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Thread: What I used to sew on... And yes you can FMQ with it :)

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I pulled out my first "grown up" machine yesterday and had to laugh I used to FMQ on this it has a 5" throat and it does just fine. So for those who think that there machine cannot or won't trust me it will you just need to roll up the quilt and do the FMQ dance and have a nice big surface to lay the quilt on. The machine is a brother SE-270D I moved up last year to the Juki 98-q and I love them both.

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    Both of my girls together
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    Jade, your girls are so cute! :D
    Thanks for the encouragement- I need some. Afraid of FMQ hahaha

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    That reminds me of someone that had to live on a shoe string and all of a sudden got a big pay raise.
    No wonder you can't sleep at night thinking about your new machine that will be here in April. WooHoo.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    Yes baby steps for me. :)

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    Darling! Looks like they get along. . . :lol:

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    My Juki TL 98QE looks exactly like yours, without the extentsion, (table( and mine has a 9 throat. I love mine.

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    Those are sweet! And I agree, FMQ can be done on just about any machine....it just a lot of practice

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    I love my Juki! 9 yrs. and no repairs.

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    I had that same machine and I sold it. I kick myself for doing it. It is really a great machine - even if it was sold at Walmart.

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    I have that same Brother machine and FMQ on it, too! It isn't so bad. :)

    Sadly, it is starting to have some issues with the computer resetting itself. So, I may be in the market for another one soon.

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    I have done alot of FMQ on my 5" throat...yes it definitely can be done!

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    I call my machine the mickey mouse machine because of the weird things it does. It will just start sewing on it's own it is a fun little machine :)

    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    I have that same Brother machine and FMQ on it, too! It isn't so bad. :)

    Sadly, it is starting to have some issues with the computer resetting itself. So, I may be in the market for another one soon.

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    YIKES!!! You must have be doing FMQ on miniature quilts with the Mickey Mouse one!!! :lol: :lol: I struggle with using my Pfaff. It doesn't have a large throat, but it's certainly larger than that one!! :lol: :lol: I don't know how you did it!

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    Awww, I like them both!

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    bet that made a big difference

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    they are so cute, thanks for sharing with us

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    I'm curious to know how much that little Brother is worth these days. With it being Disney and having Mickey Mouse on it, it should be some kind of a collector's item, right?

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    I wonder it even comes loaded with Disney characters for embroidery!

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