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Old 06-05-2013, 04:02 AM
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I never heard of this machine dose anyone have/use one?how dose it differ from HQ16 what are all your thoughts on midarms http://www.mrquilt.com/George/Machine/ thanks
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:46 AM
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I have the HQ Sweet 16 (sit down model) and the main difference is the way you face the machine. With the S-16 you're facing the needle with space on either side and behind for your quilt. The S-16 also has a higher throat area so that you can stuff a larger quilt behind the needle as you work. The George (which I've never heard of) compares more to the new Tin Lizzie.
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I've never heard of the George. Interesting. Still out of my budget tho. Tks for the post.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:21 AM
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I think Pat Sloan uses a George.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:35 AM
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I watched a demistration of a Lady using the George sit down quilting machine on a Fon and Porter TV show. I was very impressed. I wish I had room for it. It is only a quilting machine, doesn't do anything else.
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It is like a regular sewing machine only with a big throat. I prefer a long arm that is on a table and you quide the machine instead of the fabric.
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Rather than spend that much money on that machine, I would get the 17" Bailey AND the frame and have quite a bit of cash left.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
It is like a regular sewing machine only with a big throat. I prefer a long arm that is on a table and you quide the machine instead of the fabric.
me too,there is no comparison to a machine on a frame.Imagine the needle is your pen-would you rather move the pen or the paper to draw.that's my opinion anyway
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:08 PM
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The George is a great machine in essence it is the same as the APQS Lenni or Lucy machine only it is set into a 5 foot table. So the machine is a big throat longarm machine but just inset into a table that takes up a lot less room than a longarm frame. I think it is the same elk as the HQ Sweet 16.
I have a Lenni and sat and played with a George machine at a show where my friend was doing a demo on another longarm on a frame. Great machine my hubby wants one to do his thread art quilts!!!!!

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I was able to demo a sit down George. It stitched nicely, but I ended up purchasing the HQ Sweet 16 for quite a bit less $$. Also less of an industrial look than the George, and I love it! I don't have room for a frame, so have to stick to sit down machines.
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