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Thread: Scared to death

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    Ooh! You are going to have so much fun! I am waiting for my Crown Jewel to be delivered and set up next week.

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    Practice...practice...practice! You will be fine!
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    No worries, you'll be having fun in no time! I've learned that if I'm going to try anything new, I just have to jump in and commit before I have time to talk myself out of it. Can't wait to see all the gorgeous quilts you'll be turning out on your new machine.
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    If it's true we learn from our mistakes, I'm going to be a genius!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R View Post
    So, I went to the NQA show in Columbus, OH today. So many beautiful quilts! Anyway, I was having so much fun test driving the different longarm machines. Well, I ended up buying one - the Janome Artistic. I'm so excited for it to be delivered and set up, but I'm also scared to death that I jumped in too quick. I'll keep you all posted.
    I can so relate! I just bought a new machine yesterday (online), and I woke up last night, worrying about it. I hope we both love our new toys!
    Jenel Looney
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    New York Times bestselling author

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    Thanks for all your words of encouragement! They can't be here for set up until mid-July - but that's ok, it gives me time to "absorb" it all (and get my sewing room ready). Now that I'm through with the initial shock, I'm super excited!

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    great for you have fun and enjoy your new machine

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    Enjoy your machine, you are going to love it.

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    Take your initial class asap! learn to load the quilt, use your laser light, pantos, if it doesnt have a channel lock, learn the poor mans channel lock..believe me..i went thru this four years ago. if u need advice let me kniw but once you are up and running you will only wush you bought a bigger one!

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    Don't be afraid. Inquire about taking a one-day class, some LQS's offer the class. Also YouTube has many videos on how to put the backing and quilt top onto the machine. I had taken the class about 4 1/2 years before I bought my Nolting Fun Quilter, after looking at YouTube and reading the material that came with the machine, I felt comfortable. I've had my Nolting a year last April and so far I have quilted 14 different quilts or table runners. I make quilts for a local childrens cancer hospital so my quilts are smaller than a full size quilt. Just have fun, you'll never regret it, JUMP IN, so if it's not perfect, who cares your learning.

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    Congratulations!
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