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Thread: Input on Grace U'nique 14+r

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    Input on Grace U'nique 14+r

    I currently have a Bernina quilting frame made by Grace Company and use my Bernina 830 LE on it. The machine is also my main machine and it is very heavy to put on and take off the frame. My hubby passed away in May, so it is something that I need to do myself. I was considering buying an 820 and leaving it on the frame, but in truth I want something with a little larger throat. So my son suggested that I check to see what I could get in a mid/long arm. I have found that for what it would cost for the 820 and the upgrade for my Quilters Creative Touch computerized quilting set up, I can get a new or even for less a Grace U'nique 15R demo model with full warranty, and software upgrade. I have dealt with the Grace folks before and they are awesome. I am this close __ to ordering and the best deal would be if I purchased before 4/2/18. There is a Grace dealer about 3 hours from me. So, do any of you have this machine? Your input would be greatly appreciated.
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    I have a this machine but can't help you haven't tried it out yet sorry!
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    Thanks let me know how you like it when you try it out.

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    i have the unique 15 and i love it. it gives you three different setting you can use. precise cruise and manual.
    it works fantastic. and cost was in my budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joset View Post
    i have the unique 15 and i love it. it gives you three different setting you can use. precise cruise and manual.
    it works fantastic. and cost was in my budget
    Thanks, that is so good to hear! I will be ordering mine today! Now to come up with a name!😊
    Any hints? Should I order extra needles and bobbins at same time from Grace...and the 3 feet attachment set?
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    Personally I think you should go ahead and order the extra needles and attachments at the time of purchase. I bought mine from a dealer not from the Grace Company but I am treated as if I did get it from them. I think you will be very happy with your Q'nique. Nursie76 I just wanted to say my deepest condolences for the loss of your husband.
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    Well...she is ordered!!! Hopefully she will arrive by Easter! I did get extra needles as it takes a different type than my Bernina, and she comes with 3 bobbins. Going to hold off on extra feet (I will eventually get the 3 foot set) until I get to know her. And going to hold off on a Towa gauge for now. Some say they use it and some say they should have saved their money. We will see. Can't wait till she gets here....still trying to come up with a name...maybe will wait til I see her and then decide....WOW! I can't wait!!!!! Yahoo! (Can you tell that I am excited? )
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    So happy for you, maybe I can get one in the near future!!!

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    That would be awesome! Let me know when you do and we can compare notes!
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    Waiting to hear how you like it. I am trying to decide on a wider harped machine also. I had thought about getting the Juki 2200 but I see some people have had serious problems with it so probably won't go in that direction.

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    Well, "Monique" arrived on Monday, but need to wait until my son visits this weekend to get her set up. Can't wait! I will let you all know how it goes.

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    So glad you're excited and ready to forge on with the new machine. It looks like a great machine! Enjoy!
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    I ordered mine several weeks ago. I've called to check and they tell me that they are swamped with orders, it will take 6-8 weeks to get it. I think it will be just right since I only plan to quilt for myself. I never see a used Q'nique for sale so see bad reviews, that's why I decided to go for it. I found a "tattoo" at https://www.urbanelementz.com/tattoo-elementz.html, I can't wait to customize my new baby. Name:  Tattoo-Collage-General.jpg
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    I've been following updates on this machine also. I have the Grace SR2 frame and have used my Juki 98 on it a bit but realized that I didn't have much room for quilting as this has an 8 1/2 inch harp space. When I talked to one dealer about getting the Q'nique, they only had it priced with the frame. They were supposed to call me with a price for just the quilter but haven't gotten back with me yet. If any of you are wanting to order one, do it soon because the prices that the Grace Company has listed is a higher price. Looks like it has been a good seller and there is a wait time and the new prices are a good bit higher. I have read some reviews where new owners have had trouble adjusting the tension but once it is in sync, it sounds like it works well. Will let you all know if I decide to buy one. Not many machines available in that midsize, mid price range.

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    I ordered mine 4 weeks ago and still waiting. They told me middle of next week for shipping. Call and ask them about Demo machines. When I called the first of April they didn't have any and said after the quilt shows. $2700 for a Demo. I didn't want to wait so I called Ken's and got a great deal on a new one, but here I am, still waiting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IwantItgreen View Post
    I ordered mine 4 weeks ago and still waiting. They told me middle of next week for shipping. Call and ask them about Demo machines. When I called the first of April they didn't have any and said after the quilt shows. $2700 for a Demo. I didn't want to wait so I called Ken's and got a great deal on a new one, but here I am, still waiting...
    I ordered mine on 04/04/18 thinking it was only going to take a couple of weeks. When I call they keep pushing it back another week. Now I see several places say they are on backorder and take 6-8 weeks to ship. Anticipation is part of the fun right?

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