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Thread: Long arm Quilting

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    Senior Member pinebeltquilter's Avatar
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    Long arm Quilting

    I recently bought a Tin Lizzie 18, does anyone have this machine and if so, how user friendly is it. Also, any tips and advice would be appreciated.

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    I have the Viking branded one, which is the same machine as the 18LS. I like mine a lot. What frame do you have? Do you have a stitch regulator, if so, which one?
    I used the instructions in this link to set my tension and have no problems:
    Getting the Tension Right
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    I learned on a TL18 and it was not easy but that may not have anything to do with the machine. Machine Quilting has more of a learning curve than most of us realize. I had given myself 6 weeks to "master" it. LOL and then some.

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    lots of instructional videos on youtube. Most of the information does not matter what brand of machine you have. Good tips on loading, stitching, tension, etc.
    Jean in MI

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    I just got the sit down version. I never really enjoyed the standing much and I hated that it consumed so much floor space lol... so the sit down was the way for me.. I've had it for about a week although my first machine had issues. It went back and was exchanged for a new one... I am so far happy with it although I've got issues with skipped stitches. Other than that, I'm happy as a clam... once I can figure out what's up with the skipped stitches, all will be happy in Lizzieland.

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    I just bought a second hand TL 18inch after wanting one for 10 years. I tried it for 10 minutes before buying it and loved it. it was so smooth and easy to handle. I hope you enjoy it!\

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