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    Bailey's you will have my business

    Yesterday I posted how I wanted to take a clas at a LQS to learn long arm quilting in order to rent their Babylock jewel. My husband who is as artsy and crafty as I am thought that I should probably do that sice he could see us in the future buying a LA??? With what was my question, with two young kids and one income that is just a dream. He started a research and came acros a local NY manufacturer of LA machines. Their prices are reasonable and we decided to give them a call and maybe drive upstate to see their showroom. First of all they were great on the phone, outstanding! It is a family business and we talked to the owner's son. He IS the guy making the machines so who better to be your support person than the guy who builds them? They are made right here in the US! Can you believe it? We all like to support local, I am sure of that, so when the time comes they will have my business. I just wanted all of you to know, although you probably know all this already, that we have a jewel in our backyard with customer support second to none. And the best part is their prices rock! This seriously made my day, you cannot believe how happy I am to see a local family business succeeded. Do me favor, if you are considering a purchas of a LA talk to Chuck or his son John. You will not regret it even if you do not end up buying a Bailey. I am not related or in any way affiliated with them. I am a Canadian quilter living in the US who likes to support local. I am getting off my soapbox now. Cheers and happy quilting.
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    I have a Bailey's 17 inch quilter. I love it. I use it as a sit down quilter. I have not had any problems with it at all. I spoke with Chuck when I ordered my machine. He is really nice and informative. The only issue I have every had with my machine was operator error. I had the bobbin in wrong, the ring holding the bobbin case was not seated proberly. After checking a video on the internet I got it right and no problems since. It makes a beautiful stich.

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    I have heard all good things about this company. Not one complaint.
    Got fabric?

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    I did a web search and got no results. Do you have a webpage or other contact info?

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    Here is their web site www.baileyssewingcenter.com

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    yes, i've been there... they are great, friendly, and very informative
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    I own this one...http://www.baileyssewingcenter.com/bahoqupro15.html

    And you are correct the CS is outstanding! I wanted a machine that had no bells and whistles. The learning curve is enough for me to deal with as it is. I don't need a machine that talks or will throw a temper tantrum.

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    Here is the Bailey forum...........http://bhqbaileyhomequilter.proboards.com/index.cgi

    I have a Bailey 15...........

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    Tashana, I am the non-proud owner of a Tin Lizzie and I paid so much more for my machine and it has never worked right consistantly. If I have to buy another LAQ this company will the first I consider. I wish they had been at the MAQS 2 years ago maybe I would not have ended up with the hunk of junk I now have.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashana View Post
    Yesterday I posted how I wanted to take a clas at a LQS to learn long arm quilting in order to rent their Babylock jewel. My husband who is as artsy and crafty as I am thought that I should probably do that sice he could see us in the future buying a LA??? With what was my question, with two young kids and one income that is just a dream. He started a research and came acros a local NY manufacturer of LA machines. Their prices are reasonable and we decided to give them a call and maybe drive upstate to see their showroom. First of all they were great on the phone, outstanding! It is a family business and we talked to the owner's son. He IS the guy making the machines so who better to be your support person than the guy who builds them? They are made right here in the US! Can you believe it? We all like to support local, I am sure of that, so when the time comes they will have my business. I just wanted all of you to know, although you probably know all this already, that we have a jewel in our backyard with customer support second to none. And the best part is their prices rock! This seriously made my day, you cannot believe how happy I am to see a local family business succeeded. Do me favor, if you are considering a purchas of a LA talk to Chuck or his son John. You will not regret it even if you do not end up buying a Bailey. I am not related or in any way affiliated with them. I am a Canadian quilter living in the US who likes to support local. I am getting off my soapbox now. Cheers and happy quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marycumi View Post
    I have a Bailey's 17 inch quilter. I love it. I use it as a sit down quilter....
    Mary, can you please describe how you use it as a sit down quilter? Do you have it positioned like a regular domestic sewing machine, or do you have it turned (like a long arm on a frame)? I've wanted one of these for a frame for a long time, but lately have been considering using it as a sit down. Thanks!

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    Looks very reasonable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    Looks very reasonable!
    It's a quality piece of machinery. And it came packaged very well.
    I am very pleased with mine.
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    I looked into this machine when I first was interested. Great to know how wonderful they are. There are a few machines still made in the US tho. The Innova is made here, the A-1 is made here, maybe more.
    Judi in Ohio

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    Judi in Ohio, it is great to hear that there are still some machines made here in the US. Not to go off topic but I have just heard ( and don't know if it is true) that Gammil was bought by a Chinese company.

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    Wow, I had no idea. I knew they had the Janome machines. I drove by their place this summer but didn't stop. They are only 30 miles from me.
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    I have know the baileys since the 70s. Bought machines from them. We also had a sewing club there.Have seen the Gracie and played with it in the store. Always wanted one. Service is great. Hands on training given. Guess i better call and talk with them to let them know im still around.

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    I have a 15" Bailey that I purchased (slightly) used from a quilter in Kansas! I am convinced that it is a quality machine and is a good value for dollar spent! No bells and whistles, just makes a great stitch and doesn't throw a fit when the operator goofs!!
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    Wow, lucky you, i wish i knew how to free motion quilt. I made a crumb quilt, maybbe, i should try it on this.
    good luck withit, I'm lookig forward to seeing your quilts.

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    AMEN to the original post! I love, love, love my 17" Bailey and the customer service is superb! If there is an issue (which is very rare,) Chuck will take as much time as you need to walk you through it. There is also a wonderful forum for Bailey.

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    Bailey

    Actually, I just bought a Bailey 13 but haven't used it yet. I still have to make the leaders for my gracie quilting frame. I would have loved to have bought the 15" or 17" but couldn't afford it. I found that Chuck was very nice and helpful and I would recommend them. I'm sure the Bailey 13 will be all I need for now. I am very thankful for being able to even get a long arm machine. I never thought I could afford one. Now, I just have to get over my fear and start using it.

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    I an seriously thinking of buying one. It will be tight but I think that With careful budgeting we can squeeze it in as my birthday/anniversary/Christmas present for the nex ten years. I am thinking about 17" but do not know which frame. If you own Grace please give me some advice - pinnacle, majestic or king. I am lost!

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    Thanks for the info and website!
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    I would also like to know how you use it as a sit down quilter.. I have been thinking about getting a machine, but have to save up some money first.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marycumi View Post
    I have a Bailey's 17 inch quilter. I love it. I use it as a sit down quilter. I have not had any problems with it at all. I spoke with Chuck when I ordered my machine. He is really nice and informative. The only issue I have every had with my machine was operator error. I had the bobbin in wrong, the ring holding the bobbin case was not seated proberly. After checking a video on the internet I got it right and no problems since. It makes a beautiful stich.
    GwenH

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    I have a Bailey and I love it. I did have a problem with my sew control and Chuck just sent a new one out and the shipping label to return the old one ,back no cost to me at all. The machine is a no frill machine, just a good solid made in the USA product.Most of the trouble I have is operator ( mis-thread and bobbin to loose I use a different machine to wind bobbin ect.) caused. There is one little black tube that holds the thread in ,that could be improved on.Also ,there is a learning curve to using a LA. I liked mine machine so much My sister bought one.

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    I love my Bailey. I stopped at their shop and Chuck showed me the machines and let me try one out. It was great, and so was he. I bought my machine a year or so later and I have been very happy with it. Good price, nice stitch and I know there is great customer service if I need it. Win-win!
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