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Date: 8/16/13 10:33 AM

What's a good mechanical sm with a long throat ie 9" or longer? :-)

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Date: 8/17/13 7:18 AM

My mechanical Pfaff 6152 is 7" from feed dogs to right side of arm and 2.75" from feed digs to left edge so its about 10" across the entire flat bed.

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Date: 8/17/13 7:22 AM

Juki TL98E or Q

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Date: 8/17/13 12:31 PM

I don't know if you want a wide harp due to quilting, but I just found this web site that discusses it and gives some suggestions:

http://www.machinequilter.co.uk/sewing-machines/what-to-look-for-in-a-sewing-machine/


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Date: 8/17/13 12:57 PM

Quote: SewLibra
I don't know if you want a wide harp due to quilting, but I just found this web site that discusses it and gives some suggestions:



http://www.machinequilter.co.uk/sewing-machines/what-to-look-for-in-a-sewing-machine/






The site you have provided gets right to the point.

Thanks.

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Date: 8/17/13 3:10 PM

Your welcome! May I ask how can I learn to make a link in these posts? I just copy and paste the URL and it's not really a link. Thanks!

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Date: 8/17/13 3:16 PM

I enjoy the space and speed of the Grand Quilter. I also enjoy how mechanical it is - but with the addition of a leg lift and thread cutter.

I stopped using the leg lift - but use the thread cutter all of the time and needle down. For me - I think the grand Quilter is the perfect machine.

You remember I had a machine like yours for awhile. I loved to FMQ with it - I was very new to sewing and determined to do things my way. With no pins or basting. - That worked fine for awhile and I quilted quilts in that machine.

But now, I baste big quilts and quilt sorta in quarters, from the center over and down -- I think most normal size machines can handle 1/4 of a most size quilts.

If I remember correctly - the things that was hard to get used to was my Viking (like yours) did not stop sewing as soon as I lifted off the gas. And that made it hard to stop quickly. Im finding the 15-91 to be the same way -- it gets going and wants to go a little more after I lay off the gas.

When I had a viking like yours I remember wanting the one that looked like it - but, had needle down/up -- for some reason my 150 made me have to turn the wheel an inch every time time to let the thread loose. PITA>



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Date: 8/17/13 10:44 PM

Janome 1600P-QC is a good machine as well as the Juki already suggested above.

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Date: 8/18/13 6:55 AM

I believe that the Janome 1600 does not have the possibility to lower the feed dogs, you have to use a plate to cover them, I think it even comes supplied with the darning foot specific to this machine. The Juki can lower the feed dogs with a lever.

I believe Babylock Jane and Brother PQ1500 are equivalent to the Juki TL98/2000/2010; the Elna 7100 is the same as the Janome 1600. Pfaff Grand Quilter and Viking Mega Quilter are the same, I donít know if you can lower the feed dogs on them, maybe someone who has the machine could confirm that. They are all straight stitch machines with 9Ē harp.


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Date: 8/18/13 7:53 AM

I am sewing on the Juki 98 (mom's machine) and it is a great machine. About 9" to right, needle up /down, and cuts thread. It also has a knee lift. It does almost as good as an industrial would. Most of these machines comes with a walking foot.
-- Edited on 8/18/13 7:55 AM --

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