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Thread: Longarmers vs. home sewing machine

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    Junior Member Gramily's Avatar
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    I am wondering how many long armers there are vs. non long armers? I am getting more and more inspired to pull out my BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) and give it another try. I haven't done much machine quilting in the last year and a half due to shoulder surgery. Wasn't real good before the surgery!!! I am think I should go at it again and really, really try. Would like your input.

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    Go for it! I would use quilting gloves that grip your fabric,it takes the stress off your shoulders. I love my BSR !!!!

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    If u can do it then go girl go! Wish I could do IT!

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    I went to Leah Day's website and started with her easy tutorials. I set up my laptop next to my sewing machine and did what she did. Some turned out great, some didn't look like hers at all, but none were outright failures. It's a goog way to learn and build your confidence!

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    Go for it, practice, practice, practice :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramily
    I am wondering how many long armers there are vs. non long armers? I am getting more and more inspired to pull out my BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) and give it another try.
    Is there a frame that the BSR fits on? That would give you you more of the 'longarm' feel.

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    If I had the money and the room, there's NO doubt that I would get a long arm, but, until then, I'll have to manhandle my quilts through my home sewing machine.

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    I can't afford a longarm and I can't afford to send my quilts out.

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    I free motion quilt with my Juki which has a 9" throat. I don't have a stitch regulator. After about 5 years most of my stitches are okay, but since I don't plan on entering anything in a competition it is okay. Just takes a LOT of practice.

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    Sandyquilts, There is No frame. The (BSR )Bernina Stitch Regulator attaches to a Bernina sewing machine .

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