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  1. I Thought it might be the fuse too. but I have my dealer's CQ up here and they both are doing the same thing. Will check though.
  2. Sue, Yes, I have checked the stitch length and that is not the problem. My Millie acts like she is not even connected to the CQ. I have checked so many times that the CQ is on and the gray box is turned on, and that all the wires are connected and nothing helps.
  3. Has anyone, using your CompuQuilter, experienced your CQ not running when you hit the "Run" button? I have checked all the wiring and connectors, but nothing seems to work.
  4. Thanks for your inputs. I did check and cleaned the wheels, but not with alcohol, but will do this. I have been in contact with Dawn at APQS and apparently I will need to adjust the cams on the front of the carriage which I have done, but it made it worse because evidently I did not get them tightened to match. So am waiting on an response from APQS again. They have to be perfectly matched to work properly.
  5. Thanks for the info. I was able, this morning, to get the wheels to the stitch regular adjusted with the help of Amy's video and it works perfectly. I am so excited I was finally able to do this. You also suggested to blow out the dust on the sensor. I don't know what the sensor looks like or where it is located. Could you enlighten me? Again thanks.
  6. When trying to do free hand quilting, machine is hard to move.
  7. My stitch regular does not take off and then when it does, it a jerks. Does not move smoothly at all and can't use it.
  8. Leslie, Thanks so much, I found them. Carol
  9. Thank you all for your input. I had to apply baking soda twice. The last application I put on before I went to bed and all the oil was gone the next morning. I like the idea of oiling at night. And yes I do test on the edge of the backing after I put a scrap of fabric on the backing after I have oiled. I must have just gotten too much oil on the machine and I wasn't wiping out the access. So that was double trouble. I surely am learning a lot of new things since I went back to quilting. I don't remember having all this trouble when I was quilting before I moved to Arkansas. But then th
  10. Thanks Heidi for your information. Your information was helpful, but I am sorry to say my math sucks. I have CompuQuilter on my machine and I am trying to stay within the 1/4 seam allowance and also to save another 1/4 allowance to that so that my edge-to-edge design is not right up beside the 1/4 seam allowance. My quilt is 78.5 inches x 94.5 inches quiltable space. I can figure out that the 1/2 inch shrinkage for every 36 inch of quilt would be 1 inch of shrinkage, but then there is that extra 7 inches I don't know how to figure. So I guess what I am trying to find out now is how do
  11. How do I find the posts I have posted? I want to respond and can't find it. Thanks, Carol
  12. Thanks Linda. I have applied the baking soda so will check it before going to bed tonight and see how it is doing. It is clear oil I bought for just this purpose so it should come out. And after my experience with putting this batting in the dryer, I will do as you say and put it over the rails over night the next time. Thanks so much. I appreciate all your help. Carol
  13. I sure need help. I have quilted a customer's quilt and low and behold, I got oil on the 1/4 in seam allowance from from the bobbin case. I didn't know I had done this until I was finished with the quilt. Of course the oil migrated. Number 1: Is there a way of getting the oil out without washing the quilt or making a mess of things? I looked on the internet and had several good ideas, but they all had to be washed afterwords. Or is it better to just face the music and tell the customer what happened? Number 2: How much oil should we put in the bobbin case? Each time
  14. How much shrinkage inside the 1/4 seam allowances should I allow for when quilting a Batik top and back quilt? The customer has given me Warm and Natural 100% Cotton batting and I am using So fine green thread. Carol
  15. Thanks Linda for the squaring up unsquare backs. I have not read it yet, but will once I get this quilt off the machine. And I will let you know if I have any questions. And thanks to all the rest of you for all you ideas and help. It is so helpful. Carol
  16. Our Longarm group has had some discussion on whether to stitch the pattern inside the 1/4 inch basting line or go to the edge of the quilt top. There were different opinions. I have always quilted inside the basting line trying to get as close to that line as possible. Now talking with a customer, she said she has quilted (on her domestic machine) not up to the basing line, but up to 1/2 inch from the basted line so she has a little room to trim up the quilt to make sure it is straight. So what is the correct way to do this or dose it depend on what the customer wants? Also, if I qui
  17. Nigel, how can I find this post by Linda Rech regards to loading unsquare backs? I did a search but nothing came up. Carol
  18. How did you learn to do quilting like that? It is exquisite! When I got my Millie, I got the CompuQuilter as well and I never learned to do free hand quilting to speak of, but would love to. Carol
  19. Thank you all so much. You gave me some really good points to ponder. Carol
  20. I want to put a disclosure on the bottom of my work order to keep me out of trouble with the customer. I have customers, as I know most of you have had, that bring poorly constructed tops and I would like to protect myself from this problem. Does anyone have one they would like to share with me? Thank you for your help. Carol
  21. I am getting back in to quilting for the public after a 2 year hiatus. I have recently moved to Rogers, Arkansas and find that the pricing is somewhat different. What I need to know is do longarm quilters charge a customer who brings you 2 yards of fabric for the backing and batting in the bag or from a roll without cutting them to the size of the quilt and squaring it up? Thanks for your help. Carol
  22. P.S. I didn't answer all your questions. Yes, I did baste top and sides and used my clamps and I was doing edge to edge and I am using a 2006 Millie. Sorry, I don't have a picture to post. Carol
  23. Thank you all for your input. I got to thinking about what I was doing to cause this. First, I was doing practice to check on my tension to make sure it was OK. So I just used a piece of muslin backing for the top and back and had the wool batting in between. I guess the wool was not happy with that so I put a piece of Moda fabric on the top. So what I had was Moda on the top and muslin backing material on the back. Yes what? It quilted beautifully with no puckers and perfect tension top and back. I guess the wool needs a more stable fabric on the top. Anyway that was what I experience
  24. I have started long arm quilting again and was using Legacy Wool high loft batting and my quilt top is puckering around the stitching. what am I doing wrong and what do I need to do to get the puckers out? Thanks, Carol
  25. I have had my quilting system in storage for over a year and am getting back to things. I started a pattern and had a problem with the machine and had to abort. Does anyone out their with a compuquilter know how to do this. I can't find it in the manual. Thanks, Carol O