Plumpurple

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  1. Hi, IMO it would depend on how you plan to use it, your budget, how much the machine cost, and what extras will come with it. I bought a used 2011 Lenni a little over two years ago, have done some 50+ quilts with no problems (after the first 7-8 months learning curve) and I am absolutely delighted with it. But I don't have a business, don't ever plan on adding a computer, and use Circle Lord boards almost exclusively. The older Lenni's have the vertical wheels and the tables aren't bliss compatible so I feel my circles aren't too great---but this may be an excuse for lack of skill. Also, if you planned to make a business the 20 inch throat may be limiting. APQS machines are exceptional and service is only a phone call away. Truly these are great machines designed to last forever. Additionally, this form is a great resource, I have learned sooo much from the people who share their problems and solutions. Hope this helps you to make the right decision for you. Sharon
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    Can't get tension adjusted

    Hi, I'm no expert---not by a long shot, but I might check the batting and whether the scrim is on the bottom of the quilt sandwich--this has caused me some problems in the past. Other than that you have already gone thru my check list when I have problems. But, please let us know what solution you find as I will add that to my list of things to check in the future. Sharon
  3. Hi, My opinion/experience would be to buy a 12 ft table and then maybe angle it a little bit to fit in the room better. I haven't seen the room setup as in doors or closets, but I'll bet you could accommodate a 12 foot table. I used to have a different quilting machine on a 10 ft table and found that to be limiting. I know 10 ft is 120 inches but you can't quilt the full 120 inches and where is the machine when loading the quilt except "in the way". Sooo if you were asking me I would say get the 12 foot. Sharon
  4. Hi, I would like Stars and Loops by Linda Taylor if it is still available. I need an E2E for quilts of valor projects. Shipping would be to a 66007 zip. PM me for address and payment info. Thanks Sharon
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    Rotary Cutter Blades

    I had this same question, I was tired of replacing blades after only a short time and some blades even from the same package didn't seem equal. So a friend gave me a Martelli cutter to try, that had the guard broke, guess she didn't think about replacement parts. I contacted the company and they sent me a new guard, spring, and a new bolt, at no cost to me. When she gave it to me she put in a new blade and that was two months ago, It is still cutting well. I just finished (almost) Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake among other smaller projects, so I have used it a fair amount. I am not necessarily sold on the cutter's ergonomics, but the design of the cutter may increase the life of the blade. Maybe???? This is my first blade experience so time will tell. Sharon
  6. OK, I don't do Facebook and really, really hope you all continue use this forum! When I do a search, I can see that at one time the forum was extremely active, I wish I was here then, but I've only had a longarm for a couple years.. I so enjoy all of your posts, pictures and comments, you all have guided this novice more than you'll ever know. The information and inspiration is priceless! I realize it takes everyone's participation to have a great forum but I feel it is worth it. Anyway that's my thoughts. Sharon
  7. Hi, lucky you--- there's a Milly on EBay in Florida for $3,000 might check it out. Sharon
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    Should I own a longarm quilting machine?

    Hi, I bought a used Lenni off this forum in 2016, and couldn't be happier. I just quilt for myself and yes my Lenni is worth every penny. If you have the room and one is in your budget I'd say go for it. Also, if I have a question or issue that can't be answered with a search on here, APQS is just a phone call away. I have always been treated at APQS like I just purchased their most expensive new machine, Anyway that's my two cents. Sharon
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    MQS was disappointing

    Mary Beth, the next time you are going to Prairie Point let me know, I'd like to meet you. I live maybe 10 miles west of there. Sharon
  10. Barbara, I'm sorry, but not sure these are Circle Lord boards, perhaps someone on this forum can help identify make. I want to stick with Circle Lord, thanks anyway, Sharon
  11. Barbara, yes, I want the Circle Lord Baptist Fan Boards. Do you have PayPal or how do you prefer payment? I did not get your message, try to pm me again then we can trade information. Thanks, Sharon
  12. Hi, am interested in your Baptist Fan Circle Lord giant boards, i sent a pm for shipping estimate. Sharon
  13. Cagey, with piecing it seams like I just know what to do BUT I am relatively new to the art of quilting. I am trying really hard to do more than a meander panto. Yes, I used a panto to do a simple meander--for YEARS on a mid arm, and yes it did permanently attach a top to the bottom with batting in the middle, thus a quilt. But, now I find I want to do more. Soooo I have found Pam Clarkes Designs with Lines books and stencils to be the MOST helpful so far. But I am always open to everyone's suggestions Sharon
  14. Hi again, Sharyn Craig's book Great Sets is on EBay with free shipping right one for $8.69 with free shipping. sharon
  15. Hi Cagey, I would go to the library or book store planning to spend an afternoon and peruse their entire selection of quilt books. Maybe more than one store, afternoon. That would give you some idea as to what you need/want. After narrowing your search look online for used books, Thrift Books and EBay are great sources. Good luck in your search. I don't have one to recommend, I am assuming you are looking for a technique book and there are many out there. Sharon