lrooth

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  1. I am having trouble getting the stitches on the back of my quilting to look decent. The stitches look good for 2-3 inches and then they look crummy! The stitches are nicely formed and then suddenly the bobbin thread is lieing on the bottom and the top thread is pulled down to the bottom. There doesnt seem to be any rhyme nor reason as to why/when it happens. It can appear on both straight areas and curves. Direction the machine is moving doesnt seem to make a difference nor does SR or non SR. I have tried adjusting tension, switching needles, going slower/faster, changing thread... I've run out of things to try. What am I missing? :mad:
  2. had to use a really small allen wrench and that did it. Thanks!
  3. I am in the process of changing my back right channel lock wheel. I have removed the axle from the back of the machine, removed the wheel assembly from the channel lock, but now I cant get the wheel off of the toothed gear to change it. Can the gear be removed or do I need to re-order a wheel with the gear already attached? Thanks for any input. LRC
  4. To all, It\'s my understanding that the purpose of this site is to share information, advice, opinions, successes and words of encouragement. As long as the posts aren\'t derogatory, inflammatory or distasteful...they\'re ok by me. No one should ever be made to feel that a post they made stepped on another\'s toes, or offended someone. If it isnt of interest to you, skip it. Lisa\'s signature quote says it quite nicely, I think... REVEL IN EACH OTHERS SUCCESS KNOWING FULL WELL THERE IS ENOUGH TO GO AROUND. ~~~ ANONYMOUS
  5. I\'ve checked and cleaned all wheels, cleaned the rails and blown air into every crevice I can think of!!!! I\'ve suspected it may be one of the wheels (back left) because i also hear a sound like something is rubbing when i get my ear down close. how long do the wheels generally last? these are brown. i\'ve had the machine a year but bought it used from someone who only did 5-6 quilts on it. I\'ve done at least 20. Am going to first adjust the hopping foot and will pursue the wheel idea if that doesnt work. Thanks again for all suggestions. Linda
  6. channel locks are not on.
  7. thanks... i hadn\'t thought of the hopping foot. I\'ll check it out. Hope its something as simple as that.
  8. my machine is dragging something terrible. It feels great and smooth when i follow the panto for practice, but as soon as i turn the machine on and actually stitch i get all kinds of drag...on all areas of the table: front to back,side to side, and the loops/circles have square edges. I have done lots of quilts before this that looked just fine. I think it has gradually happened over time, but not sure... I have adjusted the wheels, checked for threads, everything i can think of. What am i missing? Thanks, Linda
  9. Thanks for the information. I have visited willowleafstudio.com and am familiar with Jodi Bemish designs. I\'ll get in touch with her.
  10. I have been drawing quite a few of my own pantograph designs which I use on customers\' quilts. The designs are all original and right now are drawn with a pencil on freezer paper! I would like to market and sell them. What is my next step? Where do I take them to get them printed? how do I get them marketed? Anyone have ideas or suggestions? :)Thanks , Linda
  11. I have been drawing quite a few of my own pantograph designs which I use on customers\' quilts. The designs are all original and right now are drawn with a pencil on freezer paper! I would like to market and sell them. What is my next step? Where do I take them to get them printed? how do I get them marketed? Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks , Linda
  12. Is this circle lord still for sale? i am intereted but i also have questions. How old is the circle lord? what machine is it for? (i have a millenium). is there an instructional CD that comes with? and/or instructions? Thanks in advance for your reply. LC
  13. OK, so, do I SID from the front of the machine? and does the ruler go in front of or behind the hopping foot? What stitch speed should I use? I have a SR... will that work best for SID? and..... will I have enuf hands to hold the ruler, move the machine, etc? I'm an elementary teacher and have always thought being an octopus would be quite advantageous..... this is another case where I think multiple sets of hands would come in very handy.
  14. Thanks for the tips on SID. I practiced last night with the channel locks on and did... OK ... for a first attempt. I will try using a ruler next and perhaps order one specific to the task. Thanks again.