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Thread: Replacing older machines.

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    In the past couple of months I have been lucky to find some very good deals on vintage machines - 2 singers, a pfaff, and a sterling. They are all excellent straight stitching machines and the pfaff can do all kinds of fancy stuff. I have a Juki 98Q I love piecing on and an Husqvarna Quilt designer with all the bells and whistles. I use it only when sewing clothing. If I only quilted, I for sure would only need one of the old machines. They are so far above the newer machines as far as stitch quality.

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    I'd stick with my old Bernina in a heartbeat. Already trying to figure out how to unload my newish Singer. My Brother sewing & embroidery I like and use occasionally, but sometimes I forget I have it, so if it was gone, it would be no biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    When I get my treadle restoration finished, up and running I'll let you know.
    Me too - recently acquired 66 treadle (from grandmother), along with the new-to-me 15-91. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSevenYearStitch
    I'd stick with my old Bernina in a heartbeat. Already trying to figure out how to unload my newish Singer. My Brother sewing & embroidery I like and use occasionally, but sometimes I forget I have it, so if it was gone, it would be no biggie.
    I got rid of my Janome - I figured it was just setting around - I hated the dumb thing. It just didn't do what I told it to do and it wouldn't sew through much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSevenYearStitch
    I'd stick with my old Bernina in a heartbeat. Already trying to figure out how to unload my newish Singer. My Brother sewing & embroidery I like and use occasionally, but sometimes I forget I have it, so if it was gone, it would be no biggie.
    I got rid of my Janome - I figured it was just setting around - I hated the dumb thing. It just didn't do what I told it to do and it wouldn't sew through much.
    That is why I got rid of my newish Kenmore...It could not handle all the ruffles I like to make..

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    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSevenYearStitch
    I'd stick with my old Bernina in a heartbeat. Already trying to figure out how to unload my newish Singer. My Brother sewing & embroidery I like and use occasionally, but sometimes I forget I have it, so if it was gone, it would be no biggie.
    I got rid of my Janome - I figured it was just setting around - I hated the dumb thing. It just didn't do what I told it to do and it wouldn't sew through much.
    That is why I got rid of my newish Kenmore...It could not handle all the ruffles I like to make..
    While experiment with making decorative oven mitts, I discovered that my Bernina 1005 can sew through 6 layers of low-loft batting and 4 layers of cotton fabric. I realized that that was too much batting for my project, but it wasn't too much for my machine to handle!

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