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  1. Hi APQS: When you stitch a quilt path pantograph as a pattern then finish stitching the pattern how do you find the "Move to Left" "Move to Center" "Move to Right" options for the next placement? I found the APQS video on how to do this when you quilt the pantograph as a row but not as a pattern. Thanks for your guidance. Jamie Bennett REPLY
  2. A pretty minor question, but I’m stumped so thought I’d pose the question. The quilt I’m about to quilt has a lot of white background, and some colored batik shapes pieced in here and there. . It would be considered a modern quilt. With so much white, should I use white thread, or the sort of off-white (linen) Glide? In the past, I’ve steered away from white, thinking it’s too stark or bright, but I have never had an all-white background. Also, if I use white thread, should I use a more neutral (like off-white or light grey) on the batik parts? Thank you!
  3. My bobbin thread is pull to top, its the same thread I always use. Changed needle tighted the top thread still bad
  4. My bobbin thread is pull to top, its the same thread I always use. Changed needle tighted the top thread still bad
  5. Does anyone know if Lucey handles will work on Lenni? If so,do you know where they can be found? APQS doesn't have them for sale in the online store. Any info will be very helpful. Thank you!
  6. My horizontal belt is locked up and I can't find any info on how to unlock it. Not quilting tonight, I guess.
  7. SHE'S DONE IT AGAIN!! Why doesn't this happen when we're practicing a new design on muslin, or doing a personal quilt, or not on a deadline??? Sunday afternoon, while quilting a deadline customer quilt, I broke thread and moved to a new spot...and an inch in, bad sound, needle down, needle break, lost power. After manually removing quilt from danger, collecting the shattered needle pieces and tracing power, I realized I was in trouble. I called my awesome retailer and left a message, and then after reading loads of comments on the forum about getting real time help from APQS, I called their service and they assured me someone would call back asap. Dawn called shortly later, and using FaceTime, was able to quickly diagnose the problem, talk me through changing the fuse and regaining power, diagnose a jammed thread cutter, talk me through trying to remove the bent blade...when that didn't co-operate, talked me through disabling the thread cutter and re positioning the ruined blade out of harms way...then retesting power. We then determined the needle break had tweaked timing and the position of the bobbin assembly. Dawn patiently, kindly, and cheerfully sat through inadequate tool search, iPhone death and charger fetching, trial and error on my end, work arounds, and adjusting my bobbin assembly, sanding and truing it's post, timing adjustment, restoring front and side panels, test stitching and VICTORY. While the new bobbin cutter is on its way, I am back on the air, finished the customer quilt on time, and had it in the mail on my way to work at 3:30 am. As you can see, I continue to be a big fan of Dawn's, and am amazed at the remarkable teacher and tech she is, and how reasonable she was when I was pretty much falling apart when tool after tool failed and I felt pretty helpless. It was another APQS AMAZING EXPERIENCE, and I am so grateful for the help. What a Sunday miracle. Thanks a million, Dawn!!!! Beth Maitland, Quilting Again In Nipomo!!
  8. Help! Have a Lenni and the rubber grippy parts on the bottom of the knobs that hold the rollers tight have worn out. They never gripped really well, but now having to stick velcro on the roller under the knob. Really should take pictures so you can see what this is all about. Has anyone else had this trouble? MIne is one of the first Lenni's. Can't quilt unless the fabric stays tight between the rollers. All suggestions welcome!
  9. I was getting a little frustrated with my machine this weekend. Even though I wasn't running up to the edge of the throat space on either end (top or bottom of the design), half-way through quilting a row my machine would stop because of an obstruction. I cleaned the wheels, oiled everything, yada yada, and still kept getting the error. I could have looked more carefully for a problem if the obstruction had been at the same spot each time, but it wasn't. Sometimes it was at the beginning of the row, sometimes in the middle, and a couple times on the end at the bottom. I just wanted to shake the snot out of it to break free whatever it thought was the obstruction, but prudence got control of me. Whew! Have you ever run into anything like this? If so, I would really appreciate it very much if you could share with me how you fixed the problem. I've got seven more quilts to get done this week, and this problem is a complete time killer. Thanks in advance for your wonderful insight and advice. Lora.
  10. This is one of my first quilt that I made. It's been sitting in my closet for a long time. A finished quilt is better than one not finished. Right? Any of your ideas and help would be greatly appreciated. I'm giving this to me daughter in college at OSU.
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