ssmmrr

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  1. Here are some photos. The machine is being sold because the owner is quite ill and no longer able to use the machine. In fact, it has been rarely used.
  2. Here are some photos. I’ve got other interested people too so please let me know your thoughts.
  3. 2008 Millie – $14,500 – 12′ Blissed table, with Quilt Path. Includes Hydraulic lift, Power Fabric Advance, Base Extender and guide, zippers pre-installed on leaders, 3 sets of quilt side zippers. Location: Round Rock, TX
  4. 2001 Millie – $10,500 – 14′ table with Quilt Path, Base Extender and guide, 30 large spools of threads and bobbins, selection of paper pantographs. Location: South Austin, TX
  5. 2009 Freedom – $11,000 –12′ table. Includes Power Fabric Advance, Quilt Glide, Base Extender and guide, 15 spools of thread and bobbins, zippers pre-installed on leaders, extra quilt side zipper. Location: Boerne, TX
  6. Have any of you had any issues with having to significantly raise the volume on your audio device (I use an Ipod Nano) to listen to books while you run your longarm - mine is a Millie??? I fear that I am affecting my hearing by how much I seem to have to have the volume at in order to hear the words of my book while I quilt. Does anyone else have that problem or that fear - and what do you do about it?
  7. Thanks to all. I turned that screw a full turn and the chattering still occured. So I turned it a further 1/2 turn and all seems ok so far. So, a full 1.5 turns worked for me.
  8. When I initially turn on my Millenium and attempt to sew, I find that the one stitch button as well as the fly wheel do not act properly. The one stitch button goes a full cycle (down and up) not the required half cycle (just down). The fly wheel seems ot have a life of its own, continuously vibrating and making the bobbin case chatter too. I've learned that if I warm the machine up for 10 mins before sewing its gets better but not for the last few times. The chattering of the fly wheel continued through one full hour of quilting. What adjustments do I need to be making?
  9. My Millie used to give a lovely chirp when she first got powered on. But she no longer does that. She sings just fine in SR mode but somehow the starting welcoming chirp has disappeared. Has that happened to anyone else? And does it matter?
  10. MArk I saw your probably cause ofr loose stictches ontop - linty thread. I am having that problem right now, and yes, the thread is linty. What I'd like ot know is wha tto do about it. I can't change the thread i nthe middle of the quilt.
  11. With all the talk about having the bobbin thread be the same as the top, I was wondering how everyone wound their bobbins. Do you use the bobbin winder on the side of the machine (I have a Millie)? I have not beeen able to make that work successfully. I usually wind them on my regular sewing machine but I fear that I don't get it wound tight enough or even enough. I know some others use a standalone winder but I can't see going to more expense for that. Thoughts?
  12. Why would I be getting big 'toe catching' stitches on the top? I have spent all day trying to fix stitch problems, ranging from eyelashes and loops on the back, to shredding thread, to now big skipped stitches. I've done all the traditional things - cleaned every bit of the thread path, changed needles twice, changed thread and even pulled my hair out!!
  13. I get so frustrated with my right hand, yellow, needle up/needle down button. It frequently doe snot do just one motion but will go through a full cycle, especially when I am trying to end a line of stitching. The only thing that sometimes works for me to is tap the button VERY lightly. Does anyone else have this problem and if so, how have you handled it?