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Old 06-21-2020, 07:48 AM
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Good morning quilting friends!

I live in Missouri and have been quilting for several years. I will be retiring in a few months and have been thinking about purchasing a used long arm machine. Someone has a 2005 Husqvarna Mega Quilter with a Inspira 10 foot quilting frame. I have been looking on line to try to find how much it would be worth, but probably due to the age I have not been able to find any information.

Does anyone have an idea where I could go to get this information?

Thanks so much!
Karen
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Old 06-21-2020, 08:44 AM
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Welcome to Quilting Board!

Good luck with the long arm - hope it works out well for you.
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Old 06-21-2020, 09:33 AM
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Hi Karen, and welcome from Southern California. Having a longarm will open new sewing vistas for you. There's a long learning curve and going online will be a big help, especially if you're not buying from a nearby dealer. I'm lucky that my son keeps mine in good working order. I've downloaded lots of classes from Craftsy/Bluprint, no longer in business. Corona 19 is giving me the opportunity to look at them and become better at long arming. Good luck!
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I don’t have a long arm but having access to dealer or repair tech for whatever machine you invest in, is an asset.
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Welcome from Texas. I know nothing about long arm machines but admire the beautiful results you can get from them. Good luck on your search. Do your homework before committing to a used machine. Ask the seller lots of questions.
Here's a previous thread from our board that might help you out some.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...e-t273523.html
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Welcome from Southern Indiana, and happy quilting on that longarm!
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Welcome to the boards!
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Old 06-21-2020, 01:58 PM
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Thank you for sending the thread. It does have the info I was looking for.
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:05 PM
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One of the first things to find out is if it's a "mid arm" which has only about 9" of throat space, which will be fine if you only do small quilts but larger ones will have trouble quilting them. I had a mega quilter when they first came out, I had so much trouble with it that I returned it and got my money back, and that was about 2005, after my mom died. You might check out a Bailey quilting machine, you can get either a sit down or a frame for very reasonable. I bought my 20" Bailey about 3 years ago and absolutely love it.
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Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
One of the first things to find out is if it's a "mid arm" which has only about 9" of throat space, which will be fine if you only do small quilts but larger ones will have trouble quilting them. I had a mega quilter when they first came out, I had so much trouble with it that I returned it and got my money back, and that was about 2005, after my mom died. You might check out a Bailey quilting machine, you can get either a sit down or a frame for very reasonable. I bought my 20" Bailey about 3 years ago and absolutely love it.
Thank you for the information, I do think it has the smaller throat space.I will check into the Bailey machines.
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