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Thread: Free Motion Quilting Newbie

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    Free Motion Quilting Newbie

    I have the Gracie Queen Frame and a Juki TL98e as a new set up. The 98e is not compatible with a stitch regulator. Is is reasonable to trade up to TL 2010 Q and how does the Janome 1600P QC and Brother 1500s compare in this group for short arm quilting?

    Thank you,

    Maryann

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    Are you sure you need a stitch regulator? I recently bought a used midarm system that came without a stitch regulator. Although my stitches are not perfect, I really do not need a stitch regulator for meander, loops, and pantos. I think I will need one eventually if/when I want to start doing ruler work, but that will be a year or so from now.

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    it made it smoother stitch
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    I use a stitch regulator sometimes and not others. Personally no difference in performance. The better I become at free motion the less I seem to want or need to use the regulator.i love the set up you have and find it very smoth operation.
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    i have a TL98q and use a stitch regulator. i'm surprise that the 98e is not compatible
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    After QuiltnNan's post I decided to Google. Looks as if the Grace Sure Stitch is compatible with the 98e:
    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/gr...titch-juki.php
    Also Handi-Handles:
    http://diamondquiltworks.com/for-sal...e-for-sale-800

    Edit: If you are considering ordering from the sewingmachinesplus website, be aware that they often have discount coupons:
    http://www.tjoos.com/Coupon/84438/Se...chinesPlus.com

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    I started on a TL98e and used a Quilters Cruise control. I have upgraded now, but my friend purchased it from me and uses is all the time.

    here is their website. It stated on there that its compatible with the JukiTL89e

    http://www.quilterscruisecontrol.com/

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    I have a tl98e juki on a next generation frame both I bought from different private sales. The frame only had 1 quilt done on it and the lady didn't care for it so she sold me the frame and the cruise control in a package deal. She had a mega quilters and the cruise control doesn't plug into the juki. She said she had never used it and only doing 1 quilt I am sure she was telling the truth but my question is can I buy adapters to make it work with the juki or is there a place that will take trade ins to get exactly what I need for the juki? very new to this set up also and want to get started with this new learning experience. thanks for any help.

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    I don't have a stitch regulator on my 18" Innova...you can do it without one.....there is just a little learning curve, of course I don't do this for hire, just for fun. So far no one has wanted to return a quilt cause my stitching isn't perfect...LOL!!! Most folks don't notice because they don't sew or quilt!!!

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    Glad I found this discussion. I just purchased the same frame and machine.
    I was wondering if you set your stitch dial on 0 or what? I have no idea. This is all new to me.
    The stitches on mine seem really small. Is that normal?

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