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Thread: What's your quilting machine set-up?

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    Other than a long-arm quilting machine and just using your regular sewing machine, what quilting set-ups do you have? I would like input from using a regular throat plate sewing machine to some others that are on the market that have a larger throat plate and more quilting space. I can't afford the long arm, or have the space, but just wondering about other possibilities. Thanks.

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    I just use my regular workhorse sewing machine for machine quilting, then the hand work gets done side by side with my hubby....I have two large quilting hoops so we can each hoop on to a different part of the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    I just use my regular workhorse sewing machine for machine quilting, then the hand work gets done side by side with my hubby....I have two large quilting hoops so we can each hoop on to a different part of the quilt.
    That's awesome that your honey quilts with you.

    I just use my machine. The bigger stuff I have to send out, mainly because I can't handle the bulk.

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    I got tired of pushing my big quilts through my regular sewing machine and invested in a Juki. It has a nine inch throat and has made a world of difference. I love it for quilting. I got it about three years ago and it was $599.00 with free shipping. Lots cheaper than a mid arm and works great for me.

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    I have a Pfaff GrandQuilter Hobby 1200 with a 9" throat, mounted on a Grace Next Generation frame with Quilter's Cruise Control (Stitch Regulator) and Qbot (Computerized Quilt Robot) attached. It does everything I need for now. But I would like to move up to the 18" PFaff or Viking machine and Grace Imperial frame.

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    I have a 15" Bailey, mounted on a Little Gracie II frame. I bought the Bailey used, and it was surprisingly affordable. I just advertised on the Bailey Yahoo Group that I was looking for a used machine, and I was contacted by multiple people. And there are always people on the various Yahoo groups devoted to machine frame quilting who are selling used frames, so you can usually find something for a good price.

    I'm pretty happy with my setup -- the Little Gracie II only goes up to queen size, so it doesn't take up a ton of space. It also folds up to take even less space when you're not using it, although I imagine it would be a bit of a pain to do that very often.

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    Rivka, could you send me the website address for the Bailey you are talking about.....would like to see pictures, etc. Thanks.

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    Also, send the web address for the Gracie II. I am unfamiliar with all of these for the home quilter.

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    I use my Universal 15, which is a Japanese version of a Singer 15 for all of my quilting. I have used it for queen sized quilts and fixing to do 2 King sized ones with it.

    I do have it mounted into a 36"x 140" table so I have lots of room to quilt. :wink:

    Here is a pic of the machine ready to go quilting, and I add a leaf to the table (on the left) to make it a full 140"

    Billy

    My go to machine ready to quilt away
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    I sure wish I could see lots of pictures regarding this.

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