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Thread: Bought my first longarm!!

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    Bought my first longarm!!

    Well,I did it!! Yesterday I purchased a Babylock Crown Jewl. Get it on September 1. Was looking at HQ Avante and found out they are identical machines made by Handiquilter. I liked the pearl frame that came with the Crown Jewel better. I get a 2 day longarm training retreat from Texas Quilt Machines. I have only been quilting for 2 years (actually piecing the tops). I calculated how much I have spent on sending the tops out plus what I will have finished by the end of this year and it came to a little over $2,000!! I thought long and hard about purchasing a longarm and I know I will have a huge learning curve. Texas Quilt Machines said I will know how to operate my machine after the two full day classes. They cover a lot. I love quilting and now look forward to doing the entire quilts myself.

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    Good for you! Congrats! Hope you have many years of enjoyment out of it. If I had the room, I would get one, too.
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    How wonderful for you. I, too, don't have the room, but would love one. Maybe I should clear out the garage.
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    Happy Days! I started with a similar machine and loved it. Just remember that it takes practice, practice and more practice but you'll love the process! Don't forget to post pictures!

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    Congratulations! I bet you are excited.
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    I like how you say "first" longarm ;-) Congratulations.
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    Congrats and have fun!!

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    have fun.......
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    How wonderful. I have a friend who purchased one and talked about how great the retreat was.
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    Congrats! Enjoy!
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