I bought a longarm quilting machine, the Bernina Q16. I bought it 3 months ago, the Bernina store was offering 48 mos of 0% interest so yeah, what the heck? Use their money! I ordered it with the portable fold-away table; this is a monster of a machine and I didn’t think I had the space for it to be out 24/7, however there are problems in the supply chain getting that particular table. After 3 months, and 2 payments on the account, the store offered me an upgrade to the next table up at no additional charge, and they had it in stock right this very minute, I could come and pick it up right now! This would be a lift table to raise and lower the machine as needed. This actually worked out better than I could have hoped for me because I had already decided I made a mistake going with the portable, fold-away table and had been wishing I had just gone with the next table up. Now that I’ve got The Monster put together, I’m really glad she is set up permanently, moving her is a 2-person job. I don’t think I’d want to be hauling her out of the closet when I wanted to use her and then hauling it back to put her away. I think it’s best this machine is set up and that’s that. Everything worked out just fine, I’m as happy as can be with the outcome. The cherry on top is that RD & I had gone into the really big fancy, schmancy Bernina store about 6 months ago to look at a machine like this and they had this exact set-up in a year old floor model that the owner was willing to sell me for $15,000. I balked & walked. Let me just say, I did not pay anywhere near that for the machine now sitting in my sewing room. I paid in the single digit amounts. Incredible.
A most wonderful thing about the Lift Table is that it has 2 drawers and to know me is to understand I have a love for drawers and pockets. Love, love, love having neat and tidy places to put my things.
So the rest of this post is nuttin’ but pics. I moved furniture around to make room for this beast, put this beast together, then sorted my sewing room back into decent order. Total time: 8 hours. My back hurts, I’m tired and just need to decompress for a bit and think about everything. So this is a good post, I have a not-so-good coming tomorrow all about the quilt I made my brother and how my local quilting shop really screwed it up. It is fixable, there are no holes or tears, they just screwed up the quilting and I have to fix it. How this shop let this quilt walk out their door is beyond me. But that’s tomorrow. Tonight, I revel in the Bernina Q16!!
Getting it home!
And starting this morning, assembling the Lift Table!
RD wanted to start with this box:
But I told him we don’t need no stinking instructions!! (Actually, turns out we did)
Now for the machine itself!