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Thread: question on speed control and stitch regulator

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    Super Member dreamboat's Avatar
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    I am getting ready to put up my handi-quilter frame and my
    Juki 98Q machine. Do I need both a speed control and stitch regulator? If so, what brands will work with my machine and frame?

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    you don't need both and the price difference between the 2 is dramatic.

    a speed control does only that control the speed.

    a stitch regulator does speed and regulation of stitching.

    either brand grace or cruise control will work with your juki

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    you don't need both and the price difference between the 2 is dramatic.

    a speed control does only that control the speed.

    a stitch regulator does speed and regulation of stitching.

    either brand grace or cruise control will work with your juki
    Deleted my comment. I looked more closely at the original posting.

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    I started with the speed control, but it did not help enough. Got Cruise Control and like it a lot (I bet it is better now since I got a very early one).

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    I have used the speed controll and the stitch regulator. Both worked great. The speed control you control the speed with a knob and it goes at that speed. The stitch regulator controls the needle. I like the stitch regulator best. However, I did well with the speed control at the time too.

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    you don't necessarily NEED EITHER ONE-
    many people quilt just fine by practicing without speed control (they do not press so hard on their pedal when they want to slow down)
    and without a stitch regulator- they learn to speed up- or slow down to match their movements with the movements of the machine.
    they are a convienience- not a necessity.

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    Thanks everyone for the info.

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    have flynn frame. I move the quilt not the machine. stitches on back look really bad. would a stitch controler or regulator help me?

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    I agree with ckcowl. I had a Brother 1500 on a grace frame. It just takes a little getting used to controlling your "pedal". The Grace frame came with a bed that the machine sat on and the pedal connected to a hand-squeezer for the speed. I used that set-up for 9 years...but I also had the panto-boards (grooved board that the metal stylus fit into to make designs). The only thing I might have purchased would have been the upgraded machine bed thingie (the thing the machine sits on)....it supposedly makes it easier to maneuver the machine into curves, diagonals, etc.

    In the meantime, my husband purchased me an Innova set up.....so I'm in Heaven. But, I've kept my PS1500 for sewing and the frame/panto-boards in case anyone wants to purchase it.

    Whatever you do, practice, practice, practice. I do remember getting so frustrated at first......

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