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Thread: Decent throat size machine

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Decent throat size machine

    Can someone please tell me which machines have an appx. 9" throat? I want to upgrade my machine on my quilt frame - I have a Singer 401 (aka the Tank) that just doesn't do well - the tension is out of whack and I'm tired of ignoring it, perhaps time to rehome it, haven't decided. My main machine isn't a really high level - a $300 Joann's special, and it does well on the FMQ on the frame, but is a pain to transfer back and forth. So I would like a dedicated machine with a decent throat for the frame, then perhaps I'd actually use the frame - haven't used it in over a year!!!

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
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    Juke's but other manufacturers are now making some sorry don't know exactly try brother , janome and I think pfaff.
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    The Janome 6600 has a 9 inch throat.
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    The Brother 1500 has a 9" throat, I think. It's a workhorse.

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    I have the Brother 1500. It's a no nonsense nice machine and reasonably priced.
    Got fabric?

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    Hands down, the Brother 1500!!!!!!!!!!! My girl is almost 10 years old now....she has never skipped a stitch ( I clean her once a week ).....sews only forward and backwards.....no computer.....does fantastic FM without a frame, I've done up to a King size quilt....one of maybe 200 quilts over the past years. Other machines have come and gone but this girl has always been my ''go to'' machine. About 800.00 new but check out a re-furbished machine (trade in ) at your local store but then I never understood why people would trade in this workhorse!!!!!!!!!

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    Viking Sapphire line has a 10" throat.

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    I would recommend a used Pfaff Grand Quilter, had one, its a champ for on frame quilting. I also pieced with it, but this model doesnt have the Pfaff IDT (aka built on board walking foot) so I still preferred my regular Pfaff for that. This machine and the Brother are cousins...very similar.

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    Im another Brother 1500 believer!!! A workhorse for sure

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    My Babylock Jane and Juki TK 98QE both have a 9" throat. They are straight stitch only machines. A bit more costly than the Brother 1500.
    Another Phyllis
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