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Thread: Whoo Hoo - Bailey 15 is set up!

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    We got the machine the 21st and the frame the 26th but are just now getting to play around with it.
    Putting the Grace together isn't hard, it's just time consuming - well, lets put it this way, it's not even time consuming, it's just that we kind of took our time.... and then we had to take time out for that little thing known as Gustav. We had company in the way of two cats and they were out in the Bailey room out in the shop (the only room set up nice).... plus I did NOT want the machine out there during a hurricane!
    Mostly any problems so far have been piddly little stuff.... the clamps did NOT come with the frame - you have to send in your warranty and the clamps will be sent then - I have to do that in the next day or so.....
    So I jerry-rigged some clamps so we could at least try it out - battery charger clamp things - 97 cents for two at wallyworld - and some small bungee cords 8)
    We're just playing around with this flannel and getting the feel of the machine etc etc - and these will be lap throws for the nursing home when done....


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    How VERY exciting!!! Have fun.

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    LOVE the picture of your husband!!! Is this the first time he has actively participated in your quilt making??!! (besides paying for the fabric addiction and the set up he is "driving"?) I have a feeling that my DH will take my janome and grace frame for a "test drive" when I get mine set up!!
    :lol:
    Have TONS of fun!!

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    oh Janeen I'm soo excited! I think I'm going to get to take that plunge next month so I'm watching your every move! I can't believe you have to go thru another step to get the clamps but glad you got around it.
    So now at the beginning without any rolled up yet, how far can you go front to back, like if you wanted to do a 12" block all at one time, could you?

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    Well, the limit appears to be somewhere between 11.5 to 12.5... and that's a limit that looks to ME like it's a combination of the FRAME and the machine... you wouldn't (I think) have that far with the 13" Bailey - if somebody has a 13" and knows for sure, they can jump in here and let us know...

    the top two bars at full extention (shown in machine1 picture) are 15" apart -
    I have 4 yards of flannel rolled on both front rollers (12 feet) so not a teeny amount :lol:



    from bar to bar -15" machine travels the full distance
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    showing the carriage the machine rides on
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    needle as far forward as it will go because of front bar and 'carriage'
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    How exciting, And to see hubby get into it too. WAY COOL. My hubby would never do that.. Butt head lol

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    Fun Fun Fun, a long arm may be in my future someday. I mention to my DH that your DH is trying it out. Hope you have a great time with it!!!

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    Looks like a great setup!

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    Oh good for you guys and can't wait to see all those quilts quilted with it.

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    thanks Janeen, I can see your pix better than I can on the Bailey site!
    Hubbt may want you to get busy piecing so he'll have something to quilt!
    Make him take turns.

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