Sheila S.

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  1. Very exciting news and I hope you do well in this new adventure. I like the idea of lower prices on them.
  2. Welcome. I too have a Lenni and love it. I have only had it for 6 months so I am still learning but have used Pantographs and some rulers and love quilting on it. I do not have the bliss table so not sure how much better the machine would be if I did.
  3. You did a wonderful job. I am amazed at all the beautiful quilting I have seen on this site. There is so many talented artist out there.
  4. Thank you all for the good suggestions, I appreciate them all. I did tighten the bobbin tension and it is better but not sure if it is perfect yet. I will keep trying to get it perfect. Gagey, thanks for the suggestion of keeping notes, I will certainly do that so I can refer to the notes because I do forget things.
  5. I have only had my Lenni since October 2015 so I do not think the spring would be weak. I did tighten the bobbin and that seems to be helping. It seems odd that the upper tension dial does not make any differents when I turn it.
  6. I tightened the bobbin and a little better. I loosened the top tension but that does not seem to do anything. I will retread my machine to see if that helps. I did clean the bobbin under the tension finger and that was clean. I will keep working on it.
  7. I did try that but I will certainly try it again. Thank you.
  8. I am having a terrible time with the tension on my Lenni. My top tension is like a railroad track and I have loosened the top tension as much as I dare too but it still does not look right and I can see the top of the bobbin thread. I just do not know what else to do. HELP
  9. I have been making quilts for many years but have never squared a quilt. I have never heard of doing this. If you use a 1/4 inch seam allowance shouldn't your quilt be square when you are done? I am knew to longarm quilting though, so do I really need to square up each of my quilts to quilt them?
  10. Thank you, Nigel. I have so much to learn.
  11. I know how you do the WD-40 wash in the bobbin area but do you need to oil the bobbin area too? If so how often and how do you oil the bobbin area?
  12. I had never used a long arm but I knew I wanted one. I just bought one with out any classes and never using one. I could only afford a Lenni so that is what I bought. I have only had it since October 2015 and I am have to say it is not as easy as I thought it would be. I have the basic machine and do not have the bliss table so not sure if the bliss table would help make using the Lenni. I still love this machine and would have bought it even if I had known it was not as easy as I thought it would be.
  13. It is stunning. It just blows my mind that someone can do such beautiful stitching on a quilt. You are so talented..
  14. Thank you all for such good advice. I am jumping right into this new adventure and I think I need to slow down a little. I will look into these classes and try to find one or two to go to. This forum is so helpful and I am so glad that I have so many people here with great advice and experience.
  15. I like the looks of some of the ruler work on quilts and I am trying to do a quilt but not liking my results. I am very new at quilting on a long arm so I know I have tons to learn. I have seen other post that say practice a lot and take classes when you can. The problem with classes is where I live there just aren't any. I will check out the crafts classes though. Thank you for your comments.
  16. I am trying to quilt using rulers but it is not going very well. When using rulers do you stitch in the ditch around the area first? I seem to be going over the same stitch path several times and my blocks look sloppy. Also when I have commented on other quilters on this forum some have said they take classes to help them and suggest I do the same. Where do you take these classes or can I take them online?
  17. I am fairly new at long arm quilting and I am having some problems that I am hoping you can give me some easy fixes for. First of all today is the first time I have tried to use manual mode and it would not stitch. I was doing a panto and when I advanced the quilt and wanted to sew down the sides and put it on manual mode and nothing. Put it back on stitch regulator and it stitched fine. Also when I finished the quilt and took it off the frame on the back I noticed that some of my points had a loop. What am I doing wrong? Would appreciate some help. Please
  18. Thank you for the finger tip, I will certainly try that. If I could have afforded it I would have purchased the bliss table but not in my budget. I will keep practicing and I do read a lot of good ideas and tips on here. I have been doodling too. I also save pictures from Pinterest, that I like. You have been very helpful and I thank you.
  19. What a beautiful quilt. I wish I could do work like that. I just do not have ideas in my head like most creative people. I have a Lenni and just the basic machine no computer or bliss table and have not been able to quilt real good yet. Maybe someday.
  20. Thank you for your help. I will be ordering more bobbins.
  21. Liam, I am putting in an order for several bobbins and will do the same. I had problems with my tension both in bobbin and top thread and could not get it fixed. I got on my computer and found a utube and I was happy to get my tension problem fixed. In the video it showed the drop test and that is what I will use for now on. I was using the towa for setting my tension and I think I wasted my money buying that towa. Glad hearing that you use the drop method and it works for you too.
  22. The person that said this meant to use the same bobbin because there is sometimes a difference in how they run. After this last quilt I did today I am going to order a few more bobbins and fill several so I do not have to stop and wind them as I go. Thank you ladies for your response.
  23. I have a question about bobbins, I was told that bobbins are all a little different and you should uses one bobbin and each time it runs out fill it and use it again. I just finished a queen size quilt and I have to say it is time consuming to stop and fill the bobbin every time it runs out. Does anyone else feel that you should use the same bobbin on the quilt you are working on?
  24. I have a question about bobbins, I was told that bobbins are all a little different and you should uses one bobbin and each time it runs out fill it and use it again. I just finished a queen size quilt and I have to say it is time consuming to stop and fill the bobbin every time it runs out. Does anyone else feel that you should use the same bobbin on the quilt you are working on?