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Thread: I got my long arm today!

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Whew what a day it has been today. Delivery of the long arm (Innova 26") came at noon today. We got all the 10 ft pieces for the rack in through the window because the back room it is in has a sharp turn to get into and no way would those poles go so in through the upstairs window. But it was very easy. Then I left the dealer to do his job and put it all together for me. Then came additional training, wow you have to futz with tension so much on these things! I think until I get a lot more practice under my belt I will run the same weight thread in the bobbin as I have in the top because trying to get the tension right of So Fine thread in the bobbin with a 40 wt thread in the top was really too much futzing about for my taste. We never did get it right. So now I practice, practice and practice. I will post pictures in a few days of it. I already know I need to get better lighting in that back room and now in addition to a fabric fetish I can add thread to the mix. I spent another $100 today just on thread and a couple of templates. At $10 to $20 a spool it wasn't difficult! I got two spools of King tut, one of So Fine, 2 of YLI and 2 of Isocord (I think that was the name) which is beautiful thread with such a lovely sheen to it. I have a lot more to learn about thread now.

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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations!
    You'll have soooo much fun!

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    Congrats have fun!!!!!!!!!

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    Congratulation! Very happy for you.

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    Congrats!

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    I am JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

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    Whoo Hoo! A big congrats!! Have fun!

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    Awesome! You are going to love love love it!

    I use King Tut in top and So Fine in the bobbin almost all the time!

    We will be waiting for pictures!!

    have fun,

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    Awesome! You are going to love love love it!

    I use King Tut in top and So Fine in the bobbin almost all the time!

    We will be waiting for pictures!!

    have fun,
    Maybe I will have to come visit you and see how you adjust your tension for that! I am pretty close to MA and nowhere in the state is much more then 3 hours away for me. The bobbin thread kept getting pulled to the top. So high bobbin tension low top tension to fix??

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    I am so jealous! But, I'm happy for you.

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    Yea, happy for you!!!! I want to come visit:)

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    Congratulations! :D:D:D

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    WOW congratulations. There is a learning curve for sure.

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    I am very happy for you. Keep us posted on your progress and your first quilt.
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    sent you a PM or 2 or 3 :lol:

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    WOO HOO Congrats ! And be sure to post pics of your practice :thumbup:

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    Enjoy!!!

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    Have fun!

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    Congrats on your new baby! Enjoy an don't forget the pics.

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    I am so happy for you. Congrats on your new baby. Have fun.

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    Congratulations! I am jealous too!!!

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    Don't let the "strangeness" of working with a new machine frustrate you. I'm always a bit uncomfortable with learning how to use something when I first get it. I want to be able to do it all right away. Give yourself the gift of patience! Good luck to you...and congratulations.

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