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  1. Thank you both for your input. I will certainly look at the videos. Cagey I think I actually have Angela Walter’s Shape by Shape book. I will do some searching. when finished I will share here.
  2. Thank you Sue. It’s worth a try I guess. Here is a quilt I am struggling with to quilt. I want feathers in the border but I can’t figure out how to quilt the body of the quilt. It’s already on the longarm so it’s hard to get a pic of the center but I tried. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
  3. I have not been on this forum for a long time. We used to post pics of quilts we were struggling with and ask for quilting suggestions. Can I still do that?
  4. I’m hoping this was the answer. I’ve had this cone of thread for a long time. I put some Sewers Aid on it last night and let it sit. So far this morning it’s stitching beautiful. But...and there’s always a but... I was doing a pantograph and as usual the cone unwinding as I sew catches my eye. I stopped and looked and part of the thread was unwinding/raveling when it came off the cone. So now I’m wondering if I have a bad cone of Omni thread. I unwound a bunch of it and rewound some bobbins with it and haven’t seen anymore. I’m thinking this is what happened when the thread was breaking/raveling down by the needle. Thanks for your suggestions and I did check for burrs and have none.
  5. Ok that’s what I will check in the morning. Thanks and I’ll let you all know.
  6. I have not checked that. I will check for burrs. It seems to shred down by the needle area. I have changed the needle twice - both brand new.
  7. Hi everyone. I am experiencing shredding of my top thread today. I’m using Omni thread top and bottom and I have a Millie. I hardly ever have this issue but I can’t seem to figure it out. Omni is always my go to thread that always worked in her. I’ve rethreaded, changed needles, cleaned everything. What else could it be? I’m open to all suggestions. Thanks.
  8. I’m going to the fall show also...after going to the Spring one. I’m curious too. I have signed up for an all day class on Friday so I won’t see much of it anyway.
  9. I did mine last night. It wasn’t too hard at all.
  10. Mine just did the same thing. Angie sent me the pdf file also. Going to work on it tomorrow. I’m hoping it is an easy thing. I don’t know how to share the pdf file.
  11. Thanks Jim. The top tension is very tight now but I will try it. Thanks for your advice.
  12. Does anyone know why my machine would be stitching fine on top and most of the stitches on the back are ok. But moving my machine right to left or diagonal the stitches seem to flatline. I’ve tried everything. Tension, new needle, thread. I’m not sure what else to do?
  13. I did check my bobbin case and made sure there was no lint or anything. It pulls out just fine. I do wind my own bobbins all of the time. And I haven’t changed my thread path in forever. I snip the thread off and tie the new thread to it and pull it through and have always done that. I have adjusted the top tension tighter but it never seems to make it much better. Maybe it’s time to talk to APQS. Thanks for your suggestions.
  14. I’m wondering if anyone can help me to a solution on my stitches. My tension seems fine. I have checked on a Towa Gauge. Top thread is Omni (which quilts beautifully on my machine) and Bottom Line in bobbin. New needle, Black Hobbs 80/20 batting. T-shirt quilt. It seems to stitch beautiful on the front but the back looks like half and half stitching correctly. Almost looks like a flatline part of the stitching? Looking for some advice.
  15. Welcome. You will learn a lot from all the talented quilters on this forum. And enjoy your Millie.
  16. Love the quilts. Great job on them. And I’m enjoying seeing some posts with quilts on them. Seems like everyone is selling machines. Oh and the grandbaby is adorable. I have a new one also and quilting does stop when she’s here.
  17. Has anyone made a dust cover for a Millie? I’m thinking mine needs one. If you have can you share pictures and possibly a pattern?
  18. Awww this is awesome for display. Wonderful design and perfect quilting!
  19. Beautiful work! And what a great idea using a vintage piece.
  20. How cute is this! Love it and your quilting really makes it. Thanks for sharing.
  21. PaulineB - please let us know the solution when you get it worked out. Thanks.
  22. Following this topic as I'm experiencing a similar problem. My Millie will occasionally sew on its own. I know when it's going to do it but have no control over it. Sometimes if I wiggle the encoder plugs it will stop for awhile. Sometimes when I hit the stop button it will continue to stitch 3-4 more stitches before stopping. And I've not touched the number 8 screw as I don't think that's the problem. Any ideas?
  23. Beautiful quilt and your quilting is great Kathy. You and George are good partners. Looking forward to many more.
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