I bought my Tinlizzie 18dls in October 2013. The dealer was switching from Tinlizzie's to Babylock machines Later I found out that TinLizzie had dropped him due to bad customer service. Now there was a long list of things that had gone wrong with the sale. I have to take responsibility for not researching things enough before buying a machine and blindly believing everything the dealer said.
This post is about one of those things only. (take too long and too boring of a read to list them all).
Now those of us with Longarms wanting to use rulers need to be aware of a Two MUST have items. One you need a ruler base to work on and the other you must have a ruler foot on the machine.
I supposedly was sold a ruler foot for around $60 I don't remember the exact price but I think that was the amount.
I thought I was the worst student of ruler work. I kept somehow sewing on top of the rulers, scratching the, breaking needles, having to retime my machine and worst have even sewn over my finger while trying to use rulers.
Two weeks ago I took a class at Ready Set Sew in Chattanooga, TN from Denise Schober. Denise had made many webinar videos for TinLizzie and now teaches Baby Lock Longarm but is very knowledgeable about all brands of Longarm machines. She told me the foot I had on my machine was not a ruler foot but one of the first feet made for the Lizzie.
The one I was originally sold as a Ruler foot is on the left and the new one I just bought from The Quilt Patch in La Follette, TN The difference between these two dealers was night and day. Wayne from the Quilt Patch was very nice to talk to on the phone, Sold me the foot for $49.99 and had it in the mail to me the very same day. I've heard nothing but good things about him and his customer service by a friend who bought her machine from him.
See the difference. I can't wait to start quilting with my Ruler Foot!!!