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Thread: New sewing machine

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    Member hirshal's Avatar
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    New sewing machine

    Does anyone know the best table top sewing machine with the longest arm?
    Love to SHOP!

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    a domestic standard machine with a DEEP throat space would be one of the Juki's I believe!

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    I love my Janome Horizon with its 11" x 4.7" throat space. It has more stitches than you'll ever use, a knee lifter, and just about every foot imaginable. It also comes with an acrylic extension table. It has a built in walking foot (Accufeed)
    Basically, it's very intuitive to use, and it performs very well.
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

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    The longest arm goes to the Bernina 830. It also comes with the longest price tag:>

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    I have a Tin Lizzie 18 sit down machine. The opening is 18 inches. The machine is used for quilting tops, not for sewing.
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    Tin Lizzie 18 Sit-down model
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    The Babylock Ellisimo has an 18" throat. The downside is that there isn't a stitch regulator made for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter View Post
    The Babylock Ellisimo has an 18" throat. The downside is that there isn't a stitch regulator made for it.
    The Ellisimo has a 10" from the needle. I think you may have made a typo.

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    I have a Juki TL98e. I think it has a 9 inch throat, which doesn't seem like much, but it's plenty. I was quilting the other day and realized that I had 75% of the queen sized quilt under the harp, and still didn't have any problem and I'm a newbie. For the money, I'd stick with 9-10 inch throat. My used Juki was $400 but it came with a bunch of extra stuff. Personally, I just wouldn't spend much more than that, but YMMV
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I agree...love the 7700 Horizon.
    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj View Post
    I love my Janome Horizon with its 11" x 4.7" throat space. It has more stitches than you'll ever use, a knee lifter, and just about every foot imaginable. It also comes with an acrylic extension table. It has a built in walking foot (Accufeed)
    Basically, it's very intuitive to use, and it performs very well.

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