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  1. I’ve watched all the videos on how to repack the gearbox with grease, but they involve removing the head and flipping the machine upside down. Unfortunately, I just upgraded to the Intelliquilter and with all the extra add-on electronics, I don’t think it would be possible for me to remove the head from the rails without a big IQ mess. I’ve also read that repacking can be done from below, though this isn’t optimal. My problem is that the machine is over 10 years old and I live in Las Vegas (hot, hot, hot) and it developed an air bubble this week, one the size of a quarter. I opened it
  2. **I think they are all sold** I think I have a buyer for the remainder of the pantos. I'll let you all know if anything happens as soon as I know...thanks to everyone for purchasing some great pantos!! Vic
  3. **UPDATE** New panto list as of June 13th...$9 each plus shipping https://drive.google.com/file/d/10cZ-EoBhsuipg7k2vzst7aRl_p8EL9Fo/view?usp=sharing I still have over 80 left to sell. I'll be out of town 6/14 to 6/16 so any orders that come in will be processed on 6/17. Thanks! heatonvic@gmail.com
  4. **UPDATE** New panto list as of June 12th....$9 each plus shipping. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16TRm2NvZ0klP2sdUMk4g5852v4n8iGjE/view?usp=sharing Vic heatonvic@gmail.com
  5. **UPDATE** I'm going to split up the pantos and sell them individually for $9 plus shipping. I can bill through Paypal and ship ASAP. The link below shows the updated list of what I have left...thanks! Pantos for Sale June 9 Vic heatonvic@gmail.com
  6. I just upgraded to the Intelliquilter and I'd like to sell my stash of pantos (as a group, if possible). I have 152 paper pantos intended for a longarm (not mid-arm or short-arm pantos). Probably 80% have never been used or even unrolled. I'd like to get $1,200 and I'll pay shipping in the USA. I've attached a link to a PDF file showing all the pantos (with thumbnails) as well as a pick showing them all bundled up so you get the idea of how many there are....if you buy them all, I can send you the Word document with all the pantos as well. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fjPLMGYMu6BT
  7. I'd like a list of the individual pantos in the groups, please. heatonvic@gmail.com. Thanks... Vic
  8. I bought my 2007 Freedom SR last spring and paid $11,000 I believe. It had the professional lighting with it, the newer table, and no hydraulic lifts. Not sure if this was a good price or not, but I'm happy now that I bought the Bliss rails!! Mine was not really "excellent" condition...I think it had been a training machine for a longarm teacher. The canvas leaders are all holey (large holes) from what appears to be a cat clawing at it for years on end. It took several rolls of lint roller to get the cat hair off....And I don't use the lighting. I should resell that to someone who would
  9. Sammi, is that you?? From Vegas?? Anyhow, we just did a secret quilter swap at our retreat...I made everyone scissor fobs--a little beading and some lobster clasps. Someone else made clear zippered vinyl bags with embroidered names...at another one someone made us all luggage tags embroidered with our names and guild name. For my secret swapper I made a pincushion, mug rug, fabric scrap baskets, triangle thread catcher (that was the hit of the retreat), zippered bag, etc. Check out my blog....zanyquilter.blogspot.com. I posted up my gifts and the ones I received... At one I was at las
  10. I'm an officer in the LVMQG...we would love to have you come to our meeting. Bring something to show and tell that shows off your quilting as we always have people looking for longarmers... We also have a blog...lasvegasmqg.blogspot.com and we chat about what is coming up (like a sew-in at Thurs meeting)...and challenges! In Sept. we are starting a challenge and Camille Roskelley (Bonnie and Camille) will be the judge!! ;-) Hope to see you there...
  11. UPDATE*** Dawn is sending out a new rear axel on Monday!! ;-) Great customer service!!
  12. I'm interested. I'll send you a U2U... heatonvic@gmail.com
  13. Dawn, The install went OK, but the rear steel wheel makes a clicking noise upon each rotation. Exactly at the same spot...and it gets louder the more weight of the machine head is placed near the rear axel. What I mean is the sound isn't as bad when the machine is to the front, but it is very noticable when the machine head is around the middle to the rear of the carriage.... What now? I called and left a message...
  14. OK...the assembly directions said in two places to put parts of the carriage axel into a box and return them? I thought that was strange, but I haven't gotten fully into the assembly yet..tomorrow! Thanks..
  15. I tested the Bliss here in Las Vegas and ordered it the next day. It came today and we are going to install it tomorrow!! I can't wait...my hands need the break... I'll let you know how it goes! But am I really supposed to send those extra parts back?? The ones I remove from my table?
  16. The freedom is awesome...consider the Bliss since to order it now is so much cheaper than if you want to add on later. I'm installing the Bliss on my Freedom tomorrow....You'll love it!
  17. A big thanks to Kathalynn for showing be her bliss system...I'm sold and I'll be ordering tomorrow!! What a difference it can make it the quilting quality...Awesome!
  18. Kathalynn, I'm also in Vegas and I'd love to see your bliss in action!!! I'm so jealous...please e-mail me if it is still OK to check out....heatonvic@gmail.com. Thanks... Vic www.zanyquilter.blogspot.com
  19. I had this problem and my Dad helped me last week...we raised the dead bar (the one inside the throat). I read that you should be able to slip your hand in up to the 2nd knuckle if it is at the right height?? He also took my needle plate and polished it to an almost chrome state. And he beveled the edges a bit more-- he comes from a family of metal workers and so I just let him go with it. There is no drag on that anymore (LOL)....He also didn't like the little screw that comes up behind the needle plate and it was all I could do to keep him from removing it and replacing it...he is convin
  20. I just quilted my first panto with the quilt cam but I didn't have to center anything on the panto. I spoke with Ron and the camera has a radius of only a few inches so you don't see that much of the panto...and I didn't see a way to adjust the camera height so I could see more of the panto. That was kind of weird because at certain times I wasn't quite sure what was coming...I did adjust the laser light so that it was in the center of the screen (maybe that is what you meant??). What I found to be weird was the curve on the lens...it was sort of like looking through a bubble for me. It
  21. So this is still available from APQS? I didn't see it on the parts page....I imagine that removing the 3rd bar would also pose a problem for the Quiltazoid or any upfront accessories, right?? Interesting....
  22. I've done a bit of panto-ing but I thought I'd try a swirl one. The swirls curves are about 1/2" apart and it is pretty dense. Now, I can't really do good freehand swirls on my own, but they are looking particularly wonky when using the panto. I'm also trying to panto from the front using the QuiltCam but I don't think that is the problem. Do you find swirls pantos harder than freehanding big swirls?? Is that why most seem to freehand it??? Or is this just a PPP issue....LOL...
  23. Also, you can adjust the height by up to 9", if you don't have the hydraulic lifts...I didn't know this until a few weeks ago (I also got a used Freedom this spring). Adjusting the height, if you need it, will relieve some back pain...at least for me. Enjoy!
  24. The camera just displays what it sees...I think she means that you could adjust the size of your stencil using a copier...then panto it on using the camera. But the camera will let you rotate what you see (reverse it, upside down, flipped, etc...). But the camera is stationary (as far as I can tell) so you can't even adjust how much of the panto you see (by moving it up or down).... What I want to try is modern wavy line quilting. I did some Ric-Rac quilting 1" apart wavy lines. But I marked the quilt top first with blue water erasable marker first and that took a while. I'm thinking th
  25. Ron had to lengthen my adapter to 9" because the original one he sent was 6" and was modeled after a Bliss carriage system. Since I'm not blissed, I was seeing a lot of the carriage on the left side of the screen. The new one is just perfect, though! I don't see anything but panto. I've been practicing and I think I'm getting better at following the panto from the front. Well, let me say that I didn't follow it that well from the back either so I guess the front isn't much different!! LOL...
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