Deb34285

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  1. Hi Cindy, Yes the $4000.00 includes Shipping. It would be shipped freight and they deliver to your driveway/ garage. This is the same way that I received my George when I purchased him directly from APQS. As far as set up, there isn’t much to it. I didn’t have a local dealer that had a George ( purchased at Houston show) so my husband and I unpacked him and had him all settled in less then an hour. ( I have the manual printed for easy reference and will include that along with the disk )George is one of the simplest machines on the market. Only one tension knob for your upper tension and the usual bobbin tension adjustment. Included is the L size TOWA guage for checking your bobbin tension. I would be happy to speak with you if you have any concerns and give you a few pointers that I feel helped me transition from my domestic to a sit down longarm. The only reason I am selling George is because I purchased a stand up longarm. Thanks for your inquiry. I included my phone# in the post. I probably won’t answer at first bc of not recognizing your phone #( telemarketers) but if you leave me a message I will call you back as soon as I can. Debbie
  2. I am selling my George that I purchased 11/2014. He is in excellent condition and has only been used for my personal quilting. This George has the “L” bobbin case. Asking $4000.00 Included with the sale are over a $1000.00 in extras plus shipping : Accessory open and closed Ruler foot ( new version for a true 1/4” made in 2017), and regular open toe foot extra bobbin casing 4 Martelli Hoops Heavy duty bobbin winder and Simplicity bobbin winder (if you desire) extra aluminum bobbins TOWA gauge Glide magnetic prewound bobbins in many colors (L bobbin) Superior prewound SuperBobs (L bobbin) Table Shipping to lower 48 Continental USA only Pups not included I live in Florida in the 34285 zip code if you would prefer to pick up we can deduct the cost of shipping. I have original box that my George came in, but no packing for the table which is collapsible.I will arrange shipping via Freight and have table and extra goodies packed as well. Please message me or call me at 941-716-2437 if you have any questions. If I don’t answer leave me a message and I will return your call.
  3. I have a George that I am selling ( I have it listed on forum) . I live in Florida, so you would have to ship, but I have original box. contact me if interested
  4. I have a George that I am selling. I live in Florida- you would have to ship. Contact me if interested
  5. Purchased 11/17. $5000.00 includes standard table, manual, 2 bobbin casings, large amount of "L" aluminum bobbins and Filtec magnetic bobbins, new (2017) accessory foot set which includes open toe foot and both closed and open toe ruler feet, Towa guage and upgraded bobbin winder. I do have the original box that George shipped in. Buyer pays shipping from Florida. PM me or call at 941-716-2437 and leave a message ( I don't answer if I don't recognize the number- but I will get back to you )
  6. Hi Vicki Haven't tried it on George, but I would think its do-able. Are you doing free standing on an organza? Or thinking a heavier fabric?
  7. Congrats with your new George, your going to love him!
  8. Thanks for all the great input- take home is all are great- but if going with the heirloom go by the roll- lays nicer?? I guess my next question is do a lot of you use 2 layers when quilting with wool a lot?? I have a few people say poly and wool, or 80/20 Hobbs and layer of wool? Thanks for you guys wealth of info!
  9. Hi All, I have a question as to what brand of wool batting do you love best and where do you usually order it if buying by the roll?? Thanks! Deb
  10. Your quilt turned out lovely!! On the subject of Filtec magnetic bobbins- I check every bobbin on the Towa gauge as quite often they are over wound and come off the bobbin at a very uneven tension. Unfortunately I do waste some thread- but once the tension evens out( not bouncing all over the place) then I adjust the bobbin tension according to were my machine likes to live ( wasting a bit of thread is better then ripping) I think Linda mentioned in an earlier post that sometimes the inside of the bobbin can have a little burr in it that you can remove with an exacto knife. All good advise about adjusting your tension, but sometimes the problem is in the bobbin
  11. Great job Teresa, You complemented them on their stunning quilt ( very tactful ) while not taking the unrealistic responsibility of quilting it. Well said!!
  12. Wow Jane, You survived what so many of us fear!!! Congrats!! I am hoping I never have to do that but you give me courage that I can! Happy quilting!
  13. Keeping you in my prayers - grateful you found it early!
  14. Congrats on your new family member!! Wishing you all the best! Happy Quilting!
  15. So far I have found the least expensive place to buy a Towa is if another member is selling theirs, rarely there is a good deal on eBay, but sometimes you get lucky. New I have found Superior and Amazon are pretty close in price last time I looked. Yes Superior has a tension chart, but they are for DSM as it is focusing on top tension. Superiors does have a thread chart that does give needle suggestion for each thread that is useful. I agree with Cagey, there are several posts about the Towa and setting your bottom tension, and Linda is a huge wealth of knowledge that shares so freely. Linda does point out that with certain threads you may have to tweak more then others. Keeping a note book helps . You really only have to tweak a lot in the beginning to figure out where your machine likes to live( mine is around 150, others are 180 or 200 ) Once you know what your number is, setting each bobbin to that number becomes quick and easy - for most threads, adjusting the rest of the tension from the top by changing my threading or lowering the tension dial or both- again the notebook helps.... I go to sleep and forget my the next day what I did lol! For me the Towa has made bottom tension so much more straight forward. Hope this helps
  16. Hi All, For those of you that are new to using a longarm and are struggling with tension, I posted a YouTube video on using the Towa gauge as a guideline to ease/understand tension problems . I hope this helps some newbies out there as my relationship with George certainly improved this past year when I started using a Towa . Best, Debbie http://www.thequiltjournal.com/using-towa-gauge-better-bobbin-tension/ https://youtu.be/bmW6qwotQGQ
  17. I agree - thanks for all your input Madelyn! You have given me good advise many times since getting my George, Debbie
  18. Hi Regina, I agree with Nigel. If you continue to have problems with winding your bobbins call Ray at Quilt Tech back and he will walk through the adjustments. I have been very happy with my winder once I got settled in and got the hang of using it. The only thing I can think of is that maybe your are not "flossing" the thread in between the tension discs and getting wonky tension? When I first got my winder it kept popping out of the discs causing irregular tension when winding - I think it wasn't firmly in place - just a thought. Debbie
  19. Just lovely Sue!! Great color selection and your quilting is beautiful, Debbie
  20. Hey everyone, Thanks for all the great info. One question, do you find that your tension runs much looser with sewers aide( I use a towa so I could apply and test) but becomes variable as it evaporates while you quilt? I live in a humid environment so evaporation doesn't happen quite as fast. I agree with Cagey about the secret sewers aide- but be careful.....when you "reapply" things can get really fast and loose! Debbie