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    Do you think this machine would be a good one to quilt on? Do you think the feed dogs will drop?

    Is lost51 around? What's your opinion on this?

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    If you read carefully, it is a replica of an older machine. In my opinion the feed dogs do not drop, but I have read that you can place a piece of cardboard or template plastic over the feed dogs. It is a straight stitch only machine and don't know if it would FMQ even with the feed dogs covered. I guess it depends on what your needs are and what you plan to use it for.

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    Thanks nursie76.

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    I don't think the feed dogs drop in the old machines.

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    Some of the older machines and even some of the regular quilting machines (like the Grandquilter) have a cover plate for the feed dogs.

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    So what have you decided to do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So what have you decided to do ?
    I'm going to look around some more. I don't know if my Bernina has a stitch counter and I don't want to use it to quilt all the time if it does. I'd rather use my Kenmore if I can ever get my son and hubby to make me an extension table for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So what have you decided to do ?
    I'm going to look around some more. I don't know if my Bernina has a stitch counter and I don't want to use it to quilt all the time if it does. I'd rather use my Kenmore if I can ever get my son and hubby to make me an extension table for it.
    I have a Bernina and I do know that the technicians can tell you approximately how many hours a machine has on it, but I am wondering why that bothers you? I love my Bernina and truthfully can't imagine Not quilting on it. Are you concerned it will void the warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    So what have you decided to do ?
    I'm going to look around some more. I don't know if my Bernina has a stitch counter and I don't want to use it to quilt all the time if it does. I'd rather use my Kenmore if I can ever get my son and hubby to make me an extension table for it.
    I have a Bernina and I do know that the technicians can tell you approximately how many hours a machine has on it, but I am wondering why that bothers you? I love my Bernina and truthfully can't imagine Not quilting on it. Are you concerned it will void the warranty?

    Hummm, I never thought to ask the tech, but I will. I'm only worried because I don't want to "use up" the hours so to speak. I do a lot of embroidery too, and can't afford to buy another one every couple of years.

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Bernina, but just don't want to put that much stress on it.

    I have to take it in next week anyway to get a cleaning and lube job so I'll try to remember to ask him some questions.

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