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Thread: Which Machine?

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    Junior Member willowwind's Avatar
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    If you had your choice of a Bernina 830 or a Pfaff Creative Vision sewing/embroidery machine, which would you take & why? So far, I chose the Bernina 830, but I'm still considering getting a Pfaff Creative Vision. Help me out, which would you get.

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    Which Creative Vision?

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    I have a Bernina 630. Love my machine!!! I also have a 23 y/o Pfaff, wonderful machine. But Pfaff's arn't made like they used to be. I chose a Bernina because I have a Bernina shop within a mile of my house and I would have had to drive 40 miles to have a Pfaff serviced or to take classes.

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    I bought the 830. There's my opinion;>

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    I would buy the Bernina. Pffafs are not made the way they used to be, but Bernina seems to have retained that "forever" quality.

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    I was looking at the higher end Janomes in the LQS several days ago. I was quite impressed. I won't be buying anything because I have no money, but they were nice machines. I have Pfaffs and love them. My Mom had a Bernina and she liked it. I have another friend who wouldn't have one, so I am just no help!

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    I looked at the 830 but decided on the Babylock Ellisimo. There was quite a difference in price and Babylocks are great machines. Also have a friend I consider highly intelligent and she has had a terrible time with the learning curve on her Bernina 830. I jumped right in on my Ellisimo and have had very few difficulties - and they were all operator error - go figure! Good luck with your search and decision.

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    The latest version of the Creative Vision. THe 5.5 I believe. I'm trying the 830 with different designs from sources other than Bernina & OSED. I've used Jenny Haskins with good luck & have an Anita Goode design to try. I want to push the limits of my 830 before I put out the bucks for another machine.

    Cathy

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    So you own the 830 and are thinking about purchasing a second machine (the Pfaff) or trading in the 830?

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