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Thread: My Elna was stolen

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    Junior Member geckos42's Avatar
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    Some of you may remember my post topic "Eastward Bound & looking for great quilt shops". Well, I'm back from my fabulous trip and sad to share that my luggage - containing clothes (for 6 weeks), quilting fabric, the quilt for my grandson (my avatar), gifts, toys, books (for my grandkids), my Dell netbook and worst of all, my ELNA machine - was stolen from my car.

    To add insult to injury, I had called the insurance company just days before to increase my deductible from $500 to $1000! :-( My daughter says I was really tempting the gods. :cry:

    So (deep breath) I'm in the market for a replacement machine as my stolen one hasn't shown up on eBay or in local pawn shops. I loved my Elna SU air electronic, even though it's 25 years old. However it was a sewing machine and since February, I've become a quilter.

    I'm interested in your opinions/feedback on the Elna 6600 (Quilting Queen). I haven't test driven it, but I've looked at it - twice. I know Janome bought out Elna so there may be opinions about the similarities/differences between the two manufacturers.

    Thanks in advance for your input,
    KARREN

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    I have my Elna from 25 years ago that my Mom bought me. Still LOVE that machine. Sorry to hear it was stolen.

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    OMG! Where were you when it was stolen?

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    Sorry your possessions were stolen.

    I don't know anything about the Elna 6600. I hope you find a suitable replacement machine soon.

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    I don't have an reccomendations but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry that this happend to you. It is terrible.

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    The old Elnas were superb machines, but the new ones are not necessarily that way. I would encourage you to look at other brands -- especially Janome, Pfaff and Bernina. Brother also seems to have a good reputation these days.

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    that is terrible, I hope you get you another sewing machine soon

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    If your car was in your yard your house insurance may Reimburse you...that is teriible...hate that there are sumbags out there that steal.

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    I'm so sorry about everything being stolen. Put the picture of your quilt on the lost quilt website so people are on the look out for it. I hope everthing else can be replaced soon-especially your sewing machine!

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    Such a sad story, I feel so bad for you. What an aweful thing.

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