Yikes! I did it

Keith and I had an agreement that when we sold Big Canoe, I would take some of the proceeds and buy a new longarm. Right after we got the condo ready to sell, moving all our stuff out in January 2018, I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. We sold Big Canoe last July and I’ve been waffling back and forth about the longarm since then but today I finally went to try the Innova Longarm and I bought one! I’m sticking with the 18 inch throat with a 10 foot table but this one has some upgrades and features that I’m excited about especially the pantovision

I’m sure there will be some adjustments … after all, I’ve been quilting on Gammill’s since 2002 but I think I can adapt!

19 thoughts on “Yikes! I did it

  1. Congratulations on the new longarm!! I own a KenQuilt which isn’t even made any longer. I did look very carefully at the Innova a few years ago. They have a very good reputation so I don’t think you will have any issues. There’s always a learning curve, but it will probably be a short one as you have had lots of experience. Enjoy your new toy.

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  2. Enjoy your new machine! It looks beautiful. I still haven’t finished one quilt yet because I am afraid to quilt it on my machine. I will have to grow a spine one of these days and give it a whirl, but until my backbone forms, I will content myself by making the tops!! Congratulations on your new purchase, and blessings to you as you face and defeat the cancer. Pantovision, here you come!

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  3. Congratulations! I hear they are the best. I have a HQ and it’s OK now. Had a terrible time with tension and finally our repair man took it apart and there was purple thread wrapped in a place he had never seen before. Now it works good. Pantovision will be intriguing.

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  4. Congrats! I have an 18″ Innova. If I were to do it again, I’d make sure to get the Lightening Stitch regulator, but in general I love my machine. Enjoy!

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  5. Holy moly! Just read up on the Pantovision. Was a neat idea!! I usually do “my own thing” on quilts with my HQ Avante mainly because I don’t want to go through the process of doing a pantograph. Plus, I don’t like being on the backside of the machine. That is really a great concept!! Enjoy!

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  6. I believe you will love this machine. I have had my innova for 11 years. The customer service from the company has been fantastic and they are always ready to help solve any problems. Congratulations.

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  7. Wow, lucky you!! I know nothing about long arms, just that I would like one. Looking forward to some blog posts on how you are liking it. Have fun!!

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  8. Ooh!!! I’m so envious!!! I have never even played on a longarm so I don’t know if I could manage one at all… But to own one has always been a dream of mine… I don’t think we can buy longarms in Japan… Sad.

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  9. Congrats! I bought my Innova in 2014 and have never looked back. I find it VERY user friendly. There is GREAT support by dealers and the ABM company. You are right about a learning curve, but this was my 4th different track system set up. I had very little ‘getting to know you’ issues.

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