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Thread: Piecing and Quilting

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    After reading the comments on machines, why would you need a different machine for piecing and for quilting? Thanks for the comments.

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    I use one machine for the piecing and then keep the walking foot on the other machine... easier than switching them out all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I use one machine for the piecing and then keep the walking foot on the other machine... easier than switching them out all the time
    Yes, me too!

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    The 301 has a 1/4" guide screwed on. It's easier to use the Necchi for sewing HSTs without the guide in the way, so I am using two machines for piecing. The 301 FMQs easily, so that's her job no matter what machine pieces. These are both straight stitch machines, no zigzag, which I perfer for piecing. The Elna sits ready to do any regular sewing or any ZZ or fancy stitching.

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    If you have more than one machine, why not use whichever is best for a particular task? If you get more precision piecing on inexmachine, but another has a bigger harp for quilting, why not?

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    I do because my original machine can handle quilting, but it has a small harp area ... So second was purchased for harp space. If I had started out with the second machine I would probably only have one. So now I keep them both set up for different purposes and keep them that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I use one machine for the piecing and then keep the walking foot on the other machine... easier than switching them out all the time
    Yes, me too!
    Me three! I hate having to change the foot so this makes a easy, less stressful transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I use one machine for the piecing and then keep the walking foot on the other machine... easier than switching them out all the time
    Yes, me too!
    Ditto and Ditto - me too, smile.

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    my quilting machine with the larger throat is on a frame. for piecing, i don't need a large throat space, so my DSM works for that. if someone said that i could only have one machine, i'd be hard-pressed to part with either.

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    Why do we need two or more machines. Why do men need more than one wrench???

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