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

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    Romanojg: Oh girl .. tell him his vet said you could buy a new machine and see his reaction !LOL Did that once to hubby.. walked out to his tools and told him the tools told me I needed whatever it was (Gingher Scissors..lol) and he was just beside himself .. LOL so I won out and got what I wanted, I still use that every once in a while. (okay its nuts but hey it worked!LOL)
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    There is a strong difference between want and need.....If you can afford to do it, without cutting into the food budget....go for it.....there will come a time to stop, but it has not come YET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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    If you want it and can afford it, get it! Life is too short to live with regret! I have a machine to embroider on, one to applique on, a Kenmore, a Morse, and 4 Singers. I say go for it! You can never have too many sewing machines or too much cloth!

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    Ladies - thank you all for your advice! I took a lot of your comments on board and I went out today and bought the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0!
    I gave it a good test run with piecing, appliqué and even a little FMQ and was very pleased with it. This brings my total number of machines to two!
    It honestly never entered my head what I would do if my Janome broke down (I'll be keeping it to take to class) and the comment about how one machine can't do everything was very apt.
    Once again you ladies have given me great advice - thanks to everyone.
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    I don't think you are greedy at all. Many, many years ago (when my kids were small, they're 35 &37 now) I literally burned out the motor on my Sears Kenmore, went to the local sewing machine shop and bought a Singer (I forget which model), but when I bought it I told the dealer that I wanted a machine that would stand up to the hours and hours of sewing and quilting that I was doing. Well, one year or so later, I'm preparing a quilt for a quilt show - time is short and my machine went "postal" and had a "meltdown". I took it back to the dealer, where one gentleman said there was nothing wrong with it, then the owner came over and he showed me the Janome 4000, and let me test drive it. He said he would give me the full price I paid for the Singer in trade for the Janome, so instead of $900, it was $300. I'm hoping I don't jinx it, but she and I have been "best buds" ever since. I also have a Brother that I got for free at our local trash incinerator where people dropped off items too good to throw away and this gentleman was going up the stairs with this Brother machine, still in it's original box, well, it came home with me and was a great stand-in when the Janome was in for a tune up. Then just before leaving our home of 33 years a friend drops by with a Kenmore machine, which is very close to the bells and whistles of my Janome. At one point I had 6 machines, but now I'm down to 3, although I haven't spent much time with the other 2 machines, I know they are there, it's nice to have a back-up plan, although I should take them out of the closet and use them occasionally and give my Janome a rest. I don't think it's ever greedy to have something to use for something you love.

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    Go for it. make the men in your life happy!!!

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    NO NO NO!!!!!!! We quilters are never greedy, we are just making sure we have the right tools for the job - LOL LOL LOL!!!!

    If you have the funds and the family are with you I say ......... GO FOR IT!!!!!

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    No matter how many other quilters tell you to ignore feelings youhad that made you ask if you are greedy, the feelings must have been honest, or why would you have even brought up the subject? The feelings are probably not really related to whether you own one, two or forty sewing machines. They probably relate to something very personal to you. Certainly 2 sewing machines is not unusual for someone who sews. Not even unusual for someone in the USA who doesn't sew. I would suggest you not ignore your feelings or confuse them with your quilting. They may be justified or they may not be, but I would suggest that you find out for sure and not be in the position of asking strangers about something like this. I think you will probably feel better later. I don't mean to sound preachy, but it is unusual to ask strangers about such a personal question that it sounds as if it is not a superficial question at all.
    Last edited by TanyaL; 10-16-2012 at 02:24 PM.

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    Heck, no!! Go for it! I have an Exp 3.0 and would love a 4.0 also!
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    I have that very machine and a Janome. I like them both for different reasons. That presser foot option is awesome, it is also easy to figure out how to run the machine in general. Enjoy them both!
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