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Thread: Machine that does Sashiko stitches?

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    Machine that does Sashiko stitches?

    I was in a sewing machine shop the other day. I saw this terrific machine that does a straight quilting stitch that looks so much like a stitch done by hand. I think it will do wide curves, however I think all you can adjust is the length of the stitch and the distance between stitches. I can't recall the machine brand, it started with an 'S'.
    I surfed and could not come up with that machine or any other brand that does the Sashiko stitch. Help please. Libber

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    Junior Member Fixedgearhead's Avatar
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    Babylock makes a Sashiko only dedicated machine but it is kind of pricey for a single purpose machine unless you have a large machine budget. They are also hard to find at most shops that stock and sell Babylock. I would love to have one but can't quite justify it right now. If you google Babylock Sashiko machine you should get a link to the site.

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    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
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    Theres one available on Ebay! http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...=p3286.c0.m359

    and a previous thread here on QB sashiko machine
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    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
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    The ones in our local quilt shop are upwards of $2000. Yikes.

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    Senior Member IAmCatOwned's Avatar
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    It's likely the Babylock Sashiko machine. I know of only one person who has bought one and I know she paid about $1000 for it. On other forums, the pricing has been listed between $1,800 and $2,600, so it could be she got a wholesale deal.

    BTW, according to Bernina online, you can fake a sashiko like stitch by using invisible thread in the bottom, as I recall (don't quote me on that).
    Last edited by IAmCatOwned; 01-29-2012 at 01:06 PM.

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    The back side is an unattractive chain stitch, IMHO. So, it would make it useless to use on quilts and in my eyes why even bother if the back is ugly?

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