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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Circle Lord Update!

Circle Lord Michael was kind enough to send me a new stylus pin that was shorter from the holding pin to the knob. This helped a great deal; yet, I still had trouble with it hitting the take up bar and falling into a grove while moving the machine on the freehand side.

I had my brother move the holding pin up closer to the knob. I also had him put a small grove into the plastic piece the stylus fits into. With this small grove the stylus will stay put in the up position.

Now the stylus is PERFECT!! I can work with the templates and do freehand work all at the same time. No more going across the quilt with the templates then rolling back to the beginning to do the freehand.

The stylus pin can be raised to the up position and will stay put in the groove. It sits perfectly above the template groves yet still moves easily under the take up bar while the bar is in the best position for freehanding.

I finally got the table set up to perfectly go from one type of quilting to the next without alot of hassle.

Ok, here is the reason I wanted everything to work together easily. I used the giant crosshatching template for the center. Raised the stylus to do freehand borders before advancing to the next area. (#1; 9 every row) It all works the way I had hoped! I gotta get back on the machine to finish this quilt.

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