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Thread: Knock me over with a feather!

  1. #21
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    Feb 2011
    Lowell, MA
    I'm with your husband - go for the 830. I'm not familiar with the Bernina machines at all, but they seem to get high praise on QB. After all you've been through you deserve something special - too bad Wal-Mart took so long to settle, but I'm sure they felt they could wait you out. Hope my daughter doesn't have to wait as long for her accident to settle, but her agent is hopeful they will settle soon. She was rear-ended, had whiplash and lots of other injuries inside and out and is now in danger of losing her job because of the time off. Go for the gold girl, there will never be a better time to treat yourself.

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    Junior Member judys's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Northwest WI
    Be careful jumping in with both feet! Don't want to damage another ankle!

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    Super Member Divokittysmom's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
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    I am so sorry for your accident but sew happy for you and your new machine! Enjoy!
    Sew Sincerely, ~ Sheriann ~
    Blessed to own my Grandma's 1924 Singer Treadle ♥ 1937~1950~1953 Singer Featherweights ♥ Designer 1 ESS ♥ Babylock Ellisimo + Upgrades ♥ Babylock Imagine Serger ♥

  4. #24
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    Aug 2010
    Jacksonville, FL
    "I'm so ready to jump in with both feet but am making myself hold on and try and learn about her before getting too overwhelmed. "

    Better not try "jumping" considering your recent repairs! LOL


  5. #25
    Super Member callen's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Timmins, Ont. Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I bought my 830 2 1/2 years ago. I love her but I have problems with thread. She likes 50 wt. I had to buy some 30 wt. to do my binding and every few stitches the thread would break. I had to get out my Viking Quilt Designer to do the binding. Talk about a difference in machines. I didn't feel like I had control of the Viking...I couldn't slow the speed down and my binding looks horrible. I need to figure out why I can't use different thread on my 830. That is the only problem I have with her. I am so use to using the 830 and all its features, that when I used the Viking, I realized how spoiled I was. Go for the 830. They make sewing a dream. If I can only figure out the thread thingie, everything will be okay.
    Are you using the right type of needle? Try using a metallic needle or Titanium = they can make all the difference in the world. I have the 820 & it is one incredible machine. The only difference with the 820 & 830 is the embroidery module - mine does not do embroidery except for the designs already built into my machine. When I use my other machines (which I also love) I realise how spoiled I am with the great features on my Bernina. I absolutely love the extra large bobbin & the fact it will count down how much thread I have left on the bobbin. I could go on & on but you get the idea. Enjoy your new machine, you will surely love it.
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    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Independence, MO
    Enjoy your new machine.

  7. #27
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    Jul 2010
    Thanks all!!! Part of the reason it's taken so long was the healing of the ankle. It took a couple of doctors to get to the bottom of all of it. But that's fine!

    @Olebat! Long time no see and I've got my old Kenmore in the car! We have to make a date!!!!

    Hugs to all!
    Gold and Silver are made purer and stronger by Fire.

  8. #28
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    Nov 2010
    You will love her!! I have the 820 and I used to have the 440 and I loved her too. But the 820 beats her hands down. Hope you get as much enjoyment out of your machine as I get out of mine!

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