Innova Long Arm
We have two Innovas in the store that you can try. Please call to let us know you are coming, so that we can have a machine free for you to play on (otherwise we may be in the middle of quilting a quilt for a customer). 630 321 9051
OK, I am bragging about this again, but these two quilts surprised me. This first one is a T-shirt quilt, which is thick already, and she wanted Flurr on the back. Flurr is like two sided Minkee but thicker, and thicker than fleece. No problem. Came out great.
This lady's daughter REALLY wanted blue satin on the back. It looks great. In fact, I kinda want one. But I am still wondering if it will slip off the bed.
PROFESSIONAL SHOW AND TELL FROM HOUSTON
This was made by Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin, both pros. I really liked the vivid colors. Karen makes the top, Renae quilts it on an INNOVA. I am glad some people want to spend their lives making things like this so I can look at them.
I rearranged most of the quilts on the walls the other day. I hope you'll stop by and take a look. Thanks for shopping at quiltfabric.com.
2) I quilted this Yummy (that's the pattern name) sample last week. Do you see any of the yellow thread from the bobbin coming up on the top?
Do you see any of the grey thread coming through on the bottom?
If your long arm quilter tells you that they have to use the same color thread on the top and bottom or it will show, they can't get their tension right. Find another quilter. Like quiltfabric.com ; ) Our rate is 2 cents a square inch. So multiply the length times the width times .02. ( 72 by 85 = 6120 x .02 = $122.40 plus a fee for thread and set up.2012:
Here's a video of me quilting on it just to show you the beautiful stitches the Lightening Stitch makes. The noise on this video makes it sound horrible. Please believe that it doesn't sound like that. It just shows going back and forth in wavy lines in between the spikes. If you look closely, you will see how excellent the stitches are because of the Lightening Stitch Regulator. On most long arms, when you got into a point and then back out, the second side will have a few longer stitches on the second side. I think most people thought that could not be helped because the machine comes to a halt, zero speed, and then when you start going again, it takes a nanosecond for the stitch regulator to catch back up to you. Not so with the lightening stitch. It is a marvel. My store, quiltfabric.com, is a dealer for ABM, and we'd be happy to let you try the machines in our store. We also do quilts for customers, so if you want to try a machine, please call ahead so we can have one open for you to use.
We are the Midwest dealer for the Innova by ABM International. We are in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.
CONGRATULATIONS! You are a very smart quilter to be investigating the Innova long arm by ABM International. It has not been on the market for as long as some, but it is better. Keep reading or call me (Chris) at the store for more info (630)321-9051 or email email@example.com
SOME VERY EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING
Recently five of the largest Gammill dealers in the country left Gammill to be INNOVA distributors. They saw that INNOVAs are better and they made the switch! Come see why.
Here's a picture of the machine from one of our booths at a show. This is the 26 inch machine but it's on only about a 5 foot frame for the show. Look how much sturdier the frame is than most.
TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT
We are the only place in Illinois where you can come and try the machines. We have an 26 inch set up in the store. The 26 inch is on the 12 foot frame and also has the Autopilot installed. There is also an 18 inch with Lightening Stitch and Pantovision available.
We use the Autopilot to quilt for customers and it is fabulous. We are in Westmont, a southwest suburb of Chicago. We're on the NW corner of Route 83 and Ogden Avenue, two miles south of I-88. 818 Ogden in Westmont, IL 60559. 630 321-9051. Ask for Chris, and if I am not available, Deb also owns one, and in the unlikely case that neither of us is there, please leave a complete message, or ask them to get in touch with me and call you back.
We just moved into a bigger space. This huge room, is going to be our training center:
Important to know about the Innova long arm quilting machine:
Here's some info from the ABM international website, for the engineer in your family:
Innova Longarm Quilting Machine Specifications
18" x 10" Longarm quilting machine
26" x 12" Longarm quilting machine
Extruded alumium construction
Front & rear adjustable handle bars
Front & rear handle bar mounted controls with start/stop, needle up/dn and speed control
Selectable to stop needle up or down
All sealed ball bearing "grease-less" needle and hook drive system - You don't have to oil it heart
Spring action power driven large hopping foot
Industrial quality "PLC" programmable logic contoller for accurate stitch and speed control
1 H.P. servo motor
"Pulse Tech" motor speed controller
Industrial quality high resolution encoders
Timing belt drive (no grease points)
Rotary thread tensioner
Large capacity "M" bobbin
Pro-glider composite wheels
Max sewing speed: 3000 SPM
"Pro Frame"Perforated 1.5" square extruded aluminum tubing clear anodized
Frame can be ordered 6', 8', 10', 12', 14' or a custom size
Adjustable height from 30"-42"
2" stainless steel poles
Innova Longarm Quilting Machine STANDARD Features
Selectable needle stop position up or down
Easy hopping foot independent height adjustments
Rotary thread tensioner
Flourescent work lamp
2 nylon side tension clamps with adjustment straps
Stand alone bobbin winder w/shutoff & speed control
1 bobbin case
10 #16 titanium needles
Machine leveling legs
Gas assisted lifting top fabric roller
Stationary top quilt take-up roller
Stationary bypass roller
Overhead light bar with or without track style lights
Electric lifting table screw drive mechanism
Power feed take-up roller
Stitch regulation pro w/ touch screen and double resolution encoders
Small thread spool, horizontal side mounted holder
Unique fully adjustable and easy to position crosshatch ruler
"Autopilot" computer robotics system
"Patented" ecording multitech automatic couching system