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Old 07-13-2012, 09:39 AM
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I have been using a Kenmore Mini Ultra for my FMQ but it's dying... I need some suggestions on a new machine that does good at FMQ but is not very expensive... I do all my piecing on my other machine, so it does not need to be good at straight stitching. I will eventually by buying a midarm machine, so I don't want to spend more than a couple hundred this time around. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:54 AM
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I know lots of people have been happy with the Brother CS6000i. Except, as an all around machine, so I don't know how well it "specializes" in FMQing, though you can definetly do it somewhat nicely.

A few hundred is a pretty low budget for a quilting sewing machine. Unless you buy used, it may be hard to find a full size harp.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:01 AM
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I have this exact same machine and I love it. I am not affiliated with ebay or the seller or anything like that. If I had the money, I'd buy this just to have a back up. My 1229 has been the best machine I've ever FMQ'd on.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:31 PM
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Except that 1229 will never sell for under her amount. I have been wanting a 1222 or 122E or 1229 for along time but don't want to pay the high prices they are going for!
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:36 PM
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Brother pq1500s would be my choice but it it's around 500
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:56 PM
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For your budget I would go with a singer 15-91 or 301 recessed in a cabinet. built in flat workspace and beautiful straight stitches. Super easy to maintain yourself and good harp space.
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