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  1. Got your message. Someone is looking at it on Friday. If she doesn’t want it I’ll call you.
  2. APQS Ultimate II long-arm sewing machine with 12 foot solid wood table. All 3 rails, and rollers. Non stitch regulated. Canvas leaders, has laser pointer for pantograph work. Comes with manual, bobbin winder, multiple rolls of Superior thread and pre wound bobbins. Several long arm books, pantographs and patterns included. Cannot ship, you must be able to pick it up. (Near Concord NH) Asking $1200 or best offer.
  3. It must be confession time... I am a lurker. I have a used Ultimate II that I purchased from a quilter in Maine who wanted to focus on art quilting. I took some basic classes at MQX in April and have been practicing in my spare time on small outlined quilts - actually I copied Pam Clark's practice quilt a couple of times on muslin and keep trying to do those feathers and flowers. All you folks in the midwest and California have so much experience. I never expect to be in business - just wanted a new hobby and a chance to finish some of my own quilt tops that are sitting in bags & boxes.
  4. I enjoy this thread since I am thinking about an Ult II also. I can't afford a new machine right now but want something to practice with in hopes I will be good at it someday. The used Ult II's seem to be sturdy and reasonably priced. Are they difficult to use? Are there any hints to keeping them running well? Is it the needle tension or the bobbin tension that needs the most adjustment? On my domestic it's real easy to change needle tension but I have never had to change the bobbin tension at all. I'm excited to be able to do my own large quilts with something more than a stipple! But also a