Katydids

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    Katydids got a reaction from quiltmonkey in 10'table for Milli   
    Kathy, last time I checked on new rollers for a customer who wanted to do the Bliss upgrade, but also wanted to change the size of her table, the rollers alone were $1100.00 plus the 3000.00 cost of the Bliss upgrade.
    You could do the Bliss upgrade, which would include new axles and SR's, a new carriage and the table rails and table top. Then you could take your rollers to a welder and have then cut them down to size and re-weld the end on it. I would imagine it would be much more cost effective than buying new rollers.
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    Katydids got a reaction from dbams in APQS Larry   
    Sharpshooter, yes the Larry comes with rear handles and a laser light, so it is set up for pantograph quilting.  Honestly, the L bobbin is extremely easy to use, that is all I have on my machines for the past 14 yrs.  I stayed with L when the M option came out.  our machines are very easy to get tension set.  It is just a matter of knowing which to adjust, needle tension or bobbin tension, based on what is happening with your thread.
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    Katydids got a reaction from cecoldwell in The New Bliss Drive System is Heaven!   
    The table in this picture is the old c style rails.  This would be the $3000 upgrade to Bliss.
     
     
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    Katydids got a reaction from LindaSteller in IntelliQuilter Training in Texas   
    I have just listed a new 2 day IQ workshop on my website. I will be traveling to teach in West Central TX at Donna Thomas' Studio in San Angelo. Workshop will be Jan. 11th & 12th. There is room for 10 students. You can find all the information on my website. http://www.katydids.net/classes.html
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    Katydids got a reaction from quilterkp in Best APQS machine for both IQ and hand guided quilting?   
    I would recommend you try the Lucey.  She is the same size as Millie, only lighter in weight.  She moves like a dream for free motion quilting.  Since you plan to get the IQ, you will have channel locks within the IQ system, so no real need to go up to Millie for those.  I would highly recommend trying Lucey and I would upgrade to the Deluxe table ( Millies table) and get the fabric advance.
     
     
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    Katydids got a reaction from Hawaii in Beginner- Lennie or Lucey ?   
    If it were my choice, I would go for the larger throat space, so Lucey.  You can get a deluxe table with Lucey for an addtional cost and add the fabric advance.  THen down the road, if you decide you really want a Freedom or Millie, you can trade in the head.  With Lenni, an upgrade would be the complete system.  JMO.
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    Katydids got a reaction from cjmquilter in Glide magna bobbins   
    There are different types of Magna-Glide Bobbins, so you can't classify them all the same!  There are Delights which have the Glide thread on them, so they match the top thread and is a 40 wt thread.  these are thicker, so they have less thread on them than the Classic magna glide bobbins.  The "classics", have a 60 wt thread, so yes, they hold alot more thread.  I absolutely love these! They run beautifully and I can't imagine how it could cause needle breaks.  These have magnets so if you are doing the drop test for testing your tension, it doesn't work with these!  You need to just go by feel.  If you are loosening these bobbins enough to get them to "drop" then you have the tension too loose.
    I have pretty much stopped winding my own bobbins and use the "classic" magna glides exclusively.  I have all the colors available in the "classics" and can usually get a color that will blend with my backing.
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    Katydids got a reaction from Gail O in Glide magna bobbins   
    There are different types of Magna-Glide Bobbins, so you can't classify them all the same!  There are Delights which have the Glide thread on them, so they match the top thread and is a 40 wt thread.  these are thicker, so they have less thread on them than the Classic magna glide bobbins.  The "classics", have a 60 wt thread, so yes, they hold alot more thread.  I absolutely love these! They run beautifully and I can't imagine how it could cause needle breaks.  These have magnets so if you are doing the drop test for testing your tension, it doesn't work with these!  You need to just go by feel.  If you are loosening these bobbins enough to get them to "drop" then you have the tension too loose.
    I have pretty much stopped winding my own bobbins and use the "classic" magna glides exclusively.  I have all the colors available in the "classics" and can usually get a color that will blend with my backing.
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    Katydids got a reaction from Laura Farnham in Glide magna bobbins   
    There are different types of Magna-Glide Bobbins, so you can't classify them all the same!  There are Delights which have the Glide thread on them, so they match the top thread and is a 40 wt thread.  these are thicker, so they have less thread on them than the Classic magna glide bobbins.  The "classics", have a 60 wt thread, so yes, they hold alot more thread.  I absolutely love these! They run beautifully and I can't imagine how it could cause needle breaks.  These have magnets so if you are doing the drop test for testing your tension, it doesn't work with these!  You need to just go by feel.  If you are loosening these bobbins enough to get them to "drop" then you have the tension too loose.
    I have pretty much stopped winding my own bobbins and use the "classic" magna glides exclusively.  I have all the colors available in the "classics" and can usually get a color that will blend with my backing.
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    Katydids got a reaction from HeidiP in Glide magna bobbins   
    There are different types of Magna-Glide Bobbins, so you can't classify them all the same!  There are Delights which have the Glide thread on them, so they match the top thread and is a 40 wt thread.  these are thicker, so they have less thread on them than the Classic magna glide bobbins.  The "classics", have a 60 wt thread, so yes, they hold alot more thread.  I absolutely love these! They run beautifully and I can't imagine how it could cause needle breaks.  These have magnets so if you are doing the drop test for testing your tension, it doesn't work with these!  You need to just go by feel.  If you are loosening these bobbins enough to get them to "drop" then you have the tension too loose.
    I have pretty much stopped winding my own bobbins and use the "classic" magna glides exclusively.  I have all the colors available in the "classics" and can usually get a color that will blend with my backing.
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    Katydids got a reaction from GMALKB in Glide magna bobbins   
    There are different types of Magna-Glide Bobbins, so you can't classify them all the same!  There are Delights which have the Glide thread on them, so they match the top thread and is a 40 wt thread.  these are thicker, so they have less thread on them than the Classic magna glide bobbins.  The "classics", have a 60 wt thread, so yes, they hold alot more thread.  I absolutely love these! They run beautifully and I can't imagine how it could cause needle breaks.  These have magnets so if you are doing the drop test for testing your tension, it doesn't work with these!  You need to just go by feel.  If you are loosening these bobbins enough to get them to "drop" then you have the tension too loose.
    I have pretty much stopped winding my own bobbins and use the "classic" magna glides exclusively.  I have all the colors available in the "classics" and can usually get a color that will blend with my backing.
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    Katydids got a reaction from Battynurse in 2009 Millennium 12' with Bliss Upgrade and IntelliQuilter   
    Yes, it will work on a Gammill.  You will need someone to install it properly, preferably a dealer.  You will also need a migration kit (wiring, dock, motor mounting brackets) for your specific table style and head.
     
    The IQ will go on just about any machine, it would need the "migration kit" for that particular machine if it is not sold to someone that has the same set-up as Stashed.
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    Katydids got a reaction from stashed in 2009 Millennium 12' with Bliss Upgrade and IntelliQuilter   
    Stashed, you could easily sell the IQ separately in very little time, just by posting it here on the for sale listing.   
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    Katydids got a reaction from Battynurse in Price Reduced! 2007 APQS Freedom with 14' frame   
    There are some things in your ad that don't make sense.  For one, a 2007 Freedom DOES come standard with Stitch Regulation.  But it DOES NOT come with a bobbin thread cutter.  Please clarify if you have made any changes to this machine.  It will help with the selling process.
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    Katydids got a reaction from akdramma in Sold   
    I am not sure who this person is, but they have posted this same message on my for sale ad and others.  Return their call and messages, but no response from this person.  Strange as they always post after midnite.... just kind of suspicious is all I am saying...
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    Katydids reacted to Learning2Quilt in SOLD - NOW $7500!!!!! - 2004 APQS Millennium for Sale – Includes lots of Extra.   
    I want a Millie one day.  Timing isn't right yet. Sigh
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    Katydids reacted to Mercedes in SOLD - NOW $7500!!!!! - 2004 APQS Millennium for Sale – Includes lots of Extra.   
    This is such a great deal I'm surprised someone hasn't snapped this up.
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    Katydids reacted to Mary Beth in SOLD - NOW $7500!!!!! - 2004 APQS Millennium for Sale – Includes lots of Extra.   
    Someone get this machine!!!!
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    Katydids got a reaction from Mary Beth in Schmetz needles   
    so what is the difference in these.  What makes you get better tension?  I have been using the MR needles for 11 yrs and have not had much tension trouble, so curious how these are different or better?  please explain.
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    Katydids got a reaction from Mary Beth in I am the proud owner of......   
    what???? what happened to Millie?  congratulations!
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    Katydids reacted to jeanibeanie in APQS Ultimate II . SOLD   
    I may be interested, does this Ultimate 'll have a stitch regulator? Has there been any other issues with this machine? I live in Maine, would you know what it would cost to ship it here? Jean Morang
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    Katydids got a reaction from jeanibeanie in APQS Ultimate II . SOLD   
    Listing this for a customer
     
     
    I am selling my much loved APQS Ultimate II quilting machine. The stitches are beautiful and the machine is very well maintained. I bought it from friends about 7 years ago.  They loved it as much as I do but parted with it due to illness.  Immediately after I purchased the Ultimate II it was shipped back to APQS for maintenance just to make sure it was perfect before I used it on customer quilts. Since then I have replaced the original motor, the front right handle, speed control and light switches and the bobbin case. The Ultimate II is a real work horse, very reliable and easy to maintain. I am upgrading to a machine that has features which will allow me to grow my business. My Ultimate II has a bobbin winder, 12 foot table, laser light, bobbins and leaders. It is easy to set up.  $2,500 takes all.
     
    Please call me at 727-558-1376 or 619-318-0812 or erice79@tampabay.rr.com.






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    Katydids got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Bliss system for Lenni   
    Hi Debbi.
     
    One thing I want to clarify about your post above.  On a new system, no matter the machine, the table is a "bliss ready" table.  So, if you ordered a machine without Bliss and then decided you wanted to upgrade to the Bliss, the cost is $1000.00, the same as if you add Bliss from the very beginning. You would have additional shipping charges.  The only time there is a huge jump to upgrade to Bliss, is if you have the old steel Table for Lenni, or an older style table for the Millie or Freedom, then you are looking at $4000.00 for Lenni and $3000.00 for the Millie/Freedom.
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    Katydids got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Increasing George's Table Height   
    Here is a great source for casters.  They have stem and plate casters in different wheel sizes, so you could get them with a bigger wheel that would raise up the table.  http://www.castercity.com/ 
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    Katydids got a reaction from quilterbme in computerized quilting   
    I'm sorry you were misinformed, but that is not correct info.  The only add on required is if you have the Bliss track, you need to add stabilizer rollers and that cost is $75.00.  All of the mounting brackets and hardware, delivery and installation is included in the purchase.  I think what you are referring to on delivery, is the cost of your "dealer/installer" to travel.  That is not included and can vary dependant on how far they have to travel.
     
    You really should try out both to make an informed decision.