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Everything posted by Gigi59

  1. Thanks Gail, My husband and I looked at it again this morning, we noticed one side arm was tilted slightly forward, so just realigning the side arms, allowed the ruler base to slide with ease under the quilt top bar. Such an easy fix, as usual, it ended up being our error. Thanks again for your input, it’s always very helpful!
  2. Thanks Gail, I’ve looked and it doesn’t look like I can raise it, it just barely touches it, so I was thinking that perhaps I could just take the canvas leader off, and store it, I think that would give me the extra room to squeeze under the quilt top bar. I just thought that maybe APQS had an attachment that would replace the whole bar, that way I could always put the quilt top bar back in place, if I decide to not do too much ruler work in the future. Thanks again,
  3. I would like to remove my quilt top roller as I float all my quilts. I do quite a it of ruler work with the Hartley base, and the base bumps into the top roller quite often, so I’m losing a few inches of quilting space. I’ve seen in older posts people did this with an accessory called the Texas Hold en Bar, which allowed you to set the brakes. I have a 2016 Lenni on a 10 foot table, with the bliss upgrade, thanks so much for any advice.
  4. Thanks again to everyone. I’ve taken out what little basting I had on the bottom2/3 of my quilt, pinning lots as I go now and trying the floating. It’s looking much better!
  5. Thanks Jim, I’ve ripped out my existing basting and have gotten the creases out of my backing, so that’s good. When I pin with the safety pins, is it okay to leave them in as the quilt is rolled back and forth? Or do the safety pins just go in the section your currently quilting on.
  6. Thanks so much, I’ll go back and add more basting and try rerolling to work out the wrinkles. Next time I’ll know better,
  7. About 1/3 through my quilting, and I’m now getting creases in my backing fabric, how can I get these out? I’ve got a lenni, and doing lots of thread changes and appliqué work, so have been rolling the quilt back and forth as I go, I did do some basting before starting, horizontally across my quilt about every 15 to 20 inches apart. I have manual advance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, gail
  8. I go in every direction,my lenni seems happy to do it!
  9. Did try this really no difference though, the throat space on my lenni is limited maybe that is why. Any other advice? Thanks Gail
  10. Sara, did you find a solution to this. My new lenni does this as well. Vibration by about speed of 9.5 and calming down at a speed of 13 or 14. Problem is I want to quilt at a speed of ten or 11, and it vibrates and bounces so bad I can't see to quilt.. Thanks for any direction you may be able to provide. Gail
  11. Thanks, I will give it a try tomorrow and let you know
  12. I have a one year old lenni that vibrates when running, I always thought it was because it needed broke in, but not getting better. The vibration is worse when in stitch regulated mode, so bad that I can't use a panto as the vibration makes it hard to follow. I've cleaned rails, kept oiled, the table is level. It's on a 10 foot bliss table. Any suggestions on how to get the machine not to vibrate would be greatly appreciated, as getting frustrated.... Thanks so much, I get more black 'crud' built on on the front wheel on this one side, keep cleaning it with a soft cloth. Not much build
  13. My new lenni does much the same, very random, and both in manual mode and stitch regulated. Sometimes a change in top tension seems to help. Interested to hear any follow up. Good luck with your show quilt, Gail
  14. Just the one, but you can buy a package of 3 extra feet. These feet are interchangeable with other apqs machines.
  15. I tried adjusting my needle position, from 6:30 to 6:35, seems to be working much better, not sure why, but perhaps you could try that Jackie, if you haven't already. Gail
  16. I'm using the magna glide, which I love, but still having this issue.
  17. My newer Lenni is doing the same thing. I've cleaned, oiled, changed the bobbin, and bobbin case. Mine mainly does this when changing direction, the tension seems good,
  18. I recently got a new lenni, with a 10 foot table, in my dining room with no room on one end and about 24 inches on the other, it's perfect!
  19. Thanks Joan, appreciate everyone's help, and sense of humour. Feeling more then welcomed by all of you!
  20. hi, I'm a new lenni owner, and have been doing sample projects for the past month. But now ready to quilt my first quilt. I use leader grips and float my top. I have it all loaded, not sure if I'm more nervous or excited! My question is can I move around to different areas of the quilt or do I start at the top and work down. I'd like to do the borders last if possible, and I have a couple of areas in the centre of quilt that I would like to start first? Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks! Gail
  21. Question about ruler use on the Lenni. I've heard the base limits your quilting area by quite a bit, and was wondering what other quilters thought. Is it possible to use a short ruler, for smaller patterns with out the ruler base? Thanks, Gail
  22. Thank you for the helpful info, I've tried slowing down, which seems to have helped immensely. It is brand new, so lots of learning to do. And I could take some advice from the tortoise, "Slow and steady wins the race".
  23. I just got my Lenni set up yesterday, and am a total newbie to longarm quilting and free motion quilting. So pretty excited! I'm having trouble getting my tension just right, first the top thread was pulling out the quilt bottom on the turns. Now the bobbin thread is pulling to the top on turns...
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