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Thread: Longarm?

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    This is my first post- have been reading and enjoying posts and pictures. I have a beautiful machine that I bought for sewing and quilting (Brother NX 2000). Thought I would do FM quilting using this machine. I know of a Voyager 17 longarm machine that is being sold for $2000, with frame, stitch regulator, etc. It is a used machine but the owner says it does not have alot of use since it is more or less a one person machine( fewer tension issues etc.) Thinking about whether to take the plunge with a longarm and does anyone have any thoughts on the Voyager. I did test drive one in a quilt shop a few months ago and was pleased with the ease- however, the bobbin thread ran out and the shop people made no move to replace it so that I could continue. (By the way, the owner of the used Voyager will set it up so I can test it all I want.)

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    Did you do a search on it using the search feature above? You might find a lot of info. that way.

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    Don't longarm, but welcome from Kentucky!

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    Nice machine, average price. At least from what I have read during my search for a machine. It has a long enough quilting space you don't have to roll as often and you can do most on block sizes without rolling if you are doing work on a single block at a time. You need to join the Yahoo! groups related to longarm quilting.

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    You might check with some of the longarm quilters in your area for their input.

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    http://www.hinterberg.com/Voyager.aspx

    Here is a link about the Voyager

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    I have a Voyager I bought new in March, 2010. After practicing on it and figuring out the tension (every longarm will have the same learning curve on tension), I started taking in quilts for others in August. I've done several and currently have 1 on the frame with 4 backed up to do. After I get this paid down a bit, I'm moving up to a bigger machine. If I were doing only my own quilts, this would be all I'd ever want. And the price is a steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hildie
    This is my first post- have been reading and enjoying posts and pictures. I have a beautiful machine that I bought for sewing and quilting (Brother NX 2000). Thought I would do FM quilting using this machine. I know of a Voyager 17 longarm machine that is being sold for $2000, with frame, stitch regulator, etc. It is a used machine but the owner says it does not have alot of use since it is more or less a one person machine( fewer tension issues etc.) Thinking about whether to take the plunge with a longarm and does anyone have any thoughts on the Voyager. I did test drive one in a quilt shop a few months ago and was pleased with the ease- however, the bobbin thread ran out and the shop people made no move to replace it so that I could continue. (By the way, the owner of the used Voyager will set it up so I can test it all I want.)
    If I was you, I would jump at the chance to buy the Voyager for $2000. I am currently looking for a long arm machine and no one around here sells the Voyager. I went toa Quilt Shop last week (2 hours away) because I wanted to look at the Voyager but when I got there, they told me they no longer sell it. They sold both Baby Lock Crown Jewel (Price: $$9500) and the Voyager and he said the Voyager was a very good machine and he sold plenty of them but because of their low price, they did not make much profit on them so they opted to just carry one brand and not both since they really didn't have enough room in the shop to display both. I was really disappointed because I want a long arm and can't afford a $10,000 price tag and have heard the Voyager is good for being not a main brand. If you decide not to get this, I may be interested--if the seller lives anywhere near here. I live in Minnesota. But I think it would be wise for you to make the $2000 investment.

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