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  1. Going to rethread top and bobbin and retest
  2. Yes clean it with each bobbin change. But these eyelashes are on curves on top.
  3. Today I wish I drank, it would not help my tension issues (thread and body) but I might not care as much. Earlier this month I did a quilt with Signature which I may never do again. I have a separate bobbin for it but had to play with the top tension too much and the tension was never good. Then, did a quilt with King Tut, better. Then, two with my favorite So Fine. Started a quilt last night with So Fine and tension issues. Fine for awhile, then an inch or so of railroad tracks then fine. I usually don't see the tracks until I roll. I test and test, think it is ok and find it isn't. Today
  4. Fantastic. Way beyond my imagination or abilities. What an inspiration! Will have to show my Juki owner friends.
  5. I am trying to use a sample spool of Glide with the prewound Magna Glide. Batting is warm and Natural. I loosened the bobbin case and then tried again after loosening the top thread. It looks fine but feels like the batting is being poofed (sorry I have a hard time describing this). The stitching I have done is with the Stonehenge wide width, W&N batting and a piece of cut off backing. After loosening the bobbin casing the thread came off just like I saw on the Jamie Whalen video. But should it be loosened more? I would appreciate any advise.
  6. What size Milky Way do you have? I am getting ready to order some new boards and was wondering about the sizes. I will use it for QOV and others. Has anyone gotten a board that they would not recommend for any reason? Or something they would recommend over others. I have the Double Baptist Fan - not one I will use a lot but love it on the right quilt Swirls - love it! Cosmos - great design
  7. While my backs are not twisting, I have had the same problem on 2 of the last three quilts I have done. The top right quadrant gets puckers in almost the same place. Like an idiot I have been checking the backing as I roll but looking more in the center and for tension. Plus the two with problems have been dark purple and black print, making the puckers harder to see. On the first one, purple backing, I did try putting a pad onto the backing by the take up roller as it felt a bit loose. But, I didn't have any problem like that on tonight's black quilt. Any ideas what to look for so tha
  8. beautiful. How long have you been quilting? Love the designs you used.
  9. I watched the video and adjusted my bobbin case by a nudge and the top tension. Finished the quilt unless we decide to remove more rows of spotty tension loops. Thanks for the info.
  10. I am having problems with the tension on the backside of a quilt. Last night I started removing a row of stitching as it was too badly sewn (so loose that most is coming off easily). Loops showing on the back. I re threaded Millie and there was improvement but I will get occasional loose stitches on top which usually means the back is off. When I get done removing the stitching, I will check for any built up lint, I can rethread from the cone, though I did this, added an extra wrap on the bar (not sure of terminology), double check the thread is seated in the tension discs completely. But I
  11. I quilted a UFO from about 2001 using my new Double Baptist Fans. Thanks for everyone's help and posts, love my boards and cannot wait to try the other two I got: Swirls and Cosmos.
  12. Linda, what is SID? I am still very new and am just getting ready to start up as a business. It will be a while before I will do custom quilting. Jan
  13. Thank you, I was wondering about that and whether it would raise the boards too high. Another new thought this evening. How do you store your boards? Should they be kept flat?
  14. I just received my first three giant templates and have a question re the set up use. My paperwork is downstairs so do not remember what type it said to use, a product to keep it from moving around on the table. What type has everyone used? Two sheets said something from Wal-Mart and another listed a different product. What should I look for and what should I avoid? I do have a Wal-Mart across town but dread going to it. I am off tomorrow and hope to get the stylus mounted and I have a UFO from maybe 2001 that I put borders on for my first test of the Baptist Fans. Any advice is appr
  15. Thanks. I am going to try to quilt it and wash after binding. I started thinking if I only stay stitched the edges and only used a 1/4" seam allowance, would there be a problem with the seams fraying too much. Better to quilt and then see how it goes. The flannel feels good, not as nice as Maywood Studios who makes the softest plush flannels, but a good feel. Fingers crossed.
  16. I made a simple quilt top using a Moda Layer Cake of flannel. My borders, binding and backing are the same brand of flannel. Talking with fellow quilters I am getting two feedbacks on the shrinkage issue. One: quilt it, bind it, and then prewash in cold water, low heat - it should shrink at the same rate and be fine. Two: stay stitch the edges (or serge) the top, wash it and then wash the backing and binding fabrics. Press and quilt. Has anyone used the flannel layer cakes? What would be your suggestion? Also, it is a simple quilt (Double Sliced Layer Cake seen on Missouri Star Quilt
  17. I looked at the website over the weekend and am interested in the system. Do you have to have the basic starter system to use the boards? (Can't remember) I need to go back and review the site better. If you are just starting, what would you recommend? I have a Millie with 12' table. So far, have not started a business but looking at this system am wondering if this would be a good idea. So far, the quilts I have done have been charity, QOV or a few shop samples for the quilt shop where I work.
  18. Marci, I just tried using the In-R-foam on Millie. Tested it and had one thread break. The first pass down the quilt went well, just did a loose ribbon type design (don't remember names). But, on the second pass the thread started breaking, and kept on breaking. I have only had my Millie since December and have only used So Fine thread. But, for this project (duffle bag) I forgot to check my thread and didn't have a light gray thread. So, I used Aurifil thread, 50 weight that I use and love for piecing. I talked with a friend who has a Gammill and she said she always has problems with A
  19. Talked with her and we got a flannel for the backing. And a second flannel to make a receiving type quilt with the old backing. (Did I mention I work in a quilt shop? Score an extra sale for my boss.)
  20. Oops, not sewing my friend today - seeing her
  21. A friend fixed her son's quilt that is now being used by her grandson. She fixed the top, fused Stacy (our local embroidery ladies usenet to back their work), gave me batting and the original pre quilted backing. My brain kicked in the next morning and I checked, of course the original backing is cut to the size of the top. I could sew strips to the edge of the backing to give me room to load it. But, I have seen experienced quilters (I have had my Millie for less than 4 months - not experienced) not get the quilt centered correctly. I thought of spry basting the quilt sandwich and then, s
  22. I do not understand what floating is. Is there a video showing this? Also, having watched the dvd that came with my Millie, I have 2 questions. Dawn shows pinning the sides of the quilt. How do the pins roll without bending? I have used the Gammill at work and we just basted down the sides. Also, we pinned the top of the backing to the take up roller, then lay the batting even with the edge of the canvas. Next we laid the top on the batting, about an inch down and basted it instead of pinning. Is there are reason to only follow the dvd or would I be ok in loading as I have done with
  23. Shirley, you mention the red snappers. A friend with an Innova just told me about them. Any comments on their use? I watched a video on them yesterday and wonder if they are as easy to use as they look. We just installed my new Millie and I need to go buy pins so that I can load my first test piece. Also, want to rewatch the DVD that came with the machine as there are differences from the Gammill I used at work.
  24. Thanks for the responses. I appreciate the advice and think I have made my decision. Probably the L. Will call Barb on Monday with my final decision.
  25. I see most of this topic dates back to 2012. I just ordered my Millie and need to make a firm decision on which bobbin to order. Has anyone changed their opinion or have an opinion on the Bobbin choices? I have used a Gammill with the M bobbin, it was an older machine with tension issues. Now I wonder if the tension was due to the machine or the bobbin. I would appreciate any advice.