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Thread: New Machine

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    I'm thinking about buying a new machine, one I can quilt or do about anything with, could I have some feed back on what is the best machine to buy?

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    If money is no object, I would go with the Bernina 830. It has a longer throat, it is easy to use and can do amazing embroidery. The Bernina machines are very reliable. I still have my 40 year old Bernina 830 Record and she is a workhorse. I have another one as well, the Bernina 440QE with the embroidery unit. I would love to have the 830, some day.

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    I vote for a Bernina. I have a 730..the embroidery is fabulous. The machine is easy to use..yet has all the bells whistles.

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    thank you. I'm going to start looking.

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    Thank you and that is something I'm looking for that will last a long time.

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    my vote is a Janome 6500 or 6600!

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    What are you looking to do? Is it quilting, embroidery, or a combo? Depending on what you want to do with it is the question. Also, if you want to do embroidery, do you want a combo unit or 2 separate units - one for sewing and the other for embroidery? If you decide to go with 2 separate units, then you can sew and embroider at the same time and sometimes, depending on what you want, this can be the more economical way of doing it.

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    Im in love,, I found a machine I need,, I have to have,, I would sell my left foot,, ( do not need it for sewing,,lol) it is a brother SE 350!!!!!

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    This is my story. I coveted an embroidery machine. Laid out the money for a fantastic Baby Lock Ellegante. Wonderful machine if you don't mind paying $8,000. Embroidered everything the 1st year, the second year the quilting bug bit me and now 4 years later I occasionally embroider something, but not very often. I bought a Juki TL98Q for a third of the money and I LOVE IT! I use the Ellegante for the decorative stitches and some piecing, but usually end up using the Juki. Wish I had bought their high end straight sewing machine and the Juki. Would still have a lot of money left over.

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    Bernina... My Mom has a Bernina about 40 yrs old and it works wonderfully. Mine is around 19 years old and I have never had a problem with it.

    They are heavy enough to keep your sewing projects in place. turn your fabric and your machine does't move. And go through tough fabric.

    I just love my Bernina.

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