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Thread: Need your opinion on this long arm machine and frame.

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    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
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    HI
    One of the ladies in my quilt guild has a tin lizzie and she loves it, she has had it for about 1 1/2 years and while she has not done a lot of quilting, everything she has done , was problem free

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    My sister and I just got a TL and we love it. I live in WV and bought it at Needle & Thread in Statesville NC and they came and set it up and showed us how to use it. We also quilted a quilt on it before she left. Wonderful people. Oh yes we did pay her 500.00 for coming and setting it up and teaching us how to use it. Well worth it....HTH It was 6500.00

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    I have a friend that has a Tin Lizzie and she absolutely loves it.
    I have a Gammill Classic with a 14' bed and I tried hers once and didn't much care for it but I'm used to a much larger, heavier machine with a huge sturdy frame. It's all what you're used to and if you learn with a machine you'll love it too.
    Take your time and test drive as many machines as you can before making a final decision. Gammill now makes a moderate priced..approx $7000. +, though I have heard a number of negative reports on that model.
    Also don't be afraid to consider a well cared for, low hours used machine. If I had it to do over again I certainly would invest less up front and buy used after really doing some research and having hands on time on various machines.
    If you're looking for a machine for your own personal use you don't need the type of machine like I have because you aren't going to be working it as hard as I do for my business.
    Try to get the most throat space you can with the $$'s you have because you'll really enjoy that extra space when working with pantographs etc.
    Good Luck!!

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    Junior Member bonitagaye's Avatar
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    I have a TL..Love it! AND the frame that goes with it! My first frame was not heavy enough for a big quilt! :lol:

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    Hi, I have the HQ16 and just love it. The stitch regulator is wonderful and easy to handle. I also like the fact that you can quilt from either side of the table. Hope this helps. Charlene

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    I have a grace frame and the poles to me are not sturdy enough. I would have rather waited and paid a little bit more for a stronger frame.

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    My friend bought a Tin Lizzy setup last year, and they set it up themselves at home. They had some issues with getting it up and running, but the customer support from the company was really good, and the issues were cleared up right away. She is now extremely happy with her choice. Hope this helps.

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    I have a Bailey 15" on a Grace Pinnacle and I love the set-up. I can't get over how easy the Bailey quilter moves along the frame and has a nice size quilting area. The Grace frame rolls so smooth and I find it to be sturdy, as well as very lightweight. My friends with the Tin Lizzies seem to be very happy with that machine as well, but some have complained about the wooden frame, not sure which one it is.

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    Thank you all so much for your comments on choosing a longarm quilting machine and frame. You have been a great help and love all what you all said. That's exactly what I wanted to hear. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Senior Member hpylady's Avatar
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    charhend, quiltmomma, jljack, Maribeth, crashnquilt, Loretta, amma, Prism99, AnnaO, Luvstoquilt301, Khquilter, thequilterslink, nena, AnnaF, bonitagaye......Thank's for answering my question about choosing a longarm quilting machine/frame. Luv you guys!

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