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Shelly L

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I bought an Ultimate 2 from APQS on ebay. I have used a hq sixteen for a couple of years. I am looking to buy an extender base. Can someone give me a basic beginners list of tools that won't blow my budget! I am not planning to do this professionally, just for home use.

Thank you, Shelly

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For a great base, contact Donita Reeves at http://www.lovetoquilt.com/ she has the one that I use...it lives on the machine 24/7 You want the one that says to be used with NO THREAD CUTTER...even though it says i won't fit our machine it does. She just hasn't updated her webpage to say it will.


Bonnie Botts

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APQS Millennium 2006---MJ

APQS Millennium 2004---Lucy

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Welcome Shelly!

Bonnie is an expert on lots of things, but especially the Ultimate II.

Just to start, you will need screwdrivers--a phillips and slot head regular size, and a smaller slot head for adjusting the bobbin case tension.

Something to dust the table and wipe down the rails.

Oil--clear machine oil with a spout applicator is easiest to use.

Small scissors or snippers to cut thread.

I hope you get some goodies with the machine--thread, maybe some pantos or patterns, etc.

Everything else is subjective--all the rulers, patterns, templates, markers, chalk, pattern boards, etc are only necessary when you decide they are. Get your feet wet with lots of practice and you will find your way. This forum has archives and search features that will give lots of opinions and advice on who-likes-what. If you have time before your new addition arrives, get a cuppa something and a snack and start reading--the adventure awaits!!

And of course Bonnie is here with her marvelous experience she is happy to share!


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Welcome Shelly to the APQS family. You will love it here. The guys and gals on this forum are always available to assist in any way possible. I agree with Linda...Bonnie is very knowledgable...and so nice. You will learn lots from her.


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

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Then you need to contact SheriB at:

http://partnerpage.google.com/vintagestitchesquilting.com

To get the presser foot so that you can do ruler work.....


Bonnie Botts

APQS Sales Rep - Certified Service Technician

APQS Millennium 2006---MJ

APQS Millennium 2004---Lucy

405-533-1025 home

518-935-3832 cell

"Absolute rules are about as useless in making quilts as they are in raising children" Carter Houck---1992

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