connieb

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  1. Hi, I had a longarm in home business in CA. We moved a couple of years ago and due to stuff I've only been quilting now and then for others. It's time to start the business here in WA. What do I need to do? Business license, resell permit, etc? What are the agencies here in WA. The internet searches keep giving me companies to use and pay to get the info. Thank you.
  2. If you set your regulator at 10 stitches per inch and then make a big square starting at the upper left corner, then measure the stitches, this will help you decipher if one of the encoders is not functioning correctly.
  3. I may be the odd one but I like both. I have been on this forum since 2010 and have learned SO much from everyone here. I know I'm a better quilter because of this forum. The support is awesome. Although I have had a hard time with this format since it changed and have really not used it as much as I use to. Probably more my lack of tech ability than anything else. The "I Love APQS" FB page is the only quilting group I'm a part of on FB. I've gotten help and shard pictures there. I've learned if I just leave it on that page, the posts there are the only thing I see.
  4. Often when I click on one to like something it tells me I can't give that person a reputation or a like.
  5. The thread guide over the tension disk, instead of threading it so it wraps, thread it so it goes in the top hole from the back of the guide directly down in to the second guide and then back up through the last hole, like weaving. I hope this makes since, if not Dawn does a great video on how to thread our machines and it is in that video. I also blew any possible lent out from between my tension discs. Also check the last pig tail as mine was not correct and it's one of the things I fixed too.
  6. Wow, great work for a first time ever! She's going to be great so long as she keeps on loving it.
  7. UPDATE: I used the air compressor to blow lint out between the tension discs, rethreaded the machine using a different thread path that Dawn shows in the how to thread an APQS Video, and one of my pigtails seemed to be out of straight so I fixed it too. Guess what? It's working great now in all directions!! I'm so thrilled to have it stitching nicely again When I stitch slow (happens only when doing stitch in the ditch) from right to left I get birds nest of top thread on the back of the quilt, the top looks fine. Here are two pictures of the back of the quilt. I'm using microquilter on the top and magna glide classics in the bobbin. I can quilt freehand with no problem, even freehand right to left with now problem. Any ideas? I did clean the machine thoroughly and I put a new needle in before the last quilt but that didn't change anything. I also checked for burrs and didn't find any.
  8. I have replaced my encoder wires but not the wheels. Very easy to do and Very affordable, under $10 per wire and I did both of them just because. I had been getting long stitches and APQS spent a little time on the phone with me to figure out the wire wasn't staying connected at all times. Once we decided what the problem was they sent the parts, I had them in two days.
  9. Kathy, I'm in Deer Park, WA, near Spokane, I don't know how far away from you that is but I'd be happy to get together and teach each other all that we've learned. I got Lenni in 2010 and have had classes and practice, practice, practice. I have lots to learn too but am happy to share what I have learned.
  10. Cagey, the stain was a purple gel pen doing the swirl in the cream. looked like I was writing on paper. I have a wonderful customer, her reply was "oopses happen" and it makes the quilt more personal" It is for her, and she thanked me for working to get the stain out.
  11. Thank you! It is all freehand. Those feathers are very forgiving.
  12. I really like how it turned out and so glad the stain came out.
  13. It is horrifying. Was so glad it came out. And my customer was so gracious about it.
  14. I can't use King Tut, however Lava works great for me and Rainbows does ok
  15. Thank you, will let you know how it goes. Working on it now.
  16. Thank you all. I'll be trying this as soon as I finish quilting. I was in the middle of quilting this quilt and will treat when I can pull it off the frame and work with it. I'll let everyone know how it went. It's on a cream color fabric.
  17. I finally did it, I swore I'd never, but it happened. I thought I picked up the air erase pen but I actually picked up the gel pen that is the same color. I now have a horrible mark on a customers quilt. I need suggestions on what to use to get this out. I've used Sew Clean so far and it's taken some of it out but not all the way gone. Thank you
  18. I finally did it, I swore I'd never, but it happened. I thought I picked up the air erase pen but I actually picked up the gel pen that is the same color. I now have a horrible mark on a customers quilt. I need suggestions on what to use to get this out. I've used Sew Clean so far and it's taken some of it out but not all the way gone. Thank you Thank you for the suggestions. I tried Sew Clean but it was only working sort of. So I tried the Dawn dish soap and it didn't do anything. So I tried the rubbing alcohol and that didn't do anything. I was heading to the store and googled "how to get gel pen out of fabric" (I really didn't want to go to the store) and it said to mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and vinegar and apply to stain, leave for minimum of 5 minutes, then apply table salt and let set for 5 or more minutes. Then using old toothbrush scrub stained area. If it doesn't all come out repeat. It was almost all out so long story short I had to do the process a total of 3 times and the stain is gone. What a relief.