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Thread: Craigslist Has Been GOOD to me: HQ Sixteen!

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    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
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    Look what I found on Craigslist (for 1/3 the price of a new one BTW). My Juki now has a big sister!

    I think I'll call her (Big) Bertha! I've set her up as a sit-down model since I don't have a frame or really have room for one either. She did come with wheels as well as front and rear handles, so a frame is a possibility later if I decide I want it, but right now it seems like Heaven to have so much harp space for the big quilts I'm working on finishing before Christmas. The last one I finished on my Juki was a queen-size with a double layer of batting for my granddaughter.

    I only did about a 30 second "try-out" with her, and decided she HAD to come home with me; now it's time to get busy!

    Any HQ Sixteen tips anyone has for me will be much appreciated as I work on getting to know her!

    "Bertha" next to my Juki (who will never be left out, just promoted to piecing and small project FMQ).
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    lUCKY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Congrats! I can't wait to see what you do with her, because your work is fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmyers
    Congrats! I can't wait to see what you do with her, because your work is fabulous.
    Thank you! From my first sessions with her, I think the transition from the Juki to her will be fairly easy; they both "handle" similarly.

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    Congrats! Sooo happy for you! :thumbup:

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    Yes... that is a SLAM DUNK SCORE!!!!!! Wayyy to GO!

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    Wow!! What a fantastic buy!! I would love to have that harp space.
    Your quilting has been fabulous before, I can't image what it'll be like now.

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    Is that want they call a "long arm sewing machine"?

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    WOW, did you ever luck out!!

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    What a fabulous machine you got. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchengramie
    Is that want they call a "long arm sewing machine"?
    Well, technically, I think it is a small model of a long arm machine. Although when folks here talk about using a "Long Arm" they are referring to a machine this size, or most likely even longer, mounted on rails with a frame holding rollers of the quilt top and backing with batting between, where you move the machine, not the quilt, to do the actual quilting.

    I'll be using the same method for FMQing that I have used before with my domestic machines where the machine will sit on a table, and I will move the quilt sandwich through the machine. That's what is referred to as the "sit-down" or "push-through" method of quilting.

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    wow congrats! good score

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    Congrats!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    Quote Originally Posted by stitchengramie
    Is that want they call a "long arm sewing machine"?
    Well, technically, I think it is a small model of a long arm machine. Although when folks here talk about using a "Long Arm" they are referring to a machine this size, or most likely even longer, mounted on rails with a frame holding rollers of the quilt top and backing with batting between, where you move the machine, not the quilt, to do the actual quilting.

    I'll be using the same method for FMQing that I have used before with my domestic machines where the machine will sit on a table, and I will move the quilt sandwich through the machine. That's what is referred to as the "sit-down" or "push-through" method of quilting.
    Thank you very much for exploitation, I understand now.

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    WOW. What a find. Have fun with her.

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    Congrats, and enjoy her! I have an HQ16 with a 12" table, and love it! :)

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    Very cool! Great CL score, congrats!

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    I gotta check out Craigslist more often!

    Lucky lucky you.

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    Wow! What space! Will be a dream to quilt! Thanks for the expainations I didn't know either!!

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