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Thread: Easy Quilter at quilt show. Anyone have one?

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    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
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    Here is a link to the version 5.1 I tried out at the quilt show today:
    http://www.easyquilter.com/eq1.htm

    It was set up on a table with a Janome 1600p. Basically you sit down, grasp the handles, "floor" the pedal, and start free motion quilting by moving the machine around. This was a lot easier than trying to move the quilt around on my Bernina 1230! It was very fast and easy to make flowers, circles, loops, and with even stitching to boot.

    The quilt show price for this setup was $550 plus tax, but it is for the deeper harp machines (which my Bernina is not). For my Bernina, I would need the smaller version 4.1 for $450.

    I'm just wondering if anyone who has an Easy Quilter can tell me how much they like it. I'm especially wondering if it would be as much fun if I were using the smaller setup with my Bernina with its slower stitching speed.

    Any comments about this system would be much appreciated!

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    I'm gonna be watching the reviews on this, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzzzquilts
    I'm gonna be watching the reviews on this, thanks!
    Me too!

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    Me three!

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    So far all the reviews I have been able to find by Googling have been positive.

    I ***loved*** the setup with the bigger harp machine when I tried it out at the show. If I already had a large harp machine like the Janome 1600p, I don't think I would have hesitated to buy it even though money is tight at the moment. Basically, $600 to have a comfortable free motion setup would be worth it! Just not sure as sure about $500 for the smaller setup for my regular-harp-sized Bernina. Plus, I'd have to move my Bernina between piecing and quilting (unless I could resign myself to using a vintage machine for piecing).

    If money weren't so tight this year, I would have just purchased the larger setup *and* a new machine for quilting!

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    Hello! I bought the 4.1 setup off someone a few months ago and I truly enjoy it. The Easy Quilter is a good tool to find out if you want to move up to a mid or longarm setup. Before I bought one new I would ask on this board (or craigslist...whatever) if anyone may want to get rid of an easy quilter. I found the setup very easy, the wood construction durable and using it is nice. I have done 2 quilts so far on this setup. Another thing is that it has a good resale value. Someday I hope to have a larger setup but it is not in the budget at this time.

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    Something else...I use this with a Babylock Ellure or my Babylock Melody. Both having under a 9" harp.

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    Thanks so much!

    How large a quilt have you done with the 4.1?

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    I have done 1 40x45 & 1 twin so far.

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    How do you do a large quilt on it?
    Looks like the quilt just extends past the end of the frame.
    Nothing attached to make it longer how does that work?
    Can you get a stitch regulator to go with it.?
    Love this idea as I dont have room for a large frame.

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