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Names on Quilt Show Labels

Started by Cindi Jo. Last reply by Ruth Ann Henderer Mar 10, 2019. 11 Replies

Hi All, I've been a professional longarmer for 13 years and would like your opinions.Our local quilt show committee has a member that has proposed the idea of no longer including the name of the…Continue

Shopping for a Longarm!

Started by birdie. Last reply by birdie Feb 19, 2019. 25 Replies

Hello Everyone!  I'm new to the group (and MQP).  I have decided to take the plunge and invest in a longarm so I would love to pick your brains!  I currently own a Bernina 820 and have a frame for…Continue

How to send a quilt top home with a customer???

Started by Nancy Calhoun. Last reply by Anna Quilts Apr 5, 2018. 11 Replies

Hi Longarmers!  My LA group wants to know..How do you send a quilt top home with a customer, wrap it hang it fold it bag it or what???  I think this has potential for a lot of humor, and am surprised…Continue

tips for rulers for new la

Started by Diane McMinn. Last reply by Riana Noyes Mar 29, 2018. 19 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions or tips for using rulers. I am teaching myself with trial and error. I am thinking about taking a craftsy class but not sure which one. I bought a used…Continue

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Comment by Riana Noyes on September 10, 2021 at 8:38am

I wonder if we can revive this group! I recently upgraded from midarm to a 21" longarm. Who else has stepped over the longarm threshold? We can help support each other here.

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer on February 2, 2019 at 5:00pm

Chris.  I agree with Riana.  My first thought was a net for the spool.  My second thought was to use a normal bobbin instead of prewound.  Some machines do not like the rewound ones.  Is the rewound also So Fine or something else?  I use a Groz-Beckert either number 16 or 18 needle with my Tiara III.  This is what my manual suggests.  Try to see what is recommended in your book for the Coronet.

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer on February 2, 2019 at 4:53pm

Riana.  I have a B530 and a B590 (including embroidery) and a Babylock Tiara III mid arm to do my quilting with.  I have lots of fun with them all.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 1, 2019 at 10:07pm


Chris, perhaps this or a similar video may help.When l first started using a midarm on a frame ( different brand, but learning curve  similar). First, use a thread net on the cone to " tame" that thread that's flipping around. Slow down. l was surprised to note that even when using a fine thread, a # 14 needle works better than the " usual # 12.Bobbin tension must be set first ( lay loaded bobbin in  flat palm of hand, pull on the thread...the bobbin should just stand on end, but lot lift off palm = best tension) and then the top tension is set to work with that to create a nice stitch. I find tensions are looser than when using your domestic for piecing or fmq. Hope these tips help.

Comment by Chris Michelle on February 1, 2019 at 7:22pm

Good evening! I have just begun trying to use my recently purchased BabyLock Crown Jewel. Today I was using So Fine top thread and a pre-wound bobbin and I was having constant thread breakage. The top thread kept jumping out of the thread path catching on things on the machine. Does anyone have suggestions for what I might try to solve this issue?

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 31, 2019 at 9:32pm

Well, no matter...you're here now, Ruth Anne. What make and size do you have? And how are you managing with it? I use my Bailey as a sit down and also in the frame. My frame is small...so when l have large borders , blocks, or an oversized quilt, l set in in my sewing counter. I prefer the frame, as then l don't have the chore of basting. But some large border designs involve too much rolling back & forth without a large frame and a long, deep throat.

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer on January 31, 2019 at 3:30pm

Sorry Riana - the group that says I have been removed by an admin Is FMQ on a domestic machine.  I guess because I also use the mid arm sit-down and maybe they consider it a long arm (which I do not because it is not on rails)

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer on January 31, 2019 at 3:27pm

It comes up and tells me I have been removed b y an admin

Comment by Riana Noyes on January 24, 2019 at 3:28pm
Comment by Riana Noyes on January 24, 2019 at 3:24pm

Ruth Ann, that's just plain weird...how do they know you don't use the domestic as well ?...( like ldo!) If l'm travelling, l'm doing fmq on my little machine 7" throat! But l also have a 13" midarm, and a 15" midarm. I sometimes use as sitdown, and also on frame.  You can rejoin, l'm sure...must've been a mistake. 

Anyway, welcome to our group. Not a lot going on this minute...it goes in spurts. Lots of info on back posts , though. Is there anything you'd like to share today? Photos are always welcome...use second icon top left of comment box, resize to about 135 pixels, and follow prompts.


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