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    bernina 440

    My family bought me a Bernina 440 for Christmas. Anyone else have this machine. Do love it? Hate the thing.Any information would be helpful.

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    I've had my 440 for about 4 years. It is a great machine! I do not have the embroidery module, but I did use the Bernina Stitch Regulator for 3 years until I got comfortable with free motion quilting without it It is a very good machine for just regular garment and home dec sewing in addition to it's use as in quilting.

    There are a few extras you should ask for from your family. Get the #10 (edge stitch) foot. You'll use it to do all kinds of things! It is my favorite foot. Also get them to buy you a bunch more Bernina bobbins. Do not go with the generic ones or cheap ones you get on eBay - get the real thing. My other favorite foot is the open toed embroidery (#20). It is very good for applique. You already have the walking foot, free motion foot, and the BSR so you've got the best stuff!

    Pam

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    I have an Aurora 430, and I like it a lot. Why don't you like the 440? Anything in particular?

    You should be able to get lessons on operating it from your dealer.

    Janet

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    Can't imagine hating a Bernina. I love mine and a friend has a 440 and she loves it. Maybe a class will help.
    Linda

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    I have a Bernina 440 QE with the stitch regulator. Totally love it!! If classes are available, take them. If not, check online for youtube videos.

    I did not get the embroidery module.
    Current piecing: Zig Zag quilt & LOTL (HSTs done, assembling units)
    Hand piecing project: Apple core (TOP IS DONE!!!! Yay!)

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    I guess I'm just a little afraid of it. This is my dream machine. I don't want to brake the thing.

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    I love my 440 QE. When you have a question about it's use, watch the DVD that comes with the machine, it's alot of help. The BSR foot is great. I free motion all the time. Love the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallisme View Post
    I guess I'm just a little afraid of it. This is my dream machine. I don't want to brake the thing.
    I don't think you can break it, and if you do, it's under warranty so they'll fix it.

    I think it's the best sewing machine I've owned.

    Janet

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    Do not have this particular Bernina, but have the 150QE and the new 830. Before that I had several others and traded up to the 830. Love my Bernina machines.

    mltquilt

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    I have the 440 QE without the embroidery module. I bought it just over a year ago when I got into quilting and love it. I'm still learning about what this machine can do. It sews like a dream. Enjoy.

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