When everything was to her satisfaction, Margaret showed me how to thread the machine. And the bobbin. Then we loaded a practice piece and played with tension adjustments.
It ran like a purring kitten and was quieter than a snoring basset. I was so incredibly pleased. I will quilt all my quilts on it. The quilts will now be perfect. And all my friends (and even my enemies) will love them and I will win all of the contests now. Of course for the price I paid for it, I could have bought exceptional quilting services for many years to come. But I digress........
Then we put the camera in place. I forgot to take pictures of the back where the camera is set up to view the pantograph on the shelf. The monitor you see on the front of the head is where you see the video of the pantograph from the front of the machine.
The camera is not from HandiQuilter. I bought it from R&S and is called QuiltCam. You can see it by clicking here. This will take you to the website. I paid the show price and got a great deal!
When Margaret left, she was right, I felt like I understood the first steps of what I needed. I immediately made drawings of the way the quilt was loaded. And immediately after that, taped the drawings to the frame.
I am never going to remember how to do this any other way!
This, however, was how the bassets celebrated.