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Or use the ironing board at the long edge of George's table just an inch or so higher than the table, that will stop the large quilts from going over the edge but still give you a bit more room for it to spread away from where you are working.

 

Working with George facing the side is good to be able to adjust your chair for better visibilty and not have to stretch your arms and shoulders to reach the far edge of blocks or designs.

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I recommend George to those who are limited with space or who already quilt on a domestic machine.  They don't have to learn something new.   They just have a much easier time quilting because there is so much throat space!  They're just off and running!  It's set up like a DSM so you sit at the side just like you normally sit.  Others have the machine turned like a longarm on a frame.  I personally like the way George sits better, but I guess it's all in what you get used to.  I feel like there's better visibility and I can see where my fabric is going.  It's also a larger throat space than most other models.

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I got mine as I had been doing free motion on a domestic machine and got tired of bunching large quilts through it.

Tried the other sit downs as well and was sold on George when I tried him.  Major difference is learning to adjust bobbin tension but it is no big deal once you get the hang of it.  Plus definitely like the support you get with APQS.

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I haven't noticed a better direction stitch with my George, but probably figure "user" error if I did!

I agree.....after using George a bit more and also with some helpful advise from another APQS user, it was 1) thread quality and 2) how I was moving my fabric that was causing the stitch quality to vary. I notice now that when I am moving my fabric towards me I tend to pull a bit faster then when I am pushing the fabric away from me (if that made sense) and as a result my stitches aren't quite as good when bringing the fabric back toward me.  Once I figured that out my practice pieces are getting better and better. 

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I hope this is an appropriate place to ask this.  I sat down at the George at Paducah and fell in love.  I would dearly love to have one but the price is a little steep for something I'm not sure I would use enough to justify it.  So I have been looking at used Georges.  My question is this: Is the throat depth the same on the older models as it is on the new model.  The new model is 20" and some of the pics of older machines don't look that wide.  Could just be an illusion because of the color change.  Thanks for any input.  

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The throat is also 20" on the original George.

The original expandable table gives you so much room over the newer table. No need to put him against a wall or in a corner to keep your quilt from falling off the edge.....just flip up the leaf at the back of George's table and you've added 17" behind the needle. It's a wonderful package!

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Thanks Jill! I am just now seeing this reply. I thought it was the same size but the white on the new machine makes it look different. The new one I played with at Paducah did not have a stitch regulator and on a practice sandwich it didn't need one. What are any thoughts on that?

Yes! I am entering,well,almost everyday (I have to remember!) for the new George! But I have to admit the table with older George is more appealing.

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