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Thread: Sold my brand new long arm machine...kinda sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Wait a minute, I am all sorts of confused. Did you mean to write that you sold just the quilting rack for your Bernina (not a LA and not a machine, just the rack for your Bernina) Your previous posts about this indicated you had the rack for machine quilting that you got when you bought your Bernina 830 in pieces in your garage. Did you also have a complete LA set up too???
    I'm further confused by the fact that all your previous posts about this Bernina frame indicated that it terrified you to even think about using it, that you always send your tops out to be quilted, and that the frame had never even been taken out of the box. Why are you all of a sudden blaming your husband for causing the sale of it??? Nothing at all wrong with selling it, but don't lead others to believe someone else's lack of willingness to move furniture was the reason.
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    Maybe you should look at it the other way ... that you were imposing on your husband by filling the garage for all these years.
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    Jeanne, I think you are like me. I love to piece and applique, but I don't care to quilt. I have done some quilts by hand, and am trying to learn FMQ, but that's as far as I go.

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    Be kind to yourself. All decisions we make are made to improve our lives. You saw fit to improve yours by clearing the clutter. Clutter binds us and prevents us from living in the present.

    I would check the Alto cutting to reward yourself for clearing the clutter. It might make you feel better about your decision. And push you forward in doing your piecing of your quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    You didn't have the desire to quilt and it would have sat in your garage forever and you sent it to someone who really wants it and............................Just kidding! If we aren't going to use something, we need to give, give. The other person will reallly love it and love you for selling it to her. You are very kind.
    I agree. You know what "they" say: if you haven't used it/worn it in a year, you probaby never will. Feel the relief of not having the LA in your garage nagging at you! (never mind your husband, lol).

    You did the right thing. Congratulations on your courage!

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    You did the right thing, but it is awfully hard sometimes to let go.
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    Sad but true....it is/was a toy or the use would have been emidiate because of desire. Once desire hits, a way os figured out. Good luck with your feelings. It sounds like it went to a good home. Warm hugs to you. :0)
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    I'm not blaming my husband. I haven't ever had the desire to quilt. I like to piece and applique. When I first got the table, the only place to put it up was in the dining room and he nixed that idea. We have an open living room/dining room and I understand. But at the last minute he said I could put it in the dining room and I kind of grasped at a straw there for a moment. But I have LA quilters who do my quilting and I love the work they do. I'm just sad to see it go. I always thought that "maybe someday" I might LA. But in reality, I don't think that day would ever come. And the gal I sold it to, is soooo excited that it makes it all worth it. Thank you gals who were so positive for me. It put me in the right mind frame! I will go buy something I've wanted for my quilting room. And I still have that barn quilt coming. It's going to hang on my garage! It's the Oregon star!
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    Good for you! If you didn't want to quilt, I bet it is a relief to not having it sitting there ..waiting...waiting...waiting. I hate it when I have something to work on, but I just don't really have an interest in doing it. Life is too short to have things piling up that you have to do, when there are other things you would rather do. I think you should celebrate by doing something nice for yourself, like buying some more fabric! ;-D
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    Use that money to have some quilts professionally done. It will be fine!

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    I understand completely!
    I passed on my backup machine to a friend who was ecstatic to receive it. Sometimes I do still wish I had it, but it would just be sitting there not being used, so what would be the point.
    I also have a treadle machine that so far I haven't done anything about getting a belt for. As far as I know that is all that is needed to make it fully functional. Right now it is sitting next to the table I have my FW on and serves as an extended space for large projects. Really came in handy when I was hemming the edges of all those yards of velvet for the draping at the Scarborough Faire booth. So it's not totally useless!
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    if you had *really* wanted to, DH could go live in the garage with the dining table while your LA was in the dining room.
    so it seems you *really* did NOT want to quilt... you did the right thing selling it!!
    Liz / Calgary

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    He didn't ask for his "gift card" money back did he?...............lol
    He seems to have quite the change of heart in the past couple of months.
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    I think if you hadn't used it in 2 years, you probably never would have. Just think how happy you made someone! Who knows, maybe she will give you a discount on the things she longarms for you?? You did a good thing!

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    You did a good thing and made someone very happy...

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    A little time will have you glad it's no longer sitting there for you to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Very sad your DH didn't want you to enjoy the frame. Buy another one, bigger and better.
    That was my first thought! lol

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    She's happy, you never used it in 2 yrs., sad, but time to move on. I know how you feel. If someone else could be so happy with it, why couldn't you in 2 yrs.? It's OK. You have other things that are more important and more fulfilling. It really is OK. You'll be fine. Go quilt!
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    The experts say if you haven't used it in 2 years you should get rid of it so, you did the right thing. Now take your money and go shopping.
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    Hi there, I always like to think "That what goes around - comes around." Just think that - "Someone will have something
    they don't need and will offer it to you and you will be thrilled to bits and feel OK about what you have already given away". I firmly believe in this and feel that this is "What makes the World go round in a good way". I hope "your new gift
    comes to you soon". All the Best to you. - LOL from Gleniveve

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