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Thread: Machine Talk - Quest Plus And Other Considerations

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    Here is a list of the 9 specialty feet that came in the promo package with the Quest Plus:

    Braiding Foot
    5/8" Edge Guide Foot
    Adjustable Guide Foot
    Decorative Stitch Foot
    Decorative Tape Foot
    Chenille Foot
    Edge Joining Foot
    1/4" Quilting Foot with Guide
    Stitch-in-the-Ditch Foot

    I haven't plugged it in yet... gotta wait for my little one to sleep first. That's the only time I can actually get anything done :) I did unpack it and it's hard to only be able to stare at it for now.

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    Thank you for your reply. Those extra feet are really useful. You must be so excited to try your new machine. Enjoy it.
    Mary Ellen

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    Whoohoo!!!!!! OMG! Slick, mean, lean sewing machine... I just tried a bunch of stuff while my son napped. I'm now ready to piece the quilt top together... on to yellow brick road, baby!

    Well, I just have to wait for tomorrow's nap...

    :-P

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    Hi,

    I purchased a Quest Plus in March and have been very happy with it. I am envious of the prices you have available. There is only one dealer who carries it here in So. Indiana and I paid 1799 for mine. Imagine my surprise when I see you could have purchased it for 999! Mine did come with 15 feet though and a full color step-by-step instruction manual on using the machine for different technique.

    I do LOVE the machine, especially the built in walking foot. Many of the girls in my quilt guild love their Berninas but I didn't care for the small harp as I wanted to do machine quilting with it. With a little practice free motion works quite well. The open-toed free motion foot is a real plus, helping you see where you are going. It also came with this great foot that makes stitching in the ditch a breeze.

    The only thing I don't like is the bobbin. I prefer a drop in bobbin. However, it's a real plus when you are quilting a quilt and need to change the bobbin. You don't have to remove the quilt to do so.

    I'm very happy with this machine even though I apparently overpaid. It is really a solid machine though, not so much lightweight plastic like some. When I was shopping for a machine I had a dream that I bought a Baby Lock. When I finally found one to try out, imagine by surprise when I saw written on it "Quilter's Dream" series!

    One more thing. I was looking for the auto cutter too but went ahead and purchased the Quest Plus. Later I was talking to an older quilter who lives at her machine and she said her Janome Pro had that feature but she didn't like the way it worked and never used it. This made me feel somewhat better but I still think you wouldn't waste as much thread.

    Hope this helps!

    Autumn

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierquilter
    Imagine my surprise when I see you could have purchased it for 999! Mine did come with 15 feet though and a full color step-by-step instruction manual on using the machine for different technique.
    I was told that the MSRP is $2499 for this machine... imagine my surprise, but then again, obviously they are making obscene amount of profit; it's not like it's made in the US at fair trade prices I bet. You did pay more, but you still got a good price... I got an obscenely good price. :) The important thing is that you're happy with it.

    I did hear about the book and will try to get it from the library through WorldCat loans. One has to be floating around. Do you have the title/author or ISBN for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierquilter
    The only thing I don't like is the bobbin. I prefer a drop in bobbin. However, it's a real plus when you are quilting a quilt and need to change the bobbin. You don't have to remove the quilt to do so.
    I had a drop-in bobbin before and didn't like it a bit. I actually was happy to see the side load for the very reason you mention... don't have to move your work except to back track a few stitches to secure the job. I love that.

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    Yesterday, I went for my first class to learn to use the machine... wow, those feet and stitches are really handy. It sure beats my 25 year old machine.



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    I bought the Quest Plus yesterday and it's wonderful. I spent several hours at the dealers and tried the stitches that are important to me: the buttonholes, hems, 1/4" piecing etc. I even tried free motion for the first time. Only drawbacks so far are too many stitches have a default of 2 and for basting a 6 would have been nice. I have the automatic cutter on a Viking and I don't care for it. It leaves a noticeable (to me) knot.
    Mary Ellen

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    Hi,

    Congratulations :) It's like having a new baby, isn't? LOL

    I suspect that if you use something quite a bit there's has to be a way to commit it to memory. I know there are only 6 or 8 (forgot) memory banks, but I've learn one thing is that there is always a way around things :P The stitches are so many that I still haven't gone through all of them. I plan on doing them all one by one, grouped by foot, on a piece of fabric to make sure I'm not missing anything.

    I'm still discovering my machine. I have another 2 hours at the dealer's coming up to fiddle with all the goodies.

    Quote Originally Posted by emmy
    I bought the Quest Plus yesterday and it's wonderful. I spent several hours at the dealers and tried the stitches that are important to me: the buttonholes, hems, 1/4" piecing etc. I even tried free motion for the first time. Only drawbacks so far are too many stitches have a default of 2 and for basting a 6 would have been nice. I have the automatic cutter on a Viking and I don't care for it. It leaves a noticeable (to me) knot.
    Mary Ellen

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    After comparing the Quest & quest Plus at Babylock.com, I noticed that some of the decorative stitches changed or were added. There are a few children animal designs on the plus.. ducks etc. The Singer L500 is basically the same as the Quest. I love my Singer L500

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