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Thread: buying a sewing machine

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    If you can get to a library go to the reference section and check out the ratings in Consumer Reports magazine. The librarian can help you find the past issue the latest report would be in.

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    I would say for a beginner a lesser machine wouldn't be so intimidating for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I have been looking too...all the research I have done and people I have talked to...I would buy a Brothers not a singers.
    My best friend has two brand new Singers and one used Brother. The two Singers are just plain junk and are nothing but trouble so she never uses them. Give me a Brother any day, easy to use and care for.

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    I bought a low end Brother at Walmart in 2001, and it has been under a greyhound bus cross-country (Texas to Oregon), made 11 sun dresses in a month, made I don't remember how many coats, quilts, and various other projects, and never been to the repair shop! I only bought an expensive quilter's machine (also a Brother)so I had all the optional stitches, extension table, bells and whistles. I keep the first one to do quick mending. Would I buy another Brother? Does a bear poo in the woods? Yes, Yes, Yes! :thumbup:

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