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Thread: Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter and Inspira Frame

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    I just bought this set-up (I think) this weekend. It is an aluminum frame with a Grace label on it, so I don't know if it is the Inspira. The machine is the Viking Husqvarna Mega Quilter. I paid $500 for the set; thought it was too good to pass up. The seller had bought it two years ago for $1800 and never got to use it due to health conditions that soon developed.
    I have a huge learning curve ahead, but looking forward to it. Like others, this set-up consumes a major part of my sewing room, so first order of business will be to clean out/reorganize and make room to work!! So excited!!!
    Last edited by Sharon's Place; 07-30-2018 at 05:20 AM. Reason: misspelled word

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    I just bought a used Megaquilter 8x8 on a Grace frame with a stitch regulator. I have the frame and sewing machine set up and can quilt just fine with the foot pedal (not that it is fun, moving up and down the quilt with my foot in one place!!) but when I hook up the stitch regulator and turn it on, the red/green needle up/needle down lights alternate and the sewing machine refuses to do anything. When I turn off the stitch regulator with it still plugged in, the needle up/needle down button works, but of course I can't sew. What do I need to do to make the Megaquilter not choke with the stitch regulator? The stitch regulator has power and is set at a medium stitch length, right at a white dot near the middle of the speed control. Speed on the Megaquilter set in the middle, as suggested. Thoughts?

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    Hi Quilters! New on the scene. I was drawn to the threads about the Husqvarna Megaquilter and Inspira frame. Just bought this set up from a sweet lady who bought herself a fancy Babylock. We have set it up and so far works perfectly! I had some issues with the needle thread breaking and I cleaned out the lint from the bobbin area and the issue appears resolved. Now I'm sketching designs and trying them out with the laser. It's really a whole new world! I recommend viewing the CD that comes with the machine; super helpful. If possible I'll try loading the video if anyone has need. Thanks!

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    Bamanana24...this is a very clear pic on what your encoder should look like

    https://www.startingtoquilt.com/2015...gaquilter.html

    don't forget, your encoders need to be cleaned and oiled (I do mine twice a year), and the rubber rings..called "o rings" need to be replaced every few years, depending on how much wear they get, and how dry your room is. You don't need to buy anything special, just take one to any hardware store and they will have them, very, very cheap! Always replace both o rings at the same time.
    Also, it's a "thing" with the Tin Lizzies that the encoders are light and don't always make good contact, years ago, there was a video going around where you took a tiny piece of double stick tape and taped a nickel on top of them. I did mine years ago, and it helped a lot. I just posted on my yahoo forum to try and fins that video for another lady..no luck yet, but if I find it, I'll post the link.

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    My 1st quilt machine was the Viking MegaQuilter 9" but I chose the Grace Pro frame instead of the Inspira. Loved the machine but not the throat space. Once I decided I liked to quilt I moved up to a stretched Juki 98Q 18" and finished off with an Innova 26". I thought by starting out small I could figure out if I even liked to quilt. I did/do. Loved the machine as I never had a stick of problem with the tension, could use any thread I wanted. Of course that doesn't mean your machine will be the same but I wish you the best with it.
    Suz in Iowa
    Designer EPIC, Brother XR3140
    Babylock Evolve, Innova 26" LS, MQR
    ProQ Designer, EQ7, Embird

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