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Home Machine Quilting Systems

If you are trying to research home machine quilting systems, the alternative to an expensive long arm machine that allows you to use a home sewing machine and a carriage-rail system, here are several resources to help you. This information is based on personal research, and reflects my own knowledge and opinions based on that research. If you would like to add a comment to this page, please E-mail me.

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Home Quilting Systems:

There are many systems out there to choose from, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. As these systems catch on, there seem to be more and more variations each week, and it is hard to know which is best without spending some time doing research. I have spent months on user groups, reading reviews, and questioning other quilters about their experiences. I have no financial interest in any of the products listed.

Before choosing a home quilting system, determine your own needs for a system that is permanent, or portable; will be used often or occasionally; will do larger or smaller projects; will be easier or harder to load your quilt onto; will be used by a group or guild, or just one owner; will be used with more than one sewing machine; and the amount of time you have to dedicate to learning the quirks of the system you choose will all influence your choice.

One important consideration is whether you can quilt from both sides of the frame/both ends of the machine. I personally prefer to work from the nose or needle end of the machine rather than the flywheel end as it makes it easier to see your work.

The list below is in alphabetical order.

Related Products:

There are many other related products, including handles to attach to your machine so you can use it from either side, stylus-es, speed controls and foot pedal bypass devices, and a host of other gizmos and gadgets. 

User Groups:

There are several user groups on Yahoo's Groups area, including a kind of all-inclusive group called The Home Machine Quilters (THMQ), as well as user groups for the Brother, Juki and WOW machines, such as the PHGQ (Pfaff Hobby Grand Quilter) Group. To find the group that interests you, go to Yahoo Groups and do a search on the product or group name, or on the word 'quilting'.

Help Keep This Page Current

If you have know of a product not listed here, or have comments or information to add to this page, please click here to contact Kris directly via e-mail or send a note to quiltbug.com@gmail.com . I hope you've found some helpful information in your own search for the perfect home quilting system for your particular needs.

Good luck in your quest for the right system for you!