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  1. Happy Monday how did your Panto work this week-end?

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    2. jameel


      When destiny calls, you do well to listen! It is very heart warming to hear stories like yours and I think you have earned your success with hard work and (from the little I know of you) with a great character and attitude. We can't help but respond positively to good people! Enjoy the rewards! You reap what you sow/sew :-)

      So, I did some more pantos using a smaller, more detailed one and ... uuurrrgh! I am so not happy with the results. Music, pinky finger out, but no wine as I still have to drive this afternoon. I think it is time to get new wheels and see if that makes a difference... these are still from 2001, so past due for a change. There are definitely consistent issues with jogging at the same points of movememt. I draw and paint well so it should not be a lack of hand-eye coordination. Or at least I hope not Or i am deluding myself! My free motion turns out satisfactorily to me but I think it helps to get direct feedback by being on the same side of the machine as the quilt top. Yes, I quickly figured out a few years ago with my old Grace setup about those rail tracks if I didn't pause at the points! I unsewed a lot! But, until I get new wheels I will still persist with the panto practice. Worst case scenario is that I learn a lot as a result of working with harder wheels... might make me a better quilter in the long run.

      Jim, on this forum, recommends edgerider wheels. Have you heard of them, or used them, or have an opinion on them? I know of the APQS M&M wheels of course, but didn't know I had options available.

      Anyway, I hope the sun is shining in your part of paradise. Have a great afternoon!

    3. T Row Studio

      T Row Studio

      I went from the old brown one that made square circles to the M&M wheels the helped a  lot but then I had an opportunity to bliss my machine and I love that. It is way smoother and circles are circles. Hope you find your solution so you can just stitch and enjoy.


    4. jameel


      I can only dream of bliss!  Did you have it done in the USA or did your dealer do it for you? I am not clear about the process involved In the conversion.

      But it is good to hear that you saw an improvement with the M&Ms... square circles describes my situation pretty well! I have some good circles, but not consistently. Not by a long shot. I think m&m will be my next purchase, once I have my C.L. goodies paid for first. My logic: the boards give consistent and smooth results. I could do the wheels first, but then I am still doing free motion and subject to whoopses and inconsitencies. C.L. should offer a jumpstart to professional results right out of the box without changing anything else (judging by the results from my R&S board so far). Or at least I am hoping and praying it will! I should know in a few weeks if I am correct or a fool!