Mary Bucy lives nearby so I have invited her to come help with her silk quilt. Our date is for Friday, Aug 09, 2013.
!! I love the colors !!
Aug 04: First contact with Mary by email then phone.
Aug 09: Mary is here. We have prepped the top & back, chosen thread, programmed IQ, loaded the quilt and basted the top and sides. We were all ready to quilt but something seams off when I aligned to the center. To test my second attempt before quilting, I entered preview mode. All I got was obstruction error after obstruction error. IQ does NOT like something somewhere. We worked on several resolutions, everything I could think of, with no luck. Finally Mary headed home & I have documented my issues and contacted IQ for support. Such is longarming sometimes. I have managed to take apart and put back together with great frustration every bolt and screw on the drive roller. I will test again tomorrow to see if I have things lined up for proper sewing.
Aug 10: All testing failed & all further attempts to get things aligned failed. After sending more pictures to Zoltan, IQ's creator, he said, "The whole bracket is now very much out of alignment, and because of the the stripped screws it cannot be adjusted. The best way to solve the problem is to send you a new X-motor bracket that is set close to the optimal alignment. I will send it today." He did.
Aug 12: New x-motor bracket expected today. Arrived but still having issues.
Aug 13: While waiting on IQ support, I kept reading and re-reading online support help. I made a few software parameter adjustments & am now back in business. Not totally comfortable with my settings because one is at the max but at least I am quilting. Row 3 has tension issues but Mary & I decided to leave bad enough alone since the fabric is silk. Row 4 was good. Row 5 has those obstructions errors again over and over. Back to waiting for help from IQ support after making another plea for help.
Aug 14: Received a video instruction on how to properly adjust my x-motor from my IQ dealer. Waiting for clarification about how to tweak the software changes I made yesterday. This is hope on the horizon. Well, the directions on the video were backwards as to which screws to turn which direction but the technique was critical. Once I got things screwed the right direction, all was quickly well. Quilting again. Quilted. All's well that ends well.
8/13/2013 07:53:53 am
it is looking beautiful. I'm so glad your long arm is back working.
8/14/2013 07:57:18 am
It is stunning!
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