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  • Re: What Are You Up To Today? #5

    Today, I am trying to press and trim, and trim and press a customer quilt seams. Trying to make sure my machine will go over them when I start quilting it. Looks like I will use a panto instead of the Qbot...that way I can pencil in and go around seams as needed. Such fun! It's the customer's first quilt, and she knows it's not perfect.
    Posted to Off Topic (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Fri, May 25 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    Those big stitches are not to do with thread, batting or fabric...it's either your encoders, or timing. Also, check that the needle is not in backwards, or at an angle. Other things that can effect stitches (but probably not the total cause of your problem...I'm still thinking the encoders aren't reading correctly): Quilt too tight on the
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Thu, Jan 12 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    Eileen I need to go for now...I'll come back on and post some other hints as to what may help your stitch problems...post if you already have them fixed.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    Eileen Check the Y encoder. It's the one on the upper carriage...watch it roll as you move the machine (turned off) forward and back...does the wheel stop turning at all? I put a dot on the side of my encoders and the wheels of the machine (TL18LS)...and that makes it easy to watch for hesitation in the wheels/encoders. Also, switch the cable for
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    I put a cafe rod (bought the 48"..thin round rod) pulled apart...one half for each side...slide it under the elastic and rest one end on the take up bar, and one on the belly bar (or the quilt top bar, depending on your frame)...holds the clamps up out of your way.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    If you are leaning into the belly bar & it's giving you tummy trouble...try rolling the area you want to quilt closer to the belly bar...as Linda V Taylor always says...you don't want to cause back/shoulder problems from reaching out to quilt. Unless I am doing a motif and have to use the whole area (say a 12" block), I start with the
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    My grace made frame has 10ft poles...I can do up to a 110" wide backing with no problem...plenty for a King size quilt. This does take up most of the space, and makes changing the bobbins a bit harder than with smaller quilts...but it can be done. Stitch regulators are nice, especially if you aren't able to control your speed around curves
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    Learn to use a non regulated machine first. It will make using a regulated machine much easier. I use the manual stitch more than the regulated. Had I known that, I'd probably have gotten a regular TL18, instead of the LS (Lizzie Stitch) model.
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Longarmers Share

    I have a TL18LS (2009) and have added a Qbot to my Lizzie. We have a group for TinLizzie18 products on youtube...it's called TinLizzieLongarm, and we have become a very active and helpful bunch. My first longarm machine was a Nustyle 227 (big green converted industrial machine from about 1987). I got Momma Machine in 2006, and she taught me a lot
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Welcome New Members! Please leave a comment

    Marge Campbell here. I don't do a lot of hand piecing...but do like Crazy quilts...so have started one by machine. I live in Littlefield, TX; married 42 years to my honey..we have 3 adult children, 7 grands...and tons of critters. I have a TL18LS longarm machine & Qbot quilting robot attacthed to Lizzie. I enjoy making up designs to put on the
    Posted to Crazy Quilt Group (Forum) by Marge Campbell on Mon, Feb 21 2011
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