Kueser

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  1. I had and older Janome 6600P with a knee lift. When I got my new machine, the dealer only offered $500 as a trade-inso I gave it to my granddaughter. You may have to go a little higher than $400.
  2. First, do you have Bliss? It makes a big difference in how smoothly the machine moves. 2nd, clean wheels will help, and 3rd, slow down the speed and take off the stitch regulator. Sorry can't be any more help.
  3. thanks for the tips. I have started quarantining all incoming. So far, knock on wood, no virus in our county. I'm afraid its only due to lack of testing. The county just north of us is blowing up. I am not encouraging folks to drop off quilts which is fine by me. I have a few projects of my own that I would like time to do. Everyone take care and play safe.
  4. I was using Monopoly last spring and having breakage issues so I talked to Superior's rep at the quilt show. My concern was if there was a shelf life and they said no, just need to loosen the tension. I eventually got it down to almost no tension as I was running it through the thread break detector with my IQ. Here is my daughter and granddaughter in front of her quilt "Maybe Next Year" so named because it took her five years working on it at retreat.
  5. I ended up taking off the Velcro after several years of fighting the mess. Works just as well.
  6. Dawn, Wishing you well in your retirement. Don't tell anyone or they will think your "free" time is available. Thank you for your help through the years. I will always remember my surprise when calling APQS for help and getting a call back from the famous Dawn!
  7. Dawn taught a class several years ago where you use a sweatshirt cut open to lay flat and then stitch patches on using the long arm. I found those instructions the other day when cleaning some of my old quilting materials. There was also a quilter on an old, old television show showing how she did collages using tiny pieces of fabric under bridal illusion. She put the pieces in place under the veil and then thread painted them in place. I always thought I would try it in my spare time, whatever that is. LOL
  8. While I was going through chemo and literally felt like $h!t, I invited some of my guild members to come over and use my machine. I stayed with them as they worked through their quilt. At the end of that period, one person told me she learned a lot about how hard it is and has never asked to do any more. However, she still wants her work done as cheap as she can get it. They want it beautiful but don't want to pay for the time.
  9. I don't know what kind of machine you are using but I used to have that same problem with my mid-arm machine. My suggestion for the future is to pick a panto that is not as wide, giving you more flexibility. Also, your batting could be contributing to the problem. If you are using a thick batting you will loose arm space faster. Try using a low loft batting.
  10. This forum used to be a lot better BF (before Facebook). I learned so-o-o much from this forum when I started. I don't trust FB and I'll leave it at that. I miss the old gang.
  11. Check to make sure your bobbin thread is not caught in the bobbin case handle ( the part you grab to take out the bobbin). Thread the bobbin and snap it into the hook without using the handle. I know I have all the thingies mislabeled but I hope you get my gist.
  12. I still find it amusing that folks think stitch in the ditch is an easy and cheap way to get their quilt quilted.
  13. Start with the easy changes: Right size needle for thread? New needle and is it lined up right? check threaded right Clean bobbin area and bobbin lastly Re-time
  14. A question regarding your $$ expectations. Will your quilting be your only income when you retire, or simply your vice money (fabric, thread, quilting classes, you get my drift)? I upgraded to my Millie when I retired, paid it off, and added the computer system and have now paid that off. Having said all that, when I started looking to seriously quilt, I joined the LQG and one of the queen bees did everything she and her buddies could do to stall my business. I stayed busy but slow at first. Today I long for those days. I don't have time to quilt for myself. Since that time, five more quilters for others have joined the guild. I am not complaining, I am as "busy as I want to bee".