Lisa Crowley

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  1. Hi Janice, It is a 2010. I am located in Beamsville, Ontario, probably an hour or so from Ancaster. Lisa
  2. $8000. Very well maintained machine. I have quilted approximately 100 quilts with no issues. Included with the machine are manual/maintenance book, bobbin winder, ruler base, 45 bobbins and some prewound bobbins from Superior, 2 bobbin cases, oil, 11 packs of needles, 4 pantographs, quick zip system with 3 sets of zippers and a pattern grid. The frame is 12 feet. I am located in Ontario. If interested please contact me.
  3. I am feeling very frustrated about this problem. It seems to happen very rarely (once/row) that I get a single loop of top thread coming through to the back when quilting. It looks like my tension is fine, no eyelashes or loops otherwise. Does anyone have any advice as to what might be happening here? thanks
  4. Thanks for your suggestions. I was unsure where to start so i looked up a previous thread as well that suggested re-threading the machine as well as changing the needle. So i did both and it seemed to stop the looping. So nice to have advice from the experts! Thank you.
  5. Can anyone give me some insight as to why my tension seems perfectly fine on the front and for the most part looks fine on the back, however, once in a while the thread seems to loop on the back and go really loose for 1 or 2 stitches. Then it goes back to normal. I have adjusted and readjusted my tension, the thread is the same that I always use. The back is a bit stiff but that's all i can think of. HELP!
  6. Thanks for your help. I tried loosening the bobbin and that seemed to help. Also, i think that my top tension is a little too loose so I tightened that. Seems to be helping, I'll keep playing around with it but at least I know I'm on the right track. Thanks
  7. I am wondering if anyone can explain what the problem is that causes "eyelashes" on the back of the quilt in turns?? I have tried adjusting my tension but I'm not sure if that's the only thing going on here!
  8. Thanks for the advice. I did exactly as you had suggested and it worked like a charm. Finished the quilt and it looked great. So glad I have this forum with so many experienced quilters. Thanks again, Lisa
  9. I am very frustrated and wondering if anyone has had the same problem and could give me some insight..... I am working on a quilt for someone and the backing is fairly tight woven and stiff. It is 100% cotton. I have a brand new needle on my Lenni, when I started quilting I could hear the popping as I quilted and the machine sounds louder than usual. I think it would help to adjust the tension since I seem to be getting "eyelashes" on the front but I'm not sure which way to go and with what???? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!!
  10. Thanks to everyone for your advice. I do have a spool of Superior and I have been told it's the best metallic. I also find the extra little tips very helpful, I am prepared for any tension problems that may arise. Thank you so much, Lisa
  11. Does anyone have any advice for using metallic thread? I am new at long-arm quilting and am a little nervous about using it. It seems to be a bit stretchy.
  12. In the APQS machines for Canada, there is an extra fuse which is much smaller than the 3.14amp, there are 2 and one is 2amp and is near the motor at the back of the machine.The main one is 3.14amp. Amy had said that the second fuse could be the same size as the main (3.14amp) as long as it is still slow blow. That is what I ended up doing and it has worked, the machine has been running fine. The second fuse is in place in machines in Canada only due to CSA standards.
  13. If there are any Canadian quilters out there it would probably be helpful to know--if the "motor" fuse on your machine keeps breaking, you can go to a bigger fuse. Either a 2.5 or 3 amp fuse. It seems to have helped with the problem I was having but I also checked the flywheel for thread. That was what Amy had suggested and I have been quilting a little and it seems ok, so far! Thanks for everyone who helped me with this problem. Lisa
  14. Thanks Barb, I've already sent out an email to my rep and am going to call Amy in the morning. Thank goodness this is happening AFTER Christmas rush!! I'll keep posted what results Lisa
  15. The second fuse blew as well which leads me to believe that the motor is working too hard since that fuse is for the motor--I think?? Does anyone have any other ideas? I think I am going to have to call my rep and Amy in the morning, I don't understand what could be happening. Lisa
  16. Thank you everyone for your help. I am new to the forum and am so glad I joined. I read through the manual for the fuse size and have now replaced it, it was blown. I am a little nervous but am about to try the new fuse out, the needle did go up and down when I turned on the machine so that's a good sign. Does anyone have any ideas as to why the fuse would blow, I know that it is a fuse for the motor but am not sure what could be a cause for this to happen?? Thanks Lisa
  17. Yes, I do hope that the fuse is the only problem. I am going to go out tomorrow and get a COUPLE of extra fuses just to see what happens. I am glad that I am on the right track though--hopefully!! Lisa
  18. Thanks Barb, I decided to take the top off of my machine and take a look for the other fuse and it was blown. I am so excited about learning these things, especially after the holiday rush, not before. Thanks so much for your help, I will definitely be back on this forum, it's a great place to help and get help. I am very excited!! Lisa
  19. Hi Barb, Thanks for your reply, I'll have to try those things. The needle does move up and down when I turn the flywheel by hand and it seems to do so freely but I am worried that there may still be thread in there that I can't see. I do get the same response at the back of the machine as well. I am located in Canada and am not sure where the other fuse is, that might help too!! I am going to try unplugging and replugging everything first but, where is the second fuse? Thank so much, Lisa
  20. I am wondering if anyone can help me--please! I was quilting along tonight and my Lenni just stopped working. The needle up/down button and the stop/go both stopped working. I had previously had a problem tonight with thread build up around my flywheel and I think I fixed that, however shortly after getting started again the machine stopped working. I checked the fuse, which looks fine and I turned the machine on and off. When I turn it on the light goes on but the needle does not go down and up as it normally would and the machine still won't drive. When I turn the stitch regulator on it chirps away as usual but still no buttons working. If anyone has had this problem or may have some idea of what's going on, I would really appreciate the help. Thanks, Thoroughly frustrated, Lisa