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  1. I saw that sale and was tempted too. It is only a 9 yard roll. So I'm wondering if it was really that good of a price compared to the larger bolts at 25 yards. 


    Can someone tell me where the best place is to buy Quilters Dream batting on the roll? Recently I used the wool on a bed quilt and fell in love with it. Did a search and couldn't find the place you ladies referred to before.



  2. Thanks for the replies. I did finally get to talk with Amy. She said nothing to worry about, my Millie just missed me ;-) She said that it was leaking out from the gearbox just because of sitting for long periods. I asked if I needed to put some oil back in there and she said no. She also said if it continued to leak out and bother me, I could take out the screws on the bottom of the box and put some silicone in there to help seal it up so it wouldn't leak out. I wiped underneath real good and could tell that there was some all around the box. So all cleaned up for now. Hope this helps someone else that might come across this issue.



  3. Hi Everyone,


    Of course it's Friday and APQS hasn't returned my call yet. I haven't used my Millie in a couple months now, and when I went to use her today, I noticed a path of oil on the plate under the machine. I could see it when I moved the head. It is about three inches long, one inch wide. 


    I didn't want to use her or do anything until I asked about it. Most likely it is from sitting and the oil just settled down the wicks and leaked onto the plate. Does that sound right?


    Doing a search on the Forum, I didn't find anyone else that this happened to. 


    So I guess I'm asking if this is something that wouldn't be considered a problem after sitting so long. And, can I just go ahead and use her after cleaning it up? I will feel the wicks to see if I should apply more oil very lightly. Since I would think I was over oiling for this to happen.


    Sorry for the long post ;-)


    Thanks for any suggestions or help!!



  4. When I went to the Road Show where I decided to buy an APQS, it was very helpful talking to people that were there that already had a machine. It was so comforting to hear their stories and how much they loved their machines. So in a big way, it probably helped my decision to buy, and I bet they realize this.


    Some were trying out the Bliss system which they didn't have yet, some were checking out what was new I guess too. So I would imagine APQS would love to have you. The more bodies in the room, the better it looks ;-)

  5. Thanks Cathy for your input!


    Originally I was going to do all the sashing like the cornerstones. It would have taken me forever. I layered the light pink print with a iron on backing to give support, then backed it with Steam Magic, then embroidered the all over design. After that you steam the back to make it shrink. After the first 6 hoopings, I decided to do just the cornerstones with what I had made so far. It saved a lot of work just doing the cornerstones, and I'm so glad it is done ;-) Now on to the fun part.

  6. Hi Everyone,


    Would love some suggestions on how to quilt this crazy quilt. Getting close to having it all sewn together, and I'm starting to worry about how to quilt it with all the seams. A panto I would imagine wouldn't be a good idea because of all the trim, so that is out. I've only had my Millie for a little over a year now, but I do feel comfortable with some of the easier free motion designs. Should I just outline each shape with a quarter inch seam, or maybe free motion in each shape??? I would love to hear what you all think.


    Anyway, here is a picture below, hopefully ;-) This will be for my granddaughter in her favorite colors.






  7. Linda,


    Is it harmful to use the alcohol every day for cleaning. That is how I was taught by my dealer and also think I remember it was in the manual. If I can get away with not doing it every time, that would be fine with me ;-) I also use the alcohol on a microfiber cloth to clean in the groove in the black wheels on the carriage. Is that ok? When watching the training manual when you first get your machine, it sounds like you will be doing maintenance cleaning that will take you half a day. 

  8. A while back, I read a poster's tip about using the opposite end of the orange grips and pinning the velcro to the sides of the backing instead of using the orange grips. That way the machine has nothing in the way and slides without bumping into the orange grips. This was perfect when I am doing pantos especially. I even bought the Leader Grips side grips and didn't like them bumping the machine. Now nothing gets in the way when I use just the velcro to pin to.