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  1. I must sell my Babylock Jewel due to injury. You will love this machine, it has 18" neck, 14 foot table, stitch regulator, lazor light. Smooth machine so easy to use. It was to see if I could work with my paralized arm and I can but my nerve damage causes me great pain. I'm asking $6,900, the original cost of this machine was $9,000 just 10months ago. Have never had a problem with this machine. The table is metal and has 4 rollors. I live in central California. my email is gail_vernon@att.net or call me @209-579-1449
  2. This is a wonderful machine, makes a beautiful stitch and the table is solid and medium heavy but not to heavy, adjust from crib size to king size. 4 rollers. Machine runs quit still under warranty but have never had a problem. has many settings for stitches and stitche regulator, laser light, channel lock, rulerbase and stylus, pentogragh,one feather grove board. Also has printed leaders to make pinning the quilt easy. Front and back handles. I love this machine and really difficult to let go of but due to my disability I am paralyzed on my right side and I have managed to quilt most of the time with the one hand but really hurts my shoulder and back because of my injury. I wanted this machine for so long I would like someone to really enjoy it too. asking $7500 it is a $9,000 set up. will also put in the bobbin winder and bobbins. Don't know how to upload photos but I can email them too you. email me gail_vernon@att.net and I will give my phone#
  3. This is a wonderful machine, makes a beautiful stitch and the table is solid and medium heavy but not to heavy, adjust from crib size to king size. 4 rollers. Machine runs quit still under warranty but have never had a problem. has many settings for stitches and stitche regulator, laser light, channel lock, rulerbase and stylus, pentogragh,one feather grove board. Also has printed leaders to make pinning the quilt easy. Front and back handles. I love this machine and really difficult to let go of but due to my disability I am paralyzed on my right side and I have managed to quilt most of the time with the one hand but really hurts my shoulder and back because of my injury. I wanted this machine for so long I would like someone to really enjoy it too. asking $7500 it is a $9,000 set up. also bobbin winder Don't know how to upload photos but I can email them too you. email me and I will give my phone#
  4. I think you did a great job, did you do that freehand? I am just starting longarm quilting and I just do meandering. I have not learned how to upload photos yet. I can't find the upload button. When I do I will share my first quilting.
  5. I have just started longarm quilting so I am trying to price with what I was getting charged by the shop that was quilting for me. I charge .01 per inch and by the yard for the batting used and $25.00 for the binding and $10.00 per seem if I peice the back. The custom quilts I have been doing for clients have been picture quilts, I charge per quilt size flat rate and then so much per picture size. It seems to be working out oh yes that is plus the cost of fabric which also my time added in. Everyone seems happy.We'll see how it works for me as I get busier. I have made a few quilts for my own sales that are not picture quilts and the are selling but slowly(I don't have my web site yet and I am just learning the longarm and just do freehand for now, tried pantogragh and can't get the hang of it. I will try to post a couple of pictures if I can figure out how.
  6. Butterfly, that is just outstanding, did you quilt all of that freehand? I am just starting to longarm quilt and I only do meandering for now and hoping to take classes if I can find some around centeral California. Great Job, Congrats and thank you for sharing
  7. I will try and put photos of my first quilt on my long arm. I made them for a friend then quilted them. Can someone tell me how to get the photos on here please?
  8. Hi Marge, I was just about to post my update when I recieved your message. Thank you for your interest and everyone has been so helpful. WELL, I finished quilting my first 2 throws 54x60 and now the binding. I will post a picture when I gett the binding done, hopefully tonight or tomorrow morning. the second was better than the first. I think I was going to fast for the stitch reg on the first so slowed down on the second. But learned a lot like always check to see if you turned the back the right direction or you will be adding fabric and don't sew so close to the leader. So I guess you know who did that. What is so funny is I have sewn for years and quilted on my home machine and I get my longarm and went brain dead. Well time to rest and start again. I guess it's not to bad for the one arm quilter (help from my husband) happy quilting. I am really enjoying this even with errors.
  9. Well I took all this great advise and practice,practice practice and I do feel better about it. I am going to quilt my first real quilt(for a friend) tonight so I will see if we are still friends after I finish it, LOL, it is a small quilt for her grandchild. I will post a picture after it is finished if I can figure out how. I really feel like I have very good friends on this forum and I am loving my longarm most of the time. Just when I think I've got it I mess up, but I just keep going so we will see what happens. Thanks again everyone;)
  10. Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome to the forum, everyone is nice and helpful too. I tried what was suggested about practice everyday and I am starting to see a difference already and what fun I am having. Although I let myself get roped into making 2 quilts for a friends grandchildren and they are photo quilts so I am making them very simple and going do quilt them with meandering they are not big only 48x54 jus throws really, but I told my husband no more orders I make quilts but they are patterns I want to make and enjoy them. I guess I will learn. I love this forum it is just so cool.
  11. All the advise really makes me feel better, so I will practice practice practice. I was asked what machine I bought and when, The State Rehab bought me a Babylock Longarm, full size. Because of my disability(partially parilized) due to a auto accident I can use my left arm and hand and am learning to use my left arm some. They wouldn't give me enough to get an APQS, I tried. Can I still be part of this forum? I have watched silently for the past three years when I could only watch and not type and loved reading what everyone has to say and suppotive everyone is. It is a wonderfull forum. I will try and find theDVD's that train, that would be so helpful. I can't thank everyone enough for all your thoughtfulness and advise.
  12. Thanks for the encouragement, I feel better knowing I have friends out there. I am going to go have some chocolate now. Where is a good place to buy pantos?
  13. Thank you so much, it really helps to know that everyone starts this way. I really love making the tops and think I will enjoy the quilting part once I get relaxed with it and yes I was trying to follow the line exactly and see every little stitch that is out of line. I guess I will pu the practice quilt back on and buckle down. Thank you so much that really helped
  14. I just got a longarm machine and have it down(I think) on pinning the quilt to the frame and even practiced on some fabric but when I loaded a quilt and tried to use the laser with a pattern I found it not coming out like I felt it should so I tried just do loops and vines which look uneven. Does it get better soon or do I need a large order of NERVE PILLS? any help really appreciated. Gail
  15. Hi everyone, I love reading all your postings, I learn so much and feel like I know you as friends. I am just getting setup to start my longarm business and researching everything. I am retired but disabled so the State of California is buying a longarm machine for me and a Desighner Diamond Embroidery machine, I am so lucky, but I really had to jump through their hoops to get them to agree and part of my selling them on the idea is making quilts with embroidery squares. I have a few people that ordered them for thier children(crib size). How do I find the web site for Etsy Store? Thanks for the help