set it up. So, I've never really taken the whole thing apart. any hints on what to be careful about? I plan to take the machine off the frame, and then take the rails and table off.
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    Brake issues

    your machine might have come with two allen wrenches. The smaller one should be the one that works with your brake lever.
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    needle up/down adjustment on white Millie

    The problem was a bad circuit board. APQS sent the replacement board, I installed it following the detailed directions they sent, solved the problem.
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    needle up/down adjustment on white Millie

    I played with the #8 switch, and slowed it down so much that it was hardly going up and down, but it still wasn't stopping. SO, I called Amy. Amy had me stand in front of the machine and tell her which lights were activating and by that, she could tell I need a new small circuit board. It's Friday and they are sending it priority mail, so I'll probably have it Tuesday. In the meantime, I can keep quilting, I just have to hit the needle up button twice if I want to dip the needle. (the needle down sensor isn't sensing). I was thinking about what I need the needle down for. It isn't just getting it to stop in the needle down position, it's getting the needle to stay in the quilt when I roll it, or when I want to put the side clips on. In any case, I'm delighted that they moved the adjusting screw to the back of the machine, low, so I don't have to crack the top open and stand on a stool. I do need a lighted magnifying glass though. That's very helpful.
  5. I have a new White Millie. I haven't had a chance to use it much, only a few hours. This just started today: when I hit the button (on any of the four handles), the needle keeps stitching. Very slowly, but it's not doing the half stitch. I can get the needle down light to go on if I press the needle down button and then the other side of the rocker to stitch. BUT if I do that, the machine won't stop when I press down on the other side of the rocker. Is this a problem with the #8 screw needing adjustment? And if so, is it still on top of the machine? I'm reading about a plug on the back side, I can't figure out if that is relevant to me.
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    sold 2000 Millennium 14' table Grayslake,IL

    Thanks everyone. Machine is spoken for.
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    sold 2000 Millennium 14' table Grayslake,IL

    I know I'm starting to sound like a crazy person. Sorry, in any case, I think I have a local buyer.
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    sold 2000 Millennium 14' table Grayslake,IL

    Jammer's Mom: I don't really want to work with an independent shipper. I want the buyer to come look at the machine, test it out and make the purchase. If the shipper damages the machine, there would be problems proving that the machine was in working order when it was sold. Also, this is my home. I don't want someone else to make arrangements for someone to come into my home.
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    sold 2000 Millennium 14' table Grayslake,IL

    I was expecting people who have wanted a Millie but not have the funds to jump at this opportunity. If it doesn't sell quickly, I'll just trade in the head. Don't know what I'll do with the table though. I know as soon as it goes back to Des Moines that someone will be complaining that they want a Millie but they are soooo expensive. BTW, my 2009 Saab started out at $27,000 (Dealer demo, the sticker was actually $40,000) Now it's worth about $1000 in trade in. So I'd say money is better invested in a longarm.
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    sold 2000 Millennium 14' table Grayslake,IL

    I'm located in Grayslake, IL which is a northern suburb of Chicago, and the price is $3500. I forgot to put the price in the original post, sorry!
  11. I love love love my 2000 Millie, and she's in great shape. I am treating myself to one of the brand new machines, so she's looking for a new home. Of course she has stitch regulation, horizontal and vertical locks, the laser, etc. power fabric advance. I took the thread trimmer assembly off to reduce weight on the machine. You will get all the parts. I switched out the clamps on the elastic, the original ones were too tight. I replaced the wheels with the new M&M wheels. All 8 of them. I have no means to deliver the machine, so you'll have to come get it. My millie has fantastic karma, I hope she'll bring happiness to another quilter. Email me at robbieklow@sbcglobal.net if you are interested. This price is $3500.
  12. I love mine too! They turned out to be pretty easy to install myself. I do have a few hints though: 1. Clean up the floor under your longarm if it's not already on a nice clean surface. Makes it easier to find any part you might drop. 2. I used wood shims to help, and kept the whole head on the frame instead of taking it off. 3. If you use the shims, still have someone help you when you get to the part where you are taking off the channel lock at the back, my machine slid forward because nothing was holding it on. Nothing bad happened, I just needed my husband to hold it in place while I reattached things. I should have just asked for his help doing that in the first place. (I do whatever I can on my own, my husband does not like to put things together. I enjoy it!)
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    Bliss wheels

    I have questions about the Bliss system! It sounds fabulous. 1. On the website it's listing the price as $3000. Does that include installation or is that just parts? 2. Is it true that you can buy just the wheels? If no, skip ahead. 3. What is the price of the wheels? 4 Are the wheel complicated to install? 5. If I buy the Bliss wheels now, and decide to upgrade to the full system later, will I have to pay for new wheels again? 6. Will the Bliss wheels work with my Millennium if it has the old style carriage locks? 7. When will the wheels be available? 5.
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    micro handles by Hartley

    I use them ALL the time. Got them from day one, which was about five years ago. I don't use rulers though, so I can't say how they work with them. But they allowed me from the very start to have the same control on the longarm that I have on a domestic machine. The regular handles are too up in my face to use them. Robbi Eklow
  15. Yes, Bonnie! That's my quilt! Thanks for the link! Shana, I'm so glad you like my work, that's nice to know. Many of the quilts in that book, including the one on the cover were quilted on my Millennium. The only ones that weren't quilted on it were completed before I got it. One thing though: My article probably won't be in the next issue, I don't know what issue it will be in. I think I'll know ahead of time and I haven't heard anything yet. However, feel free to look forward to the next issue if you need an excuse. Rita: I'm glad you enjoyed my class. That's nice to hear. Especially as I'm getting ready to teach in Houston and getting worried about every little detail.... Cheryl: will I see you in Houston at the APQS booth? Love, Robbi