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Sewing Machine Advice
September 9, 2012
5:46 pm
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Pete
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Well, Miss Judy, this is one of those times that shopping around, getting to know what is out there, is time well spent.  Whatever you purchase, it is a fairly large investment and you should be able to enjoy it for a very long time.

When I moved up to the Bernina, it was so much more complicated than anything I had ever used that I really needed the classes.  Of course, I no longer remember how to do all the fancy stuff, so basically I have a computer operated machine that does straight stitch and zig-zag!  But, the reverse button and the track ball are worth the expense to me.  And the knee operated presser foot lifter.  That was the real surprise.  I LOVE that thing!

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September 9, 2012
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Don’t forget to check at Amazon.  They have some ranging in price from below $100 to around $500….I just looked.  Lots of Singers & Brothers on there & 2 or 3 others.  Won’t cost a thing to look and most would be eligible for free shipping.

 

I have an old 1965 Singer.  I used to use it all the time but haven’t done much in the last few years.  I still like it.  It is portable but just a bit on the heavy side as I have gotten older.

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September 11, 2012
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Well, I ended up with a Brother! It seems to be what I need. It has several quilting accessories and I will be able to quilt the table runners I make. I think I found what I needed and wanted in my price range. When my singer dies I will get something more top of the line…but for a portable to take to quilting this is just what I need.

I hadn’t planned on buying one tonight…I was going to wait until I got back from the retreat. Hubby said “why wait… didn’t they need another machine for the apron workshop?” 

I hope I got the one I wanted…I researched so many and the features all ran together in my mind that I think this machine has everythinglaugh. This is the first machine that I have had that I can change the speed….It’s a 3 speed!

We’ll see how it does at the retreat!happy-feet

September 11, 2012
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Yay!  Enjoy your new machine, Miss Judy!

September 11, 2012
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Would love to know the model name or # and also interested in how you like it after using it a while. Please update us after you’ve used it a bit.

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September 11, 2012
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I was up until 1:00 am playing with it. I LIKE. Now when I actually make something worth while… I’ll let you know.happy-flower

September 11, 2012
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Oh, GREAT!  Lots of fun ahead!!  And everyone at the retreat gets to ooh and aah over it?  Wonderful!

Had forgotten that the speed selection can come in very handy as well.  Especially for something like free motion quilting and such.  Or zippers.  Or whenever you want to slow it down a bit, or speed it up a bit.

Congrats, Miss Judy!

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