amadarling

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    amadarling got a reaction from dbams in Thick Enough Batting That Will Not Allow Dark Backing To Show Through to White Top   
    Well Ladies, Thank you all for your comments - all greatly heeded and passed on to my customer - perhaps she will decide to switch the backing!
     
    Warmest regards
     
    Amanda 
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    amadarling got a reaction from gkazee in Turbo Big Bobbin Winder Woes   
    Hi there - just to update - Angie at APQS sent me some files and I was able to fix the problem! -  The motor inside had dislodged by barely 1/16th of an inch and this was causing the motor shaft to rub on the metal, surpassing the rubber grommet. FIXED! I am so pleased today - now I can go quilt!!
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    amadarling got a reaction from dbams in Turbo Big Bobbin Winder Woes   
    Hi there - just to update - Angie at APQS sent me some files and I was able to fix the problem! -  The motor inside had dislodged by barely 1/16th of an inch and this was causing the motor shaft to rub on the metal, surpassing the rubber grommet. FIXED! I am so pleased today - now I can go quilt!!
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    amadarling got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Turbo Big Bobbin Winder Woes   
    Thank you Heidi! I'll go do that now.
    Warm regards
    Amanda
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    amadarling reacted to Cagey in Quick Q. While I stop for Coffee   
    I was told by a sewing/quilting machine repair man, the best way to tell if your brushes need to be replaced is if you hold the machine running at a constant speed.  If the motor sounds like it is increasing and then decreasing speed, then the brushes need to be replaced.  He went on to say, unless you are using the machine darn near 24/7 for years, the brushes rarely wear out.  Just what I have what I was told.  
     
    You can pick up rubber washers that fit the screws that hold down the cover.  Put them between the main housing and the cover, and it takes most of the vibration noises away.  I put nylon washers on the outside to make sure when the screw head rubs agains the paint when you tighten them, that they to not damage the paint.  Yes, it is AR, but you have to take care of your baby.
     
    Cagey
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    amadarling reacted to RunningThreads in Quick Q. While I stop for Coffee   
    I've never noticed worn brushes making any difference in the sound of the machine other than eventually it makes no sound. Try touching the covers while it is running and see if it is a cover rattling. The top cover on Brenda's machine got a slight bend in it from someone leaning on it a caused a rattle. Don't forget to check all the cover screws to make sure they are tight. You should check your motor brushes at least once a year for wear anyway and replace if they are less than three eights of an inch long. When you check the brushes cover the motor with an old rag and blow compressed air through the brush holders. Make sure there are no quilts nearby as the carbon dust goes everywhere.
    Nigel
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    amadarling reacted to GrandmaLKB in Groz-Beckert - can we use this needle?   
    On the Home Page, go to Dawn's "Quilt Talk" and check out her post on 6/26/2009. She has a picture of the correct Singer needles and the Groz Beckert Needles and also a picture of the ones NOT to use. I printed this all out and kept it with my machine in case I forget. Very helpful article.