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Thread: Machine question

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    Junior Member RoundRobinP's Avatar
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    Machine question

    Hi all,

    Do any of you use a commercial machine to quilt? I was offered a Singer Heavy Duty 6212c machine for $50. The throat is way wider and deeper than a regular machine and is built to last and last. Just a question and I just wondered if it would work or if anyone else has had this thought. RoundRobinP
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    I Googled this machine and am not seeing that it is a commercial machine at all, or that the throat is any wider than regular domestic machines. Here, for example:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-6212C...-/330565522172

    Industrial machines can be really nice to work with, but this model does not appear to be industrial.

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    Heavy Duty and it includes a walking foot. I was told it was for upholstery and canvas. I guess I just thought industrial. blush.....
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    No, not commercial, industrial or heavy duty.

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    You can sew upholstery and canvas on a lot of machines. Heavy duty doesn't really mean anything.

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    It's not an industrial nor a heavy duty machine. The seller is trying too hard IMHO to sell it. That said, for $50, it could serve you well. If you're looking at this for a first machine, go ahead, knowing that when you get 'deeper' into this hobby, you'll probably want to upgrade.
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