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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I can't stand this machine!!!

I am so disgusted with my longarm machine. :-(  I spent hours and hours yesterday and this morning trying to get this quilt done and it's just useless.  I have gone over and over adjusting it and it looks good on a practice side piece but then, soon as I start on the quilt I can't go for one minute without something going wrong.  The top thread breaks or I get eyelashes or it skips stitches, or something else.  Then I spend a half hour and MORE unpicking just to have it do it all over again.

I guess that's what I get for only spending $6000 on it.  Not to try making excuses for myself but the act of quilting isn't what I'm bad at.  I mean, I can quilt OK.  It's dealing with the constant problems with the machine that makes me not want to do it.

I started looking at machines online this morning... APQS, A1, Gammill, etc.  The APQS Millenium is $17,400, the Lenni is $9,900 and that's bare bones.  The A1 Professional package is $17,450 and that includes the power fabric advance and the hydrolic lift, which seems like a good deal to me.

Why can't things just work how they're supposed to?


  1. That is the major question of life "Why can't things work out like they are suppose to"....I feel badly for you because I know what it is like wanting to complete a project and for the machine to give you fits. Is there someone you can call? I sure hope you get the problem resolved.

  2. have you tried subscribing to the tinlizzielongarm yahoo group? There is a lot of "help" there.