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Thread: Sewing machine recommendation

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    I'm an intermediate or so quilter and need a new sewing machine! I've been using a Brother XL5600, but the throat is so shallow that it's difficult to work on even the middle of a large baby quilt. Does anyone have a recommendation for something not crazy expensive? I'm not sure I can drop over $1000 on a Sapphire at my level, but I want to be able to do larger quilts...

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    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
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    Have you checked out what a Janome 6600 runs in your area? I have one and it has a 9" throat on it and did a quilt 104 x 110 with fanagaling. Also, is a wonderfully built machine!

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Have you looked at the brother Laura ashley NX800, not sure what it runs

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    I just saw the Viking MegaQuilter and the Sapphire...oooh...

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    The Brother 1500S has a 9 inch throat but is only a straight stitch machine. It's less the 800 dollars. I love mine. I kept my little machine for fancy stitches.

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    That looks like a good option for sure.

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