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About ormondbeach

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    Springfield, VA
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    Quilting, reading, gardening, knitting

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  1. I've owned the zippers now for several years & while I like how they work, something always seem to be a problem. Most recently, I just re-straightened my leaders & when I put my zippers back on, they are wavy. I pinned them on to make sure they were even & straight, but they don't look right on the frame. Are they supposed to lay flat? Why would they be wavy? How can I prevent this? Also, when you suggest zipping the leaders together, how often do you do this? I do it once a month & I haven't found it does anything for me. Thanks! Robin Apqs millennium
  2. Thanks! I started to, but got intimated about taking off the tension discs. For future reference how difficult is it to take off & replace?
  3. Thanks! I spent quite a while with a headlamp & a hemostat & I found the beginning of the thread. From there I was able slowly unwind & unwind & unwind..... well I ended up with a very large pile of thread & a machine that works again!!! Whew- One quilt finished, now onto the next!
  4. Ok, so I've opened the cover & I have removed all the thread I can see, however the machine still won't cycle smoothly & I can't see where the caught threads would be located. It does rotate smoother in reverse however.... Do you have any ideas on how to dig in there deeper to remove caught threads? I'm nervous about removing anything else....
  5. The bobbin area is clear- so I don't think the impedment is in that area....
  6. Hi! I was quilting along happily & I noticed my thread broke, then I noticed it had twisted inside the machine. Now it won't make a full needle up/down revolution. I've taken off the cover & removed the thread, but it still won't make a full cycle which tells me there's still thread caught but as I was using invisible thread, I can't see it. Can anyone provide any help as to how to start to fix this? Thank you!! Robin
  7. That solved the problem! Quilt is finished! I'm off to bed- thank you so much! Robin
  8. Thanks! I tightened it with a pair of pliers. Now to finish ripping out & I'll test it out.
  9. So of course I'm on a tight deadline & of course my machine is acting up. I've got a panto I'm using the laser light with & for some reason, in the middle of stitching the row, the laser light is shifting & I have to rip out half of what I do. I've tightened the laser screw & the long metal piece that screws into the machine & I make sure they are both tight before beginning, but it still moves on me. Does anyone have any ideas? I was able to quilt half this quilt successfully before this chaos began.... Thanks! Robin
  10. Yes! This was it! I went ahead & ordered the part- now to fix the machine & get back to work!
  11. I have a 2012 APQS Millennium. I was working on a quilt yesterday afternoon & came across a thick seam & my needle broke. I replaced the needle (getting all the parts of the broken one), pounded the seam down & went again. Then the machine made a screeching sound & became stuck. Turns out the new needle broke & came out. Now the needle bar won't even go up & down. Turned the machine off & on again. Turned on with a screeching sound that wouldn't stop. I uncapped the flywheel & manually turned it. Took out the bobbin case & all the needle parts & tried to make the needle bar go up & down w/out a needle. It won't move on it's own (just makes a screeching sound) until I help it along with the fly wheel. Now a high pitched grinding noise is also coming from the machine- does anyone have any suggestions on how to begin to fix this? Thanks!
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