Sign in to follow this  
Greenmtn

What to think about in deciding between machines?

Recommended Posts

Something else to think about is the configuration of the handles.  The upright handles on the Lenni won't change position if you want to hold your hands/shoulders in a different position.  The curved handles of the Millie will adjust up and down easily and they give a nice few inches of space on the quilt field when you need to finish the design on the farther points.  I have a Lucey that I am getting used to.  I like the curved handles.  I'm just 5'0".    When you check out the APQS see what the options are for the handles that you are interested in.

The new Lennis have the adjustable handles. I was shocked to see it but they do. I have a Freedom and a Lenni, and the only thing my Freedom has that I miss on the Lenni is the automatic fabric advance and quilt glide.

The channel lock issue is easily dealt with using binder clips.


Meg

"Do small things with great love." Mother Teresa

"Life's too short to fuss with thread." Meg Fazio

http://theonewiththreadsonherclothes.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/megfazio

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lucey is here!  I have had it for about a week and have had a great time.  A quilting friend came over and we were able to get it installed.  It took us several hours since we are both new at this.  I have had a great time learning and playing.  I have so much to learn!!  I tried to post a picture but I can't figure it out.  LOVED the red bow she was wearing when delivered.

 

edited: Thanks dbams.  Here is a picture.  Love her!!

post-96757-0-75121900-1462580672_thumb.jpg


Karen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greenmtn, if you click on "More Reply Options" next to the "Post" box, you will find the option to attach a file.  This will allow you to attach a picture of you with your new baby!


Betsy

quilting with Emmeline, a 2011 Freedom SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Green, you really should test drive the machines if possible.  Ask around, see if anyone near you has APQS machines,  check the dealer site here too.   Just about any APQS owner would love to show you their beloved machines (give you great pointers too).  Don't be afraid to talk to a dealer, APQS dealers are APQS quilters who won't "hard sell" you.  The dealers will do demos and let you decide when to connect with them.  I'm only 5FT tall and I have no problems with the Millie, mine is a 2009 model.  Have fun shopping, don't forget to check out Lucy and Larry!


Connie
Port Huron, MI   48060
APQS Sales Rep and Educator
Millennium with Intelliquilter (IQ)

"Be a good listener, your ears will never get you in trouble" Frank Tygr


sewsweetgator@aol.com
http://www.yoursite.com
287890c1690b93fca26ac74c1d32b308.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this