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Thread: She has arrived!!!!

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    She has arrived!!!!

    My machine arrived last night. I got her set up on the frame and that's about it......lol
    I was so tired yesterday from cleaning the house and dismantling Kola's bed......haha
    We had two guys here doing some concrete work and one of them took the bed home for his kid.

    Even though the mattress is in great shape, Goodwill won't take it and it would have been a total waste to send it to the landfill.

    Anyways........Back to the machine. Set up was easy I have her threaded and the bobbin case installed. I put the handle on, it has a speed control dial, very primitive but it's what I wanted. Less parts to break down and crash like the computer models. They packed it very well, rigid insulation and the machine was attached to plywood cut outs for stability while being shipped.

    Perhaps tomorrow I can load up a practice quilt (aka muslin ) and practice my meandering stitches. I have 2 and 1/2 quilts ready for the frame. The 1/2 one is still on the design wall waiting to be finished.

    The last picture is Kola wondering where her bed is. I replaced it with a chair and her sleepy spot from the study.
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    Have fun with your new machine! It all looks nice in the space. Kola looks like she might need a new bed - samller of course.

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    Congrats! I surely can tell that you are very excited. A Bailey's is on my bucket list. Please post how easy it is to use.
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    So happy for you! Have fun

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    Love your new machine. Don't worry about Kola, she'll adjust. Have fun quilting.

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    How wonderful!! I have been looking at these machines, and am wondering: which frame did you get?
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    I am so happy for you. Now you can have fun and play. Happy quilting.

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    CONGRATS!! I like my Bailey! Only wish I would have paired it up with the wooden frame, as you did. The Grace Start Right frame seems to have to many plastic parts that tend to break. Have fun with your Bailey!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirlquilter View Post
    How wonderful!! I have been looking at these machines, and am wondering: which frame did you get?
    I bought the frame off of CL a few months ago. It is this one....
    http://www.hinterberg.com/stretchframe.aspx#quiltmotion
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation View Post
    CONGRATS!! I like my Bailey! Only wish I would have paired it up with the wooden frame, as you did. The Grace Start Right frame seems to have to many plastic parts that tend to break. Have fun with your Bailey!!!
    I like the wood frame, so does Kola. I think she will eventually discover it makes a good scratching post....lol
    Then I will have to wrap it in foil.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    How exciting!!! I hope you have a great time with your new toy!!!!


    My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!

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    Congratulations!

    I suspect that Kola will find her "new bed" right around the time you have a quilt loaded up and taut in that frame...sure will be cosy! *purr purr purrrrr*

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    Congratulations and enjoy!
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    Congrats and good luck. By the way, love the wallhanging on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alisonquilts View Post
    Congratulations!

    I suspect that Kola will find her "new bed" right around the time you have a quilt loaded up and taut in that frame...sure will be cosy! *purr purr purrrrr*

    Alison
    She has been with us since she was an egg. I know her sleeping habits well. I have learned to place a sheet over my work. Same goes for anything in the frame and ready to go. A sheet will be covering it when I am not in there.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    ​Congratulations on your new "lady"!!

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    Oh WOW!!!
    That is a beaut!!!
    I have to pick your brain about it and see how you like it, as I am getting ready to upgrade!!!
    I'm just down the street aways if you need some tops to practice let me know...
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    Looks like a great machine, I am sure you will have many happy and creative hours together (which in turn will keep Kola happy). By the way, the quilt with the fish design you have on your wall is beautiful.

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    Congratulations! I feel the excitement! I can't wait to hear how it's going and see the quilted quilts!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maresan View Post
    Congrats and good luck. By the way, love the wallhanging on the wall.
    Thank you, I made that last year. I found the template and pattern at JoAnn's.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker View Post
    Looks like a great machine, I am sure you will have many happy and creative hours together (which in turn will keep Kola happy). By the way, the quilt with the fish design you have on your wall is beautiful.
    Kola is a great pal, she spends time with me in my sewing room. We call the room the LA is in , "The Annex".
    And thank you very much for the compliment on my fish quilt.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Can't wait to see your progress - you must feel like a child at Christmas who just opened the "big" package. Have fun.

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    Congrats on your new machine! I wish I could have one but I don't have the room! Enjoy!

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    Enjoy the new machine. Hope kitty adjusts...my two kitties "lived" in an old car my husband was restoring.Took him 10 years! LOL You're going to have such fun stitching with a kitty to keep you company!
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    Wow. Every time I see one of those I have a huge fantasy about getting one and being able to do all the wonderful things that I can't do on my regular sewing machine. I hope you have a blast with it and many happy hours of quilting!

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