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Thread: sewing machine survey

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    sewing machine survey

    What does everyone think is the best sewing machine out there for domestic sewing machines with larger throat area? Please list pro's and con's Thanks ahead of time

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    Husqvarna Viking Diamond any version

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    i will be watching this to see what everyone thinks on this subject.. i have seen a few on here that love this husqvarna diamond viking....going to do a search on this..
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    Any larger harp is going to be better than what you have. It will be how much you want to spend for a larger harp. The Bernina 820 has a larger harp but I could not justify the cost versus my Bernina 440.

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    I love my Babylock

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    The best that I have found are the Janome 6600 for hours of piecing and the Janome 8900. Largest harp area is the 8900. The harp space is 11"....and the price is very reasonable. The price is going down again, due to the potential of another machine coming out.....I don't have any con's....These are sturdy machines that do a great job. My 8900 does a better job of FMQ than the 6600...but it is probably operator error...I had eyelashes with the 6600, but not on the 8900. Neither one of these machines like Coats and Clark thread, but that is not a problem since I haven't purchased CC thread for years.

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    The Juki TL2010q is a real workhorse. Only straight stitching, but powerful. I love the speed control feature, thread cutter on foot pedal and knee lift lever.

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    I didn't need a big throat and have had my Bernina 1530 since the 90s. LOVE it. I quilted many award winning queen size quilts with it.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    I love my Janome 8900. Currently quilting a queen size quilt with no problem with FMQ. I have the sewing machine on the kitchen table because of the weight of the quilt.

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    Love my Janome 8900. Huge throat size and features galore! What other features aee you looking for?

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