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 13 of 13

Thread: Throat?

  1. #1
    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sully, Iowa
    Posts
    2,506
    Blog Entries
    2
    I keep seeing reference to a machines throat size. Can someone explain what this means?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,526
    Blog Entries
    11
    The throat (also called the harp) is the distance between the needle and the machine. For example, the new Janome Horizon has an 11" throat.

  3. #3
    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,934
    Throat size is the distance between the needle and across to the body of the machine. It is the opening that allows the fabric to go through. Throat size is important when sewing large items. Does this make sense?

  4. #4
    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sully, Iowa
    Posts
    2,506
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    The throat (also called the harp) is the distance between the needle and the machine. For example, the new Janome Horizon has an 11" throat.
    Wow, 11" seem huge. Now I'm curious what my Brother CS-6000i has.

  5. #5
    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sully, Iowa
    Posts
    2,506
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    The throat (also called the harp) is the distance between the needle and the machine. For example, the new Janome Horizon has an 11" throat.
    What, I think I misunderstood this. You mean from the needle down to the machine? Or over to the machine?

  6. #6
    Super Member JudyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wickenburg AZ
    Posts
    2,907
    Blog Entries
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    The throat (also called the harp) is the distance between the needle and the machine. For example, the new Janome Horizon has an 11" throat.
    What, I think I misunderstood this. You mean from the needle down to the machine? Or over to the machine?
    Over to the machine (to the right of the needle).

  7. #7
    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Sully, Iowa
    Posts
    2,506
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    The throat (also called the harp) is the distance between the needle and the machine. For example, the new Janome Horizon has an 11" throat.
    What, I think I misunderstood this. You mean from the needle down to the machine? Or over to the machine?
    Over to the machine (to the right of the needle).
    Ok, now I get it. How do I measure mine? From where to where?

  8. #8
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,587
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    The throat (also called the harp) is the distance between the needle and the machine. For example, the new Janome Horizon has an 11" throat.
    What, I think I misunderstood this. You mean from the needle down to the machine? Or over to the machine?
    Over to the machine (to the right of the needle).
    Ok, now I get it. How do I measure mine? From where to where?
    From the needle to the back of the machine where the fabric feeds through.

  9. #9
    Power Poster sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,405
    Blog Entries
    10
    If I measured correctly it is 6 inches .. I have the same machine the Brother CS6000i

  10. #10
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    7,445
    Blog Entries
    41
    Yes, my Pfaff on Lay-a-way has the 11" throat, too!

    Needle to machine..
    Name:  Attachment-89663.gif
Views: 24
Size:  88.5 KB

  11. #11
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    22,999
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Yes, my Pfaff on Lay-a-way has the 11" throat, too!
    Drawings/Illustrations are helpful. Thank you.

  12. #12
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,700
    Great picture for the explanation Kitsie.

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    214
    Kitsie,which Pfaff are you getting? I have a four year old 2036 and am seriously considering upgrading....and one big reason is that 11 inches! The 2036 has about 7 inches.

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.