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Thread: pfaff long arm quilter

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    I am thinking about buying a pfaff grand quilter. It has a working area of 9 x 6. Does anyone have any experience with this machine. I know there are machine with larger working areas but you cant beat the price of this. Any comments to help me make up my mind? I must decide quickly. Thanks for help

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    Do you mind tellin the price? I love my Pfaff!

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    My guild has that machine. It's a very small working area by the time you get to the bottom of a quilt.

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    I have a friend with the pfaff grand quilter and she has been very happy with it. A smaller quilting area has both advantages and disadvantages. Its easier to work in a small area but you have to advance your quilt more often than with a longarm. If you are getting a good price, I say go for it. IMO the pfaff is a great machine.

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    It is made by the same manufacturer as most of the others that are the same size.

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    you may feel a limitation in your quilting area, 9" compared to an 18" throat. i own the viking 18x8 long arm with the quilt sew clever (robot) and the viking mega quilter, which i use to piece and sew binding on.

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    don't know what the phaff is, but i have a janome1600P that rides nicely on my Grace Pinnacle frame...
    I felt at first i needed larger throat, but once i got used to "moving" the quilt (just a couple of clicks)... things go vry smoothly and i really just enjoy doing the "loop de loop"..:)
    not to say that someday..........................:)

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    If it's a 9 x 6 area it's not a long arm. Personally, I would put the $ towards a long arm.

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    My Juki TL98Q is also the same machine and it works great on my frame. You just have to learn how to use it to it's advantage. Course a larger throat is always desired but many of us don't want to shell out the bucks for those machines. Go with what you feel comfortable with and paying for. There are no set rules for what you have to have other that what you are comfortable with. If the sky is the limit with your purchasing power then by all mean go check out the larger throat machines. But never bust your budget for something you can't really afford and will end up being an albatross (sp) around your neck just because someone else has it. I also quilt a lot off the frame and manage to do quite nicely with my Juki on a little larger king size top. It's all in learning how to use what you have and make it work for you. Most importantly it is what you can comfortably afford. I have seen way too many people purchase the high priced set ups and then became dismayed/guilty that they spent so much money on them. Although as quilters we are sometimes consumed by quilting....they are many other things in our lives far more important.

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    hi candace,
    wondering if you picked a long arm. i saw you were in the market for one in the beginning of the year.

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