Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Do I Need It? - Yep! >

Do I Need It? - Yep!

Do I Need It? - Yep!

Old 07-09-2013, 02:38 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
palandrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 68
Default Do I Need It? - Yep!

Two weeks ago I purchased an HQ Sweet Sixteen machine and table. The table arrived today (minus the hardware for attaching the extra leaf I purchased -grrrr!) I am going next week for a training class and then I will bring that baby home. I beginning to get excited. It will make my life so much easier - no more trying to maneuver those lap and twin quilts through the harp of my domestic machine. Like so many of us - I have problems with my neck and shoulders and quilting on my domestic just kills me. Woo-Hoo!!!
palandrum is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 02:41 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
carolaug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Behind my sewing machine
Posts: 7,144
Default

You are so lucky! I wish I had the room. We are hoping to add a three car garage with a room above for a sewing retreat and large enough for a Long arm.
carolaug is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 02:41 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
QuiltingHaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 951
Default

Congratulations! Let us all know how much you like it when you get it home and ready to sew....I will still be using my 301's and Featherweight....I can do it but I create the big quilts in 3 sections so I can comfortably work them around those great old machines.
QuiltingHaven is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 04:32 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,172
Default

congrats, sounds like you will have some fun
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 05:11 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
MacThayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,103
Default

Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven View Post
Congratulations! Let us all know how much you like it when you get it home and ready to sew....I will still be using my 301's and Featherweight....I can do it but I create the big quilts in 3 sections so I can comfortably work them around those great old machines.
I don't have beautiful old machines; just a newer model and I still can't fit large quilts under my harp. So I quilt in sections, or do the "Quilt as you go" method. Or if it's a really big quilt, I send it out to be quilted. We do what we have to, and honestly, it just makes quilting more fun! IMHO.
MacThayer is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 05:27 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: western Pa
Posts: 4,567
Default

You will love your Sweet 16. I got mine about 6 months ago. I still suck at FMQ but at least I'm improving with practice and most importantly, I'm getting some projects finished. I like the fact that even with one extension it doesn't take up a lot of space and I feel more in control of my quilting when I'm sitting down at the machine.
Have fun and enjoy it--we're worth it!!
janRN is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 07:21 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,322
Default

Enjoy your new machine. I can appreciate how much work and what a struggle it is to do a very large quilt on a regular machine. It is not impossible, just a ton of work and lots of swearing.
judylg is offline  
Old 07-09-2013, 09:09 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: East Kootenays, BC
Posts: 903
Default

Hi. I just bought one this spring too, but with holidays have only been home long enough to do a little bit with it. I am soooo looking forward to getting back at it and do some more. I suck at FMQ too, but it is getting better, so perseverance does pay off! I bought a couple of 2 ft x 4 ft folding tables from Costco and found I like the ability to move them where I need them to support the quilt and they were only $16.98 each. Have fun, I know I will...if I don't ley it frustrate me first :-| ��
Kwiltr is offline  
Old 07-10-2013, 02:44 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
SusanSusan33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 739
Default

Enjoy your new toy!!!
SusanSusan33 is offline  
Old 07-10-2013, 07:11 AM
  #10  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upland CA
Posts: 18,376
Default

Congrats, enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
mighty is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
lmyler
Main
33
09-06-2011 07:37 PM
moonwork42029
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
14
02-17-2011 04:22 PM
sewnsewer2
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
46
02-07-2011 07:22 PM
cowgirlquilter
Pictures
45
12-28-2010 05:52 PM
mountain deb
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
33
12-22-2010 09:08 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.