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Thread: Is Bernina the only machine with the quilting stitch regulator?

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    I'm so drooling over the bernina 440 with it's groovy stitch regulator, (BSR) but as we all know they are insanely expensive. my question is does any other machine have this? like janome, singer; etc???
    any help would be great!
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    Janome does not have one - that I'm aware of. And I think Bernina is an excellent machine for free motion quilting because it does beautiful such beautiful stitches.

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    I keep hoping that the prices drop on this feature or that other brands come out with it too...maybe then there will be some more competitve pricing :wink:

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    Doesn't most of the LAs have a regulator? It shouldn't be that complicated to make a regulator to fit other brands of machines, maybe the new models will have one soon.

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    would love to get one, but maybe someday.

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    I know nothing about stitch regulators as I have a $89 machine but I've read several threads on here regarding people having problems with them.

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    I wouldn't swear, but I think that it is true that Bernina is the only domestic machine with the stitch regulator. I bought mine just because of it and I love love love love love it! But...I'll have to tell you, it won't work on a fabric where it can't see...like a shiny organza...anything where the light bounces off. I still love it though!

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    I hear the Bernina Stitch Regulator is $1,000 if you buy it separate from the machine. Bernina accessories are very expensive.

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    Bernina may have the patten for the stitch regulator. If so other companies have to wait for the patten date to run out.

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    Gosh..its gotten to $1000. bucks now???? Last year it was $800...which I thought was mind boggling....Talk about inflation!! :shock:

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    How does this stitch regulator work exactly?

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    It has an "eye" (laser) which counts the threads in the fabric you are stitching over. It then makes you stitch length cover the same number of threads...regulates your stitch length. I have to say that it makes the prettiest stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Doesn't most of the LAs have a regulator? It shouldn't be that complicated to make a regulator to fit other brands of machines, maybe the new models will have one soon.
    Remember that a longarm machine moves and the fabric stays still. It's relatively easy to make a stitch regulator that senses the machine's movement, harder to make one that senses the fabric movement.

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    Stitch Regulator is a patented name. There are other versions like fabric movers.

    Rita

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    Found these on Sewingmachineplus.com

    Available for the following machines:

    Baby Lock Quilter's Choice Pro
    Brother 1500
    Elna 7200
    Janome 1600
    Janome 6500
    Janome 6600
    Juki 98E
    Juki 98Q
    Juki 98QE
    Pfaff Grand Quilter
    Viking Mega Quilter
    (More images coming later.)


    hugs

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    I have the Bernina 440 QEE and it is wonderful. I don't think any other mfg has the BSR. You can't buy it for any machine because the machine has to have the BSR hook up built in to it.

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    I went to a show today and actually got to try out a Bernina 440 with the stitch regulator. Wow... not much else I can say, (big sigh) ...just wow!

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    I went to a show today and actually got to try out a Bernina 440 with the stitch regulator. Wow... not much else I can say, (big sigh) ...just wow!

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    Its fun isn't it?? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasmitty1
    I went to a show today and actually got to try out a Bernina 440 with the stitch regulator. Wow... not much else I can say, (big sigh) ...just wow!
    I'm curious how much they are out your area. In the north east they go for $3,300.

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    I "think" the sales lady said the MRSP was $6995, but the show was offering $2000 off. So $4995?? But that did include the BSR. I just knew it was way out of my price range right now.

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    Whew!!! I bought a "lovelingly used" machine and it is doing just fine and for much less than that. :shock:

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