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    Wink Newbee

    Happy Thanksgiving to all .... I just joined today and have a question, please .... what machine is the most user friendly for learning free motion thread painting ??? I"m considering the Janome 6500P just from reviews on Costco ... am I looking at the best machine ???? I have a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118 with a generic Jerry Rigged free motion foot which involves turning the machine upside down to install it .... very frustrating....Look forward to learning from all of you and thank you for accepting me to your forum .... Deb Walter

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Any good machine is capable of threadpainting. A machine you have to turn upside down to install your foot is certainly not convenient. Are you planning to thread paint on one layer of cotton fabric or thread paint as quilting? Regular cotton fabric needs to stabilized in some way to get a nice end product when thread painting. Some put the fabric in a hoop, others put a stabilizer under the fabric.

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    Hello & welcome from Texas.

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    Greetings from Seattle. Sorry I can't help you with this question, I've been using vintage machines older than I am (58) for my last 20 years or so of quilting and while I really love what others do with thread painting, it is not one of my pursuits. I was just recently given a modern era machine and hopefully will be learning new techniques but am currently feeling like an old dog...

    Best wishes and we love to see pictures here, I keep getting more and more ideas for future projects by seeing what the fine folks on the board are doing!

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    I've never had an inclination to try thread painting. It's usually pretty, but not what I am interested in. And welcome from the beautiful mountains of western NC.

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    Hi and Welcome from North Carolina. Happy quilting!

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    Welcome from Oregon.

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. There is a wealth of information here. I am sure you will get an answer to your question.
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    Deb, welcome to the board!
    I bought a Juki TL2010Q specifically for FMQ and I love it. It's straight stitch only,mostly mechanical and sews a beautiful stitch. Not pricey either.
    My main machine is a Bernina but the throat space wasn't enough for FMQ. My Juki is set up just for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    Deb, welcome to the board!
    I bought a Juki TL2010Q specifically for FMQ and I love it. It's straight stitch only,mostly mechanical and sews a beautiful stitch. Not pricey either.
    My main machine is a Bernina but the throat space wasn't enough for FMQ. My Juki is set up just for that purpose.
    I have the Juki 2200 QVP Mini which is the same machine as Susie has with different badging and a few extra feet. I bought mine for FMQ also, but I tried piecing on it and it's great for that, too.

    Machines are a really personal choice. My advice is to go try out a lot of machines at your local dealership. Before you buy another machine, you might look into investing in an FMQ foot made for your Viking. They are sometimes called a darning foot.
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