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Thread: Question for mid to long-arm machine owners

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    Question for mid to long-arm machine owners

    I probably should know this but,I have a 15" quilting machine on a gracie pro frame.When I am quilting I can only do a strip about 10" is this about right or am I doing something wrong? We set the frame up per instructions. Everything is working fine,but still 10" from a 15" throat...

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    Sounds about right - you have to subtract the space taken up from the roller and quilt rolled up. That takes several inches away from your 15" throat space

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    As you keep quilting and rolling up the quilt, your actual quilting space will decrease by however thick the takeup roll gets.
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    Sounds about right. The quilt needs to go somewhere as you advance it. I have an 18" long arm and I when i purchased it I was told it would do a 12" block, but not if it is on point!!
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    I have a 9" throat and only have about 4.5" left at the end... so yours sounds right
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    yup that sounds right

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    Sounds right to me.

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    Yes you loose about 6" give or take. AND as you roll you loose a tiny bit more .... those tiny bits add up unfortunately.

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