I’ve seen the magazine ads for long-arm quilting machines and have been convinced that one would complete my otherwise perfect quilt studio. My husband is very supportive of my hobby and agreed that I needed a long-arm machine. He is in the Air Force Reserve and is getting deployed to Afghanistan next week. He thought the Handi Quilter would be a good distraction for me while he is away. I ordered the HQ18 Avante and watched the educational DVDs while it was being shipped. The videos are great and I am anxious to stitch out a pantograph and am deciding on which groovy board to get...oh the possibilities! I honestly believe that my husband is more excited about the machine than I am! We are so impressed with the features and ease of use.
I have had it for just over a week now and am having a blast with my first doodle/practice quilt. I love the touch screen monitor, the ease of loading the quilt and the best part of all; the stitch regulator. It’s amazing and my machine fascination continues. I can’t wait to see what I can do with this great machine! I intend to welcome my husband back home with a house of quilts!
I own the following HQ machines: