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I have a 12' table. I can't imagine that I would ever want to do anything so big that it wouldn't fit on my table, so yes, I'm perfectly happy with that size. Besides, I wouldn't have room anywhere for a 14' table. I have a friend who got a 14' table many years ago when she got her machine and says she regrets it. She's rarely if ever needed it and it's a nuisance to have to walk around, she says.


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Lynn McCartney

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I, on the other hand, have the 14' table, and have needed it a few times. I happen to have a room that easily accomodates it, and am happy to have not had to turn away the larger quilts.


Deanna Shumaker

Anna Banana Designs

Plant City, FL

APQS Millennium

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Guest Linda S

I too have a 14' table, but my studio is 15' x 25', so I have plenty of room. While I haven't quite needed the whole length yet, I'm not sorry I bought it. If you've got the space, go for it.

Linda

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I would recommend getting a 14' table if you have the room. I can't imagine that you'd ever wish you didn't have the extra 2 feet. I got the 12' table and there have been a few times that I was right at the limit of my space and wished for the extra 2'. When I bought the machine, I had a room large enough for the 14' table but we have several moves to make in the next few years and I figured I'd have better luck finding a house with room for a 12' table than I might for a 14' table.


Judy Laquidara

Brownwood, TX

APQS Millennium

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To each his own I think,:cool:

I started off with 14 foot tables but wanted to fit more machines in my studio, know I have 3, 12 foot tables and an 8.8 foot table, I have never had to turn a king size quilt away but I no longer have room at the end of the table for my bowl of M&M's... LOL I will tell you, I don't miss my 14 foot tables one bit.:P;)


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I have the 12 foot. It works just fine for me!

BTW - APQS will make custom any size you may need.

Cheryl


Cheryl Uribe

Livermore, California ~45 miles east of San Francisco

APQS Representative/Educator

Since 2004

Sales, Demonstrations & Education

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As I loaded on a King size quilt the other day, I was sure glad I had a

14" Table. I love it... If you have the room you won't be sorry.

Barb Wetzel

Ivy Corner Quilting


Barb Wetzel

Ivy Corner Quilting

Altoona, Iowa 50009

515-967-0613

Retired and I love it!!

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Thanks everyone,

My sweet husband and I are adding on to the house this next spring and he has planned out a room for my LA. Its 20ft x 20ft. Just wanted to make sure of what I am getting.

Char


Char Rake

CLR 2 Quilt Longarm

www.clr2quilt.com

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If you have the room, get a 14 ft. table. However, APQS will customize the length of your table. I have a 13 ft. table. My studio was too small for 14ft., but 12 ft. didn't seem long enough, so my dealer suggested a compromise at 13 ft. I love it! Bottom line, get the longest table you can, you will never be sorry!:)

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Wish I had known about the custom options when I ordered my Mille five years ago. I have the 12' table, but there are times when the 14' would be really handy, ie, using the Circle Lord circle maker on the far left side of a large quilt. I am unable to make the final circle, no matter what I try, so have figured out that by repinning the zippers onto the quilt, I can get the cirlcles done. Not a great option, but an option none the less. Grace

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I have tried to position the arm of the CL under the longarm, but it won't reach to do the size circle I want to do. Michael suggested adding onto the end of my table with a temporary 'arm' to hold the CL, but the problem is that there is a post vertically positioned at the end of my table that seems to be in the exact spot I need to use. The circles are large, so that is probably the primary problem.

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Perhaps you need to re-position your stylus. When I first got mine, my stylus was towards the front of the head and I too had trouble. Michael was then made aware of a design change to the placment of our axles and made a stylus that attaches to my laser light post. HTH


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