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Everything posted by alnaquilts

  1. I have a 2012 Freedom, and I do have the kit with the new feet. Is there a picture and description of the feet included in the kit somewhere so I know what each foot is for?
  2. Is the hopping foot that comes with the APQS machines considered a ruler foot? I have a Freedom but I think all the machines have the same foot.
  3. Does the Bliss table any special type of cleaning??
  4. Hi Dawn, So what does this mean for those who have already purchased the new feet? Is there a design change, or is this a new foot? Will the feet already produced fit future APQS machines too?
  5. Will the up front stylus fit on a Freedom SR? Can it be used without the basic unit??
  6. LOVE my Bernina 931, but it is heavy so I also have a Bernina Activa 145S that I take to retreats, etc. I'd love to get a 1230 to get more stitches since my 931 doesn't have the electronic stitch capabilities. Does anyone know anything about the 1630? Is it the same series as the 1230? Good reputation? My daughter has a Janome that was under $500 that she loves and I was impressed with too; not sure of the number.
  7. Linda, Hoping you'll make the spiral stencil available on the forum, too! I'd be interested. How did you mark the stencil? Are the spirals individual so you could offset/nest them in alternate rows? Great idea!!!
  8. I am also looking for a Bernina 1230, if there happens to be more than one available!!
  9. Welcome! You made a wise choice that you will not regret! Lenni is a great machine! If you have the funds, I'd recommend getting the Bliss table, but Lenni is great with the regular table too. I had never used a longarm either when I started with Lenni a few years ago; and I upgraded to a Freedom SR with the Bliss table last spring. I really liked the 2 button controls on the Lenni, very easy to learn to operate! Get ready for great quilting with Lenni!! You have also heard correctly-APQS has great customer service!
  10. So can you just buy a stylus and some big boards like the swirls, and run it from the front of the machine? Sorry to say I know very little about this, but wouldn't mind just having the swirls boards. I have a Freedom SR.
  11. I'm amazingly uninformed about boards, stylus, Quiltzoid, etc. Do you have a Quiltazoid type attachment, or can you just get a stylus add-on to use with boards? I have a Freedom SR, and just do free hand quilting, don't do pantos. Thanks!
  12. Julie, How hard is it to exchange the feet? I didn't know there is a set of 3! Let us know how you like them all!
  13. Here in MN we are having abnormally warm temps for fall-in the 80's, sunny, and beautiful with colorful leaves falling on the ground. Can you tell fall is my favorite season? Of course MN winter will be here before we are ready for it!
  14. Heidi, which of the sizes of Boomerangs do you use the most? I want to order a set, but don't know which size to get.
  15. So many of you mention Sewers Aid and how great it is. Would someone explain what it is and how and when to use it? Thanks!
  16. Well, I'm discouraged. Instead of losing .6 lb to make my 15 lb short term goal, I gained 1.4. Sigh. And I tracked all of my points, and greatly increased my activity during the week. We went up to the North Shore for the weekend, and biked at least 60 min ea day, on hilly trails, and also walked briskly 30-60 min each day. Maybe my efforts will show next week; sure hope so! I am still making sure I exercise at least 30 min each day, which I had not doing the last couple months, more like a couple times a week.
  17. Great idea for thread storage! Linda, where can you get the unfinished furniture cabinet? Heidi, is yours similar to Linda's? I'd be interested in a smaller cabinet. Does anyone have suggestions/pictures to share?
  18. Glad to see this thread back!! I've been pretty discouraged the last month or so; either maintaining or losing a lb or less a week, with a few weeks of finding part of it again. I've been very diligent in measuring my foods and tracking them on e-tools on my computer, but not so good with getting much activity/exercise in. However, next Tues will be the last week of my 1st 17 week session, and if I lose .4 lb, I will have lost 15 lbs!! That is a great incentive for me to stay on track this week, and especially during Labor Day weekend, which can be difficult. I have been disappointed at my min
  19. Melora, tell me more about your adaptation of the Westalee ruler. Is it an option for that ruler, or did you combine parts of both of rulers to get "the best of both?" How did you do it??
  20. Thanks so much for your help, you guys are great!!
  21. Looking for feedback/suggestions for cross hatching rulers. Does anyone have the Westalee cross hatch rulers from Quilters Rule? ( ) If so, how do you like them? How about compared to the cross hatch rulers by Linda Rech (I think; see that clamp onto the levelor bar?? Any other suggestions or ideas? I welcome your expertise!
  22. I'm planning to get Red Snappers and the Red-E Edge clamps, but would like advice on what size to get? I have a 12 ft Freedom SR, but am considering getting the 10 ft Red Snappers and some of the smaller clamps to fill in as needed. I only do quilts for myself, and will rarely need the full 12 ft length. The Red Snappers come in 10, 12, & 14 ft; the Red-E Edge clamps come in 12, 16, & 20". Thanks in advance for your advice! Also-if you have them, do you like them?