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Thread: Hi! I'm from Louisiana

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    Super Member janedee's Avatar
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    hi welcome from me in the uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    The best thing is to go to a Sewing machine shop or a JoAnn's & try a couple different machines out. There are all kind of price ranges. You don't have to spend a lot of money for basic quilting. Basics are a 1/4" foot, a walking foot, & capability of dropping feeddog for free motion quilting. Don't just watch them sew, try it yourself.
    This is very sound advice, it's what I would tell you also. I find that the two features that I can't live without any more,(I'm spoiled now) are the ability to drop my feed dogs a,d the thread cutter. But there are many inexpensive machines out there, and if your just learning they will do for the time being. You can always trade up, or buy a used higher end model, they are out there you just have to look. My friend got a Janome 6500 for 375 dollars, and it was barely used, they wanted to trade it in for the newer machine. She loves it.

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    I picked up a Brother Project Runway model PC-420 for $375.00 at All Brands because it was being replaced with a newer model. The feed dogs drop, all of the quilting feet are there. Auto threader, auto thread cutter. Nice machine -I love it. Have pieced a few quilts on it and quilted two so far. Love this machine.

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    Hi from Hammond, LA! I'm new to this so I can't give you any suggestions...hubby and I just bought two Brother XL3750's from walmart.com. They come with a 'quilting bonus' so I thought they would be pretty cool to start with. We love them! They are about $140.00. Good luck in your search :o)

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    Hi! I'm new online (from AZ) though I've been "eavesdropping" for about 6 months. Thanks so much for all the tips and suggestions, do's and don'ts, and the great encouragement you give to each other. I've been quilting for almost two years, an am loving every moment I get to sew. Sure have enjoyed following your chats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fratcat
    thanks for the information. I actually am in Scott, right outside Lafayette.
    I am from Lafayette

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    Hello and welcome to group. Another Louisianaian.

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    Welcome from Oregon city, Oregon. Brothers is a good machine and some very reasonalbly priced. Janome is also good (made by brothers). Both my Brothers and Janome have a speed control on them which is great for learning and also for governing the speed for an intricate procedure.

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    Hi and I am from Jefferson, Louisiana. Go to the dealers and try out sewing machines, you will probably like one over the other one. Sometimes the dealer makes all the difference in buying a machine.

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    Hi, I am from Covington. My suggestion is to test drive some machines at different dealers before you make a descision. Go back after you have time to think about what you like and don't like.

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    Welcome to the Board. From Louisiana also.

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    Several newbies today. Welcome to all!!

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    Welcome from Michigan! One thing for sure you want one with as big of a throat area as you can get. Makes it so much easier to quilt.

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    Hello and Welcome from Silsbee, Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.I.Late
    O.K. I give up her Location says: "In Hiding"
    How did ya all know she lives in Louisiana. I was reading this topic and realized that all these people from Louisiana were replying - told him wow where did all these Louisiana people come from... How did you know she was from here?
    OK, look at the title of the thread. :lol:

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    Welcome from Iowa, Louisiana. You can quilt with your straight stich if you can get an even feed foot for it and just quilt in the ditch. I have done several like this. If you want to free motion quilt you need to get one that the feed dogs will drop down. Have fun, this quilting stuff is addicting.

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    Welcome from Long Island! You can always go to Joanns and see what they have. Some machines on sale.So you don't have to spend alot of money. And they have alot of extra stitches built in.

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    I have the ultimate straight stitch... a vintage featherweight. I have been told that I can cover the feed dogs with masking tape and quilt away. My old machine sews so well, I do not want a new machine!

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    Welcome from Ohio. I love my Bernina 230; it's a great machine.

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    Welcome to the board from Boyd County, Kentucky!

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    Welcome from Arizona!

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    Hi and Welcome from West Virginia

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