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Thread: inexpensive sewing machine

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by DebbieG View Post
    Altho I didn't buy a $49 sewing machine, I did have a $125 Brother from Walmart for my first quilting machine!!! I pieced dozens of quilts on that machine and it never missed a beat...earlier this year I purchased a $200 Brother from Walmart because I wanted more stitches for crazy quilting and am loving this one also...the other machine is still going, I just wanted more stitch options.....I'm living on a fixed income and if I want to continue quilting these are the options I have.....I'm not a quilting snob who thinks I have to have the most expensive to be able to create. If someone needs a reliable machine these have been just fine for me and quite frankly have given me less fits than my Singer did...who's also put away in a box!
    I am not a "quilting snob" who "thinks I have to have the most expensive to be able to create." I simply said that in my opinion only...I would not buy a machine from Walmart. I have not had a good experience.

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    Senior Member madamepurl's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    IL, USA
    I bought a Brother serger from Walmart 17-18(?) years ago. That thing is still going strong.
    - Rose

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    Member JennyLee's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
    I have had that $49 Brother for about 4 years now. Not a repair needed. I have made 1 queen size quilt and many many rice bags, halloween costumes and a little of this and that. I did have to buy different feet for it. $8. If you plan on using it hard, I would try to upgrade a bit. Mine tends to shake when I run it hard for an extended amount of time, but.....it has served me well. And IF it does break on you then the money lost shouldn't be too heartbreaking. I am about to upgrade, but I think I will keep this one around for backup.

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