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Thread: Am I wrong to want a new machine so soon?

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    Super Member Amythyst02's Avatar
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    I guess my question to you, is why do you feel greedy?

    When I bought my machine, I thought it was the end all, and now I wish I had thought more, and gotten a few things mine does not have, like auto tension (how I hate having to mess with tensions) and a auto thread cutter (I honestly think I would save money by having one).

    I think the one thing, even though we tell everyone this, to test all the machines out there, just in case the one you thought was your end all, is not. IF I had gone just a step up, (trying to save money) I would have found my end all, or I may have looked at a completely different machine.

    Honestly, you need to enjoy your sewing, if your not happy with the machine, you will sew less, and then there is just no point in even having one. I say get what makes you happy and does the things you want.

    Good luck!!
    Amythyst

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    if wanting a new machine [despite already having more than i care to admit in print] is wrong ...

    i don't want to be right.

    LOL LOL LOL
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    I understand completely. I too purchased a Brother Laura Ashley and love it. However it is heavy & I am to pick up a Viking 100Q next week. It's light & stitches like a dream. MY huzband isnt crazy about me getting this however, I am doing more teaching & I need a light weight machine w/ needle up & down & cutter. I sold my other 2 machines (old % heavy) upon his reqest - oh well - why do we need permission to have what we need without all the guilt? He doezn't ask my permission when he needs parts for his vet!!! Thanks for listening - I needed to blow some steam.

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    If you have the money to buy another machine, I don't think you need to justify your purchase. Different machines offer different mechanisms to deal with a variety of jobs and I would buy one for each good feature if I had the money.We have a smaller choice here and machines cost twice as much and yet I have four. I say go for it.

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    I say if you want it buy it. That is what I would do.
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    I haven't seen the auto tension. What machines have this lovely feature? I haven't been checking the machines for a while (long while).


    Quote Originally Posted by Amythyst02 View Post
    I guess my question to you, is why do you feel greedy?

    When I bought my machine, I thought it was the end all, and now I wish I had thought more, and gotten a few things mine does not have, like auto tension (how I hate having to mess with tensions) and a auto thread cutter (I honestly think I would save money by having one).

    I think the one thing, even though we tell everyone this, to test all the machines out there, just in case the one you thought was your end all, is not. IF I had gone just a step up, (trying to save money) I would have found my end all, or I may have looked at a completely different machine.

    Honestly, you need to enjoy your sewing, if your not happy with the machine, you will sew less, and then there is just no point in even having one. I say get what makes you happy and does the things you want.

    Good luck!!
    Carol

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    You know what your finances are and you get to say what you want to spend your money for. Use your own judgment. froggyintexas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccthomas View Post
    I haven't seen the auto tension. What machines have this lovely feature? I haven't been checking the machines for a while (long while).
    The one I'm thinking of buying
    Lang may yer lum reek.

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    You'll love the Pfaff. Have used them since 1982. Go for it, it will make a world of difference.
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    In imho (which is just that ..LOL), buy what you can afford; but make sure it can last you for a while. That is why I bought the Pfaff Ambition1.5 (went through 2 machines and decided hmmm.. time to buy another machine) and going to buy a quilting Pfaff in the next couple of years. DH was behind me all the way with buying a good sewing machine, then the quilting machine next. Be sure your budget can handle it and your family doesn't think you are well "that crazy quilt lady" LOL
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