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  1. Tyler Loy Enterprises a few circle templets by her also. I use these more for marking feather stems and other lines to freehand quilt. I also have Nested Leaves by Gadgets by Carol, but the link on the rulers is no longer valid. Shorter rulers that cover the area that fits your hand/quilt area seem to work better. Putting rubber cabinet door bumpers on the bottom of the rulers also help them grip the quilt sandwich. Best of luck finding what works best for you.
  2. If grip strength is the issue, you can use an offset screw driver handle, or even a 1/4 inch socket with philips socket. Any hardware store can set you up with the tools you need to repair you machine. You can gently tap the back of the driver/wrench as Nigel suggested to keep from stripping the screw heads. When you put the screws back in, use a small handle screw driver (NOT the pistol grip one) so you do not over tighten them, and they will come out easily in the future. Normally the smaller the handle the less grip and torque you can put on the screw Best of luck repairing your quilting machine.
  3. Just make sure it is secured to the ground.
  5. Ann, Why don't you post the pdf here?
  6. The manager at Diamond Needle Corp.; the largest distributer or sewing machine needles in the world, told me that titanium needles for normal sewers and quilters was all hype to sell more needles. He said titanium needles were more for industrialized situations where the machine was going to run at thousands of RPMs continuously for hours, if not days on end and the manufacturer could not afford even a few minutes of assembly line shutdown for needle replacement. He went on to tell me that most "manufacturer" needles are actually Organ needles. He suggested sewing and quilting on your DSM with top-stitch needles. Superior Thread makes this same suggestion. You can order from Diamond needle, though I believe the minimum order is 100 needles of each type.
  7. As long as you completed the quilting in 17.1 hours, keeping a $20/hour income level, I believe you have nothing to worry about. You should not give away your talent unless you wish to as a gift, with no strings attached. If some cannot recognize this, then their loss.
  8. Gandddad; The For Sale post is over 9-years old, so I would hazard to guess they are no longer available. If you are specifically looking for the item, you might make a post asking if anyone has one, or maybe you will be lucky and someone will see your post and this reply. Take care, and Merry Christmas.
  9. The table would probably cost about $400-500 to ship through a freight company. That should include pickup, boxing, placing on pallet, and shipping to local freight house for delivery to house. You have to unpack and get in your house. Freight company normally only places it on your driveway or in your garage.
  10. Jerralyn; I think the machine has been sold, as it was posted for sale 13 August 2007.
  11. I do not believe you can delete your thread. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Good if issues were discussed that may not directly address your issue or sale, then those posts or informational tidbits can still be found. It also gives both buyers and sells what items are going for on the site. Bad if your item has sold then your thread may continue to bump to the top of the page as individuals ask it the item is still for sale. I would suggest that "edit" the thread you wish to delete. You can edit the title and any items in your posts under the thread. For instance if you sold your Freedom, make the thread title "SOLD - Selling my Freedom". The put a final post at the bottom of the thread using 72 pitch, SOLD Just a suggestion.
  13. Not an official answer, only information for you to research and then discuss with your tax preparer. Any business can make contributions to charitable organizations but there may be limits on these deductions, and the contributions may only be deductible to the individual owners, not to the business. New Tax Law and Charitable Giving The 2017 tax reform law has changed the landscape of charitable giving. The standard deduction has almost doubled for 2018 and beyond. The new standard deduction is $12,000 for singles (up from $6,350 for 2017) and $24,000 for married couples who file jointly (up from $12,700). Table 1 far right column, Not Deductible As Charitable Contributions, Value of your time or services explains how to bunch charitable and possibly tax payments to exceed new IRS standard deduction limits every other year.
  14. My personal belief is if the green pedal works, then it is not the motor brushes. I find it hard to believe the motors get exercised that much to wear them down. The brushes make the motor run. If they were bad, then the different switches would not matter. Why not post a picture of the white switch and someone may be able to suggest how to take it apart, to clean the internal contacts.
  15. I suggest buying these two items; Disconnect the electrical connection, then place a rag under the male/female plugs to catch the overspray/drips. Spray both ends of the connectors. Once the male/female ends of the connectors have been cleaned, spray all connections with one of the sprays below. A little goes a LONG way. Once you hear the spurt of the spray, you have enough. If you cannot find either of them, just put the connectors back together. The spray is primarily for condensation build up that caused corrosion in basements or other humid areas with temperature swings. The electrical connections sweet just like a cold glass of water, which can cause corrosion between the contracts. probably easier to find than the one below. Buy this for anyone into cars, boats or other outdoor items. It is used on almost every electrical connection out there marine, vehicle, to aviation in the past 5 years or so. There is a drop of it on most high quality USB data sticks you buy. It is expensive, but a can will last a long time. If you have your quilt off, I would suggest pushing the button both fore and aft, so the switch gets exercised. Unless you quilt for a living the switch may have a little corrosion in the contacts, as it is not used that often and normally only for a few seconds at a time. Exercising the switch it will clean off the switch contact points. If you can find a someone to take apart the switch, they can spray the contact points with the electrical cleaner spray, which should help too. Best of luck to you.