whitepinesquilter

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  1. Thanks for the help. I have the sprockets on the end that I think I can try it that while the roller is on the frame. Thought about that but was afraid I would damage it. But I know I'm not that strong so will give it a try. Again, thanks!! Marci
  2. Hi ya all, I had a local crafter ask me tonight if I could "quilt" two layers of silk for her to be used to make some specialty items for a Christmas show. Is this possible? If so, what type/fineness of thread do you suggest? She has suggested the colors she wants used and they are typically available colors so that wouldn't be an issue. It's just the stitching through the fineness of silk I wonder about. And would I need to change the height of the foot to compensate for such thin layers going through the machine? I would assume I would want to go to a smaller needle as well. I've re
  3. Thanks for the info, you guys. I appreciate it, yet will take more suggestions as well! Kristina, I have a leveler bar because I switched out my batting bar when I put different frame sides on. So, in essence, I upgraded to a "newer" square legged frame that is designed for a leveler bar. As for switching them out, I use all three roller bars when I load my quilts most of the time. The leveler bar doesn't have the sprocketed end like the other three, so I cannot use that one. My bars have rods welded in them, and the end of the metal rods go through some type of round brass bushing that
  4. A couple months ago I re-did my canvas leaders and didn't give much thought that, after I was done, they were not even edge to edge. I can quilt and, with some extra pinning and tugging, and once in awhile a piece of batting stuffed in the rolled up backing, have my pantograph rows even. But quilting the other night my mind was wandering and I got to putting all this together. I had noticed that my backing bar had a very slight bow to it some time ago, but figured that was just because of the quilt on it. Now I've looked at it, and spent time rolling it around without a quilt on and realize
  5. As you quilt, and then roll your quilt forward, the rolled up quilt (on the takeup roller) becomes bigger around; therefore, without the ability to raise the roller bar with the quilt on it you would continue to lose quilting space. So, this is what you will do: There is a metal threaded handle above the spring on the leg. When you turn it to loosen it from the metal bar of the leg, the spring is freed and it pushes the take up roller part higher. When you have it where you want it you just tighten the handle again to lock it in place. Then when you take your quilt off and start a new one y
  6. Hi, I own an Ultimate I, and mine is probably one of the older ones out here with a serial number of 265, and she runs beautifully! I recently put new motor brushes in, repacked the gear box, replaced the hook assembly, and re-timed the machine. Many of us do these things ourselves, but you can have the machine in to the factory for a 'spa' treatment, which if it needed any of these things they would do them at that time. Being one of the original machines manufactured my machine does not have stitch regulation (today, anyway ) but she is scheduled to get the Intellistitch stitch regulation
  7. Valerie, Sent you a U2U, my daughter is very interested if you still have this available. Thanks! Marcia
  8. Are you talking about a single wheel on each leg, or the three wheel dolly for each leg? I'm curious myself as I've been thinking about putting them under my table legs. Lowes has three wheel dolly's for less than $6 each but I'm not sure if they are the right thing to use. When I was at APQS in Des Moines looking at a machine I commented on them and they said I could find them at a Lowes or Menards. Anyone else know? Marcy Ultimate I Mizz Mona
  9. Leslie and Janette, thanks for your imput. I have thought about the Intellistitch and wonder if that would be the right route for me. Oh, decisions, decisions! My ulti has a 1/2 hp motor, and I understand the motor I/S uses is smaller - I don't want to lose power! Hoping some Lucey owners see this at some point and chime in - I really want to make a good, informed decision! Marcia Ulti I 'Mizz Mona':
  10. Sharon, Go to leadergrips.com or do a search for Red Snappers and it will take you to Renae's quilting website. There is a thread here somewhere that talks about the differences in the two as well. Hope this helps! Marcia Ultimate I 'Mizz Mona'
  11. Hi Marsha (nice name!) I just ordered the Leader Grips but only the snap on covers. I had researched the Red Snappers as well but many reviews said they were somewhat harder to snap on. I have problems with my wrists, so I didn't want to chance flaring them up more. I only ordered the clear cover part of the Leader Grips, and DH and I are going to purchase a more flexible tubing than the dowels they offer. Cost wise, by the time you do shipping on either of them they really are not that far off in price. This is just my opinion but having just ordered mine yesterday I thought I'd give y
  12. Hi, all. I own an Ulti I, early 90's, with no additional features whatsoever. Just plain stitching on a 14 foot table. I've been considering upgrading, and cost is a factor. What I am wondering is this - who out here in this wonderful APQS family owns a Lucey, and what do you think of her? Lucey has the same throat size as my Ulti I but has many more features. I can put it on my existing table (three bar table) so that cuts the cost of a new table as well. I just have not seen a lot of people posting who own a Lucey, and I'm wondering if there is a reason why? Durability, motor strengt
  13. Hi, I have an ulti I also, are the edgerider wheels for machine and the table (8 wheels) total? I would be interested in them if they aren't sold. Thanks Marcia Ultimate I 'Mizz Mona Belle
  14. Gable, I'm a newbie here. Sent you a U2U for pantos. Thanks! Marcia Ultimate I 'Mizz Mona Belle'