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Thread: Taking the stress out of Longarm tension

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    Thanks so much for sharing this jewel. I have heard of Jamie, but not Apothecary. Great resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollyo View Post
    This was posted on one of my yahoo frame quilting groups. They have since put the link in their files.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM


    It answered some questions for me and I've watched & read alot about longarm tension.


    DollyO
    I, too, have researched longarm tension a lot, and this is the best explanation I've seen. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    his video was very informative and exactly how I test my tension, my only difference is instead of a pin to clean out the lint on the bobbin finger, I uses a slip of paper....thinner than needle but does not invade that area, just cleans out any lint--and there usually is a dot of it..........
    Off topic......why do men nowadays insist on wearing grunchy baseball caps everywhere, at all times...........I really want to rip them off men's heads when I am eating in a restaurant and I see one........My son in law tried it once in my house.......doesn't do it any longer...removes hat at door.....I was raised that way...I guess I really am old-fashioned.....Now I am beginning to see women do the same thing.....wearing a "hat" that much will cause hair loss...........not "hide" it!!!!!

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    This is a good idea.
    BUT DO NOT USE A PIN TO CLEAN IT OUT!
    INSTEAD USE A CORNER PIECE OF PAPER SO NOT TO “SPRING” YOUR TENSIONER OUT OF SHAPE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    This is a good idea.
    BUT DO NOT USE A PIN TO CLEAN IT OUT!
    INSTEAD USE A CORNER PIECE OF PAPER SO NOT TO “SPRING” YOUR TENSIONER OUT OF SHAPE!!!!
    Good to know. I didn't think of that. I couldn't get a pin under mine. Will try the paper.
    Thanks,

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    I was going to buy a towa gauge but after watching that video, I think I'll hold off on spending the money on the towa...

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    I want to give an update on the tension video. About 10 Bailey owners (myself included) have tried this. All have had great success w/it. Some thought their tension was good before, but are surprised to find that it's even better now.

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    Great video Thanks.

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