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Thread: Mid arm machines

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    Senior Member Mona Lisa 2011's Avatar
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    What constitutes a Mid Arm machine and how are they different from a domestic sewing machine?

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    Domestic usually have a 9" space between the column and the needle. Mid-arms usually have 11"-15", long arms start at about 18".

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    mid arm machines are larger than your regular domestic machine- with more throat space- giving you more room to quilt.
    smaller than a long-arm--an (inbetween)

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    Can you name some brands? I was wondering the same thing! Thanks for asking this question!

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    I'd say that APQS' Lenni would count as a midarm machine.

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    HQ 16 is another one.

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    This was educational for me. I thought mid arms started at 9". Learn something every day on this board!

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    Oh, I'd also say Bernina's 820, 830 etc. are midarms.

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    I think a mid arm is usually on a frame, although the sweet 16 by HandiQuilter is a sit down. My HQ 16 is a mid arm.

    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    mid arm machines are larger than your regular domestic machine- with more throat space- giving you more room to quilt.
    smaller than a long-arm--an (inbetween)

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    Viking's Sapphire line is midarm

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