Short-arm Quilting on a Frame

Setting up quilt on Next Generation Quilt Frame

Splicing batting on a frame

Grace Stitch Regulator

Quilter's Cruise Control
for small-arming

Sweet 16 sit-down machine

Baby Lock Quest Plus

Next Generation Quilt Frame

Pam Clarke

Red Snappers for Quilting Frames

Professional Long-arming service; Everett, WA

"The Grace speed control prefers to attach to the handles of the carriage the sewing machine sits on - at least it was originally designed that way according to the dealer I spoke with. A stitch regulator has mechanisms that attach to the wheels and/or tracks of the quilt frame. These units are entirely two different systems. 

A stitch regulator - keeps a consistent stitch length regardless of the speed the carriage travels at - you slow down so does the regulator, you speed up so does the regulator. Keep in mind that the regulators do have a top speed and although most have never exceeded it, I've heard others have and a red light on the regulator will blink and you just need to slow down a bit.

A speed control - just maintains a certain speed that you set it at - it has nothing to do with how well the stitches will look – it's up to you, the user, to match the carriage movement to the speed control in order to have consistent stitches thru out the entire quilt.

You don't need both a speed control and a stitch regulator - its one or the other - some people do have both to keep the speed control set up to just cut thread only so they don't have to reach for the machine.

Typically, a stitch regulator costs around $500.00 while a speed controller usually costs less than $100.00. Like I said – BIG difference between the two and you need to know what you are really looking for before you phone a dealer to order - save yourself some time and $$$."



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