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Thread: I did it. I bought a new machine.

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    It's a Babylock Quest. It has a longer throat area--8.5", which was a huge priority with me. Besides a blanket stitch, a 1/4" foot, and needle down, that's all I wanted. But this came with a lot more. Yikes. The second page of stitches is all alphabet. I've been playing with it and tried some fancy stitches, but a few don't look like they're supposed to. (se photo) I followed the trouble shooting guide, but I couldn't fix them. :? But most look great.

    I found a Janome I loved (6240?), it has fewer stiches than this one, but the throat was smaller than the machine I have! This one came with a LOT more features--and was only $100 more than the Janome. It was comparable to the next Janome up, which was $1400--and this one was hundreds less.

    I have to say this was an agonizing decision. I visited three shops today, and almost just came home to find a 1/4" foot for my Singer. It's a lot of $$ to pay for the few things I wanted.

    Mark was 100% supportive, so I just went ahead and bought it. I can't believe I spent that much and it's not a horse! :shock:

    Here it is. Oh--it came with a big clear shelf thing too--it's not in the picture.

    Merry Christmas, barnbum. :D

    http://www.babylock.com/sewing/quest/
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    Merry Christmas, girl! I know you'll have lots of fun creating with that new machine. It's a beaut! Bells and whistles galore!

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    Very Nice. :!: Looks like fun with all those stitches to choose from. Congrats and enjoy! :mrgreen: :D

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    Yippie! May you enjoy years of sewing with your newest family member, congrats and happy early Christmas. It's it nice when the dh supports us, hu? Sometimes it makes me feel more torn! So glad your efforts yielded such a pretty machine. If you're having trouble with those character stitches don't hesitate for one moment to talk to your dealer about it. :) It's a quick phone call and you'll feel better.

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    Congratulations, Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and everything else as my dh told me :lol: :lol:

    Looks like you are already having a great time with it!

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    She is a BEAUT!!!!!!! Have fun Karla!!!!!

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    Oh it looks wonderful, I'm sure you will enjoy it!!!

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    Wow!!! Merry Christmas.

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    I'm starting to look at new machines too. Does it have a feature to help you with free motion quilting like the Janome and the Bernina have?

    We'll expect to see some great things coming out of your sewing room, girl!

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    That is a nice machine. Does this mean we won't be hearing from you much because you will be sewing instead of here with us?

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