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Date: 6/7/10 10:25 AM

When I have been doing a lot of serging and have to go to the sewing machine for something, I am often taken aback by how s l o w it is. Takes me a few moments to adjust my brain. Anyone else have this?

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Date: 6/7/10 10:38 AM

Yes. I love to sew fast. Have to remind myself not to ALWAYS sew fast - must be careful. :)

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Date: 6/7/10 1:26 PM

I caught myself pumping the foot pedal to get my computerized sewing machine to go faster.

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Date: 6/7/10 1:36 PM

This is why I'm looking for at a 'professional' Juki. I can't take how slow my sewing machine is anymore!

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Date: 6/7/10 2:33 PM

I had that same issue and seriously looked into getting an industrial lockstitch. I tested out some models and loved this one particular model of Juki. I finally decided to hold off on that jump and go semi-industrial. My 2 primary reasons were space/'ease' of moving the machine if needed plus I wanted variable speed (though some industrial models do have this feature or the ability to have a servo motor added). I felt that I would likely never or rarely ever sew at the top speed of an industrial for fashion garment sewing. I purchased the Juki TL98Q and LOVE it. In addition to greater speed than your average sewing machine, It has a dead-on straight stitch. It sews beautifully. I do not regret the purchase.

Patty

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Date: 6/7/10 2:49 PM

Absolutely! When I've been using the serger for a while and then go to the sewing machine, it is torture. The SM is soooo slooooow in comparison.

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Date: 6/11/10 2:40 PM

What kind of things do you feel like that on? Since getting my serger, most of the sewing I've done on my SM has been on smaller things, or smaller areas, places where I *want* to go slow and be exact. But I'm still new enough to sewing in general that I'm probably just going slowly because I'm not good enough to go fast!

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Date: 6/14/10 11:14 AM

Anyone else get a straight stitch mainly for speed in garment sewing?

It seems that the Juki 98TLQ, Brother PQ1500S, Janome 1600PQC and DB (and Janome-made Viking Megaquilter and Pfaff Grandquilter) are the non-industrials that could serve this purpose. Anyone else have experience with the Juki or Brother specifically for this? Anyone have any opinions about the differences between these? TIA

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 6/15/10 9:28 PM

This topic has been moved from Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers to Sewing Machines

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Date: 6/25/10 7:49 PM

Bringing this back up to the top in the hopes of getting more input on the need for speed!

I'm really interested in the Juki TL98Q, but there isn't one for me to try locally and I'll have to buy it online. But I've never bought a machine that I haven't actually been able to try, and that makes me nervous.

Sewpatty said that she bought the Juki TL98Q for this purpose and she seems really pleased with it. Anyone else have one of the 1500/1600 SPM straight stitch machines that they use for speedier garment work? Do you think it makes a real difference for this purpose?


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