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HQ Avante Question?

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Bonnie posted on Tue, May 29 2012 8:43 PM

Hi everyone. I am new here and I have a huge question. I am looking into buying a midarm quilter. After looking at several on the net and trying to go over reviews, I was wondering what you opinions are on the HQ Avante. There was several others along with Husqavarna. I just want a midarm that floats nicely and I do not have a lot pf problems with. I would love the quilting program for it to run by it's self, but is way over board for me. Opinions please.

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I don't have an Avante, but I do have an older, bare-bones HQ16 and I love it!  It floats nicely, as you say.   I have no trouble controlling it with one hand so I can be handling the fabric with the other.  I'm learning how to control my speed without the assistance of a stitch regulator, and my stitches are looking more even all the time.  I do like the sturdiness of the new frames HQ now sells with their machines.  My rods are a bit flimsy, but still, I can get the job done.

If I was going to trade up, I'd definitely get another HQ.


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I have a Babylock Jewl, which is made by Handiquilter. I LOVE it.  Have several friends that hav e the Handiquilter and they all love them

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