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Thread: My new Quilting Machine!

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    My new Quilting Machine!

    My new quilting machine arrived today. It is an APQS Freedom. Tomorrow, someone from APQS in Des Moines is coming to set it up and make sure I knhow to run it. (It better not snow too much there tonight so he can make it out of there in the morning! I am so excited--I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. I had a Tin Lizze 18LS for almost a year and started quilting for customers and I decided I wanted a 26" machine to have more quilting space. And I also wanted the electric fabric advance which the APQS Freedom has. So I sold my Tin Lizzie a few weeks ago and ordered the APQS Freedom. Now to just have to learn how to run it!! I know every machine has a different "feel" to it depending on how the handles are situated and the handles on my Freedom are completely different than what I was used to on the Tin Lizzie so I hope I can adjust easily to using this machine with completely different handles. I ahve customer quilts waiting to be quilted so I better adjust fast!!!

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    Congrats on the new machine! I hope your rep makes it out tomorrow and that you are quickly quilting for customers. Keep us posted and maybe if you have time, post a pic of your new baby!
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    Wow You must be really excited. Congradulations!! Happy quilting.

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    congratulations--Happy quilting!!

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    many congrats

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    congrats. enjoy using it
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    Have fun with you new machine.
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    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started with a small 9 1/2 opening then went to the 16 inch and then finally went to the 18inch Handi Quilter Avante. I love it, but seems to shake a bit on the carpet so we put blocks under the legs and now it works great. I wanted one of your type of machines but it wasn't within my budget. You are going to be very happy and your customers will certainly be able to tell the difference too.

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    Congrats to you! I know you will enjoy working with your new machine!
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    How exciting!! Congratulations. One day I hope to have a long arm but for now, I am happy with mid-arm Juki and Gracie frame.

    Can't wait to see what you crank out on your new toy!!
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    Congratulations!!!! I so want one of those. I hope it's everything you want it to be.

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    Oh what fun you will have! Congrats!
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    So happy for you! Enjoy.

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    congratulations on the new "addition" to the quilting family
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    Congrats on your new baby!

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    Congratulations!
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    I must admit I'm a little green right now. Have FUN with your new addition!!
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    have fun with your new machine. i'm green as well but the budget says not this year. i know you'll love that electric frame roller. very slick system.

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    I'm extremely jealous!!! Lucky you, enjoy your machine.

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