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  1. JollyDude I would not scrap this machine! If it only runs wide open, then the settings are not adjusted or the stitch regulator is not engaged. Pictures would go a long way in us helping you to figure out what is going on with this machine. The ULT1 machines are power house machines and there are many of them that are still running very well today. Another option would be to contact APQS and see if they have any suggestions for you.
  2. RobyM , there is a phone number listed in the ad...try calling it. Since they are moving they might be gone?
  3. I have an Ult2 machine and use it primarily for pantographs. Ult2 is not stitch regulated. It is not computerized. For pantographs you stand behind the machine and move it with a laser light reading the design. My machine did not have the laser light but I was able to get one from another company and attach it. Mine is battery operated which works well as I don't have to fiddle with electric cords. Battery lasts a very long time but you do have to remember to turn it off when not in use! The throat space or quilting space before advancement is about 21". Depends on thickness of batting and the amount of quilt on the take up roller. The ULT2 is a workhorse machine.
  4. If you feel you can make her an offer within your budget, then do that. There are a lot of variables that come into play when purchasing a used machine. Like the age of the machine, only one owner, when was it last serviced, support for problem solving, what type of frame, and so on. Are there any additional items like patterns (pantographs), thread, bobbins, needles and manual book included in price? These are all things to consider when purchasing a used machine. I am not familiar with this type of machine so cannot comment on the pricing. I would google this machine or go on eBay and see if you can find the machine there and what prices it might sell for
  5. The only thing I can think of is that it stretched when rolling the quilt. Since it was a T-shirt quilt, it should have been basted through out prior to quilting no matter which direction you had loaded the quilt top. I do not trust T-shirt quilts to not stretch, even if they had the proper interfacing on the shirt part, as they love to mess with you when quilting....lol.
  6. SueD is correct. You didn't quilt her quilt, she rented your machine and did it herself and that is what she will tell her friends and family...she did it ALL. This in no way reflects badly on you. Quite the opposite, she will tell them how much you helped her. For being in business of quilting for others, you need to take the bad tops with the good tops. You start picking and choosing what tops you will quilt and what you won't you WILL get a very bad reputation! I do agree that quilt instructors need to properly teach finish techniques, which most do not. I quilt for others and will 'fix' a wavy border on the first quilt. I do tell the owner the problems with the quilt and instruct on how to correct that in the future. Should I get more quilts from this person with the same problems, then I charge more money and tell them why the cost went up. It doesn't take too many of the increase in fees for them to do their quilts properly!! I have Never refused to quilt for a person because their quilt wasn't up to my person standards!
  7. Siska, The pattern is called Elephant Abstractions Quilt Pattern by Violet Craft you can purchase it on Amazon or google to find the pattern.
  8. For weight I probably would use a double bat...like 2 cotton battings. Wool is very nice for warmth and works well with cotton when using double battings.
  9. $1,000 ?? BUY IT!!! I have an ULT2 and love it... a total work horse machine!
  10. if you don't have an extra table that you can put at the side or back of your sewing table, you could use an ironing board to help hold the quilt
  11. I would suggest contacting customer support with your questions. They are very good at helping. Not all video's are compatible with the ULT2 since this is an older model no longer in production.
  12. If you are talking about adjustment to the needle bar... I would test the needle bar for movement. there should be absolutely NO movement in the needle bar. If there is, then you probably need to replace the needle bar. I had to do this with my ULT 2 that I purchased used. Once I got that done, then timed the machine. I haven't had any issues since. You stated that you machine was not stitching...no stitches at all? or incorrect stitches with tension and/or timing issues? I'm not totally sure of your question as to adjustment by screwing something related to the needle bar. ??
  13. Use poly extra loft for the trapunto and cotton for the foundation
  14. I am not aware of Wool Batting coming in White ... I would suggest taking a sample of your white fabric and putting it with the Natural color to see if it darkens the white. That will tell you if you want to continue to use the Natural colored batting. I have used Natural double bats with white and didn't feel like it darkened the white. But, it all depends on the White fabric and how tightly woven it is.
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