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Thread: My Sunshine!

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    My Sunshine!

    After checking out long arm machines - knowing I really didn't have the space, let alone wanting to spend so much money on one, I decided to check out the "Sit down" mid arm machines, pretty much figured a Sweet 16 would be the one for me until I came across the Sunshine 16 at the Minnesota Quilt Show a couple weeks ago - affordable, easy to use, I had the space for it, and when not in use, can easily be taken down. I think we'll be very happy together!
    I've done just a small practice piece so far, but have LOTS of projects to get going on!
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    Good for you! Love your work!

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    Wow! looking good. I want one, don't have the space either.

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    Never heard of it good to know

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    you will enjoy it...

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    OOOhhh!! Congrats

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    Neato!! It looks like a powerhouse!! Good luck with your new machine.
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    I wish you many happy quilts with your sunshine. Thanks for sharing.
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    I have never heard of that one either. Very nice "practice piece". And I want a long arm, too.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!! Is this the Innova sit down?
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    How exciting to get this wonderful set up just to your specifications and requirements. Have fun exploring and creating with your new equipment!

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    Congrats on the new addition!
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    Nice. I have also never heard of it. I will have to look into it.

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    So happy for you! (I think I saw a post of yours on the yahoo group too)
    The website for the machine is http://www.sunshine16.com/
    I'm saving up for one too. Wondering if you got a better deal, getting it at a show? I emailed the owner, and she doesn't have any dealers near me. My local shop is *supposed* to be looking into them for me. However, it looks like I'll be driving across state to get mine --- some day!

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    WOW, isn't thhis clever, will have to look into it

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    I have the Sweet 16 and love it. Got it for the same reason you got yours, no room or budget for a frame model. Have fun and enjoy. I have never heard of this model.

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    Congratulations on your great purchase
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    Wonderful. I am very envious!! I've often wondered about "sit down" machines. From your picture it looks like you could easily also put the machine with a frame in the future - yes or no?
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    I look at this machine and it immediately reminded me of the machines that my husband and I make for our business. We make seeding machines for greenhouses. We use similar extruded aluminum for the frames of our machines and like the Sunshine we use probably the same liner bearings they are talking about (if they're the same - they truly do NOT need oiling and consider ours are working in GREENHOUSES - which means they are always dirty and wet!!). Strangely though ... on "page 8" it indicates that the machine does not need oiling yet they include oil in the "kit" with the machine.

    I like this machine ... love the table with the drop leaves. Love the machine by itself (35 lbs!).

    One suggestion though. I would round off the corners on the plexi bed. Those sharp corners are going wreak havok with trying to move the quilt around. I know because I move my domestic machine to my cutting table when I'm ready to quilt. This last time I forgot to take my large cutting mat off first and it hangs over the edge of the cutting table by about 2" and those edges were enough to drive me insane when trying to move the quilt.
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    Congrats!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

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    Great job! That machine will give you hours and hours of pleasure!

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    How wonderful. I too am considering one of the sit-down models due to space restrictions. Would love to know what sold you on this model. Happy quilting. Your avatar is so cute.

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    Congratulations!! Have fun with your new toy.
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    Seems to be working just fine! Happy for you!
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    Congrats! What brand is the Sunshine 16? I haven't heard of it. It looks like you have done this before. Your practice piece is great.
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