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

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

    I'm still debating on the logistics of quilting my first quilt, and haven't decided yet if I really want to send it out. I really want to be able to do it start-to-finish on my own (I think).

    My DH has this machine. He bought it from a local commercial seamstress, and it doesn't seem to have any details on it. Is it the type of machine that could do something like a quilt, or is it more for 'heavy duty' sewing? (It was used mostly for heavy commercial fabrics like vinyl and canvas, which is what he'll be using it for). Maybe it's not something I can use? Oh, by the way, do you not LOVE the new table he just built?! I'm totally jealous.

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    Holy cow!!!!!!!

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    I don't know about the maching but the table.............I want one.

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    I'd guess that since it was used for heavy fabrics it's probably not great for quilting. I have an "upholstery" machine that looks similar; it has a very heavy duty walking foot designed right into the machine and would certainly not work at all for quilting. Not totally sure what yours is/does though.
    Wendy

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    Woweee! He is good. Maybe if you are good to him, he'll build you one. Maybe.

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    wow very nice table. he should sell them.

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    Have you looked for the makers plate under the machine. When you tip the machine back the plate is normealy there.

    I would agree that more than likely it will not work for quilting.

    What are you piecing with and how big is the quilt?

    Very nice table but where do you park your cars?

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    Throw together a practice piece and give it a whirl. Just grab any two pieces of fabric and some batting. Nothing fancy is required for trying it out. If you get good stitches that make you happy, it's good to go. If it's a hot mess you have not lost anything by trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Throw together a practice piece and give it a whirl. Just grab any two pieces of fabric and some batting. Nothing fancy is required for trying it out. If you get good stitches that make you happy, it's good to go. If it's a hot mess you have not lost anything by trying.
    I agree. It's worth a try, especially with that great table attached.

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    I believe you can get a modified foot peddle that better controls the speed on the commercial machines

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