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Thread: What is this machine, and is it appropriate for quilting?

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    I do agree I would give it a try, awesome table!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    I have table envy!
    Ditto! That is some table!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO View Post
    I used to have a singer much like this, but not an upholstery machine. I loved my commercial machine for piecing, I could really go to town on strip piecing.
    Me too! Did machine applique for a sweatsuit company. It did beautiful applique work.

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    Looks like an industrial sewing machine much like the brother I have now. I was tempted to quilt my quilts on it but when my sis and I checked it out, it sews so fast I can hardly keep up. I am selling mine because I never use it. I bought one of Ken Lund's set ups he advertised on facebook to try to quilt my quilts with. I think if you can figure out how to slow it down, you might be able to sew on it but not freehand. Also, straight stitch only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    What does your DH sew with his machine and this big of a table?????
    Boat interiors/seats/upholstery...canvas work like pop up campers...furniture cushions...

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    It reminds me of a JUKI machine industrial machine. I think it might be worth a try.

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    Chuck the machine and swap yours out with that table!!!!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    You might need to change out the needle and thread and maybe readjust the tension, but it most likely will work. It will depend on your sewing level somewhat because it does go several times faster than the average home machine. Find a practice quilt and try it...you would want to do that with any machine anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    mgm- don't even talk to me about where the cars are. My car hasn't seen the inside of the garage...well, maybe ONE time. He's always got some project going in there. Usually it involves fixing someone ELSE's vehicle...
    He's got this whole thing built on casters so he can wheel it around/outside if he needs to, and the machine is also on wheels and slides right into that space. The middle section will store his fabric rolls/bolts.
    Can he make a table for your machine so that he can roll his out and slide yours right into that space?

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    It is likely the machine is used for heavy stuff with heavy thread - that will change your tensions. You might get an extra bobbin case just for lighter weight thread then only have to adjust the top tension when you transition. Can you shoot a picture of the foot? If it is a straight foot it would quilt - you can reset the clutch so it goes slower at first. Use finer needles and thread then rework the tensions. A high shank darning foot or a commercial darning foot may fit it. If it is a dedicated walking foot you won't like free motion with that. If you are doing straight grid type quilting, you might like it if it is set up for it.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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