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  1. You can call APQS, to get an expert answer. That being said, as the house/quilting room will get hot slowly, you Millie should not sweat as if you took it from a cold room to a damp hot outside area. I would just cover the table and the head with a sheet to keep the construction dust off of it. Every once in a while, check to make sure it is not wet from a roof leak or other new problem. Best of luck to you with your remodel.
  2. Clover or Collins water soluble markers They have some spray/applicators to help remove the marking. Blue seems to work well.
  3. APQS website pricing: L Bobbin Case - $11.95 M Bobbin Case - $54.00 L Bobbin - $00.90 M Bobbin - $ 3.00
  4. Vibration is normally more of an issue with incandescent bulbs, as they have filaments that glow to produce the light. This is why in the garage, you purchase tough bulbs that have stronger filaments in hand held lights. With fluorescent bulbs, electric passing through a mercury vapor which generates the light as it bounces against the phosphor powder coating on the inside of the bulb. Fluorescent bulbs are designed to be turned on and to stay on for longer lengths than incandescent bulbs. Being turned on and off repeatedly shortens their lifespan. If the problem is only one fixture, then the probable culprit may be a bad ballast(s) which is what generates the power for the fluorescent bulb to operate. Here is a link on how to change the ballasts in a 4 bulb fixture, If you have four bulbs in your fixture, and it is the same two bulbs burning out, it may direct you to the bad ballast, as a ballast normally only powers two bulbs. Though there are ballasts that power four bulbs. Check the price of a new fixture verses the price of the ballast(s), as it may be less expensive to replace the entire fixture than repairing the old one. Here is a link showing how to install a new light fixture. Since you are replacing a fixture, you may not need to use the toggle bolts in the video, Ballasts pricing Fixture pricing
  5. With monopoly, I follow the guidance of self winding the bobbin at a slower speed. Maybe the bobbin thread is being stretch at different points, so the bobbin is unwinding at an inconsistent rate, causing you bottom tension issues. Maybe trying that when you wind your King Tut bobbins. As you have a Turbowinder, you may have to wind those bobbins on your DSM. Let us know what you find. Best of luck.
  6. MB_quilt Newbie Member 1 8 posts Report post Posted April 22, 2018 The machine is now Sold. Thank you to all who enquired.
  7. Jim, Thank you for the clarification. I normally buy my Hobbs wool in the half roll, folded up in a large bag since I use a George. There is usually a show in the area that sells it in that manner. Cagey
  8. Jim, Just to clarify, when we speak of Hobbs Legacy wool, are actually speaking about Hobbs Heirloom and Tuscany 100% wool? Heirloom and Tuscany are the same product, they simply differ in the packaging. Tuscany is treated a little better, and packaged in set sized bags. Cagey
  9. You might check with your local hardware store, sheet metal or metal fabricator, to see if they have some small steel or stainless steel rod that will fit both your design boards and your machine head stylus holder. Once you have the proper sized rod, they can bend it to match the stylus you have. Necessity is the mother of invention.
  10. Nancy, The seller last visited April 2018. Suggest you email her at, , to see if it is still for sale. Best of luck.
  11. This works with curling amish feathers, and should hopefully help you out.
  12. Box up the head, and check in as luggage. Then you only have to ship the table.
  13. Hope these help you out.
  14. The past four days has been Memorial Day weekend in the USA, so he may have been on extended holiday. Best of luck to you.
  15. Here is a link to Gammell's bobbin winder. It has the advantage that you can slow the winding speed down, so you can load monopoly (invisible) thread, without stretching the actual thread when it is filling the bobbin. That stretch can totally throw off your bottom tension, as the monopoly is trying to return to its natural state when unwinding off the bobbin. You can also find other bobbin winders of the same general design online, or even make one yourself.