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Please tell me we're not crazy!

Old 01-01-2013, 07:14 AM
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Default Please tell me we're not crazy!

This is my first time starting a thread, so here I go!

A couple of weeks before Christmas my husband took me to my local Bernina dealer and bought me a Bernina 10' machine quilting frame. What a guy! Well of course I had to buy the machine to go on it because I now have a Singer Quantum 9960 with less than a 7" throat space. I picked out a 750 QE which he didn't have in stock but had on order and put a down payment on it. Friday morning after Christmas my SIL and I were on our way to our LQS and stopped at the Bernina dealer (it's on the way) so I could ask a couple of questions about my 750, and since she was in the market for a new machine she was more than happy to stop. We looked at machines for her and saw the Bernina Quilt Motion demonstrated (I was considering buying it before we stopped). I had to ponder spending so much for the Quilt Motion since I had just purchased a machine. We left and headed to the quilt shop, talking and laughing about what we could do with the quilt motion on my frame. Well, we talked ourselves into buying it together! So we stopped on our way back home. We bought the Quilt Motion and she also bought herself a Bernina 710. The shop is owned by a Mennonite couple and their son makes solid oak cabinets for the Bernina's and SIL also is buying a cabinet as soon as he can get one made to accommodate the larger machines. The Bernina dealer said his 710 was released the day before and the 750 was released that morning. We weren't home more than 2 hours when SIL got a call that her machine was in. Mine should be here any day.

What I want you all to do is, please, tell me we weren't crazy for buying the Quilt Motion. Neither one of us has ever machine quilted on a frame before.

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Old 01-01-2013, 07:29 AM
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Is Quilt Motion for computer guided quilting? If it is, it is awesome. It allows you to pick quilt patterns and adjust them to fit into different size blocks and borders. You plot in the area and the computer shrinks or expands the design to fit. It will also quilt the design perfectly over and over. I would love to have it and the frame with a Bernina machine. I am computer challenge but I would learn, if I had a space big enough for the frame.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:32 AM
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You aren't crazy at all, and you are very lucky to have someone to work on it with you
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:52 AM
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You are not crazy at all. I have the Qbot and they are wonderful!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:07 AM
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Chris, I sure don't think you are crazy! I think you have fun times ahead!!

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Old 01-01-2013, 08:28 AM
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The diagnosis of crazy is usually made by people other than the person thought to be afflicted,varies according to culture and times. In my professional opinion(LOL). You're not nuts,you're visionary!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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Wow I`m jealous...wish I could afford to be that crazy!!! Enjoy your new toys!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:18 AM
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Yes it is. Made by the Grace Frame Company for Bernina. I've loaded the software on my computer and we have the frame and hardware set up as far as we can go until I get my 750. I've been reading everything I can find and watching every video I can find. I hate to say it, but my SIL is also computer challenged, she's been having trouble figuring out her new sewing "computer", and I'm afraid she'll get discouraged.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:25 AM
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I don't think you will find any quilter who thinks you are crazy, I just wish I had one.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:32 AM
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If you are crazy, you are in goooooooood company!!!!!!
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