Marie E

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  1. I have my Millie on the 14’ frame and considering having it reduced in length, due to lack of space. I have had 8’ leaders on the frame for some time and have found all the quilts I have completed have fitted. The largest quilt I have needed to do was around 86”. Before I finally decide I would appreciate others view on this idea, and would love to hear from anyone who has a 10’ frame. Thank you in advance. Marie (Tasmania, Australia)
  2. Hi, wondering how people get good tension on their long arm when using magnetic bobbins. I have removed the spring from the bobbin case however find it hard to gauge the tension due to the pull of the magnet when trying to test using the drop method. Any suggestions advice is very much appreciated......thank you!
  3. Millie sounds as if machine motor is jammed - needle will not go up/down - wheel very stiff/hard to turn. It initially started by needle/machine hesitating. Was using Compuquilter when first noted something wasn't quite right so disconnected computer and then tried manually when it just got worse. With needle being very slow to respond and now will not go up and down hardly at while machine motor sounds stuck. No support in Tasmania, Australia so any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated. Have emailed APQS support Thank you!
  4. Hi, Have just purchased a used Millie with Compuquilter. I have worked through the Manual, looked at doing corners, repeat patterns etc. however cannot work out how to quilt around sashings. I have a quilt top made up of 12" squares with sashing around each and would like to do a pattern in them. Any assistance would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you! Marie E.
  5. Hi, I am searching for DVD or similar to assist me in learning to use the Compuquilter. I understand APQS now support Compuquilter however all the information I have found relates to Intelliquilter - I'm assuming the operation of the Intelliquilter is very different - is this correct? I have just purchased a used Millie with Compuquilter. Thank you - Marie E.
  6. Hi, I am searching for DVD or similar to assist me in learning to use the Compuquilter. I understand APQS now support Compuquilter however all the information I have found relates to Intelliquilter - I'm assuming the operation of the Intelliquilter is very different - is this correct? I have just purchased a used Millie with Compuquilter. Thank you - Marie E.
  7. Hi, I have the opportunity to make an offer on the above which complete with computer, bliss track and all the 'bells and whistles'. It is difficult in Australia to ascertain a value as the machine long arm quilting population is very small compared with U.S. The machine is approx. 8 years old and has hardly been used according to the owner and my concern is that issues may occur when it is begins to be used constantly. We also have no accessibility to Agents or service persons in my home State in Australia. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I currently own a Gammill Vision which
  8. Hello to all, I've purchased a roll of the above wadding after receiving a sample..................has anyone had any issues with this wadding - it is 100% cotton. The stabliser backing appears not to be fully fused to the wadding and when I stitched it to my backing fabric, whilst remaining sealed together at the edge, the actual wadding stretched and by the time I got towards the end of the row it had created a folds. This made me have a good look and it seems stretched and not attached to the wadding in some places..............mmm hard to describe. I haven't used a wadding with a s
  9. Just lovely!! Can't find any other words - thank you.....Marie E.
  10. Hi - I'm a 'wanna be' Lenni owner - waiting for a used one to come along, a very good special, my savings to increase or be brave enough to borrow money! Currently have Janome 1600P on a frame so I have put it a freestanding light & positioned it over the frame...........Sue has contacted me and is great! cheers - Marie E.
  11. Hi - my post should have been used Lenni - cheers, Marie E. Australia
  12. Hiand thank you to all you great mentors! The chalk is marked Matilda's Own Chalk Powder - Black Light - thinking maybe light is not strong enough it is one of those 'curly ones' 20W which equals 100w in standard globes...........oohhh whilst I would LOVE to come to Nebraska to Lowes - it's just a little bit far from Tasmania in Australia...........my good friend is originally from Nebraska, married an Aussie so ended up here. Marie E.
  13. Hi - just wondering what strength black light is used when using miricle chalk. I bought a 100w black ultra violet light globe today and whilst the chalk shows up fluro when the marked fabric is held close ,when I tried on my quilt top on the machine it didn't. I have the light shining down as close as I can get it.........wondering what I'm doing wrong..............or maybe I have the wrong type light...or? .......had to go to specialist light shop before I could find someone who knew and had one - this one is marked Party Ultra Violet Compact Fluorescent......thank you lots, I'm sure one
  14. Hello - would any of the Australians amongst our group know of where I might start to look for a used Millie............it is not possible for me to buy a new one in the very near future and I'm getting a bit desperate using my domestic one on a frame...........any suggestions greatly appreciated - thank you - Marie E.