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Thread: Help!! Is this a good deal?

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    I am interested in doing my own quilts. Would this be a good setup for me to start with? (I know practice, practice,practice!)

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/art/2094860738.html

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    Well it definitely seems affordable. Can you go over there and use it to try it out?

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    Have been helping a friend research longarms and yes that is a good deal. Having a stitch regulator will also help a lot. Just realize that the throat space is not as large as on a real long arm. Good luck.

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    Looks like a good deal, especially with the offer of set up and training.

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    hope you get it

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    The Juki is an excellent machine by itself. That particular frame setup limits your pantographs to about 6" before you have to roll your quilt so that is something to consider. It is an excellent price. I had a similar setup but decided to "go bigger" after about 3-4 years.

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    Sounds like it would be great to learn on.You can always upgrade later.Wish I could heve one,but no room .Some day though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    I am interested in doing my own quilts. Would this be a good setup for me to start with? (I know practice, practice,practice!)

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/art/2094860738.html

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    Id be there in a heartbeat!

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    Have looked at these frames - check the Grace web site, think the regulator retails for about $500.

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    sounds like a fantastic deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Have been helping a friend research longarms and yes that is a good deal. Having a stitch regulator will also help a lot. Just realize that the throat space is not as large as on a real long arm. Good luck.
    It's great to start, but if you really want to be making larger quilts, you might want to look at something with a bigger throat. As the quilt is rolled up, it cuts into the space you have to quilt. So you might start out with about 10 inches but as the quilt is rolled up, you keep losing your space and you could end up with about 2 inches of room to do your quilting on. We started with a nice long arm and moved up to one with a bigger throat. Just something to think about.

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    I have been looking and doing lots of research on quilting machines, it sounds like a really good price, but are you going to want to do King size quilts?

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    I bought the grace frame pro and Juki and this is going back about 6 years now . It also came with the stitch regulator which sells alone for 500 for the total setup I paid $2000. The only thing I would change is the throat size of the Juki other than that I absolutely love it

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    Sounds reasonable, would you be able to try to run it with her machine in place? I think I would try it out before I purchased.

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    I have this set up only on a Little gracie frame. I love it.
    I have made king size quilts with no problems at all. i paid $1200 for both machine and frame about three years ago. It definetly is a great buy.

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    I believe that model of Juki only has a 9 1/2" throat. I'm looking at mid-arms myself and told my DHI think I need at least 12 - 14" - hahahaha

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    Yes, that is a good deal and a good start. I have the same one and I use it all the time. There are limitations, but you can do a lot. Make sure to get the quilting patterns with it.

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    It is a great buy in my opinion. The throat space is probably only 10" but it is a great beginner set up

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    Sounds good. I know professionals that use that Juki, and they are very happy with it. I don't know about the frame, i only use my machine when I quilt.

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    I have this exact set up and love it. And that is a great price. Have made several quilts for the Downy Quilts for kids with it .mkay

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    welll I would jump on it if I had a place to put it!!! lol does any one think the DH would move his race car out of the garage so I could put it up in there??? NOT!!!!!!! Go get it girl!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimito2
    I am interested in doing my own quilts. Would this be a good setup for me to start with? (I know practice, practice,practice!)

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/art/2094860738.html

    Opinions Please.
    the knoxville quote says deleted by author!

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