WIPs Mother’s Day Weekend 2018

Power Tools With Thread

Sewing nerd who is absolutely determined to perfect this insanely fun hobby.

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  1. Are you experiencing a problem with the electrical cord hanging up at this point? I did and hubby came up with a solution – no problems anymore! Yummy BBQ!
    Enjoy the class – you will learn that LA quilting is a mind to hand thing! Doodling is the way to learn – interesting huh?

  2. I am intrigued and hungered by the mention of fantastic BBQ! Your class also sounds awesome. I hope you have fun with it.

    I had a similar issue with long stitches on my longarm. I checked the table, wheels, gears, quilt tension etc. Finally, I think I figured it out with the help of one of the best HQ technicians. We think it is due to a loose connector to the encoder for stitch regulation. If the long stitches occur without putting holes in the quilt (that would be timing), then it seemed at certain points across my quilt, the system lost contact with the stitch regulator. I unconnected, cleaned, and reconnected my cables, and checked to make sure that cable drag or movement wasn’t numbing the connection loose, then voila’ , the long stitching went away. Maybe it isn’t the frame?…

    • Something loose with the encoders was my first thought and I have done the clean and replace. However the problem still exists and I can visibly see and feel a wheel or two not touching the frame in that spot. Like it’s spinning free 1/8″ away from the rail. I have the Grace GQ Frame and I don’t see it anymore for sale on their site so I’m wondering if I’m not the only one having this issue. There are shelves that run under the frame and I’ve got them loaded down with stuff. The plan now is to pull everything off the shelves and see if that helps (might be torqueing in some way?) and if not, then I’ll remove the shelves completely and see. I hate to lose the storage space but if that is the problem then I must do it.

      Brine your chickens! It’s the only way to go!

    • Nan, I’ve got a bunch of stuff on shelves under the frame and I hadn’t thought to look behind it as it moves. I’m going to do that tonight. I may have something sticking out from under that is grabbing the cord. Good thought! Thanks!

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