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memaw4



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PostSubject: HQ sweet 16   Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:55 am

Been looking on line at these machines and I'm impressed. It looks like it would be the right size for what I'd be doing. The price is certainly right. Not that I can get one right now, but maybe in the future.

I watched the video and it looked fairly easy to learn. Have any of you tried one of these or have one? Thankfully we have a dealer about 25 mins. away where I can go and learn on one before I buy!
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PostSubject: Re: HQ sweet 16   Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:54 am

I think Miss mommy might have one....

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PostSubject: Re: HQ sweet 16   Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:58 am

I was curious about it and went to the sewing place here. He told me it was the HQ16 packaged wiith a table instead of a frame.
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PostSubject: Re: HQ sweet 16   Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:22 am

Missmommy and I both have HQ 16s, the kind that are on a frame. The quilt is on the frame and the machine has handles so we're "driving" the machine. . . like long arm quilting but it's a shorter arm so it's called mid-arm quilting. I think it's well made, works well, and has been trouble free. There is more tension adjusting needed when quilting than there is when sewing on a sewing machine, but the adjusting is easy enough. I need more experience so my driving gets better! Very Happy

I'm thinking that what you looked at is a sit down machine, where the machine is stationary and you're moving the quilt - - free arm quilting. If you haven't done free arm quilting you'll be like me where you'll need to practice - just that you'll be driving your quilt instead of driving the machine.

I've been frustrated a little because the dealer is a distance away and she's not very good at quilting so I don't get much help. It would be great if you have a knowledgable dealer conveniently located!
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PostSubject: Re: HQ sweet 16   Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:29 am

Yes MaryAnn that's the one I was talking about. You get the table and machine in a package deal. On line it was around 5 grand. I didn't think that was to bad. I want to go and learn this machine before I decide though. Like I said it will be a long while before I can invest in something like this.
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