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Old 09-03-2021, 10:29 AM
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Hi everyone. I'm fairly new to quilting (on a domestic machine) - about 3 years. Stopped by my Senior Center & discovered they have a Homesteader longarm sitting in the back room but no one knows how to use it.

Any ideas on where I can get a manual or view some videos on how the thing works? I'm excited!
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Old 09-03-2021, 11:07 AM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Oh boy, a longarm just sitting there! I don’t have any experience with a longarm but hopefully another QB member will give you some resources for help.
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Old 09-03-2021, 02:32 PM
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Howdy & welcome from Texas.
I don't know anything about long arm quilting machines but I did find a facebook page that apparently deals with Homesteaders. Someone asked about a manual & they replied back that they could email it to that person. That was back in March, 2020 but I would give them a try for a manual. The last activity I saw on it was Jan. 2021


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Old 09-04-2021, 03:33 AM
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Welcome from Michigan!
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Old 09-04-2021, 03:57 AM
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Welcome from Delaware. Hope you get to try the new toy soon.
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Old 09-04-2021, 04:02 AM
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First off, hello and greetings from the left Coast!

I found quite a bit with a google or two -- this site is probably a good one for just general feel -- I liked the description that the Homesteader is a Featherweight on steroids!:

There have been threads here on the boards about the machine, this is probably the best one and compiles the others as well:

It looks most likely that the machine you have has no stitch regulator, I find it is still easier to get a nice product on a long arm, especially if set up on rails, than on a domestic. I suggest finding your musical beat to quilt to -- whether that's high energy or soothing.

Here's a source for the manual, I'd probably try the link from osewme first,

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Old 09-04-2021, 04:58 AM
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Another Michigan Mitten welcome. Enjoy wandering around the site, ask and answer questions and keep watching for lots of help with getting the long arm up and running.
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Old 09-04-2021, 05:48 AM
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Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan, another one of us here. Jump right in and join in the fun. How exciting to find a LA sitting unused. Finding a manual on it could be a fun challenge especially to see this beauty back in service. Keep us posted on your progress. I know someone here will be able to help you find a manual. I am looking forward to seeing you involved on the QB. So jump right in and join the fun on the QB!
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