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Thread: Took the plunge and I'm so excited!

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    Junior Member kimg's Avatar
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    Took the plunge and I'm so excited!

    I just placed my order for:

    Bailey's Home Quilter Pro 17 with the Majestic quilting frame system and stitch regulator. (their top of the line package) I am excited and now I just PRAY that I can learn to use it! There is one thing for sure. I won't give up! I have made too much of an investment. I have read that Bailey is good to support customers. Thanks to everyone on the board who offered me advice when I posted questions about purchasing a long arm. I will keep you posted!

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    Good for you!! Enjoy....and I hope it arrives soon!

    Dina

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    congrats on your order!
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    ​Congratulations!

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    Congratulations! I'm sure you're going to love it

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    Good for you, I hope it is easy to learn. I don't have room for one.
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    congrats.you will love quilting.just be patient and practice
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    Congratulations on your "new arrival"! They're fun...I play with my Gammill all the time.
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    Oh how exciting! Congratulations!

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    WOW - congrats and enjoy!
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    Sounds like Christmas came a bit early this year...congrats!
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    I have been quilting on a friends and buying one in the spring when she moves because now I can't live without it. You will love it. They are a fantastic company. The machine is fantastic to work with in my experience. Have fun!!!
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    That is wonderful, you will learn, just take time and practice. I read everything I could find on the subject before I started on mine. I also joined some groups on Yahoo for help and they are very helpful. Have fun.
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    I am so happy for you! It is so nice to be able to get the things we really want! It will be Christmas in November! Hope it is every thing you are expecting! Have fun
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    Congrats!!

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    I am happy to hear that you are so excited!!! Stay that way! Pretty soon you will be an expert LAer!!
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    CONGRATULATIONS...I dont know much about Baileys. I test drove pretty much everything else...I just ordered my longarm Monday still working on my new studio, putting the flooring in this weekend. Yippie!! Oh....I decided on the A1 Longarm...love that machine!! Keep us posted on yours when it arrives etc... HAVE FUNNNNNN
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    Congrats on your order. Wishing you all the luck with the learning curve. Just keep saying I can do this and you will.

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    Thanks to everyone for their encouragement. There is one thing about it, after such an investment, I have to use it! I know it won't be something I will be proficient at without lots of practice, but I love to sew and quilt, and I will be determined. I am not afraid to jump in and tackle it. I am sure you all will be hearing more from me!
    Suebee, CONGRATS TO YOU TOO! Have you quilted on a long arm before? If not, maybe we can share our experiences and keep in touch as we learn.

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    Hi Kim - I have quilted on a longarm before so I have a little experience. I currently have a Babylock QCP on a new joy gold standard frame...Ive been quilting on it for 3-4 yrs now. Its considered a shortarm, but I have learned a ton! Plus I have quilted on my friends A1 longarm before. Definitely keep in touch
    SUEB

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    Sounds like you'll be very busy with your new purchase. Congratulations and have lots of fun.

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    Congratulations, Kim! I bought the same Bailey package you did a little while ago, and you won't regret it. I started with a shortarm setup back in 2003 and I loved it! I had been wanting a longarm but could not afford one with bells and whistles on it. I heard about Bailey from a post by Tashana and looked into it carefully. The cost was quite decent and the machine is a great basic machine. It did take a learning curve but it is over and I am so thrilled with it. I've made a practice quilt sandwich with different threads/weights and two Quilts of Valor so far. The biggest adjustment I had to make was the tension. The shortarm required loose tension. Bailey uses relatively tight tension but it works well. Also, keep in mind the machine comes without feeddogs, so batting is a must.

    The Majastic frame is a real dream once it is set up; I made my own leaders.

    Be sure to join the forum that is run for the Bailey owners and wannabe owners. Good information there.

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    Congrats! Let the fun begin!

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    How wonderful, congratulations and enjoy. ahhhh someday......
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    Awwww, your expecting, how sweet
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