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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Hmmm. I guess I'm not too jazzed by the idea of using pvc for handles:< I'm saving for my dream of a long arm and it doesn't involve PVC.
    Candace, with the grace frame you can use the handle bars that are attached to the carriage for the frame and eliminate that PVC very easily. I just reworked the on off buttons from the PVC handles and stuck them right onto the metal handles of the Grace carriage. No biggy!

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    Dh says when we can afford it, I can get either a Baileys or a Nolting. :D Those are my top 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewtruterry
    Remember the addage if it sounds too good to be true. Please check them out very carefully and look at the weight of the machine and the materials that the frame is made out of. It looks to me like the frame is either all wood or parts are. Keep in mind that wood no matter how well crafted will expand and contract with the humidity level and you may get some movement or shaking of your frame while you are quilting. This makes it very difficult to control the machine while doing intricate patterns. That said if you are just doing quilting for yourself and really just want to get it done fast and are not a perfectionist I would say that it sounds like a good price.


    The 17 " Bailey only weighs 26#. You can choose any frame you want to for your machine and I'm sure you can get a metal Grace frame from Chuck Bailey if you so desire that. Many Bailey users are professional quilters who use their machines all day long every day and have wonderful results.

    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    http://www.baileyssewingcenter.com/sppa2b.html

    Can this price be right? Does anyone have experience with this company? If so soon as I pay my car off its mine lol.

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    The 17 " Bailey only weighs 26#. You can choose any frame you want to for your machine and I'm sure you can get a metal Grace frame from Chuck Bailey if you so desire that. Many Bailey users are professional quilters who use their machines all day long every day and have wonderful results.

    I'm not sure how this reply got inside the reply box above?? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    I sure hope so ,although I am looking at the 17"Bailey, saving those pennies. The stitch regulator is extra.I think its a great price. Hoping I could see a demo somewhere.
    If you can't get to a show to see and try one, go to the Bailey Yahoo group and there are a number of Bailey owners who have signed up to allow people to come to their homes and try one out. There are Bailey owners all across the country and in Canada! After you join the group you'll find the info in the left side bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    http://www.baileyssewingcenter.com/sppa2b.html

    Can this price be right? Does anyone have experience with this company? If so soon as I pay my car off its mine lol.
    Do they have a stitch regulator? If not, that's probably why. If you're a good artist, can really draw things, then you're going to be fine with getting one of those (I have one but I'm not an artist so I recently replaced it with one that is computer-operated).

    Just something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellenc
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MY BAILEY!!!!

    AND, Chuck (the owner) is super friendly and helpful....will answer your questions and/or troubleshoot for you in record time!

    Also, there is a Bailey Forum and Debbie on the forum is a pro at this machine....and you can ask her questions day and night!!!
    I also love love love my Bailey! It's awesome.

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    I would think twice before buying the Gracie wooden frame. I have the smaller Gracie and find that the metal frames are much better when it comes to your machine gliding easily.

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    I have a Bailey, with the stitch regulator, on a Gracie frame and I love it. I have not had one second of regret about my purchase. I recommend them highly.

    P.S. For the person who said they were visiting the factory this summer - you made me laugh. I went to the Bailey's store once and there is nothing resembling a factory in sight. They seemed shocked that I would just drop in - apparently not many people do that. But Mr. Bailey couldn't have been nicer and gave me plenty of time to try out the machine. Clearly, his sales tactic worked. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcialb
    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    http://www.baileyssewingcenter.com/sppa2b.html

    Can this price be right? Does anyone have experience with this company? If so soon as I pay my car off its mine lol.
    Do they have a stitch regulator? If not, that's probably why. If you're a good artist, can really draw things, then you're going to be fine with getting one of those (I have one but I'm not an artist so I recently replaced it with one that is computer-operated).

    Just something to think about.
    There is a stitch regulator available for the Bailey. They call it a "sew control". The PC quilter works with the Bailey so you can have a computer op system if you want it.

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