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Thread: I test drove a longarm and I loved it!!!

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    While I was at the quilt show they had one of these babies set up. I got to take her for a spin. I could only look this go around but hopefully next time, I'll have a check in hand!!
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    I can only dream:)

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    Lucky you, I wish there was a quilt show close to me. I want to test drive a longarm so bad.

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    Aren't they fun? I always thought that nothing would be better or more fun than piecing a quilt...until I got a longarm! Now, quilting is my favorite part.

    I only piece to be able to have something to quilt...and I wouldn't have believed it if someone would've told me I'd love quilting more than piecing! I even buy tops off ebay because I quilt faster than I piece! Can't keep up with myself! LOL!

    But boy, is it fun!
    Debbie in Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    Lucky you, I wish there was a quilt show close to me. I want to test drive a longarm so bad.
    Me too. I cant even find info on one in St. Louis! I have the funds just don't know where to go to find one other than online! No fun. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by bjeriann
    Lucky you, I wish there was a quilt show close to me. I want to test drive a longarm so bad.
    Me too. I cant even find info on one in St. Louis! I have the funds just don't know where to go to find one other than online! No fun. :(
    Are you up for a short road trip? I believe A-1 is in Springfield, APQS is in Des Moines, and Nolting is in the Cedar Rapids, IA area. I'm not recommending them over others, I just knew they were within about a 6-hour or less drive.

    Another option is to go to the various longarm manufacturers' Web sites to search for a dealer - there might be someone fairly close by.

    If you could visit the AQS show in Des Moines in October, you'd have a chance to try them all. I went last year, and I think just about every manufacturer - even some I hadn't heard of - was there and the machines were set up and ready to play.

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    My mom has a Nolting and they are great machines. The factory is in Hiawatha, Iowa next to Cedar Rapids. They are great there for service and lessons and what ever else you need. I have used my mom's Nolting long arm and I think it's a well made machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    While I was at the quilt show they had one of these babies set up. I got to take her for a spin. I could only look this go around but hopefully next time, I'll have a check in hand!!
    so...how much was this set up?? I want one so bad I can taste it!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    While I was at the quilt show they had one of these babies set up. I got to take her for a spin. I could only look this go around but hopefully next time, I'll have a check in hand!!
    so...how much was this set up?? I want one so bad I can taste it!! LOL
    about 14,000
    Ohhhhh, it was so nice. and you could guide it with one finger!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgmoby
    Aren't they fun? I always thought that nothing would be better or more fun than piecing a quilt...until I got a longarm! Now, quilting is my favorite part.

    I only piece to be able to have something to quilt...and I wouldn't have believed it if someone would've told me I'd love quilting more than piecing! I even buy tops off ebay because I quilt faster than I piece! Can't keep up with myself! LOL!

    But boy, is it fun!
    Debbie in Austin
    I'm just the opposite. I've got a lot of tops and nothing to quilt them on. But, someday I will.

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