lakekids

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  1. I have had my Millie a little over a year. There are certain features that I wish it had: 1. A basting stitch - instead of me having to manually control basting stitch length 2. A tie off stitch 3. Independently movable front handles : so that I could move one handle out of the way when doing ruler work 4. I wish the front backing bar was situated vertically below the top bar. Since I am only 5' 4" this would help me be 4-6 inches closer so that it was easier to do ruler work in more of the stitching field. I have to have my machine on casters since my space is limited. this adds to the height of the machine and the location of the backing bar puts me just that too far away. Any features you wish your APQS had?
  2. I appreciate the info. The arm never moved. However, when I take the back cover off I do not see any white connectors - unless I first have to disconnect the large multi-color flat cable.
  3. I have a problem with my thread cutter. I have attempted to use it in the past and it made a noise but did not actually cut the thread. I attempted to use it today and now Millie is stuck in thread cutter mode. It keeps clicking and thread cutter button is lit but nothing is happening. I turned the power off and back on but it is still just clicking. I tried pressing the thread cutter button on the back and the front but the light will not turn off and the machine keeps making that noise. I tried calling APQS service but they are closed until Monday. I am so disappointed because I hoped to finish this quilt top this holiday weekend before i go back to work on Monday.
  4. I want to quilt a border pantograph that has a design turning the corner. How do I plan this out to be sure the corner design and border design met properly? Pointing me to instructions or a video would be great. Also since my quilt is too long to turn on my table, what should be the order of quilting? Should I: 1. Quilt the top border 2. Stabilize quilt - sides, side border seams, center, while rolling to bottom 3. Quilt bottom border 4 roll back to top, quilt side borders (right/left) while rolling to bottom 5. Quilt center of quilt The quilt is a Boston Common pattern with inner and outer borders where I want to use border pantographs. Havent quite figured out out how to use the pantograph on the sides without turning the quilt but may just draw that section on another paper.
  5. I have a 2018 Millie. I can’t get the horizontal channel lock to engage. The vertical lock works fine. The lights on the front panel come on when I press to engage the channel lock but no locking takes place. What do I need to do? Leah Davis
  6. My bobbin winder is very difficult to activate. I have to push so hard on the switch that I sometimes move the winder and frequently lose hold of the thread tail. Any suggestions?
  7. I buy online from South Star supply. Dafa Rotary cutter blade, 45mm. 10 blades for $19.95. I have been buying from them for years.
  8. Why are you getting rid of it? I am buying a Millie and was thinking of getting this - even though it is expensive. Can you give me your Pro's and Con's concerning the light bar?
  9. So which discount is better? A discount on a certified used machine from APQS or the Roadshow discounts? I am currently signed up for a February roadshow but there is a used 2016 Millenium available now.