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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    it sounds like they are using the babylock Destiny - about $15k
    http://babylock.com/yourdestinyawaits/
    OMG! I am eternally grateful I *know* I can make beautiful, colorful, well-made, greatly appreciated quilts using my 10 year old rulers, my extensive personal stash, my graph paper, and my 20 year old mechanical Bernina sewing machine I bought on sale.

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    I guess there is a market for that expensive machine. Keeps the economy rolling along without my help. I thought that machine was a long arm but that is not the case.

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    If I was able to spend that kind of money I'd get a long arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    OMG! I am eternally grateful I *know* I can make beautiful, colorful, well-made, greatly appreciated quilts using my 10 year old rulers, my extensive personal stash, my graph paper, and my 20 year old mechanical Bernina sewing machine I bought on sale.

    Jan in VA
    here, here, Jan in VA!!! totally agree!
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    OMG! I am eternally grateful I *know* I can make beautiful, colorful, well-made, greatly appreciated quilts using my 10 year old rulers, my extensive personal stash, my graph paper, and my 20 year old mechanical Bernina sewing machine I bought on sale.

    Jan in VA
    I'm with you, Jan! I just don't understand using all these electronics gizmos and gadgets in quilt making. Seems to me you would end up with a factory made piece. One has lost all the fun in taking your time to do each step by yourself. I guess that idea comes about from being an older quilter who started out with scissors and cardboard template. I do use rotary cutter and mat, my Singer Featherweight and an old Kenmore to machine quilt now after hand quilting for many years.

    Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    If I was able to spend that kind of money I'd get a long arm.
    Me, too! I think most of the tv shows today are really infomercials. My DH loves the woodworking shows but always says how they are really just a show to sell all the tools.

    Personally, the more mechanical the quilt becomes, the less I like it. I'd buy a LA so I could finish my quilts a little quicker and, the beautiful LA custom quilting is beautiful..... but the hand quilting is so personal. Hand done is still what I love the most.
    --- Jean

    I'd rather spend money on my quilting hobby than the therapist.... I'm probably $$$ ahead.... and I'm happy!!

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    Can you tell us what series show number this was? I can never find the show on my TV. I was shocked at cost of new Babylock. I still sew on a Brother 2002D. Age on sewing machine does not matter as long as it sews. I also have a 1932 singer that I am renovating
    Carmen E.

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    There are many semi retired and retired with disposable income that if not spent will be spent by the heirs.
    I love my life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Tell yourself you want that machine and then just buy the Go and all the dies for it. Look at the money you saved!

    This comp/sm has software and the ability to outline the GO dies.....so you have to either buy the go&dies or you are a owner already...at least that's what I got out of the program. For the cost of that s/m, plus I'm sure there were extras they did talk about, I will continue to just hand guide any raw edged appliqué I may so........

    I have the GO and many dies.........no where near the $$$$$ that machine is tagged at!

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    Mary was a newbie a couple of years ago on the show. Now she is the main host and teaches classes and has her own magazine????????? I don't watch them anymore.

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