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    Machine Stitcher

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    Cool Hello from the Midwest?

    I guess it's the Midwest. Oh well, thought I would join this forum as I see lots of great topics and besides my wife is always looking at the daily special, opps, did I just give away the fact that I am a guy and interested in sewing and quilting? Yep we work together she likes to piece the tops and I do the majority of the Longarm quilting. Plus keep all the machines working. Sewing machines just seem to follow me home, don't know how that happens they just jump in the car when I'm not looking I guess.
    I have finally decided that it was time to show her that I could piece a quilt too. She's always telling me how accurate it has to be and I am like, you do remember that I've been a cabinet maker for how many years? I think I have the accuracy thing down fairly well. Of course I have to have my own machine as I am not allowed to touch hers except for cleaning so there is the issue. I have a Singer 99K that is only 94 this year but does need a bit of tlc, cute machine reminds me of a heaver 221 without the extension. For some reason I always like a challenge so am considering using my favorite which is a Consew 206rb-5. Don't know if you know these machine but it is a true waling foot needle feed, seems as though it would be perect unless you wanted to carry it around with at 80+ lbs is not a good idea. So far I have replaced the check spring with a lighter one and have a pretty stitch. Has any one tried such an idea? Using a waling foot machine to piece with that is, seems to me that it has everything, super heavy duty, great speed control, large M bobbin, and I cannot help but thing that the needle feed could not hurt.
    What do you think? Am I crazy? Sorry it's a guy thing kinda like big tires on trucks.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

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    Welcome Brian from another Midwesterner, well a Cheese-head.
    Beth

    Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Cheese head? Guilty!!! LOL I'm from Wisconsin so only peeps from Wisco get that joke! Glad to have you with us. Your knowledge of sewing machines is way over my head. It sounds like that 80 pound beast of yours could tackle something much heavier than a quilt, like a sail for a sailboat maybe? I am assuming you mean that's the weight of your long arm and not your dsm??

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Hi and welcome to the forum to you and your wife.
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Welcome

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Welcome to the forum from sunny Florida!
    Katrina


    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
    ― Maya Angelou

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Welcome to the forum from Missouri!

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Welcome from Ohio! Happy to have you and your wife join us.

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    welcome to the forum. Have you watched Jordan Fabric videos... she uses a Consew 223OR, she shows it in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3-lr2YNMEo
    All you can do is sew a few pieces of quilt fabric and see what the seam looks like.

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    Default Re: Hello from the Midwest?

    Welcome from another guy in the midwest. I'm located in Central Missouri.

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