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Thread: Opinions needed on which machine would be best for me

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    I agree. If you like paper piecing you will love a vintage machine.
    The Singer 15-91 and 301 came to my mind too. These are straight stich though a 401 or rocketeer with cams will give you more options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Have you considered a vintage machine? There are some great ones out there that will do what you are looking for. For instance a Singer model 15-91 or a model 301.
    Last edited by Annaquilts; 11-23-2012 at 07:41 AM.
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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    We are all different in our opinions and experiences. What do you consider to be " inexpensive"??? My range s $200-$500. Anything cheaper is probably not going last very long. I prefer computerized models vs mechanical. $500 is what i paid for my Janome 350. I am a huge Janome fan!

    I am not interested in " vintage". I Have a 1953 Singer that i have never used. It belonged to my late aunt. It is a decoration for me. I love my Janome 9700 tho. I should probably use that Singer sometime.

    Pattern review is great!

    I agree with you. You couldn't pay me to sew on a vintage machine! I had a 1958 Montgomery Wards machine and you couldn't sew a straight quarter inch seam on that machine to save your life. Of course it didn't have such nice things as needle up/down and programable stitches either. I love my modern machines.

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