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  1. Thanks, Liam. I sent one back and also sent you a text message to the number you provided. Thanks! Marci
  2. It’s the stitch regulation from same company as Intelliquilter. It’s a high quality system. And the Ultimate I is the mama of the Millie, the same machine without the bells and whistles. So the same quality machine upgraded with I/S. Thanks for asking!
  3. Thank you Jim. This has been my baby, and well taken care of. Before me she was purchased for a drapery business to sew long yardage’s of drape and lining pieces together, but in short order they preferred to do it by sit down industrial and took the Ulti I down. They then stored her for quite a few years at their business. I purchased and, to make sure everything was working perfect I did the maintenance and upgrades as listed in the main post. I’m not sure they were necessary but I wanted to start fresh, so I just went ahead and did them. For the setup’s age, it really hasn’t been used
  4. Hi friends, I’ve tried locally to sell my used Ultimate I but there are several in the area with machines already established. I’m running into the ‘that’s an old machine’ excuse, but we know it’s a great machine, especially if wanting to upgrade to a computerized quilting setup. Which I do not. So... Here’s what I’m selling for $3800. **I will post to the Machines for Sale Page when I am at a regular computer. For some reason the only place I can get to on my phone today is this one. Ultimate I (upgraded to I/S Turbo in 2012 but used little due to two shoulder surgeries) with th
  5. Hi friends, I’ve tried locally to sell my used Ultimate I but there are several in the area with machines already established. I’m running into the ‘that’s an old machine’ excuse, but we know it’s a great machine, especially if wanting to upgrade to a computerized quilting setup. Which I do not. So... Here’s what I’m selling for $3800. **I will post to the Machines for Sale Page when I am at a regular computer. For some reason the only place I can get to on my phone today is this one. Ultimate I (upgraded to I/S Turbo in 2012 but used little due to two shoulder surgeries) with th
  6. Thank you, Barb! I haven't used it yet because I was afraid I was missing something. Now I feel comfortable to let loose!
  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I hope your day is blessed with comforting food and friends and family! Its just the Mr and myself this year. We both just want good hearty beef stew and garlic bread, so that's all cooking now. We're getting down to the last 10-ish pounds of garlic remaining, so I've been processing it into powder and dehydrated minced (we grow all natural (organic w/o the certification) garlic) so you can imagine what smell my house is filled with! It's strong, but smells so good with the beef cooking. Being so very thankful with all we've been blessed with this year I
  8. Thanks Zeke. We've got it all home now, and as soon as I make room we'll be reassembling.
  9. Hi all, Tomorrow we go pick up the 2009 Freedom I bought. The table has the hydraulic lift on it, and I'm wondering what all needs to be disassembled to take the table apart to load and move it? Does each leg's lift have to be removed as well as the pump and transformer? I'm sort of a wreck worrying that something is going to get damaged in the move, and I so want to avoid that. It also has the quilt advance - anything I need to know about that as well? Thanks, in advance, for any and all imput!
  10. SOLD!! To me!! Was wonderful to meet you, Joyce (and the drive to the river was beautiful!)
  11. Sewingpup, I'm sorry for the loss of your brother, it's hard to process the loss of a sibling so young, isn't it? As for your shoulder, I know exactly what you're going through with your recooperation. I wish you a full return to movement and joint freedom! My first one took almost a couple years to not be hurting, but they did extensive bone work because of a defect in the bone shape from birth. I just wish it hadn't taken so many years to get them to deal with it. Then five years later they did the left one, same problem but with a tear as well. That one took about a year and a half, but
  12. Thank you, Gator. I wondered where everyone was at. I'll have to check that FB group out. But I do like the forum here. I just was hurting for so long that I could seldom use my machine and stopped participating. But I hope to engage here again and meet new people and gain new ideas and hopefully help others, too.
  13. Thank you, Vickie. i have an update on that, but I'm still just as excited! I found a lightly used 2009 Freedom only 65 miles away, went and test drove it and purchased it. It has the hydraulic lift as well as the quilt advance, and I'm upgrading the table to Bliss. So all the things I need! I'll be bringing it home at the end of the month!
  14. Cagey, I didn't use ties. I just used pieces left from his shirts after the first two quilts. I sewed them together and then appliquéd the large circle on the backing. Then appliqués the little center circle over the inner blad ends, then quilted. I had a small template for the blade from MSQC but I made a plastic one larger for this. I believe each blade was 11 1/2" long, both for the center and the four corner quarters.
  15. My Ultimate was just upgraded with the Intellistitch stitch regulation, not IQ. THAT is still a dream!
  16. Thank you, David. He was definitely an outdoors person. My clothesline comes in handy sometimes, lol.
  17. Gosh, I'm really sorry to hear about Rita. I haven't been on here in so long, but I know she suffered with a lot of pain and health issues. I was looking back through the forum and it really looks like she had hopes the surgery she was to undergo would help. I will always remember her dry humor with and about 'himself'. What a beautiful picture of them above.
  18. Thank you Ines, LisaC, Gail, Cagey and Libby. (I'm not sure how to reply and thank you for the kind words directly. The forum has changed since I was last on here.)
  19. Is your Ulti the one with the original speed control and no needle up/down feature? (That's how mine was before I added Intellistitch, an aftermarket stitch regulation.) If you have the knob to turn on and turn up the speed (if I remember correctly it went from 0-1 to 10?) your machine will start stitching just as soon as you power it on. You have to be ready to move the head around. As soon as you're going to cease quilting you reach to shut it off. IF I remember correctly. By '93 it may have had the button on the handle to start and stop the machine, but you still would set your stitch sp
  20. UPDATE: I am not getting the Millie I had planned on. But I'm still very excited. Because I bought a very lightly used 2009 Freedom - and it was only 65 miles from my home. It has the quilt advance and hydraulic leg lifts, and I am upgrading the table to Bliss!! Hi ladies and gents, I haven't been on here in ages after going through a second shoulder surgery for a torn rotator cuff and impingement problems. My last surgery was 1 1/2 years ago, and I have been back to my heavy textile repair sewing and longarming for just a few months. I never regained all my strength back in my arms/
  21. I, too, have an Ulti I, and I added Intellistitch. I am still using my regular frame, but my intentions are to upgrade to Bliss eventually. I wanted stitch regulation first, and it makes quite a huge difference!
  22. I, also, have an Ulti I, and I've added curved bicycle handle extenders so the machine is easier for me to handle. I've added them front and back because I found it hard to move the machine smoothly from the back with the upright ones. This picture isn't great, but you can see the style I've added on the front. I needed to remove the foam handle to install them but I added the back. This at least gives you an idea of an option. I also added a bottle holder onto the extender to hold a cup with pins, bobbins, etc.
  23. It felt so good to get on the longarm again and quilt this up! This is my scrappy 30's reproductions version of Eleanor Burns' Stars and Four Patch quilt. I pieced the backing and used three extra blocks in there. Quilted with a simple medium stipple as this will be used and washed often. I'll be making a scrappy binding as well since I'm trying to use up my stash and not buy anymore fabric! Measures 98"x98".
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