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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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