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Thread: New Sewing Machine

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    Junior Member Brandi's Avatar
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    New Sewing Machine

    I am a beginner sewer and I want to purchase a new machine. What brand would you recommend for me. I don't want to pay a lot for one. I would like one that is good for sewing and quilting.

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    husqvarna viking Hclass less than $400.00. I have one as a second machine and I bought one for my grandaughter and she is a beginer

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    I just purchased a Janome for my granddaughter for sewing and quilting. It was $300. plus tax. but I think you need to go to your dealer and try various models out to see what suits your needs best. They are so many nice machines available out there today.

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    what do you have now and what do you consider "a lot"?

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    deciding what you want the machine to do is essential. Piecing traditional quilts? Quilting the sandwich? Easily transported/stored? Needle up/down? Thread cutter? Walking foot or duel feed? What is "a lot" $? To you it might me $100. To me, it depends? I'm saving up to get a $4500 machine. Probably, as a beginner, after using it a while you'll have a better idea of what's important to you. I might look for a good model, used.

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    You can start with a brother, they seem to be great workhorses. I bought a used Viking and only paid $200, still using it after 6 years
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    Try getting higher quality but second hand. Don't be afraid to negotiate. I got $100 off my machine and the guy did not even blink dropping the price that much.

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    Id suggest you check with your local sewing machine shop and see what 'gently used' machines they have. I got a Janome 6600 today for $1,000 plus one year warranty, and a free class on how to use her. I am very pleased with my purchase!
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    Check pawn shops in your area. I've seen everything from $20 Brothers to a Singer One (didn't see the price on it).
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    I agree with petthefabric. I am a beginner too but when it was time to buy my first sewing machine, I did lots (3 weeks) of research on Amazon (reading personal reviews, reviewing each of the machine's specs, learning what each machine does). I compared Amazon's prices to that of other sewing centers online and they seemed to be the best.
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