SM for FMQ

SM for FMQ

Post by Michelle C » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 08:30:02



Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
  However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

Thanks!
Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

SM for FMQ

Post by Trixi » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 09:12:26


I use a Juki 98, and it does a good job.

Trixie


Quote:
> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

> I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
> However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

> Thanks!
> Michelle in Nevada, USA


 
 
 

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Post by was rabbit » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:10:20


I was using a Baby Lock Quilters Choice Pro before getting an HQ16.
It's a virtual twin (triplet?) to the Juki98 and Brother 1500 machines
(all 9" harps), and I'd choose it again. Actually, although I'd
planned on selling it, I keep procrastinating. Mike Gilomen of The
Machine Shop says it's just too nice and I should be using it for
piecing, but I'm reluctant to give up the auto foot lift on my Viking.
I probably ought to sell that because I simply don't use the
embroidery and feel guilty <g>

--Heidi

http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b



Quote:
> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

> I've got a nice Kenmore. ?It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
> ? However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

> Thanks!
> Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:55:26


Let's don't feel guilty, Heidi.  I have walking feet, classy magnifying lens
attachments, embroidery ability and all sorts of stuff I'm not likely to
use.  I figure our heirs will get a better price when I pass.  Of fail.
whatever.  No problem.  It's rained gully washers here for so many days I'm
too wet to burn.  Polly



I was using a Baby Lock Quilters Choice Pro before getting an HQ16.
It's a virtual twin (triplet?) to the Juki98 and Brother 1500 machines
(all 9" harps), and I'd choose it again. Actually, although I'd
planned on selling it, I keep procrastinating. Mike Gilomen of The
Machine Shop says it's just too nice and I should be using it for
piecing, but I'm reluctant to give up the auto foot lift on my Viking.
I probably ought to sell that because I simply don't use the
embroidery and feel guilty <g>

--Heidi

http://community.webshots.com/user/rabbit2b



Quote:
> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

> I've got a nice Kenmore. It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
> However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

> Thanks!
> Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

SM for FMQ

Post by dealer8 » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 10:57:48




Quote:
> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

> I've got a nice Kenmore. ?It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
> ? However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

> Thanks!
> Michelle in Nevada, USA

Right now I'm using a Brother CS6000i, a computerized machine that
works amazingly well considering it was pretty cheap.  If I get really
serious about this, I'll probably upgrade after I save up my pennies.
Donna
 
 
 

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Post by Paulin » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:06:32


Lots of people use their all purpose sewing machine to do all their machine
quilting.  I got frustrated trying to get larger quilts under the harp, so
was on a mission to buy a "mid-arm" sewing machine.  These machines have a
larger harp & make it a little easier to maneuver the bulk.  I think I
researched it pretty well before I decided on my machine.  I bought the
Viking Mega-Quilter, which is made by Janome.  The dealer I purchased it
from believes very strongly that Janome makes the best machine.  He is a
master mechanic, FWIW.  YMMV, but, so far, I'm very happy with it.  It took
me 5 years to reach the point where I felt I needed a mid-arm.

Pauline
Northern California

Quote:
> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

> I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
> However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

> Thanks!
> Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

SM for FMQ

Post by Polly Esthe » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:21:02


I never met an SM that I couldn't FM on.  Pfaff, Viking, old Singers,
Bernina .  .  .  except, of course, the Janome that I hated.  And there are
heaps of Janome folks here that can testify that Janome is wonderful too.
It's 'just' a matter of figuring out what will work with each SM and what
makes you happy.  Polly


Quote:
> Lots of people use their all purpose sewing machine to do all their
> machine quilting.  I got frustrated trying to get larger quilts under the
> harp, so was on a mission to buy a "mid-arm" sewing machine.  These
> machines have a larger harp & make it a little easier to maneuver the
> bulk.  I think I researched it pretty well before I decided on my machine.
> I bought the Viking Mega-Quilter, which is made by Janome.  The dealer I
> purchased it from believes very strongly that Janome makes the best
> machine.  He is a master mechanic, FWIW.  YMMV, but, so far, I'm very
> happy with it.  It took me 5 years to reach the point where I felt I
> needed a mid-arm.

> Pauline
> Northern California


>> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

>> I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
>> However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

>> Thanks!
>> Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 13:27:28


I love quilting.  I love Janomes.  I love Polly.  It all works out.....  ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Quote:
>I never met an SM that I couldn't FM on.  Pfaff, Viking, old Singers,
>Bernina .  .  .  except, of course, the Janome that I hated.  And there are
>heaps of Janome folks here that can testify that Janome is wonderful too.
>It's 'just' a matter of figuring out what will work with each SM and what
>makes you happy.  Polly



>> Lots of people use their all purpose sewing machine to do all their
>> machine quilting.  I got frustrated trying to get larger quilts under the
>> harp, so was on a mission to buy a "mid-arm" sewing machine.  These
>> machines have a larger harp & make it a little easier to maneuver the
>> bulk.  I think I researched it pretty well before I decided on my
>> machine. I bought the Viking Mega-Quilter, which is made by Janome.  The
>> dealer I purchased it from believes very strongly that Janome makes the
>> best machine.  He is a master mechanic, FWIW.  YMMV, but, so far, I'm
>> very happy with it.  It took me 5 years to reach the point where I felt I
>> needed a mid-arm.

>> Pauline
>> Northern California


>>> Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

>>> I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
>>> However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

>>> Thanks!
>>> Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:38:18


I use a Janome 6500 - it has a 9" harp space.  I like it very much
indeed .
.


Quote:
>Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

>I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a
>dream. However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

>Thanks!
>Michelle in Nevada, USA

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

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Post by Robert » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 21:19:48


The best one is the one that makes YOU feel comfortable!
Mine is a Pfaff.
Roberta in D

On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:30:02 -0700, "Michelle C."

Quote:

>Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

>I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a dream.
>  However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

>Thanks!
>Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

SM for FMQ

Post by Sand » Thu, 06 Aug 2009 23:52:15


On Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:30:02 -0700, "Michelle C."

Quote:

>Just curious...what machines are you all using for FMQ?

>I've got a nice Kenmore.  It does straight stitch quilting like a
dream.
>  However, I'm wondering if there might be better choices for FMQ.

>Thanks!
>Michelle in Nevada, USA

Michelle, I use a Bernina that I just love. That said, it's all personal
preference. If your Kenmore is a good one ( = you love it), that's the
machine for you. If not, you will need to spend some time test driving
several different brands and models to find the one(s) you prefer. The
only possible thing I'd change about my own machine is the amount of
harp space it has; it would be nice to have more room under there.
However, I do mostly smaller quilts, so it's not a huge problem for me.
:)

BTW, if you're ever in my area and want to try my machine to see if you
like it (and without a sales pitch <G>), let me know. :)
--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:07:35


Betcha' can't do it, Sandy.  Show off your Bernina and not do a sales pitch?
Naah.  Never happen.  Polly

"Sandy" <wrote>

Quote:
> Michelle, I use a Bernina that I just love. That said, it's all personal
> preference. If your Kenmore is a good one ( = you love it), that's the
> machine for you. If not, you will need to spend some time test driving
> several different brands and models to find the one(s) you prefer. The
> only possible thing I'd change about my own machine is the amount of
> harp space it has; it would be nice to have more room under there.
> However, I do mostly smaller quilts, so it's not a huge problem for me.
> :)

> BTW, if you're ever in my area and want to try my machine to see if you
> like it (and without a sales pitch <G>), let me know. :)
> --

 
 
 

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Post by Tari » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 00:59:24


Some of us should be on their payroll.  LOL
Taria


Quote:
> Betcha' can't do it, Sandy.  Show off your Bernina and not do a sales
> pitch? Naah.  Never happen.  Polly

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 02:53:43




Quote:
> Betcha' can't do it, Sandy.  Show off your Bernina and not do a sales pitch?
> Naah.  Never happen.  Polly

Well, of course I'd point out all of the features I love, Polly! But a
sales pitch -- nope. I can't sell Berninas; I'm not a dealer! <G>

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net

 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 02:54:05



Quote:

> Some of us should be on their payroll.  LOL
> Taria

Now that's the truth! <G>

Quote:



> > Betcha' can't do it, Sandy.  Show off your Bernina and not do a sales
> > pitch? Naah.  Never happen.  Polly

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net