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Karen in Georgia

Channel Locks?

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I've had my Lenni for a month now and the first thing I do every morning is look on this site. It has been so helpful, I have learned a lot. My current question is about channel locks. The Lenni does not have them....so what do the Lenni owners do to substitute? I have a gazillion other questions, but I'm only asking them one at a time. You guys are so talented, I am completely intimidated. I am a total rookie and wonder if I will ever be half as good as you. But I will keep on ppp'ing and ask my occasional questions.

Thanks,

Karen


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Karen Berthelot

Marietta, GA

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Hi Karen. I don't have the Lenni but you can use your side clamps to chock your wheels so they don't move. Depending on which direction (up/down) or (left/right) you want to stabilize your movement, just clamp both sides of one wheel on either the top carriage or the bottom table wheels.

And you keep PPPing and you will get better and better. Have fun. :)


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Karen...I have one of the older ULT II's and they don't have channel locks either....but we have a "L" shaped gizmo off of one wheel that we clamp the clamp to..and IT WILL NOT MOVE forward or backwards....here are two pictures

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Hi Karen, congratulations on your Lenni! I bet you are really excited and unsure all at the same time! I really enjoy my Lenni, it is such a fun machine to work with. Hey...don't feel stupid! The only way you find out stuff is by asking questions! So please, feel free to ask as many as you have! Welcome to the forum and APQS!


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Karen - I've had my Lenni for almost 9 months and I never even thought to ask your question, but now I've learned something too. Thanks for asking. It's a sad day when you realize you don't even know what you don't know . Huh???:D:D

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Hey Karen in Georgia:

No stupid questions are asked here and (most of the time ;) ) no stupid answers are given...

So, ask away with no fear. Have a fun quilting day on your Lenni.


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Thanks for all the advise, but now I have an additional question....my Lenni is sitting on an aluminum platform and the wheels ride on the lip of that. Would putting clamps or binder clips hurt that lip? I wouldn't want to create any indentions or whatever.

Karen


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Karen Berthelot

Marietta, GA

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Hi Karen,

I use the clamps from my Lenni all the time on the aluminum platform/carriage and I have had no problems with it...the clamp usually goes right over that lip and squeezes on the flat aluminum part of the carriage. I think I will go out and buy myself a set of extra clamps/clips, because it is just inconvenient for me to remove them from the sandwich to place them on the carriage...I'm lazy I know....


Nadia Wilson
Nadia Wilson Designs
Longarm Quilting Service
APQS Sales Rep
British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Island

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Text or phone at 250-902-9701


www.nadiawilsondesigns.com

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As Brenni mentioned above, the big black binder clips will work great for this, too. Clamp these on the rail in front/behind, not directly on the wheels.


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Karen

I too am a bit weary of using the clamps on the aluminium lip of the carriage. Those clamps are so strong and really have a 'bite' to them!

I've found that the machine will sew in a straight line if I lightly guide it and remember not to grip the handles in a 'death lock'.

You might also like to try using a ruler. I love the rulers that came with the Hartley base expander and they sit permanently on top of the current quilt.

Judy

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Karen,

I am also a new Lenni owner. The clamps are the way to go. I tried it for the first time this past weekend. It made a perfectly straight line. I like Nadias idea of buying extra clamps. I think what your asking about is described in the manual, possibly under the section on floating a quilt top.

Kathy

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