I have been notified that my Innova long arm sewing machine will be shipping today! Not sure exactly how long it will take to arrive, but now I have lots of work to do! We are getting the carpets cleaned and I need to re-arrange the furniture in the sewing room, so lots of that will end up in the office. Oh, my! I can't wait to see it finally set up!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I don't know if you've heard the buzz about the ABM Innova quilting machines by ABM International or not, but let me tell you....they are wonderful!
Define "wonderful" is what my mother would say, so here goes:
ABM has been making commercial quilting machines for 70 years and now they've turned to the home quilting market. They offer 18" and a 26" throat machines on 8', 10', or 12' aluminum frames, all at the same cost for whatever size frame you order. If you want a 14' frame, that is available also, at an additional charge.
The timing mechanism is separate from the hopping foot, the stitch regulator lets you actually stop and think about something without it making a blob of stitches and then easily start again, or go as fast or slow with it as you want, up to the 3000 stitches per minute limit of the machine.
The motor is adjustable to add more power when needed (I need more technical terms on this point), it has the ability to sew thread that other machines can't (just wait 'till you see this!!), the machine is very quiet, and it's lightweight.
Overall, the cost point on this machine is much lower than the more established brands but, in my opinion, it does a better job.
Have you guessed yet? I've got one on order, can't wait to get it and set it up! Looks like I've got some re-arranging to do!