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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    I have the 640 with the emb module. I didn't buy the BSR because I couldn't see paying $800 for it when I do just fine without it.

    Bernina's are great machines tho!!
    Our Berninas in Ireland come from Bernina UK, and the 430/440, 630, and 730 all come with the BSR, there isn't an option to have them without the BSR. The optional extra is the embroidery module, so I was surprised to see your post. When I bought my 730 (with the emb. module) I kept my old 1260, as the dealer wasn't inclined to offer me anthing for trade in. Now I am really pleased I kept it, as I use it still for lots of stitching when I want to do something quickly and don't want to wait for the 730 to boot up. Also, I can still sew on it while keeping an eye on the 730 when it's embroidering. As for that, I didn't even attempt to do any embroidery for two years. I felt that I had more than enough for my needs, just getting to know what it had built in. Plus I found the manuals to be incomprehensible - could have been in a foreign language as far as I was concerned. Then I managed to get on a one day workshop on how to use the emb. module. What a revelation. It was enough for me to get going, and I haven't looked back. Mind you, I still only stitch out designs that I have bought, though I am happy to reverse directions, or resize. I still don't think the software provided is good enough for me to do something completely from scratch, but I'm not too bothered about that. Someday I might upgrade.

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    Hi I was interested to read this post as I am saving up for a Bernina. I just wish I had waited instead of buying my Brother Innovis 1200, which is doesnīt like me to take it in the car to my sewing class. It always goes out of lign.

    I am going to look into this Bernina 630, I am quite happy with the embroidery unit on the Brother as I donīt use it that much, mainly for making labels.

    Thanks for the info

    Elle

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    Elle....my techie said that when you transport...its common for things to get a tad "off"...and he was talking about Berninas...so it can happen to them too. I have taken mine to a couple of classes and it hasn't happened to her yet..but it could I guess. I still love her though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Elle....my techie said that when you transport...its common for things to get a tad "off"...and he was talking about Berninas...so it can happen to them too. I have taken mine to a couple of classes and it hasn't happened to her yet..but it could I guess. I still love her though!
    Right, thanks Patti, but LOL you havenīt seen the Spanish roads in the villages where I live, they are getting better, but they love those sleeping policemen bumps in the road out here.


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    I'm sure there are some doozies...I know we have much more than our share of potholes!!!...so I can sympathize with ya' :roll:

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    My daughter has the 640, and she loves it. I use it often when I am at her house, and I would highly recommend it. It comes with BSR, and it also alerts you when the bobbin runs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Elle....my techie said that when you transport...its common for things to get a tad "off"...and he was talking about Berninas...so it can happen to them too. I have taken mine to a couple of classes and it hasn't happened to her yet..but it could I guess. I still love her though!
    Berninas are built with expectations of traveling to classes or wherever. That's why their accessories case snaps onto them, that's for travel and taking goodies with it. I've drug my Bernina back and forth to classes for nearly three years, and quite a few classes at that. Not even a hint of a complaint from the machine. Actually I've flown across country with it and didn't need anything tweaked or repaired on arrival, and it was not taken as a carry on, but in its original box as cargo. Taking my Bernina to classes -- I don't even give it a second thought. These machines are shipped all over the country and world every day by dealers near and far and they arrive just fine, and seldom with anything wrong.

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    gee i don,t know i just went and got the artista 730e bernida and i just love my sewing machine ,but if you,r just looking for stitch regulator than you can also buy the elna ,i also have one and i can ues it for quilting in all directions same thing hope i help

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    Thanks for the thumbs up on the travelling to class with a Bernina, I know several at my class have Berninas and I will ask them too for their opinion. I think a couple have stopped taking them because of timing problems.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    Berninas are built with expectations of traveling to classes or wherever. That's why their accessories case snaps onto them, that's for travel and taking goodies with it.
    They do??? Goes to show I know nothing! Where do they snap to?

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