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  1. KP, it's not really a wiggle stitch. It's a straight stitch as close to the edge as I can get. I've never done a wiggle stitch, but it does sound interesting. I have an UI and I set my speed at 3. Not too slow and not too fast. Just right for the purpose. Zeke.
  2. Oh, and Southern. Not unless you speed up your motor and your computer movement, but that can be very bad. You know, needle breakage and the possibility of ripping the quilt. Be patient, go with the flow. Zeke.
  3. Yep. Self taught as well and from watching a APQS and Ken Quilt video over and over again. That was back in 94 and on a Ken Quilt short arm 622. Wow, the memories. Zeke.
  4. Sorry mom. I'm no help with the quilt path. I'm a Compuquilter guy. I've only seen it worked at a show. Good luck finding someone to give you a hand. Zeke.
  5. Gator, you don't live that far away. Virginia is just a hop skip and jump away. Zeke.
  6. Thanks for the advice Carol. We shall see what happens when I get everything set up. I just might step down to a 10' table from a 14'. I'm going to have to reconfigure my carriage or the new table first. I have my brain working already on this one. I did something like this 15 years ago with another machine maker and it worked out for the better. Keep your fingers crossed. Zeke.
  7. Yes, I disconnect. I've gotten so used to it, it like second nature. It's in my routine. Zeke.
  8. Hey Corey. You might want to start with an asking price first and go from there. Looks like my old workhorse from way back when. It's still running strong and about the same age. I seen them for sale from $1100 all the way up to $4000 depending on what it come with. Good luck. Zeke. You might want to invest in a laser for the sale as well. Makes it more desirable for those whom like them. I made mine and Hotwired it to the machine. They come battery operated and hard wired.
  9. 1/8 the an inch. Nah!!!! As close to the edge as I can, almost off with a regular stitch. This way there will be no over lapping when the pressed foot comes back over the edge. I hate that. It takes a little practice, but once you learn it, it's cake mon. Zeke
  10. Thank you Sharon and Misa. Though my garage doors aren't insulated I think it will do just fine. Thanks again for the input. I thought it might be a tad different here in the southeast compared the the west. I'll just have to relearn with the humidity. Zeke.
  11. Not that we've been here for about six months I was wondering if any of the Longarmers here have any trouble with their machines and the humidity. I'm used to California weather and it's a dry hot heat and I was always in the garage quilting. Do any of the quilters here have their longarm sin their garages or do you quilt indoors. We're now in a house and I might be back in the garage due to space issues. What are your thoughts. We had the machine in the apartment for six months and had no issues even with the windows open most of the time. Zeke.
  12. Great. Thank you so much. I will be in touch very soon. Zeke.
  13. Hi. This is zeke. Can you hold it for me. I'll take it. Our house will be ready in the middle of July. I'm at 916-689-4992. We just moved to North Carolina near Charlotte. I'm also at ztrbrg@yahoo.com
  14. Hey lady. How are you and is your machine called a "PDQ "? And is your table adjustable? Zeke.
  15. Sweet. And I thought I was the only one working on that. Zeke.
  16. By the way, Ken Quilt is a fine running machine. My first machine was a 622 and the crazy thing is still running strong with the new owner. I did revamp the track system before I sold it. The machine glides like glass and I also made the table a little more user friendly for us quilters. Zeke.
  17. For all your info. Ken Quilt has new owners in California just southeast of Sacramento. I'll try to find out who the new owners are soon. I'll have to dig up my client list and make a few calls. Zeke.
  18. Interesting on how this one got to the front of the line from 2 years ago. There are many reason why this happens. The check spring is out of wack or bad, bur on the hook or on one of the thread guilds or even a bad needle. There's also a bad spool of thread and sometimes it's just a simple fix of putting a piece of batten above the spool in the thread guild. And of course it could be the so called " Shepards hook" after the check spring, but normally when that is skipped you will get bad looping on the back. Anyways, take your pick and carefully inspect your machine for indiscretions. Zeke
  19. Hi kids. Anyone out there in the land of quilting looking to sale a 12' quilting table. I'm just looking for the table. I already have the machines and the carriages. I need a smaller table for a newer spot in our new home. Thanks. Zeke.
  20. If you have hit anything with the needle then I would definitely check the needle bar height. And check and sees if you might need new needle bar bushings. Drop the needle to its lowest position and see if it has any slack back and fourth or side to side. It should be snug with no play. Also check to see if the needle is in the 6 o'clock position. Zeke.
  21. Hi Jess. If I hear anything I'll let you know. Take care. Look up the website called "reliv.com" for some options for your condition. One in particular called authafects for your neck and shoulders. It helped a lot for my fused neck. Zeke.