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Thread: Need Opinions of Queen Quilter 18

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    My DH has offered to buy me one of the Queen Quiter 18's but they are being discontinued. Should I be concerned about that? The ads say that they will still have parts/service and I feel that Tin Lizzie is a good company. What's your opinion? http://quiltfrog.com/queen.html

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    Check out yahoogroups.com to see if there is a group for that model. You will have to join to read but it is free.

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    I don't have any opinions because I do not have a long arm, but I did a search on queen quilters and read the posts,that may give you more information, good luck and you have a wonderful husband....

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    Meant to put this as an update but I got an error. I had to search for Tin Lizzie on yahoo groups. They may have info on the Queen Quilter 18.

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    I just got a Tin Lizzie in November. I went with the Tin Lizzie 18 LS because I wanted it to have the Lizzie stitch and the Queen quilter does not have it. I enjoy mine, I just need alot more practice than I have time for!

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    What is the Lizzie Stitch? the Tin Lizzie site does not give pricing. The queen quilter is 5K including the frame. That's my budget limit for buying a machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by ljfox
    I just got a Tin Lizzie in November. I went with the Tin Lizzie 18 LS because I wanted it to have the Lizzie stitch and the Queen quilter does not have it. I enjoy mine, I just need alot more practice than I have time for!

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    If $5,000 is your budget, the Queen Quilter is a good choice. The major difference between the Queen Quilter and the Tin Lizzie 18LS is the Lizzie Stitch stitch regulator. When you stop moving the machine, the Queen Quilter will still stitch at a slow rate of speed. To stop stitching with the Queen Quilter, you need to turn the machine off. With the Lizzie Stitch stitch regulator, when you stop moving, the needle stops sewing. There are also differences in the frames, metal vs. wood.

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    Hmmmm .....thats a consideration. thanks for the info.

    quote=mytwopals]If $5,000 is your budget, the Queen Quilter is a good choice. The major difference between the Queen Quilter and the Tin Lizzie 18LS is the Lizzie Stitch stitch regulator. When you stop moving the machine, the Queen Quilter will still stitch at a slow rate of speed. To stop stitching with the Queen Quilter, you need to turn the machine off. With the Lizzie Stitch stitch regulator, when you stop moving, the needle stops sewing. There are also differences in the frames, metal vs. wood.[/quote]

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    For me, if it was something I plan on having for a long time and will be using it a lot, it being discontinued soon would be an issue
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    These machines seem to be real work horses... keeping that in mind, I would be concerned if 10 years down the road, will new parts still be available? :D:D:D

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    I have the queen quilter 18 and it is a great machine. The lizzie stitch would be nice but I don't think it is a big deal. For the money the queen quilter is great. I don't think Tin Lizzie will be going out of business anytime soon so support should be there. The queen quilter is the new name they gave the tin lizzie before the lizzie stitch was implemented on the newer machines in order to avoid confusion. The mechanics of the machine should be the same.

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    DH and I went to the local Sew and Vac Store today with the ad of the Queen Quilter from the store in Texas. They sold me their floor model of the Tin Lizzie LS for the same price. They will deliver and set up and are close by if I need serivce. I don't have to travel to Texas for training, just downtown for a couple of days next week before they deliver my machine! Gotta get lots of tops ready for quilting this week, I'M SO EXCITED! I really love my husband, this sure beats chocolates and flowers for Valentines day!

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