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Last edited by Belfrybat; 12-07-2012 at 10:51 AM.
corrections-bobbins from Ken" sewing center are no on sale 5 fo $6.95 (regular 9.99) with free shipping. I thinks this is cheaper than LQSl Also these bobbins have a small grove that fits on the bobbin threader.
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I too have this machine and use it all the time. the pastic cover on your quilting foot is very important it helps the thread from breaking while going so fast. My friend lost hers and had to replace the whole foot
the machine would break the thread all the time
to replace you have to buy the whole foot VERY COSTLY
I have the Juki TL 98 which I believe is a twin to your machine. My FMG foot had clear plastic with just a hole also. I popped the clear plastic piece out. It gave me a much better line of sight to FMQ. My 1/4 in foot does not have the guide either.
I just bought this. I don't need a frame as I do QAYG. I simply can't stand dealing with all the fabric at once. I'll probably use the Pfaff for blocks and the Brother for putting strips together. Even with QAYG, the 2170 needs room. I've played with FMQ on the Pfaff, tried the quilting system and while I liked the movement of the base, the opening left something to be desired as you had no idea where you were. I liked the slider better.
I played with a Tin Lizzie sit down and had a far easier time with that setup than the embroidery machine.
I like the idea of the pin feed. It looks like it works like the Pfaff IDT.
What do you need for safety if you are FMQ smaller blocks individually?
The Brother machines seem to be made to sew without a foot pedal. They use the speed control on the machine. Does this do the same? Manual doesn't mention. Local dealer doesn't carry this machine but will service it.
I like QAYG and have no desire to change styles. I don't get as bored, and I don't have to worry about where to piece a kingsize top if I want one. I did one once on a Pfaff 1471. Never again.
I am also looking to buy this machine and am wondering if I should also buy a frame or use on my table. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.