I am looking at upgrading the machine I have it is a Brother QC 1000. I do like this machine but my main issue I have is when I am piecing and start to sew them sometimes this machine does not like to start at the beginning of the piece and will jam a little. Not a big jam but enough to make it a little frustrating and make the corners of the pieces get all messed up. I am a beginning quilter so not that anyone I give anything to expects perfection which is good.
I am not looking for Embroidery on the machine since I have that covered, I also have a HQ Sweet Sixteen, so I am just looking for the best machine at the best cost and not complicated. (I am not asking much)
Thanks for your suggestions
Sandy, have you tried sewing a scrap of fabric right before you start your square or corner that catches the beginning and you just keep on sewing then cut the scrap & thread when you finish your piece. I have a Viking Sapphire machine and I like it. It has been complicated for me to learn but as I do I really like the extra room in the neck for quilting. Good luck
Sandy:this machine does not like to start at the beginning of the piece and will jam a little.
Thanks, I just watched a video earlier today and she put a piece of material in front of her piece and thought that was a great idea then got suggestion from both Joyce and Susan
I have a BRother pq1500 and Janome 6600 but I would love to have the sweet sixteen on a frame. the Brother accomodates my larger quilts and I haven't started using 6600 yet but it has alot of stitches.
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and if you do like Bonnie Hunter, sew 2 pieces together (as if yu are making a block) you will eventually have enough doubles to put together to make a quilt. (always keep a new 'block' under your needle) i have started doing this with my scraps and have soooo many sewn together, i just know i will be doing a scrap quilt soon!