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Thread: Sewing Machines with stitch regulators?

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    Senior Member Lisa's Avatar
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    Hoping to purchase a new machine sometime in 2011 with my main objective being that it has a stitch regulator. I need the most bang for my buck, does anyone have any suggestions on what I can start researching?

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    I don't have any advise about the machines, but just HAD to comment on those beautiful big blue eyes in your Avatar. Beautiful child, of course you already know that, but still had to say it again.

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    I like my bernina 440. I bought it because I wanted the stitch regulator. I dont' have room for a LA so this was my choice to do fm quilting.

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    Thanks, yes I love to hear that! She's my grand-daughter Sophie and she's a hoot!

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    I have no idea what your message says....I couldn't keep my eyes off that precious face and beautiful blue eyes. She sure is a keeper, and I don't enby you in about 10-12 years. Hope you have a long stick!!!!

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    The only two companies that I know that have the stitch regular is Bernina and Viking.

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    My first Bernina, a 440QE had a BSR and that is what convinced me to buy her AND to attempt FMQ ing. I now have the 730 which also has the BSR and I use it whenever I FMQ. I also have a Juki on a frame and it has a Cruise control (stitch regulator). Some say it is like training wheels, so perhaps someday I will be good enough to FMQ without a stitch regulator, but for now, without one, I wouldn't do any FMQ ing.

    Perhaps you could get a good deal on a gently used model Bernina at a dealers and then use it to trade up in time. They really hold their value. Also, if you are looking to get the machine in 2011, look for a quilt show in your area, you can get some great deals on almost new machines used for demo at the show. Good luck for whatever you decide.

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    I love my Bernina 440QE. It's the best by far.

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    My Janome has it + an up/down needle button and a button to use instead of the pedal. Really a neat feature.

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    Which Janome model has a stitch regulator?

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