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Thread: Heard of stretching machines?

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    There was lots of talk about stretched sewing machine. I didn't know so many had them.
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    heard-stretching-machines

    The waiting period is much shorter these days. Rick hired his daughter (I think) and another guy to help up. The machine will run just as it did before stretched and all the attachments you had before will work again. The machine will weight no more than it did before also. I have a stretched Juki, PCQ/MQR (robotics) and Grace Pro frame for sale if anyone is interested. Can be reached at Snooze2978@gmail.com if interested. Have ordered a new larger system and it will be here by the end of the month so need to find a new home for this system. Its a great system to start out with without going into debt. Will sell together or separately.
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    If you join the Home Quilting Systems yahoo group, there is a file in it called the Purple Monster or something along that line... it is instructions on how someone stretched their own machine.

    WoW only stretched other people's machines... they no longer sell their wow. http://www.wowquilts.com/

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    Here is a stretch juki, not mine...I'm still using the original
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    So, I presume these techs take "your" sewing machine and by making a new housing for it make it into a longarm? So, at the cost doing this what does one save rather than buying a machine that was originally made into a longarm? Then you have your regular machine and a longarm????? I am really confused why someone would want to do this as opposed to buying one initially......

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    I thought you meant an inversion machine to stretch your neck and back! LOL!
    I have a Bernina 750 and Singer Featherweight 221. Will have to check this out.
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    I thought the machines were made that way---not stretched. Learn something new every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    So, I presume these techs take "your" sewing machine and by making a new housing for it make it into a longarm? So, at the cost doing this what does one save rather than buying a machine that was originally made into a longarm? Then you have your regular machine and a longarm????? I am really confused why someone would want to do this as opposed to buying one initially......
    My take is that for some cases, the owner was using a mid-arm machine, but grew to feel the limitations of the smaller throat. Hence requiring the upgrade. At $2000, it is still cheaper than buying a new 18" long arm machine.
    Just my take.. I have neither a mid arm nor long arm.
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    That is sew cool! Do they weld a longer neck and leave the rest as is?

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