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Thread: Curious. How many of you have your own long arm machines?

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    I have the Juki on a Gracie Sturdi Lite Frame just for my own use have done a few baby quilts on it actually my granddaughter uses it more than me she also uses my embroidery machine more than i do to. I think i buy all this stuff just for her to use makes for some really quaility time together fo us. mkay

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    On my wish list as well but just cannot justify the cost...I will continue to use my sewing machine....one day though..you never know...lol
    Kitty

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    I have the Pfaff 1200 on a Inspira frame and it works great for the number of quilts I do in a year. Maybe someday I will upgrade to a longarm.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    I own a 26" Innova with 12' frame. I owned another brand and had to sell it sadly. So when I bought my Innova I knew exactly what I was looking for. I didn't listen to my inner self and bought the 22" at first, I shortly upgraded after 7 months to the 26". I'm a shorty, but all that quilting room is a dream to work with. I LOVE my Innova and what I can do with it. I have the Circle Lord and Qbot installed on my machine, but I love to do freehand ruler work the most. I bought my long arm to finish my own quilts, but learned I loved LAQ that I soon started quilting for others.

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    Nolting Queen Bee - a stationary mid-arm on a 30" x 40" table - Love it!

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    re Long Arm

    I have a Tin Lizzie for personal use.
    Lynda
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    Tin Lizzie 18 Sit-down model
    Baby Lock machines
    other machines

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    Have a Tin Lizzy 18SL and love it.
    Quilting in the Desert

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    Another happy Tin Lizzie owner (since 2007) who quilts only for herself and charity - that keeps it fun!

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    I have a Handi Quilter Avante with the Pro-stitcher, love them both. Have had the Avante about 10 months and just got the Pro-stitcher for Valentine's day. Great product, user friendly, great tech support. Love it!!!!!!!

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    Hey, don't forget me! i have a Bailey 13" on a GMQ PRO frame.
    Love it and think it was the best investment I ever made.
    The Bailey Family is the BEST to do business with. You cannot beat home-grown businesses!
    They take great care of their customers. Their business depends on it!
    GO BAILEY!!!

    June in Cincinnati

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    I have a Tin Lizzie 18 that my DH talked me into. We got a good deal from a local dealer--about what we would have paid for a used one but at least it came with a warranty. He had used it in his shop and taken it to a few shows so it was slightly used. Good thing it had a warranty since the "board" had to be replaced. I'm still learning--bought several quilt tops of various sizes for $10 or less each at a garage sale so I have practice pieces. Looking for continuous line quilting pattern sources. Found some on line and have purchased a few. It's a whole new world for me. Like someone much earlier, arthritic hands don't allow much hand quilting any more.

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    I have a Gammill Classic + and have been longarm quilting for clients for 8 yrs.
    Anne Freeman
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    I would love to have a LA but I don't have room for one unless I get rid of some of my machines--and that isn't likely to happen.

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    I don't have one my LqS does mine and I do love their work

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    I have a Crown Jewel 18" and love her.
    Kacy from OK

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    I have an HQ Avante. I love it but need to practice more.
    Sew many Quilts.......so little time!

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    I have an HQ on a 12 ft frame, I love it. Right now it is for personal use, but did end up selling 4 quilts last year so that helped. have not tried quilting someone else's top, maybe in retirement.

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    My first long arm was a Tin Lizzie 18 which I liked and soon found out that I had a natural talent for freehand quilting and custom quilting so I started quilting for customers. Of course, that led me to wanting a longer throat--so since I was now quilting for customers, I could justify selling the Tin Lizze 18 and getting one with a longer throat. In Nov. I bought a APQS Freedom which I absolutely love. The payments are high but as long as I am quilting for others, I could justify making those payments, and in 5 years, it will be paid for and then I can decide if I want to keep quilting for others--or make more time to do my own piecing and quilting. I also work full time--but I love long arm quilting. It is like my relaxation time and I can't imagine ever selling my long arm!!!!

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    I have the HQ16, LOVE LOVE it. But I do quilt for others, almost all are those I taught to quilt LOL.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Junior Member Karenowc's Avatar
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    I have a Pfaff on a Grace GrandQuilter frame. I only quilt for myself or philanthropy quilts. It took up a whole bedroom and when our daughter moved home, instead of putting it in the living room I rented a studio. I LOVE that!
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    Babylock Ellisimo, Babylock Enlighten Serger, Janome 6600, Janome 760 for travel

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    I have a mid arm and love it!...
    Country 1

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    I have an HQ16 and wouldn't trade it for the world. After I priced out having quilts quilted, I decided I could justify the cost. There is a learning curve that I for one never thought about, but once I practiced a bit, I was hooked! I do an occasional quilt for a friend, but I don't want to get bogged down in customer quilts and not get what I want to do, done! :-) That's the selfish side of me speaking! LOL!!

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    I have a A-1 longarm.. love it.

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    I have a Tin Lizzie Queen Quilter Love it!

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    I own a Gammill Optimum Statler Stitcher but it is a few time, plus, job. Very little time to quilt my own quilts.

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