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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 470794 views.
Mishii

From: Mishii

Jun-12

So I did a thing today. Very frustrated with my long arm. It’s poor quality, too small, too slow. I have been hemhawing for several years about upgrading. 
 

We have 3 dealers in San Antonio, all of them HandiQuilter. I’ve tried these and they are ok, but didn’t knock my socks off. I tried an Innova and hated it. I wanted to try again because Innova gets amazing reviews and the owners adore their machines. 
 

I hadn’t had a chance to try an APQS, but the reviews on these are amazing as well. The closest dealer is in Austin so I told Pita we should go get breakfast and run by a quilt shop. 
 

On the way I called the shop to make sure they were open. She tells me they are having a road show today and offering show specials on their machines and to come join. It’s the first one they have had since the COVID mess began. 
 

Poor Pita. It was a 3 hour demonstration and he weathered it like a trooper. And then I bought a Freddie. You know when you are shopping for a house or car and you finally find the one that is it?  That is how I felt today. 
 

I got a show special deal too and didn’t have to wait for Houston!  Of course now that I’m home, I’m feeling some guilt over spending that much money. I expressed my reservations to Pita. Being supportive as always, he rolled his eyes, said shut up, and walked off. I’m assuming he feels I’m being silly. So I’ll go back to being excited. Yippee!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jun-12

Wowzers!! Whoohoo!!

Enjoy your new machine! I expect you will be doing some splendid quilting as soon as its set up.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jun-12

Awesome!!! Even Pita agrees!!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jun-12

Congratulations!   Did you get a stitch regulator of sorts?  Anything computerized?

And you can always sell the old machine.  :-)   (just, not to me.  I have an Innova and adore it. LOL!)

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jun-12

I think it looks great!

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jun-12

Wow, good for you! Congrats!

Yeah, just shut up and quilt.  LOL  I would LOVE to have an APQS machine.  But I bought a car today instead.  

Mishii

From: Mishii

Jun-12

I got all kinds of fancy things. I didn’t get the Millie because the only difference is that Millie has electronic channel locks both ways. Freddie only has horizontal manual. It isn’t something I use often so I figured when I do, my Harbor Freight clamps will still work

I have stitch regulator but also a nifty feature ( which is why I upgraded to this one). It has a bliss button or something goofy like that. It will automatically switch you back and forth from regulated to manual. I do a lot of pebbles and things and for me those work better in manual. 
 

one of the freebies is the automatic quilt advance. I’m very excited about that because I am just that lazy. I hate rolling my quilt back and forth. Hopefully the biggerthroat will avoid some of it, but if I do, I can push a button now. Whee!

Mishii

From: Mishii

Jun-12

New cars are fun! Not as fun as new sewing machines, but still fun!  What did you get?

I would like the sit-down APQS George.  

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