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

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    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
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    If you want the machine and it won't be a financial hardship, get it. Life is short-enjoy it.

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    I say go for it if you can afford it. I'm in the process of getting a new/used machine...been looking at the HV Shappire 850,875 or the HV Topaz 30. Can't figure out if I want the embrodiery part, but like the larger sewing area to the right of the needle.

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    Buy it -- there's no calories in it! And hours spent at the sewing machine save BIG dollars on therapy! If DH says to buy it, then you should be a happy camper! LOL!

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    Absolutely Not! I bought a Janome 6600 two years ago because I couldn't afford the 7700 which is what I wanted!!!!! Then surprise...............I got a credit card offer of no interest for a year so I thought, well, that must be a sign from above so went and bought the 7700! Now I have both the 6600 and the 7700! (plus a smaller Janome for classes) The joke in our family is how many sewing machines does one person need to make a quilt?????

    I don't care!!!!! I love my machines and use them both. It makes me happy.......................
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    Lol, I just had to laugh at your post because I felt the same way a couple of months ago! I have only been quilting for about a year now, I dabbled in it a little in the past but nothing like now. I started out with a new Singer machine, I think it cost a couple hundred bucks at Walmart about 15 yrs ago. I didn't really sew that much, made both my babies a baby blanket with my moms help of course, other than that, nothing really. Well then about a year ago I decided I wanted to make myself a little lap quilt. My mom and I were at Joanne's and she was looking into the Viking Sapphire 875Q, well I thought she deserved one so I bought it for her that day. (We had went there to buy a few yards of material for my lap quilt). I bought my material, went home started on my lap quilt and decided that my old singer was a piece of crap and that I needed a new one like my moms. So I went back to Joanne's and bought another Viking Sapphire 875Q. I finished my lap quilt and started really getting into Quilting, buying fabric like the Moda warehouse was on fire and I had to buy it all! Crazy crazy addiction! Well then I started hearing about all these great other machines, so I told myself that I had to have another one so I bought a new Janome 7700. I quilted one quilt on that, and some how got looking at Berninas....needless to say I now have 3 new machines, I had to have the Bernina 820 QE. I love this machine the most out of the 3 new ones. I wish I would have never bought the Janome I guess because I love the bernina so much that's all I want to use. My Bernina kicks butt hands down!
    So I guess all the advice that I can give you is to investigate and make sure that you buy what you want. I had a magazine (I forget which one it was cuz for some reason I think I have to have all those too) that listed about 20 different machines and their differences and their price range. Great magazine, I think that's what got me going on the bernina. But jsut do some research first! I am done buying machines now for awhile, I have found my new love! I kinda felt greedy at first too, so I know how your feeling even though your hubby and daughter are telling you to go for it you still kinda feel guilty. You know why you kinda feel guilty? Because MOMS don't normaly spend money on themselves, it's always for the kids or someone else, that's why. Look at all of your husbands tools! Those are expensive too! So this is your tool!
    Just for a funny: I read something somewhere once, can't really remember all of it but it was something about finally getting to use a clean towel after you shower, something like 'A mom has waited 18 yrs to have a nice clean towel all to herself without feeling guilty about it'. What I gathered from it is a mom always grabs her baby's dirty towel, that really isn't that dirty, instead of getting a clean one, save those for the kids and DH, besides all that you do the laundry. Sounds kinda gross but I'll be honest and say I have done it before! (especially if its just for my hair)....lol.. Buy the machine if you want it.

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    If you can afford it and have the room, why haven't you bought it already???
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I say go for it. I bought my Brother QC1000 machine on a whim 4 yrs ago(and well I had just gotten a good size lump of money) and I am still very happy with it. It is heavy. I cannot take it anywhere . I do have 5 other vintage machines but have come to the conclusion that I REALLY need a smaller lighter machine with an auto threader So am considering selling my vintage machines to finance my newer machine. I will get it at the dealer where I got my Brother although they have changed over to Babylock it looks like.

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    If you get the Pfaff you will love it! I have one and it is a dream machine!

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    I'm glad you bought it! Good for you!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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    your family is telling to buy it ,they know how you feel about quilting .i say go for it you only live once
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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