It’s here!

What a long day – and all on just a couple hours sleep – but the longarm is here and set up. I was a bit frustrated late this afternoon trying to test out the Pantovision but a reboot of the tablet solved my problem and I was able to do a couple practice rows. I also practiced some freehand. It may be my imagination but the machine felt a little harder to move than my Gammill – I mentioned it to the dealer and he checked the movement and said it was as expected. I’m sure I’m just going to have to get used to a few things. There were some skipped stitches at first but he timed the machine and the stitch quality is very good.

Here’s a photo of it all set up – it is NOT a computerized machine – I manually move the machine and I’m the one quilting not a computer but that tablet on the front has a digital pantograph program. It’s going to take some getting used to doing pantos from the front and setting up and following the digital patterns but it’s one of the main reasons I upgraded my machine. I like the idea of having the ability to adjust the size, row spacing, and offset of the patterns myself versus a one size fits all like you have with a paper pattern.

Tomorrow I’ll load a Quick Strippie and practice some more.


  1. I’m so happy for you! Now the fun truly begins – hope you sleep well and that you adjust to the machine quickly!

  2. Mary,
    Exciting to have a new machine. I have a manual Inova- chosen because I thought it much easier to move than a Gammil – will be interested to see how pantos work out ( first I have to get a tablet!)
    Happy quilting. Amy Louise

  3. PantoVision is definitely one of the things keeping that machine on my shortlist! I can’t wait to hear more about it.

  4. Hi Mary! Oh, how fabulous. It sure looks nice and so do your cubbies. It’s a pleasing esthetic to look at while your quilting. I can’t wait to see some of your first projects. It’ll feel normal and comfort in a short time, I’m sure. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. It looks wonderful Mary! I’m sure it will take some time to bond with your new Innova. Like all new things in our lives, especially our sewing tools.

  6. Very nice!! Looking forward to seeing what it does and how you like it. New things always seem to take some time to get used to. Have fun!!

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