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  1. Here's my latest finish. California king, for us. So glad I get to keep it! Stopped at Renee's House of Quilting, in Williamsburg, MI, yesterday, to show Renee, since she helped me to choose the fabrics, and she took this picture. A special thanks to Kathy Schwartz (Tamarack Shack) for the border quilting idea and tutorial. It was perfect! So Fine! top and bottom thread, Quilter's Dream wool batting.
  2. Thanks, Barb. I did see the instructions, I just didn't expect "interchangeable" feet to require an adjustment of that magnitude.
  3. Tried my new "true 1/4" ruler foot" today, and I was surprised at how high the bottom of the foot is. When I compared it to my original foot, it is 1/8" shorter! This definitely explains why my rulers can slide underneath the "ruler" foot when the needle is up. Has anyone else had the same issue? TIA
  4. Jeff, congratulations on selling your machine! If you edit your original post to include SOLD at the beginning of the title, you will eliminate a lot of future inquiries.
  5. Lisa, it would help potential buyers if you include the year George was built and your location in your ad. Also, most buyers would like to know your reason for selling, and any maintenance you had done. Good luck!
  6. Pamela, I don't have IQ, so I can't make suggestions on that front. However, "puff" batting sounds like it is a high loft batting, and on such a long quilt, may give you space issues as you get close to the end. I would suggest a lower loft product. I am working on a California king quilt right now on Emmeline, my 2011 Freedom with a 12' frame, using QD wool batting. I finished row 7 today, with only row 8 and the bottom border to complete. Top border is 2.5", each row is 12", and the bottom border is 8". I have not lost a lot of quilting space as I have progressed. All free-hand in the body of the quilt, and ruler work on the borders. Let us know how you work this out, please!
  7. Congratulations on selling your George! You can edit the title on your original post to put "SOLD" first, so you won't keep getting inquiries. Enjoy your new machine!
  8. Joan, sorry no one has posted an answer on this yet. I suggest calling APQS service. I'm sure they can solve this issue.
  9. Maribeth, I remember it, but have never used it in a project.
  10. Thanks for posting the solution, Meg!
  11. Cathy, thanks for the information about Quilternatives. I got my last roll of QD wool from Kingsmen, as that was the best price I found at the time, but Quilternatives's price is a LOT cheaper! Just ordered a new roll, since my last one is gone. Quilternatives beat both Kingsmen and Batt-mart. Love the Forum members!
  12. I don't have QP, but I know there is a QP Facebook group that may be able to help you. Good luck!
  13. I'm still very happy with my Emmeline, so good luck to all of you!
  14. dbams


    Good job, Zeke! Your perseverance paid off.
  15. Saw a picture on FB where the quilt was clipped onto the bars of the longarm. Poster said the clips were the Grace Start Right clips. Anyone heard of these before and/or used them? Seem like they could be handy. They are made by the Grace Company: https://www.graceframe.com/en/product/quilt-clips. TIA for your input!
  16. Deb, so sorry you had this problem, but really appreciate you sharing this information with the rest of us. Hope your son's quilt looks good enough that it doesn't bug you every time you look at it, especially since you did such a nice job on it. Betsy
  17. Beautiful quilting! Your sisters are very lucky.
  18. Very fun! I think the letters are great, and the lucky recipient will love it.
  19. If your bobbin thread is pulling to the top, you need to loosen, not tighten, your top tension. Also, make sure your quilt is not too tight on your frame. Do you have a Towa bobbin tension gauge? That really made getting then tension right a lot easier for me.
  20. I agree with Jim. If I only need a straight stitch, I take my Featherweight. For anything else, I have to lug my "youngest" machine, my 1984 Bernina 930, and it is HEAVY!