Has anyone used these products? Or know of anyone who has?
I've talked to a few people who have the Juki TL98QE, who really like it. Unfortunately none of the sewing machine shops near me has one in stock so I have not been able to try it out.
The same goes for the Grace frame, there is not a retailer close by. I've heard good things about Grace frames, just not this particular frame.
I've also been looking at the Janome 1600P - it has the same arm length and height as the Juki. I have been able to play with this machine, and I really like sewing with it but I'm not crazy about the bobbin placement - it's a little awkward to get at. (Strange thing - Viking makes a sewing machine that is EXACTLY like the 1600P, EXACTLY, same price too.)
Do you have a similar set up but different brands?