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Forum: Main
08-06-2022, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mkc

The Crown Jewel is Babylock's rebranding of the...

The Crown Jewel is Babylock's rebranding of the the Avante' as well.

Regalia is the HQ Amara.
Forum: Main
08-04-2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By mkc

It's a rebadged HandiQuilter Simply 16.

It's a rebadged HandiQuilter Simply 16.
Forum: Main
07-30-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By mkc

Rayon is a fairly weak thread. Brilliant shine,...

Rayon is a fairly weak thread. Brilliant shine, but it doesn't tolerate heat, abrasion, or other stresses. It's produced by breaking down cellulose fibers then re-joining them. We actually made it...
Forum: Main
07-29-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By mkc

I've used monopoly for wool applique where I...

I've used monopoly for wool applique where I didn't want an obvious blanket stitch around the applique. I do a tiny, tiny zig-zag over the edges of the applique pieces.

Not a fan using it for...
Forum: Main
07-23-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By mkc

Do make sure the machine has a lever to drop the...

Do make sure the machine has a lever to drop the feed dogs. Some semi-industrial (like certain Juki models) don't have that - you need to switch out to a thicker needle plate that prevents the feed...
Forum: Main
07-18-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By mkc

If this is a fixed ruler foot and not the ruler...

If this is a fixed ruler foot and not the ruler "toe" that goes on the convertible foot, it's likely that the foot is too high off the fabric sandwich and it's allowing the thread to deflect the...
Forum: Main
07-17-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By mkc

Just as a data point, 5 years ago I sold my...

Just as a data point, 5 years ago I sold my non-working (needed a $1000+ circuit board) 180 plus embroidery unit and extra feet for $100 on Craigslist. Had a gal drive 2 hours to pick it up (she...
Forum: Main
07-17-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By mkc

Sounds like the issue is the robotics or the...

Sounds like the issue is the robotics or the design file, not the machine. You might try the Quilters Creative Touch FB group QCT Facebook Group...
Forum: Main
07-14-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,277
Posted By mkc

It's also a 7 year old topic ;)

It's also a 7 year old topic ;)
Forum: Main
06-30-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,284
Posted By mkc

You're not the only one. I've seen a number of...

You're not the only one. I've seen a number of complaints about the Passport (and its Singer twin) over the years.

The other Pfaff's have a much better track record.
Forum: Main
06-21-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By mkc

It needs to match both. The stitch regulator...

It needs to match both.

The stitch regulator controls the needle up/down of the machine, so that's the machine part.

It does this based on the movement of the carriage, so that's the frame...
Forum: Main
06-17-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,988
Posted By mkc

Many police stations offer an area just for this,...

Many police stations offer an area just for this, or can suggest one (with cameras).

I also agree to post it on Facebook Marketplace instead of Craigslist. At least with FB you can view the...
Forum: Main
06-17-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,988
Posted By mkc

Cash, or meet at the bank, or do wire transfer if...

Cash, or meet at the bank, or do wire transfer if you don't have an account at the same bank.

Do not accept a cashier's check unless it is done while you are at the bank with the buyer and they...
Forum: Main
06-13-2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By mkc

Are you sure you have it assembled correctly? ...

Are you sure you have it assembled correctly? Not sure which model frame you have, but Google images of Grace wooden quilting frame to see if it's put together correctly. It sounds like it isn't.
Forum: Main
06-12-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By mkc

I would worry about them attracting, or being...

I would worry about them attracting, or being attracted to, things you don't want them to while you're sewing, including each other when you bunch up the quilt sandwich.
Forum: Main
06-06-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,088
Posted By mkc

I do press, because I do a flanged binding 100%...

I do press, because I do a flanged binding 100% of the time and want to make sure the width of the accent flange is consistent.
Forum: Main
06-01-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By mkc

Check to see what all is wired on that circuit...

Check to see what all is wired on that circuit and what size breaker controls it.

Normally going from incandescent to LED allows more lighting (due to significantly lower wattage for equivalent...
Forum: Main
05-28-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By mkc

We used Visual3D...

We used Visual3D (https://www.visual-3d.com/default.aspx) lighting design software combined with HomeDesigner (https://www.homedesignersoftware.com/#products) to figure out fixtures (all specs) and...
Forum: Main
05-27-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By mkc

CRI is critical - a 3000K bulb with a high CRI...

CRI is critical - a 3000K bulb with a high CRI (90+) is going to show fabric/thread color much more accurately than a 5000K bulb with low (82 or less) CRI.

I have 3500K 90+ CRI thin-profile LED...
Forum: Main
05-27-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By mkc

Look for high lumens (brightness), high CRI...

Look for high lumens (brightness), high CRI (color-rendering index) of 90+ if possible

We use these...
Forum: Main
05-24-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By mkc

I use a Towa gauge for each and every bobbin,...

I use a Towa gauge for each and every bobbin, even those I have "batch wound". And I do some sample stitching on every newly-installed bobbin (off to the side of the quilt top - I use a scrap of...
Forum: Main
05-21-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By mkc

Baltic birch plywood. Very different from...

Baltic birch plywood. Very different from "normal" plywood. Extremely stable.

It's produced in just a few areas, namely Russia and Finland.

a 5x5 ft panel is approaching $100. A 4x8 sheet...
Forum: Main
05-20-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By mkc

The red version was just a "special edition"...

The red version was just a "special edition" faceplate for the grey model. Janome released it because so many liked the red of the 7700.

The light blue is indeed a slightly different/more...
Forum: Main
05-12-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By mkc

Here are some of the threads. My husband refers...

Here are some of the threads. My husband refers to the first one as "rage in the cage". The second one is Watson's dog grooming arm solution that is quite affordable.
...
Forum: Main
05-11-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By mkc

There are several old threads on building your...

There are several old threads on building your own. You might try a search either here or in the photos section.
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