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Old 09-16-2010, 04:19 PM
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I keep seeing reference to a machines throat size. Can someone explain what this means?

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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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Originally Posted by MommaDorian
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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).
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JudyG
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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?
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Originally Posted by MommaDorian
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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.
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If I measured correctly it is 6 inches .. I have the same machine the Brother CS6000i
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Yes, my Pfaff on Lay-a-way has the 11" throat, too!

Needle to machine..
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