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Old 07-06-2010, 06:38 AM
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Yes most stores have a class to learn to use it first. It does take a lot of practice, even if you just want to use a groovey board or panto. I was trying out some machines this weekend and even with a groovey board which you would think would be easy, my stitches did not look smooth at all. Id say youd need at least 2-3 hours to feel comfortable putting your stitches on a quilt, and even then it may not be completely smooth. But think of it this way, if you spend the $45 for 3 hours of practice, after that every quilt you do will be smooth sailing, once you know it you know it. :) Good luck and have fun!! I am buying an HQ16 soon and I cannot wait to play with it!

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