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Thread: Long Arm Machine

  1. #31
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    Sep 2011
    Southern Indiana
    Long Arm deffinatly!!

  2. #32
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    Valley of the sun, AZ
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    It would depend on if this were to be your only machine. If so, then the long arm isn't the choice. If you already have a good and sturdy machine to piece with, then jump on the long arm provided you have lots of room for it.

  3. #33
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    West Creek NJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    Another question for the longarmers on here, would a Janome Horizon 7700 with the 11" space work on a Grace Start-Right Frame?
    I was thinking of getting one of these and I went with a Bailey's 17" and Gracie Frame for $2,500 instead. I love it! 11" is nice, but 17" is better. lol

  4. #34
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    York, South Carolina
    Quote Originally Posted by Helena
    I have a chance of purchasing an old dependable Bernina electronic machine vs. a new long arm machine for probably the same money. Which would you do given the fact I make lots of baby quilts?
    I've got to go against the flow here. You can both sew and quilt on the Bernina which, in my opinion, is the best machine available. My Bernina is around 25 years old and still sews like a dream. You can only quilt on a longarm. If you mainly make baby quilts, they are small enough to handle easily in the harp space of the Bernina. Although you can certainly quilt a baby quilt on a longarm, you will have to find house space for a frame and machine that has the capability to quilt up to kingsize quilts.

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    currently central new jersey
    you said machine right? you didn't say frame. so what you're talking about is really the 11" throat space, if i get it right.

    if you can do the baby quilts on the machine you already have, do you really need a different one? it would be convenient, but not really necessary. i'd save up for a machine with a larger throat on a frame. you'll be happier.

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