This was the damning evidence.
This is the remnants of the poor kale.
I have had several questions as to why I chose the HQ over all the other brands out there. And it is a good question. Keep in mind I have not set it up, or had any problems that required service or anything yet. It will be set up on Saturday and I begin playing with it.
I went to the Houston Quilt Show where I knew many dealers would be showing their wares. I knew I was looking for an 18 inch throat and I knew I wanted a hands on dealer.
You really have to decide these things ahead of time so you can narrow your search. Otherwise you will be totally overwhelmed with all the buzzers and whistles and flashy lights! I also knew I was only going to concentrate on looking at machines and NOTHING else. Boy that was a toughie! (so much fabric, so many quilts.....)
And I took a list of basic questions that I would ask all of them.
1. Where is the closest dealer to me?
2. What service schedule is available for the machine to keep it running well?
3. What if I have problems need help? How easy is it to get someone to talk to me?
4. What happens if I have problems on Saturday night at midnight?
5. How easy is this to thread?
6. How easy to place the bobbin?
There were several more I have forgotten now. And you may have some other important things that you must have or prefer to have. Write them down, copy them and put them on a clipboard. Write nootes as you talk to all the vendors.
I also had spoken to people I knew with the machines I thought I would encounter at the show.
|NEW getting set up|
Honestly, I think all th machines are great macines. I looked at the Pfaff, Nolting, tiin Lizie, APQS, Bernina, and two others I can't think of right now.
Basically, you have to know what you want from a machine, and choose the machine to get it. Having a involved dealer is definite plus!
So..what questions would you want to know from a dealer?