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Thread: Opportunity to buy a Bernina Artista 180

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    Esqmommy's Avatar
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    I have an opportunity to buy a Bernina Artista 180 for $1250. Does anyone know if that's a good price? It was purchased from a dealer in 2007, but it's a 2000 model machine.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

    I hear it does a stippling stich that sounds out of this world !!!!! I'd pay a lot just for that feature!

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    I have a Bernina 630 which is the same thing, basically, just a couple years newer. I love my machine. It has lots of stitches and one of my favorites is a "meandering" stitch. Does it come with the Embroidery Unit? Part of the upgrade on my machine is the Bernina Stitch Regulator foot, which is great, though not a necessary item.
    I don't know about the price, I paid $2700 for mine, used, about 2 years ago on e-bay. You might check e-bay and see what they are listing/selling them for on there.

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    I have the Bernina 180 artiste and i also bought mine second hand. I paid $1500 Australian dollars for mine about 2 years ago.
    I do not have a lot of time for sewing and have used it mainly to piece. I have only so far made wall hangings and baby blankets.
    i am very happy with mine :-) but as i have not had any lessons I am learning as I go and I have not done any embroidery with it even though it came with all the equipment. There just doesnt seem to be enough hours in the day and when i get the time i just want to sew, sew and sew!
    I love the needle down feature and the little thing on the side that you use to cut your thread with. If you are buying from a shop try to get some feet thrown in as i had to buy a walking foot, a 1/4 inch foot and a darning foot. The walking foot from memory was about $150.00 so if nothing else get that one thrown in!
    I wish I knew how to use my machine to its fullest but even though i dont i am still very happy with my machine so far.
    The only negative so far is the small throat space so would be hesitant to quilt a queen size quilt with it but other than that i am very happy with mine and it is my baby....

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    Does this machine have the embroidery unit with it??

    You might call any sewing machine dealer and ask what the "blue book" value is.

    I had a 180 and just loved it but had a chance to trade "up" to a 200.

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    I have always sewed on old singers. Wouldn't even compare to a machine like that. Good luck
    Judy in Ohio

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    I've been using a Bernina Artista 180 recently, and I quilted a heavy queen size quilt. It was bulky, but I managed it.

    I don't like the very quiet humming noise it makes when you are not using it.

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    I have a 180 that I bought used (it had 7 hours on it!) about 10 years ago. I LOVE the machine for piecing. It does a beautiful straight stitch. I quilted my own quilts on it, including a King. I DON'T recommend doing that! My arms still hurt when I think about it!

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    I have a wonderful piecing machine, so I think I may pass on this one. I want one that does things my Pfaff Quilt Expression 2046 won't do!

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