My new toy came in this past weekend. The background is that I’ve been looking at long and mid-arm quilting machines for sometime now, but held back due to the costs. While attending the Mt. Dora Quilt Show one of my favorite dealers, Sew Mini Things, offered me a great deal on a bundle. It’s only a start, but we have to start somewhere. I bought a Juki TL98Q sewing machine which has a huge throat and speed, and a Grace Little Gracie II frame. They also threw in the stitch regulator and leader cloths which make it a great bargain.
I assembled the wooden frame on Friday evening and Saturday morning, then added the cloth leaders later in the day. That night I unboxed the Juki and set it up. Now I hve to wait until Thursday to load up a practice quilt and start quilting. I have three quilts lined up and ready to quilt after I feel comfortable on the frame. Can’t wait to get started!