Louisa May Alcott
I'd like to introduce you to Dinah, she is my Ultimate XX APQS longarm machine circa 1991. She has a 36" throat and a 14 foot table with a motor advance. She is a real work horse but doesn't have the modern bells and whistles like needle down and stitch regulation - hence, a dinosaur of sorts, get it? Dinah. She runs well and doesn't give me too much trouble. I've made a few modifications to her, added extra thread guides, a laser light, extra lighting, extra thread holder possibilities, new leaders and recently leader grips.
|My Longarm 'Dinah'|
Two of the things I add when quilting are wrist magnets. I strap one onto the bar at each end of my quilt top to hold my thread snips. I can always reach them and I don't have to worry about them getting rolled up or quilted inside the quilt. I didn't ever like wearing them on my wrists anyway so this puts them to good use. When I'm doing pantographs saving steps is important since I have to run around the 14 foot table so many times to get things done.
|A Snip Magnet|
This also helps keep the leaders rolled up instead of sagging and flopping. I have another trick I use on them too but will have to get a picture and share it later.
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