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Thread: Fons $ Porter show today

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    Fons $ Porter show today

    .....in my area anyway.....just tuned in so I don't know what series, but I guess it's very recent...only Mary is there along with someone doing a holiday tablerunner.. The amazement to me is she is demoing how a computer program with accucut dies..she is placing them.....then will connect to emb sewing machine...I presume babylock and this will automatically stitch these die cut pieces down......now she's doing the piecing part...so I am waiting to see the finish of this project......so it looks like accucut has partnered with babylock embroidery...probably newer model machine

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    it sounds like they are using the babylock Destiny - about $15k
    http://babylock.com/yourdestinyawaits/
    Nancy in western NY

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    Woah!! That's a bit high.

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    Tell yourself you want that machine and then just buy the Go and all the dies for it. Look at the money you saved!
    I love my life!

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    Nancy Zieman has also done a program on piecing quilt blocks by machine. This is her book on piecing quilts by machine. I have not used it myself.

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...urPicks&page=4

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    I was telling my husband about the high cost of the Destiny. His suggestion was to put 4 tires on it because if it costs that much we better be able to drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya View Post
    I was telling my husband about the high cost of the Destiny. His suggestion was to put 4 tires on it because if it costs that much we better be able to drive it.
    Oh dellareya, I totally agree with your husband !!! I had sticker shock at what the prices on these embroidery machines are when I attended a grand opening at a local DSM dealer!! I am NOT expecting Santa Clause to bring me one of them for Xmas.
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    me neither maniac quilter I bought a brother innovis 2800D in 2007 that was over three grand that's it for me but of course that was before I started quilting and if I knew then what I know now about quilting think I would have went a different route

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    I like Fons and Porter but am growing tired of their shows being a "trunk show" for high-end sewing and long-arm machines and sergers. When I see it's basically going to be a sales pitch that will never apply to me, I just turn them off.

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    I went to a "trunk show" at a local Babylock shop and they were demoing this machine (or something similar). They were doing a GFG in the hoop. Neat, definitely, but for the price they wanted for that machine I could go on one heck of a vacation-slash-fabric buying spree!

    And honestly, when I went and actually looked at it up close, it doesn't look right at all. It's more like you get "the look of a quilt" rather than an actual quilt. Not for me.

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