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    question for la's

    I have a Nolting 30 Pro. I'm confused about something as a new quilter. I've been told by circle lord that I can't use CL from the front for the Nolting 30. I've also been told by quiltazoid that their product won't work on my machine but I've seen youtube videos where they are explaining installing QZ on the nolting machine.

    I know that QZ is going out of business, but do any of you have their product on a Nolting 30?

    Here is my issue: If I use circle lord or quilt ez from the back, do I then need to use rulers like quilter's rule to do custom work from the front? I guess my problem is that I'd like to use some templates from the front for custom but since I can't, do I need to get a separate product for working from the front? I'd like to see the quilt better.

    I hope this makes sense...I think faster than I type. I'd like to be as economical as possible but don't know the best way to do that. I know in the future I'm going to get a computer.

    Thanks for any help...

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    You might want to join some Nolting groups to get specific information about your setup. Here is a link to one on Yahoo: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/N..._quilters/info
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    yes, you can use templates from the front....go to Gadget Girls website...they sell specific templates for longarm....there are also other sources....just make sure they are for longarm machines....others may be too thin could hit your needle and mess up your timing..not a good thing!!!!!! CL does work from the back because you have to lay things on the table and follow w/stylus....at least that is how it used to be....I don't have it...way too expensive.......

    take your time.....don't buy too many gadgets you will find you will not use many after awhile.......a good straight edge ruler--cut from plexiglass about 6" long is good for diagonal lines....even vert/horizontal at first.........again make sure the plexi is thick so it rides along side your hopping foot.. Call the mfgr for additional information........best source for your setup

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    I've asked that Nolting group but didn't get a reply...thanks for your response.

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    I am not familiar with your machine but I have both the Circle Lord (CL) and the Quiltazoid. To use the CL up front or the Quiltazoid you need two bars that it can rest on. On my APQS machine it is the dead bar in the back and the belly bar (the one you would load the top on) in the front. So I am wondering if your machine doesn't have one of these bars at a height that would work.

    On a cautionary note. I suggest being slow to purchase these type gadgets. I went on a buying spree when I first got my machine. I only use a couple of the CL longboards nothing else from CL or Quiltazoid so they were a waste of money for me.

    As long as you have a hopping foot that will work with rulers, an extended base, and rulers that are made for machine quilting (1/4 inch or more thick) you can do lots of pretty work. Kimmy Brunner has a good Craftsy Class on working with templates.

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    I agree with Pagzz. Don't go out and buy a bunch of stuff until you have some experience with your machine. I also recommend Kimmy Brunner's Craftsy class.

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