cjtinkle

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  1. It's not entirely resolved. I am stuck with using matching thread top and and bobbin, or I still see bobbin thread on top. I loosened the screw in the tension so that the take up spring wasn't pulling quite so tightly, and that helped... some. I'll finish the quilt I have loaded and work on it some more.
  2. Yes. I took the maintenance class in Iowa when I bought my machine, along with my husband. We've both gone over the machine with a fine tooth comb. The fact that regardless of tension adjustments, the bobbin thread is always showing on top, indicates to me that there's a mechanical issue somewhere.
  3. Thanks, no it's not the batting, I'm sure it's a mechanical issue, like a failing check spring on the tension, or a loose hook collar, etc. Still waiting to hear back from support.
  4. APQS aluminum bobbins as was recommended when I purchased my machine. I wind them myself, yes. And thank you.
  5. But I've always used a size 4 needle with this combination and it's been just fine. My sandwich is not to tighten. Really, what I am looking for is suggestions to check things that I haven't, and that aren't typical issues.
  6. Hi everyone, my 2010 Millennium has sat untouched for a bit over a year after the death of my son. I finally decided I was ready to quilt again, and have spent the past week doing cleanup and maintenance. No matter what I do, my bobbin thread is peaking through to the top. Please keep in mind I've owned this machine for 8 years and am pretty comfortable with it and its quirks. I have rethreaded multiple times, tried different threads, changed needles (using a 4.0), change needle position slightly to the right and left. I've made certain that all of my thread guides are in the correc
  7. I'll do so today, I was planning to anyway, I was just impatient to find out and had hoped someone might know over the weekend LOL
  8. Holy cow, a grand? I think I'll pass if so. Wow!
  9. My bobbin basket is terribly noisy. It rattles away like crazy. My hubby just did a complete servicing on my machine, repacked the gear box, re-timed it, etc. It has a great stitch, but that noise.... I clean out and oil after every other bobbin as well.
  10. I'm not on the forum much, but I thought I remember reading a while back that APQS now offers both L and M size bobbin machines. I have a 2010 Millennium, with the L bobbin. Can it be changed over to the M size? If so, anyone know the price? Can it be done by the user or does it have to be sent in? And last, are people with the M bobbin machines having just as good of tension?
  11. Yes I'm really torn. If we find a farm for sale with a room big enough to house it, versus building new on our existing land, it won't be an issue. I hate the idea of losing so much money on it.
  12. That's okay Marci, I know it says that. Thank you Libby, but if I do decide to sell it will be a package deal. I'm not in a hurry, so perhaps I'll just think about it some more
  13. Amen, I know that's true Peggy! I've spent way too much on this hobby... And thank you !
  14. Thank you ladies. I guess I should sit down and try and figure out the value of everything I have. I might have a heart attack if I do that