RonieM

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About RonieM

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  1. I am doing a custom quilt and have downloaded a couple of designs that would be perfect for the quilt. My problem is I cannot figure out how to rotate the designs. Specifically, I need to quilt a directional design in the setting triangles. The design as downloaded, is in the correct orientation to quilt the setting triangles along the bottom of the quilt. I need to rotate the pattern when I want to do the sides and the top. Taking the quilt off and rotating the quilt IS NOT an option. I always stitch out the individual blocks using the Select and Sew - Patterns. Any suggestions on how to rotate the designs? I forgot to mention - that selecting the 3 points for the triangle does not work. It does not rotate the design accordingly - just skews the design into the new "area". I also have a corner design that is oriented correctly for the bottom right hand corner. Again, I need to be able to rotate the design so I can do the other 3 corners. How do I rotate a design? I'm using QuiltPath.
  2. It depends on how technical you are. My hubby and I are both very technical, but he is also a perfectionist - so I think it took us a little longer than others - about 4 hours.
  3. I have also had problems with QP since the day I received it in April. I have been working with Dawn at APQS and Grace Co. to get the issues taken care of. At this moment in time, my system appears to be working OK. I say this with hesitance because each time I think we are all set, the same problems pop up again. My issues have been the following: studdering stiches, needle stopping in the down position and the carriage continuing to move (I have put several holes in quilts because of this), try to repair a pattern and the carriage will move to the end of the table and continue to try to move past the end of the table. Just last week, we replaced a couple of circuit boards and wiring harness and upgraded to the latest version of the software. I am still having the studdering stitches, but I also have a potential solution to that - will try it this weekend. The needle has also stopped in the down position, but this time the carriage stops and I get an error message allowing me to manually move the needle before proceeding. That is obviously much better, but I wonder why it is still happening. Depending on who you get at the Grace Co. determines the level of customer service you get. I have found one person to be a complete idiot and another to be extremely helpful. I am disappointed that the only time there is support is during the week, as I do a majority of my quilting on the weekends (I work a full-time job during the week). I love my APQS machine, but would be hesitant to recommend QuiltPath at this point in time. I don't feel the product was/is ready for release yet. The $9,500 price tag is hard to swollow when plagued with problems. For that kind of money, I expect a product that is problem free.
  4. So I e-mailed the Grace Company 3 days ago regarding the problems I have been having, and hoping to get the most recent version of the software. No one has contacted me yet. How long did it take before you heard from them?
  5. When downloading digital files, what file types will work with quilt path.
  6. Well this weekend I was quilting a customers quilt when I ran out of bobbin. I stopped QP tied off and buried the threads. I then told QP to repair pattern and trace back. The carriage then proceeded to move all the way to the right and then tried to keep going even though it reached the end of the table. I had to run around the table and turn off the power button to the carriage. When I restarted it, there was no way for me to finished quilting from where it left off. I have told QP to stop before, and it wouldnt. The carriage has randomly decided to move to the right when the needle is in the down position, almost putting a hole in a quilt. These are just an example of some of the weird things it does on occasion It does random acts of wierdness on occation.
  7. The reason why I ask, is because I have had Quilt Path for about 2 weeks now. I have printed out my help file/manual and watched all videos that are currently available and I still have questions. If there was one place for for people to ask questions about Quilt Path it would be easier than searching the forum. I have been having problems with my system "freaking out" on me on occasion and would like to know where I can go to get help. Thanks, Ronnie
  8. Is there anyone who is familiar with both Quilt Path and IntelliQuilter? If you were going to purchase one over the other, which one would you choose and why? Unfortunately, the information I have been able to find out about Quilt Path isn't very detailed. I sure hope more information is forthcoming.
  9. Thanks for the warm welcome! Meg - I would love to be apart of a LA group. I actually live in Stanley, which is between Geneva & Canandaigua. I am willing to travel just about any where. Karen - I make frequent trips to Watkins Glen. Did you happen to visit O'Susannah's while you were there? I stay at the Upstairs Inn a couple of times a year with my quilting buddies. It is always a great time!
  10. I am so excited - I am the proud owner of a new Millie!! There is so much to learn, but I am looking forward to it. I have been reading this forum for a couple of weeks and everyone seems to nice and so full of great information.
  11. Julie, thats for the info. Now how do I go about ordering a copy of this book. Sounds like it would be a great resource!!
  12. I'm new to the forum, so I don't know what book you are talking about. Please enlighten this newbie.