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Thread: Bernina

  1. #91
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    Your going to love once you get a class or two under your belt....trust me! I felt the same when my husband bought me my new Janome. It's good for our little grey cells to learn new things.

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    I also got the new Bernina as a Christmas gift from my husband and am terrified to use it, but my New Year Resolution is to sit quietly one day soon and conquer my fears

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    I got a Bernina 185 for Christmas in 2005. I just took lessons to use it last year....I was so intimidated by it that I thought of selling it and buying a machine that was user friendly...A member of this board told me to go take lessons from a Bernina dealer.....Yup...it was me and not the machine...What a treasure the machine turned out to be....Glad I did not sell it....It is a wonderful machine....Go get lessons..You won't regret it....

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    My DH surprised me with a Bernina 440QE with a BSR a couple of years ago. I almost fainted. I had no idea he was listening to me when I talked about this great new invention. You will love your machine. I know everyone is telling you to breathe easy and take the classes -- I agree, but also be sure to check out youtube for tutorials. I have learned a lot from youtube. Try searching both Bernina and your model number.

    Good luck!

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    My husband did the same for me at Christmas 6 years ago when he bought a 440QE. Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and read the owners manual, front to back, then play with it a while and then read it again to make more sense. Take the class or classes as soon as you can. Don't let it overwhelm you. Start with just using the straight stitch and let yourself grow into it. There is no law that says you have to use all of the features within a certain time.

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    i have a bernina1130 love love it take time to learn it and you will be a happy quilter

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    Trust everyone. I have an old bernina (almost 40 years old) and a newer one about 4 years old. Wouldn't have anything else. As far as threading you don't have to "thread" anything but the needle everything just slides in place (and you have a needle threader) once you get it figured out you will love how easy and quickly it threads. Bernina's run so nicely. I had a repairman tell me a while back that he doesn't repair Bernina's because they just run for years and years. Enjoy if there is anything specific i can help with let me know.
    Shirley
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    Have you started classes and sewing now? Just wondering.
    Shirley
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    My opinion, you got the best. I have had 4 Bernina's and by trading up only, just got the 830. I love it. I haven't had the time to devote to emboirdery lessons yet, but am able to easily do monograming. At one time, we lived 100 miles from a dealer. I had trouble with a thread and called my dealer. He was able to walk my husband through and easily tighten a screw only. The mechanics are so easy on it. I do hope you will take the classes. You will be set for sewing and it will be a good friend for a very long time.
    Have a blessed day everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolteacher View Post
    My husband bought me a Bernina 530 for Christmas. This was a gift that he bought without any hints or requests from me. In fact, it was the furtherest request on my Santa list. Now don't get me wrong, I am deeply grateful and excited, but am feeling alittle overwhelmed by it all. Have tried to thread it and use the auto thread and am even having trouble with that part. Even though I will be taking classes, I am afraid that he has given me a machine that will be difficult to use. I have been using a Viking that was bought in the 1970's. I quilt constantly and thoroughly enjoy the many steps. For those that have this machine or others in the Bernina family, how do you like it? What don't you like about it? I'm hoping that after taking classes, I can resume my enthusiasm but right now I totally feel overwhelmed/dumb/frustrated. Please, please, don't thinK I am ungrateful. I know that money is hard to come by so his generosity is deeply appreciated.
    You will love it once you figure it all out, which will take some time. I have a 1260 and an Artista 165 with the embroidery module and love them both. They can be intimidating but you will love it. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    MaryB

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