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Thread: My first long-arm machine!

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    I had been checking out long-arm machines for a while and was having a hard time justifying the cost. Well, this past weekend, DH and I stopped by one of our local Jo-Ann's to speak to the manager of the Viking Gallery, with whom I have had many transactions, about the 5D software.

    While there, I asked about the holiday deals I had seen advertised and was thrilled to find out that the stores were selling off all their Mega Quilter 18.8 floor models, along with the Q-Bot systems.

    I was able to get the complete set-up for a little over half of what I had seen elsewhere. Sure, I would have loved one of the new software packages, but $1700 for the Q-Bot versus $6000 for the Quilt Artist made it an easy decision :-) Plus, I still get the full warranty :thumbup:

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS :D
    That's awesome....

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    Thanks - DH is somewhat of an enabler, lol. I think he figured this was as good a deal as we were going to get.

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    oh super congrats, what fun you can have!!

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    That's fabulous .... you've got a great hubby :-D

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    I've just got to clean up my stash first to make room, lol.

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    I'm amazed DH can still get through the door of our house, since he is always being told how wonderful he is, lol. The ladies at the barn love him because he helps me so much with my horses :-)

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    Wow, what a great deal. You hit the jackpot. Merry Christmas to you.

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    Congrats! You have a great hubby, and hope you enjoy your new machine! :)

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    YEA!!!! Love it when I see people feeding their passion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    I had been checking out long-arm machines for a while and was having a hard time justifying the cost. Well, this past weekend, DH and I stopped by one of our local Jo-Ann's to speak to the manager of the Viking Gallery, with whom I have had many transactions, about the 5D software.

    While there, I asked about the holiday deals I had seen advertised and was thrilled to find out that the stores were selling off all their Mega Quilter 18.8 floor models, along with the Q-Bot systems.

    I was able to get the complete set-up for a little over half of what I had seen elsewhere. Sure, I would have loved one of the new software packages, but $1700 for the Q-Bot versus $6000 for the Quilt Artist made it an easy decision :-) Plus, I still get the full warranty :thumbup:
    Congrats! GOOD price!

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    Oh lucky you and santa came with a marrige certificate. Enjoy your machine. dont be afraid just jump right in and get lotsa practice and practice and practice. YOu will love it.

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    Unfortunately, I have to wait for the frame and the QBOT, since they have to be shipped in from other locations :-( Oh well, the wait will be worth it!

    If anyone else is interested in a QBOT or Mega Quilter 18.8, I believe the Viking Galleries are selling off all their demo units across the country.

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    Lucky you. Let us know how you like it after it is all set up.

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    doing happy dance for you. I am soooo excited for you. that is just way tooooo cool!!!!!

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    Just to make things even better, Amandasgramma has very generously offered to help answer any questions I may have :-)

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    I love my mega quilter

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    Just to make things even better, Amandasgramma has very generously offered to help answer any questions I may have :-)
    :D I'll be posting a pic this afternoon of a quilt I just finished for a customer. Working this machine has been a kick -- AND a pain in the neck sometimes.......kinda like a computer :mrgreen:

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    How wonderful for you!!! :D:D:D

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    Congratulations.

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    Great news! Will look forward to pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    Great news! Will look forward to pictures.
    Don't hold your breath though - it may be a while ;-)

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    yipppeee, doing the happy dance for you, :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful deal! Good for you.

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    Congratulations! Aren't you glad you asked?

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