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    Mid-arm sewing machines

    Those of you with mid-arm machines:
    What brand do you have & do you like it?
    Do yo use it for free motion quilting?
    Peggy:icon_hug:

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    Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

    I have a Juki 2000 Qi and a Janome 8900. Yes I use them for FMQ. I like them both for different reasons BUT, if I had to choose between the two, I would choose the Juki for piecing and FMQ. Its simple and sturdy and fast and does a perfectly nice, straight 1/4 inch seam, and the FMQ is not so fussy as to the direction I want to move the fabric.

    I finally bought another bobbin case for the Janome with a looser tension and it seemed to fix the issue of thread breaking. I like the space the Janome offers and would be absolutely thrilled if the Juki would add those extra inches to their throat.

    I had the Juki first and made the mistake of walking into a shop with my old Pfaff 1473 that needed repaired and I ended up with a Janome.

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      Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

      Thanks. I keep pondering about a mid-arm. I have a juki 600 but wish the bed was larger. I have managed to FAQ on lap sized quilts but became frustrated trying a larger quilt on it. My fingers are not in the best shape for getting the quilt under the needle, very painful. Old age I guess.
      Peggy:icon_hug:

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        Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

        Anyone else have a mid-arm machine?
        Peggy:icon_hug:

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          Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

          I have the Brother 1500 and use it for FMQ. I have mine on a frame.
          Shirley aka buckeyequilter
          I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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            Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

            Originally posted by buckeyequilter View Post
            I have the Brother 1500 and use it for FMQ. I have mine on a frame.
            Shirley,

            That is the same machine I have...could I trouble you for a photo of your set up with the frame. May want to do the same thing. Also, brand of frame...thanks!

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              #7
              Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

              Originally posted by AnnaF View Post
              Shirley,

              That is the same machine I have...could I trouble you for a photo of your set up with the frame. May want to do the same thing. Also, brand of frame...thanks!
              I don't have a picture of mine but here is what I have and I have the Sure Stitch Regulator added to mine.

              Grace Gracie King Queen Crib Wood Quilt Frame+Brother PQ1500S at AllBrands.com
              Shirley aka buckeyequilter
              I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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                Re: Mid-arm sewing machines

                Originally posted by buckeyequilter View Post
                I don't have a picture of mine but here is what I have and I have the Sure Stitch Regulator added to mine.

                Grace Gracie King Queen Crib Wood Quilt Frame+Brother PQ1500S at AllBrands.com
                I love this...is it easy to load! I think I am going to purchase this!! Thank you
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