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Okay, I've got it now! It must take a long time to set this all up and to do the actual quilting. Thank you for sharing this info.
HI Kat!Actually setting up the frame is the tedious, time consuming part. Once the frame is set up, putting the quilt sandwich together on this frame takes no longer (even less really) time than laying out the quilt back on a table, securing it to the table, laying out the batting and the quilt top, pinning it all and stuffing it under the machine. I do prefer moving the machine vs moving the fabric. I think FMQ with the machine stationary is rather like using a zz attachment on an old ss machine. But that's just me.
I am so happy you posted this. I was not aware you could use a regular sewing machine on a frame. I went and spent $800 or $900 on a longer arm (9" harp) straight stitch machine to use on a frame and haven't even had time to set it up. What a crock. The frame companies don't even tell you that you can do this. Susie
Oh Susie. I am sorry that happened to you.. The dealer from whom I purchased this frame told me I could put a domestic machine omit. I recall that they had a Juki 98 Q or something on it..
Yes, my Janome 1600PQC is just like the Juki which I would have bought if a sewing machine dealer had not told me they did not have a good reputation which I found out later was incorrect. The Juki is a great machine according to their owners. So sad I believed the dealer. I won't do that again. Anyway, one day I will have it all set up. Yeah!