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Thread: Need advice on machine to use with HandiQuilter II frame

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    Senior Member dmackey's Avatar
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    I purchased a HandiQuilter II frame, used, at an estate sale last week. I want to buy a used machine that I can leave on it permanantly. I don't want or need anything other than a wide throat area, side loading bobbin, and a nice straight stitch.

    Can anyone recommend a home sewing machine, that I can probably find used, that works well on a frame? I mostly make twin and baby sized quilts and am concerened about the quilts being rolled up in the throat area and not leaving enough room to quilt.

    I want to use the frame and machine for SITD, border sashings, and the like, however, I would like advice on how to work with a design made for a larger block, such as a 10" square. Do you continually tie off and move the fabric to be able to complete the design?

    Thanks for advice and help in advance.

    Diane

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    Diane. Contact Mike at Mike@mikesmachineshop.com or 800-669-4917 He sells used handiquilters for a great price. Maybe you can get one of them instead of a domestic machine need the same price. He is great to work with. I bought a used frame from him. JOdie

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    Super Member sidmona's Avatar
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    My Juki TL98E came with the HandiQuilterII frame. Love the machine but never used the frame.

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I love my Juki. It works great on my Grace frame. Take a look. These babies are workhorses.

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