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Thread: Empress quilting machine and frame

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    Question Empress quilting machine and frame

    Does anyone have one? Do you like or dislike it and why?

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    Hmm, I have never heard of this machine, but that doesnt mean anything, Im sure someone will Good luck
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    I Googled and found a couple of sites that sell this. It is definitely not one of the most talked-about setups; I had never heard of it before.

    If you are thinking of buying a longarm setup, it's a good idea to do tons of research and try out different machines at quilt shows before investing in one. This can save you a lot of problems. I would also suggest joining the homequiltingsystems group at yahoo.groups.com and asking about the Empress there. It is a very large and active group of longarmers and midarmers, so you are likely to find someone there who knows more about the Empress.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGt7kmW0aI

    I looked and could not find the empress...if you have a link, why not share so we can see it...meanwhile...if you are shopping, this would be the one i would buy (when i win the lottery)....it is completely different than other machine frames and is so enticing... would love to see the empress if you have a site for it...

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    hmmm...found one and if they come larger, the 18" throat will drive you nuts and cost you a lot of time..i have 24" and wish it was larger sometimes... the throat depth determines how many times you have to move the quilt and if your blocks are larger than 12", you will be moving up and back all the time....

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    Looks like another stretch machine.

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    Ok, so I looked at this one as well. This company makes a good product ( their cutting mats and cutters.). This quilting machine though, well on this I'm not sold. Here is why..... watch the video again. The stitch quality is poor. Loose on the top and we don't get to see the bottom. Now one might say, that can be adjusted. Ok, so why wouldn't they adjust it for their selling video? I like how the table goes up and down. His claim that they are the only company making a true long arm and all the rest are just stretch machines simply isn't true. That makes me question any other claim he makes. The lighting system seems kinda nice, but I wonder about the whole laser system.

    As you can see, I sure have my reservations on this one.


    I looked and could not find the empress...if you have a link, why not share so we can see it...meanwhile...if you are shopping, this would be the one i would buy (when i win the lottery)....it is completely different than other machine frames and is so enticing... would love to see the empress if you have a site for it...[/QUOTE]

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    http://www.empressquilter.com/Sitdown.html
    I think it looks good. Saw it at a store. Wish it could also do straight stitching for piecing, and then I would have the perfect machine.

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