monakeegan

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    Pearland, Texas
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    Quilting, Sewing, Cooking, Walking my dogs, Retirement!

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  1. CIRCLES DONE WITH HARTLEY CIRCLE MAKER - BEFORE TRIMMING AND TIE OFFS
  2. LIGHTLY USED HARTLEY FENCE AND CIRCLE MAKER FOR SALE. PURCHASED FROM APQS WITH MY 2014 MILLIE. HAS BEEN A GREAT ACCESSORY. I HAVE ADDED QUILTPATH TO MY MILLIE AND NO LONGER NEED THE HARTLEY FENCE AND CIRCLE MAKER. I HAVE THE PRINTED AND VIDEO DOCUMENTS FOR THE HARTLEY ITEMS. INCLUDED IS MYRNA FICKENS HARTLEY DOCUMENTS. GREAT TOOLS FOR GETTING EXCELLENT, PRECISE RESULTS. ORIGINAL PRICE $500. FOR SALE FOR $200 PLUS SHIPPING FROM PEARLAND, TEXAS.
  3. THREE YEAR OLD PRECISE PANTOGRAPH SYSTEM FOR SALE. I HAVE INSTALLED QUILTPATH ON MY 2014 MILLIE. THIS HAS BEEN LIGHTLY USED AND HAS WORKED BEAUTIFULLY ON MY MILLIE. EVERYTHING TO INSTALL ON THE MILLIE IS INCLUDED. Laser light is included as well. 16 PANTOGRAPHS INCLUDED. I enjoyed using this. I could sit down to operate. I found that I was much more relaxed and in control using this method. A saddle stool is nice, but I found that my very comfortable office chair on wheels was the best for me. All set up and instructions are complete and excellent on the Precise Pantograph YouTube Video Channel. This is what I used to install mine I have no written or printed instructions. Look at http://www.2sistersquilting.com/PrecisePantographSystem.html for more information. Price with paper pantographs, full system and laser light is $275 plus shipping from Pearland, Texas.
  4. Forgot to add, the other day I went almost 4 bobbins and I got rattle in my bobbin area!
  5. Jim, Thank you. I also clean out the bobbin area and the tension disks very three bobbins. Seems to keep it happy.
  6. I have had my Millie almost 5 years now. I wonder if my oiling or lubricating frequency is normal. I have determined that I need to check the wicks for oil and clean and lube the bobbin area every three bobbins used. I use L Type Bobbins, almost exclusively the MagnaGlide Bobbins. Is my schedule normal? My machine provides consistent stitching with this schedule. Thanks for commenting.
  7. I have a 4 year old Millie. She is a great machine except that I cannot rely on getting good quality stitches going right to left or going up. Is there anyway to avoid this? It is so consistent in giving me inconsistent quality stitches that I do all I can to avoid stitching in those directions. But, I don't seem to have these problems with pantographs. Isn't that weird? I keep thinking it is something I am doing wrong. Hope you have some help for me.
  8. I have a 4 year old Millie. She is a great machine except that I cannot rely on getting good quality stitches going right to left or going up. Is there anyway to avoid this? It is so consistent in giving me inconsistent quality stitches that I do all I can to avoid stitching in those directions. But, I don't seem to have these problems with pantographs. Isn't that weird? I keep thinking it is something I am doing wrong. Hope you have some help for me.
  9. Thank you so much. That is what my husband thought. Happy 2018. mona
  10. I would like to move my Millenium across the room about 14 feet. The floor is smooth hardwood. Is there an easy way to move it? Must is be taken apart?
  11. Been reading here and there on tension, loops and Glide thread. Working on a modern design on lots of negative space. So, thread performance really shows. I have been getting little, irregular loops on the front and back at random unexplained spots. After studying and sleeping on it, I put a small sausage roll of batting in the thread guide over the cone of Glide Thread. I just sewed a full line across this 80+ inch top and NO LOOPS, above or below. Does this "steady" the feed of the Glide thread into the machine. It seemed to come off the cone rather erratically before the batting was in the guide. Not complaining, just learning. But, is this why it helped?
  12. Dawn, you just made my day. I found this on the Forum after leaving Amy a "recording" of the rattle. She will probably be laughing hard. I took the plate off and oiled as you suggested. Lo and behold, no rattle. What a dummy. I oil in the bobbin case at the bottom as you showed us in the maintenance workshop in early 2015 at Chris Ginkens studio in Houston. I probably have not down this thing at the top in a while. Will need to do a better job. Was really scared. Thanks for the Forum!! mona
  13. Is there any way to leave the needle down and raise the hopping foot on my Millennium? I am wanting to attach a binding with a scalloped edge. Need to leave the needle down and raise hopping foot to accomplish each inside turn of the scallop. Thanks.
  14. Just got back from the Vet with my two dogs and a trip to order a new microwave. Our microwave gave up the ghost on Friday morning! Seven years old, but used lots. Anyway, I have reinstalled the tension assembly because I think I had it too far into the machine. Will also check for burrs. Maybe there is play in the hook collar. I did take Dawn Cavanaugh's maintenance class that was offered here in Houston last winter. I think it is a good thing I took that. Will let you know and a big thank you to each of you for the input. mona
  15. Thanks, Heidi. Hopping foot is fin. And, I did change the thread cone several times. I will look for a burr. No batting in the thread guide, so that is not it. I think I cleaned the tension disk, but will do so again. Thanks for all the good ideas. Really weird what it is doing. .