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Ask me again tomorrow..

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Well,, I *think* I've come full circle, the price of the Vikijanofaff-GrandMegaP doesnt include an extension table, walking foot or any type of free motion foot, and it appears to have problems with the tension if in free motion "mode".. the work around (on various forums) is to use only serger (overlocker) thread in the bobbin all the time when doing free motion..  I dont think so Tim.

So Juki.. you are back in the good books, I've seen that it does seem to have some sort of pre thread tension dial on the front of the machine, the only main thing that  would have to do without is the variable speed control and separate motor'd bobbin winder.. which again on a forum was mentioned to wind so quickly that there really isnt much use, you might as well wait for the bobbin to wind and enjoy the break

Juki can drop the feed dogs out of the way.. which the Vikijanofaff-GrandMegaP does not.. you would have to purchase the free motion kit.. which has 3 free motion feet a…

... sigh...

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Four words..
Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter


Move over Juki, I'm not sure the oversized bobbin wins out over a thread pre-tensioner and a electronic speed control  and a simultaneous bobbin winder.. as well as the 9x6 harp, 1600spm and industrial grade manufacturing lineage.
http://www.newsons.co.nz/ have it for $2399  so a bit more expensive..   ugh..   (Juki TL98P is around $1950 from http://www.swiftquilter.co.nz/)
It was all about the Juki,, til I found the Husky... so not fair.. I'll give up a whole lot of Christmas's for it.. did I just say that?!
thoughts?


NOTE: I came to another conclusion a little while later.. check outmy later post here

My some-day machine

My goal, to eventually have one of these:
Juki TL98P
From here:
http://www.swiftquilter.co.nz/JUKI%20TL98%20p.html

It does one thing and does it well.. stitches straight.. piecing and quilting, freemotion.. after reading LOTS of reviews it seems to operate better than the Janome 1600P and the Brother PQ1500 all about the same size (total size and workspace size of 9.5")

I still love my Brother Innovis NV400 it does aphabets and loads of pretty stitches, its great for applique with the ability to alter the settings of each stitch even just marginally, as well as flipping it completely if you need to.

But I am feeling the need to branch out a little into bigger and better free motion quilting for finishing my quilt tops, "I feel like I need something else" so considering that the new Janome Horizon is waay too expensive and the only draw card is that its a portable do everything machine with an 11" throat space! yes 11" of working space from the needle to the thro…

The Big Day

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I know it has been a long time since I've posted anything, but I've got a good reason :)

It was a fantastic day!