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Thread: Long Arm Machine Opinions

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    I have been scouting around for a LAQ. Never had one but played with a few.

    What machines do you have and what do you like about them or wish they had?

    My thoughts are about a 16 inch throat and a stitch regulator. Anything else that I should consider?

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    I have the tin lizzie18 and really like it.

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    Do you have a stitch regulator with it?

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    I would love one.

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    Yes I have a stitch regulator with it. I also bought the
    shirley Stitcher II which is the computerized system for it. I really like it too. They have just come out with a new update on it so it will even be better.

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    I don't have room for a long arm. I use one of my Juki TL98QE,s they have a larger throat and they work just fine. I have learned reading this board that you always have to buy extras to go with the long arms. Mine came with every thing I need. I regulate the stitches myself.

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    I have the SSII also but am still having problems. I'll located in NC. Where are you

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    I'm in Indiana. Have you called your dealer to get the new update? I got it on Fri. and it seems to be much better and they finally have a decent manual that explains things. I haven't gotten much time to work with it but I think its going to be much better.
    What kind of problems are you having?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I don't have room for a long arm. I use one of my Juki TL98QE,s they have a larger throat and they work just fine. I have learned reading this board that you always have to buy extras to go with the long arms. Mine came with every thing I need. I regulate the stitches myself.
    How large of a quilt have you / can you do with that??

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    I have the Tin Lizzie Queen quilter and love it. The frame is made so you can have it different widths, which is really handy. It has a stitch regulator which I really need since I'm not always all that steady.

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    I have the HandiQuilter 16 and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
    yes, I have the stitch regulator, and added the mircohandles as well.

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    No undate yet. I've been working with Joe. I get a lot of x & y errors. When I turn on my machine I have to unplug the 9 pin before SSII will work. I'll call them on Friday (day off) and try to get it up and running. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    I have the HandiQuilter 16 and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
    yes, I have the stitch regulator, and added the mircohandles as well.
    My too, that's what I have. I would love to have the computerized part, but don't want to spend another $8000. Last time I checked on it, it didn't do everything I wanted so I keep telling myself that I can live with out it.

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    Not interested in the computer as of yet, never say never, but see myself using it. The Avente is another story... I WANT IT! My house is a cape, the upstairs ceiling slant in, no real wall, so it cuts down on available space. Not sure I have to room to upgrade to the Avente, no matter how much I want it. Anyway, anyhow, a job and car come first:)

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