Monday, July 27, 2015

Avante Story

I will post the second half of the Metals Workshop later.   I have a funeral to attend this morning.  But do look at the last post to see the first day of Mary H.

But I wanted to tell you about the visit from Bill the HandiQuilter Tech.  He came in the midst of everything this weekend on Sunday morning.  Frank was home to greet him and make sure they dogs didnt bothr him.  He always has treats for them in his bag.

He reset the timing, tweaked the tension to get a good solid stitch and found that the base on the track was loose.

So he and Frank took the machine off the bed and tightened up all the screws.  When they replaced it he made sure he made sure it was parallel to the track.

When they turned it on it ran like a charm!  So many things affect the way the machine works. 

I hope to have some time this weekend to work on the quilt that has been on the frame for a while!


  1. I am so glad to hear your machine is up and running again. Attending a funeral - never a good thing. Sorry for your loss.

  2. Husbands, dogs and technicians.....aren't they the best! Happy sewing this week.

  3. It seems the older we get the more funerals we attend :-( My parents are 82 and while they are thankful to be alive and relatively healthy most all of their friends have passed away. I suppose I should seek out younger friends :-/
    glad to hear the machine will be purring like a kitten (or a snoring basset)

  4. Good for you! The machine, I mean, not the funeral. For that I send condolences. But you seem to be right as rain and ready to rock that poor quilt on the frame. Post pics of the happy machine.

  5. I enjoyed seeing what you made in this post and the previous one. Love the textures and shapes and colors of the metal pieces you made.


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