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Thread: Which quilting machine under $2000 has a 9" throat.

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    Junior Member janedb's Avatar
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    Hi any help would be nice
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    I have a Pfaff Grandquilter and it has about 10-12 inches of space. I have mine on a frame. The machine is only around $1200-$1400. The frame is about $2000. I really like my setup and have done several quilts up to queen size.
    Are you looking for a machine and frame setup or just a machine with more throat space. The Pfaff machine is only a straight stitch machine so if this is to be your only machine I would say this is probably not the machine you are looking for.

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    brother PQ1500S and juki T98Q I think are about 5-600 babylock jane not sure of the price though

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    Janome 6600P

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    Here in the Northeast part of the US ...the Babylock Jane runs around $850 usd, the Brother 1500 around $700 and the Juki TL98Q (now discontinued but the Juki 2000 or 2010 has replaced it) runs around $850-900 usd. I have been doing research for the last 6 months so I am informed of the prices. I bought a used Brother 1500 for $425 which includes shipping across the country. Having other Babylock/Brother machines I like the quality of them. I have heard almost nothing but good about Juki too. There is also the Pfaff Mega or Pfaff Grand quilting machines they run around the $850 usd but I have heard problems about tension with them. The Janome I have heard has given some people problems. Who knows? The same goes for so many items some people swear by them and others don't care for them.

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    Have you checked out the Singer7469Q. It's a fine machine and price around $300 - $400.

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    Love my new Juki Tl2010!! I got mine for $700 w/ free shipping online.

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    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome65...FUw0QgodwUj8Ag

    Janome 6500

    without bells and wistles Juki is a great option too.


    Also look at some vintage machines. They have very high unobstructed openings. Singer 201 is a little longer opening too.

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    be careful with some of the machines being suggested because they aren't really designed for frame quilting.

    the harp area should be a squared off as possible otherwise you will lose even further throat space due to the curve off the head in the throat space.

    also pay attention to the height of the harp area because this is the section where the finished quilt rolls up into and the shorter the harp the less space you will have and large quilts will have to be turned half way thru the quilting process.

    you want a machine that is a high speed straight stitch only for frame quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/janome65...FUw0QgodwUj8Ag

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    without bells and wistles Juki is a great option too.
    I bought a Juki and ♫ love it ♫ and have bought at this site with no problems!

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