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Date: 10/31/12 5:44 PM

Personally, I love to sew fast and find myself wanting even more speed than the 1600spm my Grand Quilter will sew. I feel I can free motion quilt and piece with perfect results at the high speed of the GQ --

Sure - I sometimes wish it were quieter ... but,..

The question is -- what do other people think about speed?

Is it a trick or a treat?

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Date: 10/31/12 5:50 PM

I sew fast, too. NOT as fast as your Grand Quilter, though! My 830 can do 1,1,00 SPM, but I usually run it at about 3/4 speed on my speed control. So compared to you, I don't really sew fast at all!

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Date: 10/31/12 5:52 PM

How about when you embroider?

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Date: 10/31/12 6:00 PM

Depending on the thread I am using or how dense a design it, I can do the 1,100 spm when embroidering.

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Date: 11/1/12 2:31 PM

Industrial machines are the fastest. Zoom Zoom.

Go to the Threads site & look up the video for Manuel (he's famous for dressing Elvis & country western stars, fabulous duds)... there's this guy that embroiders for him on an industrial zigzag. Amazing.

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Date: 11/1/12 2:44 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty much a speed demon too. But I've gotta have the subtle low speeds on a machine as well. The foot control on my serger recently went into warp speed and stayed there. Even if I barely touched it, zooooom. It was a bit frightening but I manged to finish my garment. It's in the tech's hands now and I'm learning just how much I miss my serger!!

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Date: 11/1/12 2:56 PM

Quote: NM gal

Go to the Threads site & look up the video for Manuel (he's famous for dressing Elvis & country western stars, fabulous duds)... there's this guy that embroiders for him on an industrial zigzag. Amazing.

video.

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Date: 11/1/12 3:22 PM

That's pretty amazing there is also a video of a guy doing a portrait of a girl sitting in front of him on a Bernina. I wish I could do this then I wouldn't have had to put out $4k for an embroidery machine lol.

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Date: 11/1/12 3:33 PM

Oh yes - I also like to have a wide range of stable speeds.

I love that this machine stops or slows as I want it to - and i can do one stitch at a time slow - if thats what I feel like doing.

I might end up with an industrial at some point. For now, Im pretty happy with this machine -- Im glad to not deal with the industrial style oil pan or other system.

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Date: 11/1/12 3:38 PM

I like speedy sewing too much. I have to say that noticing that my daughter sews rather slowly was a good thing. She told me she has better control, and you know what? She is right! I tried it and it's true. BUT, when I serge seams and when I sew long seams or do some FM, I do love speed....that's one reason I wanted the Janome 6300 - speed + knee lift. Amen. And it is a speedy enough machine for me at 1000spm. The Grand Quilter is faster.

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