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Thread: ISO sewing machine advise

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    Junior Member Rn8or's Avatar
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    Hi. I am in the market to trade in my Pfaff 2054 (about 10 yrs) for a new model by any manufac. I need advise about what you all are happy with.

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    Super Member GwynR's Avatar
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    Love my Bernina 380 that I purchased as a backup for my pfaff 2044. It turned into my main machine! Then I got a Bernina 830LE, it's awesome but the 380 is still my main for piecing. It is so much more responsive to starting and stopping. Depends on what you want your machine to do I guess. Don't trade in the Pfaff though, keep it! :-)

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    Junior Member Rn8or's Avatar
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    I was doing most of my research on he Bernina 8 series. Good to hear some good features (responsiveness, etc) and that I'm on the right track. Janome wheel totes are so cute though:)

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    Junior Member Rn8or's Avatar
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    And the husq Viking is so cool too. I'll get a demo of them and BabyLock this week.

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    I prefer Janome over any other brand; however, also like the Babylock machines for ease of use. If you can test a variety at a show or a dealer who sells a variety of models, you should do so to find the one that fits you!

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    For the money, I love my Brother PC420 Project Runway- needle up/down, knee lift, auto thread cutter, needle threader (a MUST with me!), and so many more stitches that I will probably never use!! But it was only $450.00 on Amazon.com, free shipping and NO sales tax! It also has a 7" throat clearance. It is my second Brother, and my first, though only something like 42 stitches (can't remember), it was a GREAT machine!!

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    I have a Janome Memory Craft 6600P, and I have had it for 3 years and no complaints....I love the way it grips and holds the fabric in line. It is a heavy machine and I don't tote it around with me...too hard to carry...so I take a different machine to classes with me. I wouldn't give it up or trade it in at this point for anything!

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    I love my Bernina Artista 630.....its about 3 years old...did have a problem occur, and they fixed it and it cost 0. They said it should not have broken...something with the bobbin and the bottom tension. It is just fine now. I was fortunate to have a good shop to take it to.

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    Hi, I was in the chat room yesterday and and god several models from other Ladies...........and I found the one that is probly just my donkey (LOL) Singer Futura 400........4 in 1........Sewing, embroidery, quilting, and serger.....I found a great Tutorial on you Tube for it..........a couple in fact......and you may already know this, but any you may be interested in, I would venture to be you could find a tutorial as well...................Look forward to what you pick (meanin I cant wait to see) Happy huntin young Lady

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    Berninas are expensive to maintain. Must go in shop annually for cleaning to keep up warranty. Feet are ridiculously high. All parts are high. My Janome is 12 years old and never been in the shop. I clean and oil it. Feet are 12. To 15. It is a work horse. And runs circles around my Bernina that is sitting gathering dust.

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