What is a “Spa Treatment?”
APQS machines are built to industrial standards so that they can stand up to the rigors of factory and workroom use, yet they require simple, minimal daily maintenance to provide peak performance for several years. In fact, that’s why we can offer a lifetime warranty on our new machines—we build them to last! However, just like all machines, eventually some parts wear down after repeated use and need some love and attention.
If you follow the recommended machine maintenance procedures by keeping your machine clean and properly oiled, you will be able to quilt for a very long time without any additional maintenance for your machine. But if you start to see a change in your machine’s performance or its stitch quality is not what it once was, it may be time to consider an APQS MiniSpa or Deluxe Spa package for your “baby”! Plus, if you have been considering any upgrades to your system such as new wheels, installing them during a Spa Treatment is the perfect time to add them to your machine!
Which “Spa Treatment” is right for me?
An APQS Mini-Spa is ideal for customers who may not quilt every day, but who would feel better having everything “checked out” at some point by a Certified Technician to ensure everything is working properly. During a Mini-Spa process, your technician will evaluate your machine, check components, clean it thoroughly and only repair or replace items that show significant wear that may compromise your machine’s performance. The machine is tuned-up and ready for your next quilting project.
The APQS Deluxe Spa process is best suited for machines that have been in service for a number of years and have been heavily used, increasing the chance for more wear and tear on parts. The Deluxe Spa takes the guesswork out of long-term machine maintenance by ensuring that key wear components on your machine are not just “evaluated”—they are automatically replaced. Then the machine is adjusted and fine-tuned to restore it to factory settings. It’s almost like starting out with a new machine! New parts mean many more years of worry-free happy quilting.
The chart below shows how the two services compare. Some items such as the wheels or hopping foot may also be upgraded during either service for an additional fee.
|Checked/Adjusted||Automatically Replaced||Checked/Adjusted||Automatically Replaced|
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|3-hole,L, & Wire Thread Guides||P||P|
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*Spas are done at our studio, due to the complexity of the work required.
Optional Upgrades pricing does not include labor required to install.
To Schedule a Spa Treatment, or any other service, Contact: Patty Butcher, or call 1-352-397-4959.