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Thread: Q-bot

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    I only have five to eight inch space for quilting on my long-arm/quilt frame. Would this be enough to buy a Q-bot.
    I would love to have an 18 inch but they are costly so I will be staying with my Grand Quilter. I love the designs that
    the Q-bot has but would it be worth it . So many quilts have eight to twelve inch squares and I don't know enough about them to make an intelligent decision.

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    I would think anything you buy would be severely limited by your lack of throat space. IMHO, the money would be better spent on increasing your throat space.

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    the qbot is not going to increase your throat space so you'll never be able to do a 12 inch block.

    if you have design software you could take a 12 inch design and break it down into 4 inch sections and quilt out the design that way.

    they do sell all over designs that the qbot can stitch out for a small throat machine.

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    Check the specs for Q-bot. Try their website. I saw on a flyer that it is compatible to some of the smaller machines. I am sure that the designs would be limited to the lesser throat space. I have been concidering it myself.

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    There are numerous smaller designs made for Qbot that are specifically for 9" throated machines. Look for qbots on sale...some can be found for around half what a new one costs.
    You will be limited on space...but you can do some very pretty stuff with your machine & a Qbot

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    Senior Member margecam52's Avatar
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    You can do a 12 inch block...it will take some setting up...but by doing a segment at a time, it's possible though, just as doing a 108 x 108 quilt on a 26 inch machine is....just takes some adjusting.

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