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  1. Williams, If you put your curser of the poster's name, you will see when they last visited. Deb S who asked the question has not visited since December 2016, so I would not expect a response. Cagey
  2. Brian, You might get a better response if you start your own thread post verses posting your request on 4-year old post for a sold item. I am not certain why you want a Tin Lizzie sit-down machine, but you might look for a APQS George or a Handi-Quilter Sweet 16 or one of the many clones of that machine. The George is great, and I have friends with the HQ/clones that lover their machines. With the HQ you can get service and parts at most of your local sewing machine dealer stores. Best of luck finding what you want. Cagey
  3. I would suggest contacting APQS, and ask them the question. If you want to get going on the project, you might try isopropyl alcohol, acetone, or brake cleaner. Just be sure not to drip any of the liquids on the floor, or it may leave a stain. Best of luck with your project.
  4. Helen, Only a suggestion to assist with your sale of George, but most buyers would like a picture, and the year/age of the machine. There have been a number of different George tables over the years, so the picture address that issue too. I'm guessing it is an older single fixed foot model, as you did not mention feet. Best of luck with selling your George. It sounds like someone will be getting an outstanding well loved machine. Have a great day. Cagey
  5. Karole, Just my opinion, so take it for what it is worth. You may get more and more constructive responses by starting your own post asking the same question. That being said, I would compare the Hobby 1200 GrandQuilter to the APQS Lenni post; https://forum.apqs.com/topic/44411-price-reductionfor-sale-2010-apqs-lenni-longarm-machine-on-12-table-4000/ $2,700 verses $4,000. A 9 inch throat verses a 20 inch throat. While I am a sit-down quilter, throat space does matter. I am not sure what Domestic Sewing Machine (DSM) presently use to sew your quilts, but take a pool noodle and s
  6. If you place your mouse over the individuals name, you will see when they last visited. The seller has not visited the APQS forum since 2016. I would not expect a reply, and hazard to guess it is no longer available.
  7. SID the entire inner star. Everything is drawing your eyes to the center of the quilt. So using the center star you have two points at the 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock positions. Following your seams out to each side of the quilt. You have 7 chevrons in each of the four areas that will be formed. I would repeat quilt the angle that is formed from the red outline of the star points to the center, from the star outwards. Set you line spacing so, you seven colors chevrons without stitching through them. From those same 8 corner points on the center star, draw o
  8. BeckyP You can find what you locally and online. Look for a "bull bar" or light bart mounting brackets"; https://www.amazon.com/Samman-Mounting-Brackets-Universal-Offroad/dp/B07TYWDTDT/ref=asc_df_B07TYWDTDT/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=&hvpos=&hvnetw=o&hvrand=&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584276305324592&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Off-Road-Mounting-Bracket-360-Degree-Aluminium/dp/B082XJZ7GF/ref=asc_df_B082XJZ7GF/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&
  9. This is slightly offtopic as the brake was loosening, but the principal should be the same. You probably need to clean out the brake, or loosen it up https://forum.apqs.com/topic/43427-roller-brake/?tab=comments#comment-551672 Best of luck to you rectifying your problem. Cagey
  10. If we are talking DSM (domestic sewing machine) Baby Lock, then set the maximum stitch speed about medium. Then with a practice quilt sandwich draw some straight lines and and some swirls. As everyone knows how they sign their name, practice quilting that. You must move your hands in the proper relation with your needle speed. If you feel the fabric tugging against the needle, then you need to speed up the needle. If your needle is doing repeated stitches in one spot or with very short stitch spacing you are depressing the foot peddle too much. Back off a little on the foot pressur
  11. Mwrubles, Every batting has a minimum quilting distance. Warm and Natural is 10 inches minimum. Hobbs batting minimum is primarily 4 inches Other battings may have a shorter or longer minimum quilting distance. See below and checkout link; https://www.hobbsbatting.com/products/. Read your batting instructions to find your minimum quilting distance. I would quilt the top at a minimum of the required quilting distance. Otherwise you are asking for future problems after the quilt is used/loved and then washed. Try following some of the designs of on the shirts if you are concerned
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