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Battynurse last won the day on July 3 2018

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  1. Thanks everyone. I’ll try a larger needle and check the bobbin basket finger thing. I wondered about the lint thing too. It’s definitely been the thread as I’m using blue thread on white fabric. It also at times looks like it’s frayed.
  2. So my top thread on my Lenin keeps breaking. I’ve changed the needle, played with my upper tension and tried different cones of thread. I’ve also checked around the thread path for burs. I’m using Glide. It breaks going both ways but especially going right to left. I’ve noticed that I seem to have more thread lint around the needle area than I’d seen before but I’ve only had the machine for a year and I’ve hardly used it since right after I bought it last year I ended up moving back to California and it spent 4 months in storage.
  3. I got taken by Dave too. Thankfully not as much money. He came to me in California to fix my machine. Told me the people at APQS didn’t know what they were talking about (they said I likely needed a new shaft for the hook assembly). He “timed” my machine which I’d already done, told me I shouldn’t use magnaglide bobbins and charged me for service. He actually fixed nothing and later I still had to have someone work on the machine again.
  4. Leader grips I purchased for my Ult II. I used them for a while but never loved them. I know there are some who like them though. They’re for a 10 foot table. The website says they are $89 (I’m pretty sure I paid more). If someone wants them I’d sell for $25 plus shipping.
  5. Hi Sewing pup. I have friends in California. I’d lived there for 10 years prior to coming to Texas (I’ve been in Texas for a year and a half). I’m looking at putting everything in storage before I go as if it sells while I’m away from home I may not be able to come back to move it. If I’m taking travel assignments it’s usually a 13 week contract but I do plan to eventually decide on a place I want to be. Or how to go where I want to be which is pretty expensive. However it’s a place I love.
  6. Brand new 2018 Lenni, approximately 5 hours use on it. I thought I had the perfect place for it and just purchased it in April but life changes are taking me back to California and I won’t have enough space for my machine. I had been indecisive about selling but I’m not now. Maybe in the future I’ll get myself a George. So it’s a brand new Lenni 12 foot blissed table. I will throw in all my pantographs as well. Also will include all instructions, extra bobbin cases and bobbins, needles etc and my magna glide bobbins. I’m not sure when I’d be able to use them again. I have the new bobbin winder that came with Lenni that hasn’t ever been used and I also have a ruler base that is older as it came with my Ult II but it fits on Lenni fine. I have the box for the machine head but not the others. I’m asking $9,000. The machine is currently in Abilene, Texas and I could potentially meet someone there for pick up. I’m currently in California. My plan is to move all of stuff in November. I could bring Lenni to Southern California at that time however I’d ask an additional $250 to move it.
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    New Lenni

    InesR, i used Superior Thread MonoPoly. It worked great. I was really nervous about using it as well but it was fairly easy. I loosened my top tension quite a bit but not the bobbin and at least for this quilt it was fine.
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    New Lenni

    So at the end of April I sent off my Ultimate II as trade in on a new Lenni. I’ve done some practice pieces but finally loaded one of my quilt tops on it. I started off with black thread and a pantograph but the thread looked awful and my laser pointer kept moving so my stitches kept running off the top. I tore it all out and decided to brave the monofilament thread. It actually turned out pretty good! I just did a loopy meander and I managed to get my tension pretty good. I couldn’t get the thread net to stay on the thread. It kept working its way up and spinning around. At any rate this is my first quilt on Lenni and the back is pieced too.
  9. I have a bobbin winder that I got off eBay and a laser light I got from someone else here on the forum that I don’t need anymore. I traded in my Ult II and got a new Lenni and got new ones with my machine. If anyone wants them I can give them to you if you cover shipping. I do have the instructions for the bobbin winder. It works but APQS bobbins were a little tight on it. The laser pointer will fit in a small flat rate box. I think the bobbin winder would need a large flat rate box or a box about that size.
  10. Hi Cathy, i have been told by several people that a stitch regulator can be added. Within the last year to year and a half at a quilt show. I’m not sure which vendor it was but they did offer the option.
  11. I have decided to just take the trade in on my machine so I’m not selling it. I’m willing to give the table away but will likely only have it a week or two before I take it down and get rid of it.