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Thread: My very first test ever on a LA!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I finally got my new Queen Quilter all together tonight, put on some plain muslin top and back and some scrap batting and started her up.

    At first I thought I was doing something totally wrong!! I was trying to baste the top across the top and the stitches were about 1/2" long!! It was working fine going forward and back but not side to side. I thought the stitch regulator wasn't working. I then looked underneath and saw that the thin cord for the stitch regulator wasn't letting the roller touch the rail. Once I got that out of the way it worked!!

    I'm still playing with the tension since I don't think that the green bobbin thread that came on a pre-wound bobbin should be showing on the top. I need to play with the stitch length and see what I like best too. Overall I am so happy with how it's working. :-D

    Now I just need to practice, practice, practice. And oh yeah... wear my glasses!!
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    Looks great!! I'm sure you are having a great time. I am so jealous!!! What kind did you end up getting?

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    I got a Queen Quilter. It is as fun as I thought it would be. I need to get the bed out of the room and get a rolling chair that can adjust pretty high because I think I would rather sit down. Also need to loosen up the tension in my body.

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    Looks as though you are doing great! Pam I am sure you will be as perfect with the LA as you are with your quilts. I always enjoy seeing the beautiful things you make. ENJOY your new "toy" :)

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    thank you :D I am not aiming for perfection, just to be able to quilt my own quilts and not totally mess them up.

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    WooHoo!!! I am so happy for you!!!
    WOW!!! That is awesome for your first attempt :D:D:D

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    Looking good - lucky girl, what a difference it's going to make.

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    Wow that is great!

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    I am jealous, maybe some day (wish,hope,wish,hope)

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    some people have all the fun

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    Lucky you! You look like you're doing great!!!

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    Terrific! I would say it's not going to take you near as long to be "expert" with that as you may think. Looks wonderful!

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    I woke up at 4:00 this morning, looked at the clock, and considered getting up and playing with it. :-D I decided to go back to sleep since I have a lot to do today including an hour drive to my son's b-day. Otherwise, I think I would have got up!

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    well since we're all drooling anyway why don't you show us the setup? purty pleeeze, with thread on top! :mrgreen:

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    I was going to post a pic of it last night but my camera shut down and I needed to charge the battery.

    It's a little close still with the full size bed in there but I'll have plenty of room when it's out. I want some basic shelves for supplies, tops, backings, etc.
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    So happy for you. What features does this have - been eyeing them on the internet? Does this have the channel lock? Did you have to set up the whole thing yourself - any info would be great! Could I ask what you paid?

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    Pam---how fabulous!!!! I can see days and days of fun in your future!! You are going to be EXPERT in no time!

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    I believe it's pretty basic and has a stitch regulator. It doesn't have a channel lock and I didn't think of that when I was looking to buy. I have no experience and it will be a good starter for me that didn't break the bank.

    It cost $5500 and I needed to purchase the 10' steel rails at a home store and they were $7.50 each.

    Yes, I set it up by myself and it took me a few hours each night this week. The machine weighs 47 lbs (I believe) but I was able to get it out of the box and upstairs.

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    Cool

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    how big is the harp? mine is 15" and yours looks a lot longer

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    Very very good! I wish I had room for a LA.

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    What is the harp - (didn't know it played music too)
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    how big is the harp? mine is 15" and yours looks a lot longer

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    By harp do you mean arm? I don't know if it's called that too. It has an 18" arm.

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    im so happy for you and you'r new toy, :mrgreen: hopefully this would be the year god willing for me to get one too, can't wait to see your frist quilted quilt enjoy yourself and have fun :D :D

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    I hope you're having a wonderful time on it today!! Keep us posted on your progress!!

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