TracyC

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  1. Thanks Carol & Nadia. I appreciate your help.
  2. Irene, I AGREE! I would love, love, love a stem to make feet interchangeable. That would be AWESOME! Thanks for your kind words about our website and newsletter. <3
  3. Thank you Linda! I appreciate the input and advice. I hope someone who has altered their foot will chime in about their experience. Also, thanks very much for the kind words about our website. Cheryl, for me the advantage of an open foot is a more open field of vision. Having a section of the foot open not only would allow me to see what is hidden by the height/shadow of the foot, it would more light inside the foot and would help my old eyes when I want to do precision quilting. I would not use an open toe foot for tacking down 3D elements, when quilting from the back (pantos) or in sit
  4. Has an open toe hopping foot been developed for APQS machines? If so, who is selling them? Many thanks for any suggestions!
  5. TracyC

    Ult II parts?

    Hi Bonnie, Thanks for your note. Yes, we did do that. It just stays growling/buzzing even at a 3. Since the machine does not do a one-stitch, I like to have it at a very slow speed to get that first stitch in and pull up the bobbing thread. It's not a huge deal and I can work with as is...but if I can get her performing a little more responsively I'd like to do it now. Thanks again! Tracy in NM
  6. TracyC

    Ult II parts?

    Try this: http://partnerpage.google.com/vintagestitchesquilting.com Tracy in NM, USA
  7. TracyC

    Ult II parts?

    Hi Angie, Thanks so much for taking time to write and offer such great info. I loved looking through your pictures...thanks so much for sharing. I'm printing out your reply and tips so we can pursue those options. I've also ordered a catalog from APQS. I was just looking at their parts list online/webshop and it just listed motors for the Ult I and the Ult XX, but nothing for the Ult II. I'm sure the print catalog will be much more thorough and helpful. My DH is very good with electronics & taking things apart, fixing and putting back together so perhaps you are right. I'll have him
  8. TracyC

    Ult II parts?

    I purchased my ULT II a few months ago but just began working with her in earnest today. My husband and I have been giving her a thorough going over and we are looking at several issues. One problem is speed control. There seems to be stalling/no "functioning" power at any setting under 3. By this I mean that you hear the motor and a buzz, but the needle does not move. Setting the speed at 5 and up is OK, but once I get going the thing will speed up on its own for no apparent reason and with no consistency. My understanding is that the motor was replaced not long ago but I don't kno
  9. I purchased my APQS ULT II a few months ago but haven't had time to really work with it until today. My serial number is 823 - approx. how old is my baby?