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  1. I just finished piecing this quilt. It is English Paper Pieced and will be the cover quilt for a new pattern for this quilt. I am looking for advice on how to quilt it. I want more than a pantograph and more than continuous lines, but am drawing a blank. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have a hand driven millie.
  2. I just finished piecing this quilt, a design of my own done in Electric Quilt. I’d like to do something custom in it, to highlight the diagonal lines of the design. But I’m stumped. Beyond continuous curves, which I’d rather not do, I don’t seem to be able to come up with anything. Does anyone out there have any ideas?
  3. Yes, I actually had the speed set right up to the maximum, and still nothing happened.
  4. All of the wicks are oiled up. Turning the fly wheel doesn’t make any difference.
  5. I have a ten year old Millennium. I’ve just replaced the mother and daughter circuit boards, following the instructions to the letter. When it came to the part about turning it on and letting her run for a while in order to check the needle up/down function, I did that. The power comes on, but she won’t run, neither in manual or automatic. All I get is a very low hum. Help..... I’m feeling sick over this.
  6. I've had all the issues with running King Tut thread on my millie, as well. But I have a ton of it here and I love the colours it comes in, so I was determined to not give up. What finally worked for me was going up a needle size to a 5. The thread seems to go through this needle easier, and doesn't leave pokies on the back with it.
  7. Thank you, Dawn, I'll try it in the morning.
  8. I have installed the new wheels on my machine and I LOVE them. I am able to do so much that I couldn't before, because of the increased amount of control I now have. However, I am finding that the increased height of the machine is causing problems with the front rail that the quilt top attaches to. It needs to be raised. I have seen comments on the forum here, saying that this might be necessary, but no instructions on how to do this. Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thank you.
  9. That was the one. Thank you for posting it. I kept making it smaller and smaller, because the prompt kept telling me it was too big. I wasn't previewing it, either. It's a mystery to me. LOL. Where, in cyber space, did you find it?
  10. We are expecting our first grandson, (YIPPEE!!!), at the end of May. I have just completed what is probably the first of many quilts for him. I usually stick to pantographs, or continuous curves in my quilts, but I would like something special for this one, but am not sure what. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. All right, I'm stumped, I've tried, and had to delete this message 5 times, because it keeps telling me that the attachment is too big, even though I've resized it down to 300 x 400 pixels. Grrrrrr. But, there is a picture of the quilt on my blog, if you can help
  11. That looks like so much fun! What a great idea.
  12. It was scary stuff, opening up the workings, and, even though we were following the instructions, not being sure we were doing the right thing. But, she's working, and I'm doing happy dances!
  13. Thank you everyone, for your support and help this weekend, for all the tips, and solutions for getting my Millie fixed. Turns out I had to adjust the "mag collar", and tighten the hook assembly. After doing all that, and checking the timing, I did a test run. No snags, no broken threads, perfect tension. Thank you Jeri and Dawn, for sending the instructions on how to fix these things. I am going to have to make sure I come here to the forums and visit more often. You are all great people. Thank you!!!