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    I've decided I need a machine with a bigger throat space. I cannot justify getting the sweet16 or tiara right now due to needing an addition put on the house lol .... Do any of you have a machine with a bigger sewing area?? I only have 5 inches of space and it's a big pain to shove quilts in that thing! Thank you!

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    The Juki 2010i has a large throat. I have a Singer that has about 9", but I'd rather have that Juki.
    pat.

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      #3
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      I love my brother nouvelle 1500
      Vernona:icon_hi:

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        I was looking at the juki 2010 but I can't find any reviews on how if if a quilt they can squeeze in there lol

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          Originally posted by vchale View Post
          I love my brother nouvelle 1500
          Can you fmq a bed size quilt? I would love to do that but it's a pain on a small machine!

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            #6
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            I have a Viking 875Q that has a 9" to 10" throat and I have done some fairly large quilts on it. I am not a pro but my meandering or loopy doopy swirls work OK with it.
            Besides the throat you need to be able to support the quilt from the sides and back to help get a good result with out too much neck/arm stain.

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              I have a friend who has the Juki and she also teaches fmq.....she is also the grand prize winner at the State Fair several times over. She does all the piecing and fmq on the Juki. They are nice for paper piecing too since they have thread cutters. Nothing fancy about it....does straight stitch and reverse, that is it.
              pat.

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                #8
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                Originally posted by vchale View Post
                I love my brother nouvelle 1500
                I have this same machine. I highly recommend it!
                Lori

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                  I've done king and queen size on my brother free motion. I love the foot that came with it. I think the brother is great for an introductory machine, not too expensive. I have had mine less than a year. Someday I might want something different but for now I am loving it for piecing, fmq, everything except appliqué.
                  Last edited by vchale; January 31, 2014, 05:42 PM.
                  Vernona:icon_hi:

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                    Is it the same as the pq 1500s? I'm googling and that's the one coming up

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                      Originally posted by Karena1984 View Post
                      I've decided I need a machine with a bigger throat space. I cannot justify getting the sweet16 or tiara right now due to needing an addition put on the house lol .... Do any of you have a machine with a bigger sewing area?? I only have 5 inches of space and it's a big pain to shove quilts in that thing! Thank you!

                      I have a Janome 12000 and the throat space is 11or 11 1/2 inches.
                      TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by Karena1984 View Post
                        Is it the same as the pq 1500s? I'm googling and that's the one coming up
                        Yes, that is the same machine!
                        Lori

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                          #13
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                          Thank you all very much!! I must now go call the other half and try to explain why I need yet another machine!! You all made this choice so much easier!!!

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                            #14
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                            I have the Babylock Crescendo, it has a 11.25 throat, love it! Few other models do, too. I couldn't believe the difference that couple inches made.
                            Quilting is a gift I give myself.
                            Bev

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