Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 22 of 22

Thread: Raise your hand if you have a separate machine for just quilting?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    37

    Raise your hand if you have a separate machine for just quilting?

    Hey ladies. I have a Bernina 350 pe and I love it. I just don't love quilting on it. I was thinking of getting the Brother PQ1500 for quilting only purposes instead of getting a new huge $4k-$5k machine. I like my 350 for everyday.

    My question is, does anyone else have a 2nd machine for quilt only purposes? Thoughts??

  2. #2
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,793
    Blog Entries
    45
    yes, my juki tl98q is on the frame and does not do any other sewing
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?


  3. #3
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I have the Brother PQ1500. I use my Bernina, Janone and Singers for piecing, workshops, and for friends who come and sew with me.
    Got fabric?

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    29,855
    I switch between machines depending on what thread is in them. I also switch depending on what I am doing. I use my 440 with the BSR for FMQ and for detail work because it has my magnifying glass on it. I use my lighter machine for work shops.

  5. #5
    Super Member Maggiemay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    1,537
    I have a Janome 1600P for quilting & piece on my Pfaff. I love my Janome- it is a real workhorse. I use it for other things, too, but I love it for quilting.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    4,909
    My main machine is a Bernina830 - I'm learning how to quilt on it. Just purchased the Bernina 350 to use for classes, retreats and for my grandchildren to sew on. Just don't have the space for a long arm machine.

  7. #7
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bluebell
    Posts
    4,224
    I quilt on my 1951 Singer 15. I piece on my 1946 Singer 15.

  8. #8
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,839
    I have close to 30 machines. So I'm not the person to ask if you should own only two. LOL.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Rockford, ND
    Posts
    1,692
    I HAVE 5 machines and i would love to get a brother but i better stop with the ones
    i have. i will have to add up all my husbands table saw ha ha

  10. #10
    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Albany, Georgia
    Posts
    1,591
    I have 12 machines.....some are old ones I've picked up at yard sales and thrift stores because they worked and needed me!!!! I do most of my piecing on the Juki TL98Q but also love to pull out the featherweight or a couple of other old singers I have that only do straight stitch, it's just that the Juki goes so fast and has that automatic cutter and I love to go fast when I can!!!! I did purchase the Juki for quilting because I didn't have one that did good free motion at the time, the throats were just too small on the little singers I had.Have since added an Innova and frame for quilting my tops.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Pennsyvania
    Posts
    62
    I have a Janome 1600p on a grace frame that I use only for quilting.

  12. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    148
    I have the 1500 I bought for the 9" throat and a PC420 for the extra stitches. The 1500 gets used more for piecing because of where it is in the room then we just change the thread to quilt. At times when I have more than one piece I am working on or someone else is here we do use both.
    I also have some older machines '70 and 80's models I also let the GK's use.

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    The Colony, TX
    Posts
    3,364
    I have a brother 1500 and love it for quilting, I also use it for piecing if I have a friend over so she doesn't need to bring a machine. It has a wonderful stitch - it is only a straight stitch machine but most of the time what else do you need. If you are serious about the 1500 search the internet for deals - there are some of the older model (new) that haven't been sold yet and you may be able to get a good deal

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Jeffersonville, In
    Posts
    2,185
    I have the PQ1500 and love it. I bought it to use with the PCQuilter but I have used it to piece and it is great.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Firmly North Georgia
    Posts
    838
    I love the 1963 New Home for quilting. The Singer 201 does a wonderful job of quilting, no skipped stitches, even feed, no special foot needed. All the old ones, treadles included, quilt wonderfully. Mostly I piece on the 201, even though she doesn't sing like the 1941 15.
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

  16. #16
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    7,024
    Blog Entries
    1
    I got the Brother PQ1500 just for quilting and now use it for everything except applique. I love it.

  17. #17
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Yes, viking 18x8 on frame.

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kentucky - Live in Iowa
    Posts
    1,163
    I have the Pfaff Hobby Quilter and a small frame (don't know what it is called), the Pfaff works great for me. I have a Viking for piece work.
    Aronel aka Lee

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    378
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have a Juki to quilt with which is fine as I have a speed control to use when I am quilting ,BUT as for sewing with it it is way to fast for me, I piece on my Janome 6500 which is a real work horse, I also have a baby pfaff that I use when going to classes

  20. #20
    Super Member franc36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,497
    I guess my hand is half way up. I have a featherweight that I use strictly for piecing. My Bernina is usually set up for FMS; but sometimes I use it for machine appliqué or put the walking foot on it for quilting or attaching binding.

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    1,769
    Blog Entries
    14
    Voyager 17 on a Hinterberg frame for quilting, Pfaff 4.0 for piecing and a older Brother 1500 set up for PP.

  22. #22
    Super Member Shelbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,946
    After struggling to find the perfect machine, I finally came to the conclusion that no one machine does it all. Some are definitely challenged in one area or another. I now have my Juki TL98Q set up for quilting, my 201 Singer set up for mending and buttonholes (ancient old Singer buttonholer attachment with all the cams) and my Husqvarna #1 Plus for piecing. I also have a Husqvarna Prelude 350 packed and ready to go to class. I can now just sit down and stitch at any time. The other plus to this arrangement was that I purchased all of these machines combined (all were new to me but not just out of the box new) for less than $1000!
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.