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Thread: Santa came early......

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    Santa came early......

    I've been researching/test driving longarms for just about a year now. She is finally here and is very happy in her studio. We knocked out a wall between two small bedrooms and she fits nicely. I told hubby maybe we should extend the front of the house about 4 ft....he just snickered. Anyway, I decided on the A1 Longarm, no computer.... 12ft table with hydraulic lift on table, very very nice to have. Quite the challenge to get her inside...took 4 of us adults (including my rep, her VERY buff Son, me and hubby) to get this monster table thru the window...crazy eh?

    Here she is.....
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    Last edited by suebee; 12-10-2012 at 03:45 PM.
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    you will enjoy it.... have fun

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    Wow, what a great Christmas gift. Have fun with her!

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    Thank you Mary - Hubby says this is Christmas, Anniversary, Birthday, Mothersday, etc. etc. for next 5 years, ha!
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    Wow, what a great Christmas gift. Have fun with her!
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    oh youlll have so much fun!
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    congrats!!! i assume that you're not moving anytime soon LOL
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    You are absolutely correct Nan

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    congrats!!! i assume that you're not moving anytime soon LOL
    SUEB

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    Congratulations! Enjoy every minute with her.

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    That is a very sweet machine! Have fun..

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    What a wonderful Christmas present. If that came to my house right now I would forget to wrap the presents, bake the cookies and probably cook the turkey :-) Have FUN!
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    Congratulations and Merry Christmas. You will love your new toy. I had an old (1990) Gammill that I bought used. Kept it for about four years, sold it and bought the A-1. I love, love, love the A-1. It was like going from a dump truck to a Cadillac. The ride on the A-1 is so smooth. Enjoy every minute of it.
    We had to move the table in through the window, as well -- on the second floor...............
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    You will enjoy this machine!! Merry Christmas!

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    I'm Jelous, I want one. Merry Christmas Hope you have much fun on her,

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    What a great gift, have fun creating.

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    What a nice Santa gift for you....my Santa gave me a Pfaff Grand Quilter with the Grace rails (5'-10'). I got it in September, but just now got it set up in my sewing room....haven't even had a chance to try it out..(tried it in the store and loved it). Now I need to learn how to use it. I have always used my HV-SE.
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    You must have been very good to get this from Santa early!! LOL

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    Yes, I heard many many good things about A1's. I cant imagine trying to get that thru the window on 2nd story. Did you hire a crane? Thank you so much. Any tips techniques you would want to share would be appreciated. I had a Babylock QCP on New Joy Frame for 4 yrs so I learned alot, now Im ready to spread my wings,hahaha. I love it so far.. I have a quilt almost quilted. Just doing an edge to edge freemotion, then I will do something in the borders. Having a blast tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire View Post
    Congratulations and Merry Christmas. You will love your new toy. I had an old (1990) Gammill that I bought used. Kept it for about four years, sold it and bought the A-1. I love, love, love the A-1. It was like going from a dump truck to a Cadillac. The ride on the A-1 is so smooth. Enjoy every minute of it.
    We had to move the table in through the window, as well -- on the second floor...............
    SUEB

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    Very nice Drue...Im sure you will love it. Have fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drue View Post
    What a nice Santa gift for you....my Santa gave me a Pfaff Grand Quilter with the Grace rails (5'-10'). I got it in September, but just now got it set up in my sewing room....haven't even had a chance to try it out..(tried it in the store and loved it). Now I need to learn how to use it. I have always used my HV-SE.
    SUEB

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    Great gift Looks like you're quilting right along. Have fun.

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    I am happy for you and the work on the frame is wonderful!

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    Your quilting (photo #2) takes my breath away...

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    Lucky you!!!! It was worth taking out a wall for that. My mom and I bought a longarm and I didn't have room for it at my house. It's at hers. Luckily, she is only a mile away and I can go there whenever I want to use it. I like freehand better than the computer set up. We had it for our last machine and never even set it up. I'm anxious to see what you quilt first. Congrats!!!
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    How wonderful to get this incredible gift! Congratulations!!! After this awesome gift who need more presents! DH gets my applause for a super gift!
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    Awesome, enjoy!!!!!

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    Congratulations - she is beautiful!

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