djohns

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  1. Hi, yes the machine is still available. You can contact me at denisekjohns@ yahoo.com. I will send you pictures as soon as I can. Let me know if you have any other questions Denise
  2. Hi everyone, I am willing to reduce the price of my Millie to $13,500. It is like new, only quilted approx. 24 quilts. Please e-mail me if interested. I am willing to listen to any offers and will transport machine to new location. Thanks, Denise
  3. I am selling my 2010 Millie. It has quilted probably between 20-25 quilts. The millie I have has 14' rails, quilt glide, base expander for thread cutter, horizontal dual spool holder, hartley vertical cone holder and a power advance with c motor and foot control. I am asking $14,000. I have leaders have zippers. I have a couple sets of extra zippers. I am not asking more for any of the extras you see above. I will also throw in a groovy board and stylus for this. I also have extra bobbins that I will send with this machine. The machine has been kept in immaculate condition and has been greased cleaned after every use. I also have a bobbin winder that is in on the deal. If anyone is interested we can deliver it for a charge in the northeastern part of the country. My husband has a large box truck that therails and table can go in assembled and we would just have to take off the sewing machine part. So minimal assemble would be needed when you get it. I would have to charge for the gas etc. depending on where you live. I live in Waymart PA which is in northeastern PA. Let me know if anyone is interested. I am willing to listen to all offers. Denise Johnson 26" throat, 14" table Motorized Power Fabric Advance Quilt Glide Horizontal and Vertical Channel Locks Bobbin Thread Cutter APQS Stitch RegulatorHartley Base Expander for Thread Cutter 12 x 15 APQS M&M Wheels - Carriage and Head Sets Zippered Sets: 144" Machine Set and 144" Quilt Set Stand Alone APQS Turbo Bobbin Winder Needle Up, Needle Down Extra bobbins - approximately 10 Assembly Manual, APQS paperwork Wrench Quilters Rule Micro Maneuver Tool Original Box for Machine Head Groovey board and stylus
  4. Thanks for the replies, it does not have the bliss system it came out right after I bought my Millie. Dawn what additional features would it have? I guess I should look at my invoice and list what I have. It is bittersweet because I love it but I don't use it enough and it is just sitting.
  5. I forgot to add that the reason I am selling it is because I have found that I don't have the time to quilt on it. I work full time, advice clubs at the school I work in and have two very active teengers. I think I am going to take a break and buy another one when they are out of the house and hopefully I have more time. Denise
  6. I am thinking about selling my millie. I bought it in July of 2010, so it is 3 years old. It has a harley attachments, bobbin winder, and motorized feed for the leaders. What do you think would be the going price for this machine.. I have taken very good care of it and cleaned it after every quilt. I have made maybe 20 quilts on it. I just need some advice on how much I should sell it for. It would still have the 8 year warranty on it, so 5 would be left. Denise
  7. Does anyone know of a way to quilt using panto's from the front of their millenium? I find it a pain not to see what I am quilting and going from the back to front to start/stop, when bobbin runs out, thread breaks etc. Thanks for your help. Denise
  8. I just went out to my machine and tested it, it is on SR. I guess I have to learn to have control when I am going slower for accuracy. I do great panto's but have a hard time with custom/following traced on stencils. Am I the only one that has a hard time with these?? I can meander just fine, freehand, but I don't know any other free hand designs for blocks. I guess I have to practice, practice, practices.
  9. maybe I have to tighten my wheels because it is too easy to move which makes me more the machine too fast. I don't feel like have have control when I am trying to do custom work, I am okay with panto's because I like to move fast.
  10. When I try to custom quilt I have a hard time because my machine seems to sew to fast on stitch regulator. I am doing a double wedding ring and tried to quilt from a template that I drew on the pattern and it was terrible, so I decided to hand quilt this quilt. It is a wedding gift for my nephew who is getting married in June 2013
  11. how can I slow down my stitchin?. Sometimes I want to quilt slowly and my machine when it is on stitch regulator goes so fast. When I see other brands of quilting machine they appear to sew slower than my millenium.
  12. Thanks for the suggestions you ladies are great.
  13. I am quilting a quilt for a customer and as I am getting down to the bottom of the quilt I am running out of batting. I do have a twin piece of batting (of the same product) that I can use, but how do I piece it together. Do I have to sew it together of can I just put it in the right spot and quilt it. Help?
  14. Can you use monofilament thread in the bobbin?
  15. I am LA quilting a quilt that has a black backing and light top. THe customer wants tan thread on top, so I thought I would use black in the bobbin. Some of the fabric on top is light and you can see the black thread coming through through the holes. Help I don't know what do do??
  16. Hi I need help I am quilting a quilt with black batting. They want me to use tan thread on the top and I was going to use black thread in the bobbin but I can see the black thread poking through once in a while. Do you thing this is because the needle holes are big? Should I not use black in the bobbin ?
  17. Do you find that the prewound bobbins are better than winding them yourself? Is the tension more consistent? Thanks, Denise
  18. thank you for your help. I will look for the netting if I can't find any I will e-mail you. Do you use a mirror? It makes sense because sometimes I don't know I have a problem until it is winding on my uptake bar. Thanks again Denise
  19. Does anyone know where to get a plastic sleeve to go over my thread cone when I am trying to wind my bobbins on the bobbin winders? It seems like every new bobbin I put in my millie I have a tension problem. I wonder if pre-wound bobbins would be better for me. Does anyone have a trick for checking your stitching under the quilt while you are quilting? I have a hard time getting on my hands and knees and checking, then when I am done with the quilt I find problem with the bottom, ie railroad tracks and then I have to rip out stitches. I am getting frustrated with the tension problems. I checked the stitches in the beginning my thread keeps breaking. I am using glide today and I like it but I had a lot of breakage. Is this normal? On average how many times do you have your thread break when you are doing a quilt/ I am on my 7th quilt and am ready to scream. Thanks, Denise
  20. How do you apply binding with your longarm? Is it hard? Thanks, Denise
  21. I don't want to sound stupid but what does dsm stand for? Thank you everyone for the great ideas. Denise:D
  22. Does anyone any suggestions on how to attach my quilt top and bottom to my zippers besides using pins. I am constantly picking my self. There has to be a better way. Help!:
  23. your studio is beautiful. Good luck with it. Denise
  24. Thank you everyone for all your advice. I will follow what you said. You all are a great help. Denise
  25. I have my first client. She wants me to quilt a 90 X90 quilt using a panto. How much should I charge her? I live in PA. I have brochures for a couple of quilt shops but I am unsure how much to charge her. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Help. Thanks, Denise