MelissaNH

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  1. Hi Cagey. I have been using a Shape Cut ruler for years and I love it. It is the same idea as the Stripology ruler with the slots. I was skeptical at first, thinking it wouldn't be accurate, but I was pleasantly surprised. It really saves time. I do find that the plastic around the slots can be a bit wobbly so I use another ruler on top to stabilize the one I'm cutting against. You don't have to line up the ruler with the slot exactly, just slide it along top as you go to hold it in place. Not sure if that makes sense. My Shape cut is getting a bit worn and I have been thinking of replacing it
  2. I think it is fixed!! Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I finally got to the hardware store for the 5/64 Allen wrench. I just loosened the set screw, pulled the whole assembly out of the machine, turned it so the bottom of the little hook was at 10:00 and the straight part at 11:00 (sprung ahead an hour....lol) and when I pull the thread, the spring moves!!! So excited!! haven't powered up the machine yet. We got power back this evening but husband has other stuff plugged in where my machine usually plugs in. I'll have to try it out tomorrow night for a bit if I can squeeze it in. Thanks everyone fo
  3. Thank you Cagey, Nigel, Jim and Carol for your help. I will definitely order a new check spring just in case. Nigel, yes it springs right back when I push it down. I'm wondering if it just needs to be turned a bit. It looks to me like it is about an "hour" off in position. 9:00 instead of 10. Longarm Daylight Savings maybe? lol. Jim, I will give that a look. I just got the correct Allen wrench to be able to loosen the screw. I haven't been able to do much other than take the tension knob and disks off and look. It didn't seem to be hung up on anything or pinched as Carol suggested. Hmmm maybe
  4. No, it doesn't move at all from that spot. That's a good idea to check that way. I will do that. Thank you. I have to say, I haven't needed to do a lot of things to my machine, it just goes when I power it on lol. this will be a first for me taking something apart. lol I'm a little nervous. Thanks again!
  5. Hi Nigel and Cagey, Attached is a pic of my set up. I watched the video and I am threaded properly. I did see that the spring did not move like it did in the video. I tried to attach a video of my machine stitching, but can't get it to attach. This is what it looks like. The spring barely moves when I stitch. I'm guessing that I need to replace the check spring? or is it the whole assembly? Thank you for your help! It is most appreciated.
  6. Hi Everyone, I haven't used my Millie since about March (been a busy year for everything except quilting). I've finally got some time, and a few quilts that need finishing. I cleaned and oiled it, and changed the needle. I was getting loops above and below. After I checked the thread path and fiddled with the tension some, the stitches seem to be ok but I have noticed that my check spring doesn't move when the machine is running. The spring is closer to 10:00 with the spring hook closer to 9:00, and it just stays in that configuration running or not. Since the stitches seem to be ok, I'm
  7. Beautiful! I'm not too much of a modern girl but this one is really cool. Your design is perfect!
  8. I absolutely love this forum. Although I don't post often, I read all the time and have learned so much from all of you. Lately, the day job is taking up most of my time so there hasn't been a lot of time for quilting, but I've got a very small piece loaded to test out the height and a free weekend ahead. WooHoo!! I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again!! Melissa
  9. Hi Cagey and Nigel. Finally, my husband and I had time to raise my frame up a good 4ish inches. We had to wait until both of us were on vacation because there is just no time after work. Thanks to both of you for the advise on using the car jack and how to go about it. It made both of us more comfortable doing it. LOL, and it was really easy!! Now I just have to make sure we didn't raise it too much haha. we're keeping the jack out for a week or so just in case. Thanks again! Melissa
  10. Awwww. They are adorable. Congrats on your retirement!
  11. Congrats Mary Beth! 35 miles is a lot. I drive 40 each way from NH into MA. Traffic is horrible and can take 1-2hours or more to get home some nights. Lol that is why I don't get more quilting done. Enjoy the time with your family. All the best in your retirement. Melissa
  12. Thank you Cagey and Nigel! I feel better now (LOL and so will dear husband...) haha, and hopefully my achy back too. Melissa
  13. Hi Cagey. To me it looks like the front one just slides down much like a telescoping handle on a vacuum. It looks like the back does the same only inside the pole. The only separate piece is the one with the holes the rest is all welded together. I was thinking of putting the jack in the center right below the "batting bar" and working both front and back at one end at the same time.