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Wanting a longarm -- Bailey anyone? or midarm...

Old 02-13-2013, 10:31 AM
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Default Wanting a longarm -- Bailey anyone? or midarm...

I have been wanting a longarm.. I was thinking of getting a Bailey because of money being short.. and that way if it isn't for me, I could always sell... ( don't that would be an issue. ) I have a graceframe all ready.. so all i need is a machine.. Anyone want to give me advise on this.... What midarm should I look at....
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:59 AM
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The Bailey's have a good reputation from from I've read. I have a few friends that have them and they're very satisfied with their machine and the customer service. When I have the money and the room, the Bailey is what I'll buy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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I have a 15" Bailey, I'm very satisfied.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:34 PM
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I have a Babylock Quilters Choice Pro midarm. Its been used for one full size quilt. I just don't think I'll ever get around to setting it up and learning how to use it so I'm thinking about selling it. Its' just been sitting in its box for the last 5 years. I have a new joy 12" frame for it too, also never put up. If you might be interested send me a message. I haven't looked to see what it might be worth. It was given to me by my mother.
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I have had a Bailey 13 " Home Quilter since 2008 Runs smoothly and never regretted
the fact it was not larger. Works fine for me. I made about 2 dozen quilts a year....
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:28 PM
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I have a HQ16 that I got used. I love it!

Check what you can online for different used machines. The prices just might surprise you.

I even have a paragraph in my 'trust' designating the person who will be in charge of finding homes for all my quilting & sewing items. Unfortunately life is finite.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:08 PM
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I see mid-arm machines mentioned often ...

Is it basically any of the DSMs with the oversized throat? or by definition what are they?
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:25 PM
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I have Bailey 17" pro on Majestic frame. No regrets here. If you are ever in Long Island you are welcome to stop way and give it a try. Just send me a message.
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
I see mid-arm machines mentioned often ...

Is it basically any of the DSMs with the oversized throat? or by definition what are they?
Definitions vary, but IMHO a longarm is 18" or larger, a midarm is 13"-17", and anything smaller is a shortarm or DSM. (If there's a distinction between shortarm and DSM I haven't heard it - yet.)
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
Definitions vary, but IMHO a longarm is 18" or larger, a midarm is 13"-17", and anything smaller is a shortarm or DSM. (If there's a distinction between shortarm and DSM I haven't heard it - yet.)
Thanks Dunster ... so it doesn't matter whether you stand or sit to operate? And purely the throat size.
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