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Thread: Singer 15-91 used for longarm?

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    Singer 15-91 used for longarm?

    Did someone post something about using a Singer 15-91 for long arm quilting?

    Either I can't find the post via 'search' or I am having a 'senior moment' (happens a lot lately ) and I am just imagining that I read something about the 15-91 used for long arm quilting.

    Shari

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    Maybe it was stretched? Because it sure isn't a long arm. It would still have an intsy bobbin though and that would drive me insane.

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    I don't recall the conversation stating it was stretched. Maybe I should have used the term "mid arm" instead.

    Shari

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    Mom3, I believe a "mid-arm" starts at 9 inch harp space, and the 15-91 is just short of that. The 201 would qualify. I don't see the small bobbins as being a problem as many like to use the 15-91 for FMQ, and they work fine for that...Just have to be willing to change them more often.
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    Mom3,

    Here is the site with the stretched machines. It might be what you were thinking of.
    http://www.thequiltingsolution.com/

    Joe

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    Well, I found a photo of one but that's about it: http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...02197914rwExbl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Mom3, I believe a "mid-arm" starts at 9 inch harp space, and the 15-91 is just short of that. The 201 would qualify. I don't see the small bobbins as being a problem as many like to use the 15-91 for FMQ, and they work fine for that...Just have to be willing to change them more often.
    The small bobbin is a problem if you're contemplating putting it on a frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    The small bobbin is a problem if you're contemplating putting it on a frame.
    Candace, I don't understand how it's any more of a problem on a frame than it is on a tabletop or in a cabinet. Depending on the density of the quilting, you'd likely get one row at least per bobbin, and maybe two. What would be more of a problem in my eyes is the fact that you're just not going to get a big quilt done with that setup.
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    Charlee, long arms are made with large bobbins for a reason. Removing the machine from the frame and or the slide plate on that particular machine would be a huge hassle every time the bobbin emptied(very often). And burying the knots from so many starts and stops another hassle. The short arm of the machine and the miniature area to quilt would be a huge negative too. It's more of a headache changing a bobbin on a frame vs. a cabinet or table top.

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    Ok....you got me with the burying threads part!! I HATE that! I still can't see that changing out the bobbin while on a frame would be any different than any other machine on a frame, other than the frequency. I had that Pfaff on a frame...just ran it down to one end of the frame off the quilt and changed the bobbins...
    Truth be told, unless it's a longarm that gives you a lot of space, I don't think frames for machines are worth the space or hassle...but that's strictly a personal opinion/preference!
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