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Member Since: 04-20-05

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:27 pm    Post Subject: Voyager machine

I have researched many machines and frames and am seriously thinking of the voyager and the Hinterberg stretch frame. Can anyone comment on them. How do you like them. Any problems. Can you roll a king size quilt into the throat of the machine and still have room for more quilting.
Member Since: 03-11-05

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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:42 am    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

I too checked out everything available in my price range and it was between the BLine and Hintergerg. Both are good frames but when I saw the BLine, I wasn't impressed with how the poles that held the quilts bowed. I ended up getting the Hintergerg stretch, the Voyager and the quilters cruise control and am totally thrilled with the setup. I have not had any problems at all and have not regretted my decision to purchase. This was the first time I had ever made such a large purchase without seeing it but once you see the high quality of both products, your fears will be calmed. Hintergerg has wonderful customer service as well. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from them again.
Member Since: 05-09-05

Total Posts: 29
Posted: Sun Oct 2, 2005 2:19 pm    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

Same here - I have the Hinterberg stretch frame, Voyager and Cruise Control setup and love it. I don't use the Cruise control all the time but it's awesome for working on custom type quilting at the front of the frame. Let's you slow down and decide where your going next :-)

Member Since: 10-26-05

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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:03 pm    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

I too am looking to get a longarm machine. I have some info on the Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter and intend to go see it tomorrow but I don't think it has as long an arm as the Voyager. Does anyone know anything about the Viking? From what I've been reading here, it sounds like everyone who has a voyager loves it.
Member Since: 11-06-05

Total Posts: 5
Posted: Sun Nov 6, 2005 11:43 am    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

Hi Everyone
I am new on this Forum but have had my Voyager17 since March 05. Had to chime in and put my 2 cents in. I love my machine. I am one of the 1st people to receive the machine. I have the Hinterberg stretch frame. The only thing that I did not like was that I had problems with the machine with tension and with lots of contact with customer service and seeing Ann at MQS. I was again reasured in the Hinterberg. I had to finally send my machine back and received another one. Since then I have been pleased with the features. I do have some problems with tension or railroad tracks on back but think it may be thread type. There has been so many upgrades to the original purchase machine. Hinterberg is always upgrading. But I do not get all the changes sometimes. The frame is Very Sturdy and I don't thing that anyone would go wrong with this framing system. Never had a problem with getting a quilt on as it is 120" (10ft)wide to do king quilts. I can not say enough about the help I received. Nita in MO
Member Since: 05-09-05

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:56 am    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

Hi Nita - are you on the yahoo Hinterberg group also? TONS of information on there also.

I'm in the process now of trying to come up with a way of making my frame 11 feet long. I 'think' I may have found some fencing top poles that will work but I'll hopefully know more today when I compart the conduit with the fencing poles side by side.

As for your loopies on the backside. Have you tried a pigtail bobbin case? After someone else told me about this case I tried one and have since purchased half a dozen (one for each type of thread that I use). I am using my machine to start up a quilting business so have tried many different kinds of threads - I've yet to find one that I can't get to work on my voyager. It might take some tension adjusting but it works :-)

As for upgrades etc... I just got my machine the beginning of Sept. I've put a small fillister screw in the needle hole to make my foot a hopping foot. I've added the pigtail bobbin case and voila! no more eyelashes on the back of my quilts in curves etc... That's pretty much all I've done so far to my machine.
Member Since: 11-06-05

Total Posts: 5
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:27 am    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

I must be out of it. What is a pigtail bobbin case?? I finally loosened my tension quite abit. And , Voila! it is doing great. Now , I have a question , does anyone have problems with the thread breaking or shredding??. I did have better luck slowing down abit. The thread I am using is 60# bottom line from Superior. I do not like this thread because of the breakage and stredding. It seems the thread looks thin. I have better luck with 50# or 40# Please chime in, like to hear what you do. Nita
Member Since: 05-12-06

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Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 9:07 am    Post Subject: Tamaera please contact me...

Hello Tamaera
please contact me.. I have sooo many questions to ask you. :)

Jacquie in TX
Member Since: 06-24-06

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:49 am    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

I'm also thinking of purchasing a long-arm and frame. I've only been quilting since September '05, but truly struggle with the quilting. Is there anyone that can give me any advice during my research? The Hintergerg system is attractive to me because of the price, but will I struggle even more?
Member Since: 07-18-06

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Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:46 am    Post Subject: RE: Voyager machine

I have reciently bought a strech frame and voyager machine. I am so excited to use them, but I have had to return the machine. (would not sew at all) New one should be in this week. Any suggestions for first timers?