Dara in IA

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  1. Dara in IA

    What needle?? PROBLEM SOLVED!!

    Yes, Tellabella...I just didn't have the needle pushed up far enough...I was tired and frustrated and just didn't pay close enough attention....
  2. Thanks Nigel....was just logging on with an update....I think I just didn't have the needle fully inserted. After 15 years of this, you think I would be able to change a needle! LOL!! But I was tired and frustrated with another issue....all is well!!
  3. Thanks to all who looked...seems I just didn't have the needle inserted far enough. (shaking my head....) I have Lucey with M bobbin...I am not sure what needles I should be using. I purchased the machine used, and the needles that were included are GrozBeckert 10 Nm 110/18 134MR 1955MR 134 SAN11 DP X 5 MR. When I put one of these in, press the needle down to pull up my bobbin thread, it 'jams' in the hole, the machine hums, and I have to turn off the power and use the hand wheel to bring the needle back up. Can you tell me, is there something I am doing wrong? Is this the right needle? I think now I have in a needle that I used when I had my Lenni with L bobbin, not sure the brand but they say 1955-01-MR4.5 SET/R 134 135X5 797 DPX5. I know the 4.5 is larger than I want to be using, but it's all I have other than the GB needles. Thanks for any help you can be! Dara in IA
  4. Seems I just didn't have the needle inserted all the way....jeesh.... I have Lucey with M bobbin...I am not sure what needles I should be using. I purchased the machine used, and the needles that were included are GrozBeckert 10 Nm 110/18 134MR 1955MR 134 SAN11 DP X 5 MR. When I put one of these in, press the needle down to pull up my bobbin thread, it 'jams' in the hole, the machine hums, and I have to turn off the power and use the hand wheel to bring the needle back up. Can you tell me, is there something I am doing wrong? Is this the right needle? I think now I have in a needle that I used when I had my Lenni with L bobbin, not sure the brand but they say 1955-01-MR4.5 SET/R 134 135X5 797 DPX5. I know the 4.5 is larger than I want to be using, but it's all I have other than the GB needles. Thanks for any help you can be! Dara in IA
  5. Newbie Carrie, sorry, been swamped with graduation quilts, haven't had time to log in and answer your questions. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this machine!! I am thrilled to death that I upgraded to the Lucey. The decision was mostly just an example of perfect timing...I was moving, had tossed around the idea of upgrading at some point, mentioned it to my 'new' husband, he said go for it...next day I saw the listing for the used Lucey, 12' table., with Bliss...all the things I wanted, at a really good price. Listed mine and sold it within a week. Just like dominoes, it all fell into place. I am having some issues adjusting to the reach to the back bar...I am only 5'4" and it is about as far as I can reach. I also learned on a narrower table, so maybe it's just what I have been used to for so many years. The Bliss is AMAZING!! I had a Hinterberg Voyager 17 many years ago when they first came out...I loved their carriage/rail system. I even told the APQS guy who came to set up my Lenni that they needed to take a few lessons from Hinterberg... maybe they listened because this system is very, very similar and is a dream to quilt with. If you plan to do this long term and/or for a business, I would strongly recommend the Lucey. I am able to quilt a quilt in about 1/2 the time it previously took. Due to the 12' table (mine was only 10'), I am able to load quilts the long way parallel to the rails, and with the larger throat, it takes way less fabric advances...lots of time saved. Hope that answers your questions....let me know how your decision is going!
  6. Dara in IA

    For Sale: 2013 Lucey Quilting Machine

    Yes, this sale went through....I tried to post a picture of Lucey all happy in her new home...but can't seem to figure out how!! LOL!!
  7. ffq-lar, thanks for the help, I think I have a manual, will have to check. I am comfortable with making the adjustments so will let you know how it goes Busy Quilting....good suggestion...yes, am using 1/4" templates...this is my third long arm, just upgraded from a Lenni...but thanks for trying!! This site is always so supportive and helpful!!
  8. LOL!! Too funny!! I need to change my signature line!!
  9. Just finished my first little baby size charity quilt on the new-to-me Lucey. I had a couple of 'issues' that I would like some imput on... 1) when the needle comes up from the bobbin area, it seems to 'catch' a tad...like, if there were a barb on the end of something that is catching the thread. I put in a new needle, same noise.. Anyone else experience this? 2) when using rulers, my hopping foot hops too high!! Is there a way to lower this?? Thanks for any help you can be!!
  10. Dara in IA

    For Sale: 2013 Lucey Quilting Machine

    Yay!! Sold to me!! And I have sold my Lenni too!! So excited about this new machine!!
  11. Vicki...this is my machine and is sold pending payment. The Ebay listing has been removed. A buyer found me via Long Arm University. There was indeed a typo in the Ebay ad, the Lenni is a 20" throat. If you would like me to contact you if this sale falls thru, I would be glad to do that. This machine is in perfect working condition and is only being sold so that I can upgrade. I love my Lenni, but a Lucey with a 12' table and the Bliss carriage system fell into my lap at an unresistable price!!
  12. Dara in IA

    For Sale: 2013 Lucey Quilting Machine

    I tried to post an ad on HOH website, but can't seem to find how...!?!? I emailed 'Jeff' and asked what to do. I did read it cost $35, but am willing to do that to get my machine sold.
  13. Dara in IA

    For Sale: 2013 Lucey Quilting Machine

    Too funny! Just realized...House of Hanson...I just got married about six weeks ago..guess what my new last name is???? Hanson!!
  14. Selling only because I am ready to upgrade to larger machine. This machine runs like a dream, regularly cleaned/oiled, smoke-free home. Includes machine, table, extended base, horizontal spool holder, two sets of zippered leaders, Quiltazoid with spiro attachment and multiple boards Asking $8500. REDUCED PRICE $8000 Located in central Iowa. Will deliver within 200 miles. Will send pics if requested. Email riverbluffquilts@gmail.com or text/call 641-521-9932
  15. Dara in IA

    For Sale: 2013 Lucey Quilting Machine

    Thank you!! I will make sure and list it on that site! Is it ok, do you think, to list it in multiple places??