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    Does anyone have or know anything about the Husqvarna Mega Quilter? Does it make piecing and quilting any easier is it worth the money? Saw at Joanns for 949.00

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    I love mine! I use it to piece all of the time.

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    We have the Pfaff Grandquilter which is almost a twin. We love ours, but we have had some tension issues. As a matter of fact, I am procrastinating right now because there is a quilt on the frame that needs to be finished but I'm having trouble with the thread breaking. I love it when it's working. I can't imagine using and getting good results without the frame and stitch regulator, though.

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    You are right. They are made by the same manufacturer, along with a couple of others.

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    I had one several years ago, and had so many problems with it I took it back and got my money back. I do understand that the new ones have a much bigger "bed", but the one I had, really didn't have the room that I have on my elna. It's fine for baby quilts and such though, but not big quilts, I don't know which one the one you're talking about is, but if it's like the original one, I'd just leave it be. LOL My own honest opinion.

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    It is a mechanical machine that sews only straight stitches (no zig-zag and no decorative stitches), but it sews the straight ones very fast.

    As a mechanical machine, you will fiddle with the tension and it likes to be oiled a lot.

    So, if you don't want, or need any "fancy" stitches, it may be the right machine for you.

    I have a Pfaff Grandquilter that is going on the frame to stay there. My regular sewing machine is a Babylock Espire because I need the fancy stitches.

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    I have a Juki 98tl and I love it, It only sews straight stiches but I have put it on my quilting machine and done a lot of queen size quilts.............It is really fast. :thumbup:

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    I've had mine for about 4 years and just love it. Never had a problem with it.

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    Try to find a Husqvarna dealer instead of getting it at JoAnn's. The service and lessons and such will be better if you ever have any issues.

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    My megaquilter is the original and I haven't had any problems with tension. Madquilter is right, it does need to be oiled a lot, and I oil with every bobbin change, but it isn't any big deal--you just oil the bobbin hook and the little holes on top of the machine. I thought the auto bobbin winder was broken, but it just didn't get plugged back in when I had it serviced. I plugged it back in myself. Like anything you buy you can get a "lemon", but I quilted several Queen size quilts on mine. I quilted with it on the original Inspira frame and it did a beautiful job. I don't machine quilt with it anymore, but that is because I have a complete different setup now. I piece a lot on mine, but I also have a Pfaff that I had given to my mom which has a ton of different stitches. I use it when I want other stitches. If it is at Joann's it is probably a new one, but you would have to ask for sure. Good luck whatever you decide.

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