The Free Motion Quilting Project: Grace Qnique 14+ Longarm Sewing Machine Review

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Grace Qnique 14+ Longarm Sewing Machine Review

This week is decided to change up our usual Sit Down Quilting Sunday and finally share an official sewing machine review for the Grace Qnique 14+. I've been using this machine since January 2017 and I think it's time for me to share a bit more about why I love quilting on this machine:

Click here to find the full review of the Grace Qnique 14+.

I've created almost 30 videos on the Grace Qnique 14_ and I've learned that quilting on a sit down longarm is very similar to quilting on a home machine in many ways. I have my machine set up like my home machines with the motor to the right and the needle to the left. Using open toe foot that faces the side of the machine so I can clearly see what I'm doing.

The major difference with quilting with this machine is the speed, visibility, and ease of movement through the large harp space on this machine. Having 15 inches of space to work in can make a dramatic difference in how it feels to move and shift the quilt while free motion quilting.

That said, having so much speed does take some getting used to! It will take practice to get used to quilting on any machine. When set up as a sit down longarm, you will not have a stitch regulator on the machine so it's up to you to learn how to balance the speed of your machine with the movement of your hands to create beautifully balanced, consistent stitches.

So buying a longarm isn't a magic bullet to perfect quilting. Just like learning how to quilt on a home machine, it will require effort and probably a lot of ugly stitches to get the hang of it. But if you're ready to take your quilting to the next level, or you wish you could quilt bigger quilts with less of a struggle, then I do think a longarm like the Grace Qnique is a good investment.

I've been asked many times why I made the switch from the Juki 2200 longarm to the Grace Qnique 14+. Ultimately I found the Grace Qnique to be a more reliable machine. It may be smaller and with fewer features, but those features WORK consistently every day. I also found the Grace Company to be an amazing partner to work with and I value great customer service.

From the very beginning I've been honest about my relationship with Grace Company and that openness and transparency is very important to me. By working together Grace Company has connected me with an excellent machine I can use to make fun videos and teach you more about quilting.

And now Grace Company has created a way to help you save money on a new machine and help support our business at the same time. Now if you call Grace Company and mention Leah Day told you to say Hello My Quilting Friends, you'll be able to get a great discount on your order!

I love working with Grace Company and I love quilting on this machine. I hope you enjoyed the review and will continue enjoying our weekly Sit Down Quilting Sunday videos!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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