Letter From The Top

Dear Friends, 
I hope each one of you will be able to see the blessings that come your way in 2017.  I really believe that each of us has way more that goes well for us than doesn't.  If we stop and take stock of what is going right whenever we face the bad in 2017, each of us will see that most things in our life are going pretty well.
Something new that we are hoping will go well is a new long term longarm rental program.  Ever wonder if you had a machine would you be able to attract business?  How would it be to have an extra machine?  If I had a machine at home could I get my quilts done?  Wish our bee had a machine we could all use.  Visit our used machine page to see the monthly rental rates now listed there.  Please call and speak to one of our sales people about the rental program.
Happy stitching in 2017!
Best regards,
Jeff Benedict

January Innova Machine Sale

With the purchase of a new AutoPilot or Navigator system, we will give you Free Shipping and $500 off Installation. We'll 
even throw in a Deluxe Supply Package 
worth $500 - a total savings of $1750!

For a handguided Innova with Lightning Stitch, we offer Free Shipping and the Deluxe Supply Package - a $1000 savings!

For an Innova with the Standard Stitch Regulator, take Free Shipping and an Essential Supply Package - a $750 savings!

                                  The Michigan Report

Quilter of the Month:  Lisa Houston of Niles, MI is our Quilter of the Month. Lisa has been Longarming since 2010 and has a loyal following for her gorgeous custom quilting.

Classes and Events at the St. Joseph Store 
(Please call to reserve your spot.)

Jan 7 -  New Owner Training (9 am - 3 pm)
Join us for a great day of learning about longarming! We want our new owners to have the best quality training. You will learn about the INNOVA machine, load a practice piece, quilt it and connect with other quilters who have recently purchased a new machine or are considering a purchase. Cost is $75 or free with purchase of machine.  
Jan 17 -  License to Longarm (4pm -7pm)
Accomplish Quilting wants you to finish your own quilts and offers the training and assistance you need to use our equipment to finish your own quilts. This 3-hour class will teach you the basics of using the machine and simple quilting techniques. Once you have completed the class, you can sign up for rental time on our machines! 
Feb 3
- New Owner Training (9AM-3PM)
Feb 4 
- Quilts of Valor National Sew Day(9 AM-5PM)
       See below for details
Feb 11  - QuiltIN (1 PM -4 PM)
qovQuilts of Valor National Sew Day 
February 4
In conjunction with the Illinois Quilts of Valor group and Tennessee Quilts of Valor group, Accomplish Quilting is sponsoring a Sew Along. We will have pieced quilt tops, backing, batting and thread. You bring the energy and ideas to make them into a quilt. Longarm machines of many brands will be available, so you may choose to quilt on a machine you know and love or one that you always wanted to try. 
Bring some friends with you or meet new friends here. Wherever quilters gather, fun ensues and this will be no exception! There will be discounts, prizes, chocolate, hugs and laughter. 
Lunch will be provided. 
Come join us from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at either our Michigan or Tennessee store  and quilt a wonderful quilt for a deserving vet.
Please call to reserve a machine. 
866-556-2552 in Michigan  or  615-756-9556 in Tennessee.
Buy a new or used machine on Saturday 
and get a Free Essential Supply Package!
Come early, Stay all day - door prizes will be given every hour.

The Tennessee Rep ort

Our store hours have changed! 
We will be open every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

Please stop by and see the quilting of Gayla Deal, our Quilter of the Month! Gayla has been quilting for several years and recently opened a shop in Trenton, KY - The Wooden Needle.

Educational Events at the Goodlettsville Store 
(Please call to reserve your spot.)
Jan 6 - License to Longarm (10 am - 1 pm) 
Accomplish Quilting wants you to finish your own quilts and offers the training and assistance you need to use our equipment to finish your own quilts.  This 3-hour class will teach you the basics of using the machine and simple quilting techniques.  Once you have completed the class, you can sign up for rental time on our machines!  
Jan 14 - New Owner Training (9:30 am - 4 pm)  
All the information that a new owner needs to get a great start on an Innova Longarm Machine.  The cost is $75, or is included in the purchase of a new machine.
Jan 18 - T op Tenn Longarm Guild (10 am)  
Show and tell and so much more for the longarm quilter!  This month we have a special presentation, so be sure to attend!  There are no dues and no rules, just a lot of fellowship and information!

Feb 4  
Quilts of Valor National Sew Day(9 AM-5PM)
       See above for details
Feb 7 -
  License to Longarm (5:30 - 8:30 pm)

Feb 11 - New Owner Training (9:30 am - 4 pm)

Feb 15 - Top Tenn Longarm Guild (10 am)

Feb 16-18 - Intermediate Training (9:30 am - 4 pm each day)


So Fine 

Regular Price: $14.99
On Sale: $13.99

 So Fine Solid 
Regular Price:
Sale Price: $12.99

Use coupon code: JanThread

Offer Expires: January 31, 2017

usedmachineUsed Machine Sale
Buy one of our used machines priced over $7000 this month and we will give you a Deluxe Supply Package - everything you need to begin longarming but the quilt! 
A $500 value!
Deluxe Supply Package:  Roll of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Premium Cotton Batting - 96" by 30 yards,  Bobbin Case, 10 Bobbins, AQ Bobbin Keeper, 100 Needles, Needle Alignment Magnet, Package of Corsage Pins, Magnetic Pin Dish, 1 Chalk Pencils, 120" Tape Measure, Line Tamer, Scissors and Scissors Reel,  8-Outlet Professional Surge Suppressor,  3/4" x 10yd Heat Press Batting Tape,  6 Cones of Omni Thread, 5 Cones of Fil-Tec Glide Thread, 3 Cones of YLI Cotton Thread, 1 Cone YLI Fine Metallic Solid Thread, 1 Cone of YLI Silk 100 Thread.

TechsTech's Tips
Needles and Thread
Recently Jeff had a conversation with Neal Schwartzberger, President of ABM International/Innova regarding choosing the proper needle size based on thread weight (wt) and the speed of quilting.   H ere's what Neal had to say:
A good sewing machine technician can probably make any combination of thread and needle work. However,  I would recommend  some basic rules or stick to a certain style needle and weight thread.   From my experience when running edge to edge quilts at medium to high speed (15-20 feet per minute(fpm), an 18 needle or larger is recommended to minimize needle deflection.  After the needle size is chosen for speed and style of quilting, the proper thread weight should be chosen to match the size of needle.  When using an 18 needle the proper thread is 40wt.  If running 30wt thread an 18 size needle will probably produce acceptable results, but a 19 would be the proper size needle.  If running 50wt I would recommend the quilter utilize a 16 needle.  If a 16 needle is chosen the operator should quilt slower and more smoothly or needle deflection will create undesirable results probably causing skipping or breaks. We ship machines with size 18 needles installed in the machine and in the parts kit, because it is the proper size for 40 weight quilting thread and has minimal needle deflection at the estimated average linear speed of 16 fpm.

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