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Thread: I'm expecting on Sunday!!!!!

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Yes, you heard me....I'm 59 yrs old and expecting!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Oh, okay -- I'll explain! A friend of mine has a brand new computerized quilting machine ---- wanna guess where the old one is going??? YIP!!! YEAAAAAH They're selling me the old one at about 1/3 the cost!!! I'll be getting the Pfaff 1200 Grand Quilter with the Gracie Frame. If I decide I don't like it, they'll take it back! (yeah, right!) I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!!! They'll bring it over, put it up, and train me over a 2 day period. All I have to do is cook meals!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Anyone here have that set-up? How do you like it??

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    WOOHOO!!
    Congrats!
    Make sure you post pics!!

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    Congrats!! :D

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    Oh sure, she gets a new machine and we will probably never see her again :?

    Have fun and enjoy :mrgreen:
    Sharon

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    Congratulations!!!! Sounds wonderful, hope you have a great time with your new baby

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    That's so nice! :D I know you are excited!

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    I have the same setup. It works very well. It's so nice, not to have to pin baste your quilts. If it comes with plastic wheels on the carriages, there is a metal wheel replacement you can get. The metal wheels roll much nicer. The metal wheels cost me somewhere around $60 for all 8 wheels. They're considered a must, if you computerize and they make for more precise quilting. I computerized my setup with Qbot a few months ago. My only complaint would be the lack of throat space. When I can save the necessary funds, I'll switch to the 18" machine and frame. That way, I'll be able to quilt an entire 12" block at one time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    I have the same setup. It works very well. It's so nice, not to have to pin baste your quilts. If it comes with plastic wheels on the carriages, there is a metal wheel replacement you can get. The metal wheels roll much nicer. The metal wheels cost me somewhere around $60 for all 8 wheels. They're considered a must, if you computerize and they make for more precise quilting. I computerized my setup with Qbot a few months ago. My only complaint would be the lack of throat space. When I can save the necessary funds, I'll switch to the 18" machine and frame. That way, I'll be able to quilt an entire 12" block at one time.
    Good to hear!! thank you! BTW how much did the Qbot cost?

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    Congratulations! I am sew excited for you! Please post pictures! :lol:

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    Congrats!! I'm so excited for you!! I hope your "delivery" goes well (lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Good to hear!! thank you! BTW how much did the Qbot cost?
    It was about $3,700 for the Qbot, including the software and metal wheels. If you are getting the original Gracie Next Generation frame, there is nothing additional to purchase. The newer frames require some additional parts to adapt Qbot to those frames. I'm assuming you are getting the Cruise Control (Stitch Regulator) module with the machine and frame. Otherwise, it'll be about $500 more for that. The Cruise Control was included with my original frame/machine purchase.

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    $3700!!!!! :shock: Well, it'll be a while before I buy that!!!! I'm not sure of all the details on the machine and frame yet. Dear friend is letting me use it and will train me Sunday and Monday....will remain to be seen if it's what I want....

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    How exciting for you!!!! And to get two days worth of trainging for meals is soooo generous of them too!!! :D :D :D

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    well, I guess you'll be a foster parent until you decide, huh? But, you won't be able to pass up a good thing, and will end up in love and keep it!
    Good for you, no pains, and no midnight feedings! well, not unless you want to! :D

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    congratulations. There's nothing like a new "baby" in the house. They smell so sweet, they make you sew happy...have fun mommy!!!!

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    Congratulations!!!!!! How exciting!!!! :D :D :D

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    Congratulations!!!
    I know you'll have hours of fun on it!!

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    Woohoo!! Congratulations!! :)

    I have the Pfaff Grand Quilter 1200, it's sitting in my sewing room patiently waiting for me to introduce myself to it. I got it on Aug. 18th, and got it unpacked and since then I've been painting and renovating. I hear it calling my name! lol

    I don't have the frame...yet, but I'll be adding it sometime in the future.

    Have fun with your new baby. :)

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    Oh, I'm go excited for you!!! Maybe you could do "take out" and not have to worry about any cooking :D


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    Oh, I am so jealous. Just kidding. What a great deal for you. Keep us posted on your progress and send us some pics of your new find.

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    CONGRATS!!!!

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    Well! IF you don't like it, send it on up to me or I'll come down and get it... I am in n.w. corner of wa in Blaine. Sounds like the price is RIGHT!!!
    Enjoy your new baby!!! I'll be travelling to Bandon OR the end of this month... Should I pick it up then ?? lol lol lol :-o :-) :D :lol:

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    All you have to do is cook? What a deal. Where do I sign up for a bargain like that?

    Happy quilting!!
    Joey

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    Aren't you the lucky ducky??? Can't wait to see what your first project will be.

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    Looking forward to seeing your projects! Congratulations - you sound like you're dancing on air!

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