I love my Avante, whom I've lovingly named "Harvey." (I'm sure you've all seen the 1950's movie with Jimmy Stewart and the six foot, three and a half inch white rabbit--if not, here's a description of the classic movie.)
Harvey is pretty well behaved and quilts anything I throw at him, but he's picky about his thread. He likes it on a cone rather than a spool. Not having too much extra time to get the proper spool pin in place, I had to improvise. Thankfully, our household doesn't lack for craft supplies, specifically, chenille stems (formally referred to as "pipe cleaners" when smoking a pipe was more socially acceptable).
|Please, HandiQuilter, don't hold this against me!!