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Thread: Help - Want to buy my wife quilt/sewing machine for X-mas!!

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    I haven't even looked at price tags lately - last time I had serious sticker shock!

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    Senior Member Rachel's Avatar
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    wow, what an awesome idea... That's so incredible sweet of you. I'd have to agree with the others, tell her you need some help shopping for ... something. and then surprise her by taking her to the quilt store and tell her to pick out a machine (or go to several stores). Women enjoy the anticipation as much as the event itself, and since you're dropping a chunk of change, get your money's worth. tee hee

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    What a wonderful husband!

    You are just sooooo thoughtful!

    Surprise her with a night out (no cooking--a nice restaurant) and give her a gift certificate (that you made) indicating it is good for the sewing machine of her dreams. I guarantee you she will know exactly what she wants. Every quilter on this board has "their" favorite machine and they aren't the same. lol......

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    The Designer Diamond is the newest embroidery machine. I would love one, but can't see that happening for a while yet.

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    I have the same machine as Guy's wife and I love it for taking to classes. It stitches really well but does not have a large enough harp to quilt queen size quilts. I would seriously look at the Sapphire 870 as it is a beautiful machine for quilting with many embroidery stitches and a huge (10") harp for quilting. It also has the automatic thread cutter which is a feature quilters love.

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    You must be a wonderful loving dear husband,what a thoughtful gift idea! I am thinking that maybe your wife would like something diffrent than the huskavarna! I know women who have several of one brand machine but while they love that brand would also love buying a diffrent brand when they have a chance! Hope that makes some sense, maybe secretly, she may want a serger or an old treadle or such! I think every quilter has there special wish list that they keep to themselves. Whatever you do, I am sure she will just love it because it came from you and your heart!

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    Please let us know what you decide to do!

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    Super Member blahel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Please let us know what you decide to do!
    maybe you should talk to her friends as she may have told them what her dream machine is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy
    My wife is a crazy quilter. I am sure many on this forum know what I mean.

    She is really great at it and has been doing it for many years.

    She is ill, however, and I want to really surprise her at Christmas this year with a top of the line sewing machine for her quilting.

    I just snuck into her quilting room - yes, she has an entire room devoted to quilting with a work table, sewing centre etc. From what I can tell (I can't find the specific model number on the machine, it just says Husqvarna
    Viking) she currently has a Husqvarna Platitmun machine (the instructional manual that I found is for Plantimum 730, 750 and 770 models so it has to be one of these).

    I would like to get something significantly better. I think she would also enjoy/like something with embroidering capabilites for shirts, jeans, blouses etc.

    So, here is the big question. If you were my wife and currently owned a Husqvarna Viking Plantinum series quilting/sewing machine ... what would you like if you were upgrading?

    Since we live in a small city with a Husqvarna store in it and given that she currently has a Husqvarna machine which she is familiar with ... I think (for my own sake) I better stick with another Husqvarna model.

    So there you have it ladies. Please fire away at me and please give me your divine guidance. I know that buying a sewing machine is to women what buying a new car is to us guys ... so I know I am on thin ice here. Help me not to break through! If you can suggest specific model numbers that would be very helpful.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    For my money, I would recommend the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond.....It is their top of the line machine, and besides having a 10" throat, it does phenominal embroidery, and has so many wonderful features.........If that one is too much for the budget (they are running sales right now) have them demo the Designer Topaz....also has a 10" throat, and does very nice embroidery designs.......just does not have all of the features that the Diamond does...............ALSO, the service after the sale is worth as much, if not more, than the sale itself.........if you local dealer is anything like mine in Leesburg, VA, service will be Bodacious!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    She'll love you for wanting to do this for her. But if my DH bought me a new sewing machine without my input I would love the gesture but be disheartened too. A sewing machine is personal to most quilters and lots of research and thought goes into a new machine. Go to the dealer and see the prices of the various machines and then give your wife lots of new machine brochures along with a check! :)
    I wholeheartedly agree with BellaBoo!!! This way she can have exactly what she wants.

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