o2b Quilting

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  1. The thread must go around the thread break sensor wheel clockwise and usually more than once around the wheel. If the thread is "whipping off" the spool, you may need to put a small piece of cotton batting in the large thread guide that is directly above the thread spool. If the thread whips off the spool and gets slack in the thread path, the thread break sensor doesn't spin for a second or two and therefore it thinks the thread is broken.
  2. ***SOLD**** 2012 APQS Lucey (white) with the curved ergonomic handles, bliss, 12' table with Quilt Path for sale. $16,000. This is a great system for starting your own business or for a second machine...have the computer do the work while you prepare the next quilt. (Or better yet, let the computer do the quilting while you are piecing your next beautiful creation) All of the features of this Lucey and Quilt Path are available on the APQS website. Free Delivery and setup available within 200 miles of my location. Free beginner's class here in my studio. Please email me
  3. Sometimes all you need to do is to run the table all the way to the top and then back down to your height. If you are not level when in the lowest position, check to make sure the bottom cap of the hydraulic foot hasn't fallen off...one of mine did. I need to have a piece of cardboard under that one foot to level it.
  4. A "white" board became my best friend and I still use it today. It is one of those white boards that you can keep wiping off the markers. It is large enough that it barely fits in my lap. I practiced drawing 15 - 20 minutes every night while listening to the news. I practiced drawing leaves and feathers going every direction. It saves a good deal of fabric. DO NOT move the marker with your wrist, but rather move your arm like you will when you are moving your machine. It is called "Muscle Memory". I actually use this white board each day to "warm up" or practice a new design before I g
  5. Congratulations on your new Lenni and welcome to the APQS family. You have many hours of enjoyment ahead of you. Remember to post pictures of your projects and also remember that this forum is a wealth of knowledge. We were all new beginners at one time so no question is a "dumb" question...many of us have already asked them and are more than happy to answer them. Any mistakes you might make have likely already been made by many of us and soon you will know the joys and feelings of great accomplishment that we have all come to know as we became acquainted with our machines and developed ou
  6. I have taken down and moved several machines. If you don't have the original boxes for the rollers and table rails it is ok. I found that if I wrap the rollers together in shipping blankets or old quilts, etc and put plenty of string or shipping tape around the wrapped rollers and then transport them flat on the floor of the trailer they do fine. The table can be transported carefully with the cross tubes and the rails still assembled. Just take the table ends off. If you need the space in the transport vehicle then you can take the table completely apart. I make sure that everything is
  7. Where are you taking it for the "spa Treatment"? If you are taking it to the factory you do NOT need the carriage. If you are taking it to your local dealer, I suggest you ask them. I doubt they need it.
  8. There are lots of great youtube videos of loading quilts using the various types of machines and specialty items like the leader grips. I found these very helpful when I was a beginner and I encourage my customers to watch them....new ones are posted all the time too. You don't say what type of machine you have so I am not sure what kind of pointers to give you to help keep your backing from getting the creases. I f the creases are on the top of the quilt there are also some really good videos of how to heal with "wavy" or "friendly" borders and "D cup" or blocks that are too full. As f
  9. I have a 2007 APQS George and brand new table. The lady in the posting above traded it in on a new APQS Lucey.
  10. Sometimes the pleats are not the quilter's fault...As Tonilyn said, pieced backings can pose a problem. I have a couple of customers who think that putting pieces of leftover fabric together to make a large enough backing is enough...BUT...they do not make sure each piece is square. When I can visually see crooked seams I know I am going to have trouble!!! Carefully pieced backings can be beautiful but it takes a skilled or careful piecer to do it correctly.
  11. Nancy, you are correct. Your Lucey table is different than Linda's table for her Millie. Unless you upgraded to the heavier table that comes with Freddie and Millie, your table is like the Lenni table and there is no adjustment. It is not a big job to unroll the leaders and check to see if they are attached straight and with no creases. I periodically do this on my machines just to make sure that the leaders are rolled on evenly. I have zippers on my leaders so I just zip them together and roll all the way one way and then apply resistance while rolling the other way. I roll back and
  12. Quilt Path will NOT use up any of your space.
  13. Do you have a smart phone? I find that if I download books on the Audible app from Amazon that I really like listening to the books while quilting. I can get so engrossed in the story that I don't want to quit working. I listen through earbuds. I only put one in and stick the other in the collar of my shirt. I use a small black paper clip thing to clip the cord to my shirt so it takes the weight of the cord off my ear. My earbuds also have a speaker/mike on them so I can visit with a friend while working...keeping my hands free
  14. I also have both systems on machines in my studio. Both systems work great!! I let my customers try them both out and find which works best for their individual needs. My employee and I work on quilts using both IQ and Quilt Path daily. I am proud to represent both systems and feel you can't go wrong choosing either one.
  15. You could do it either way. If you choose to have part of the panto going off the top of the quilt, your bottom and top will look the same...as it is highly unlikely that the bottom of the quilt will end up perfectly, (with a the full bottom row fitting perfectly).
  16. I have Quilt Path on a Lucey that I could sell. 12' table. Lucey is one of the white colored machines and blissed. A great combination!