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Thread: Singer 7258 Pros & Cons PLEASE !

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    Singer 7258 Pros & Cons PLEASE !

    Hi all,
    My friend is fairly new to quilting/sewing and is looking for a machine with some of the newer features.
    Programmable needle down, variable needle positions, and a variety of stitches including blanket stitch etc.
    She is not in the market for an expensive machine and is looking at this one for $200.

    If you have one or know someone who does, please let us know what you think about it.

    Thanks, Lin

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    I absolutely would not purchase a new low-end Singer. They have a terrible reputation. IMO, it is better to buy a Brother at Walmart.

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    Can't comment on the singer whether or not it is a good purchase, but I did get my brother SQ9050 from walmart gor 200 with a 20 dollar rebate, and I love my machine, so I can vouch for this brother at walmart if she is looking for a cheap machine

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    There has been a lot of good comments about the lower end priced Brothers on this board. They would be worth the investigating. Some on-line places you can get a better machine with less price, a good deal.
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    tell her to stay away from the singer.

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    I bought a Singer Confidence Quilter and I love it!! I got it online for $240--free ship. It has all the features you mentioned and comes with a walking foot and the free motion quilt foot as well as a few other goodies.
    My old machine was a Brother I got at Walmart about 6 years ago...no needle down feature, but it was the cheapest one they had. I gave it to my daughter when I got my Singer and it is serving her well.

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    For under $200, I would purchase a Brother rather than a Singer. I bought a Singer for around $200 and the tension wouldn't stay fixed. I Love my Brother combo sewing/embroidery machine!!

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    This model is sold at Sears and Amazon. Sears has gone to Brother and Singer. No Kenmore or Janome . . at Bangor Maine store anyways.

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    I have a Brother CS6000i that I got for a ridiculous price on eBay and love it. It has needle up/down, about 110 stitching things, and is fairly quiet when in use. Originally these machines were at $300 but are now down to about $169. Try Ken's Sewing in Muscle Shoals, AL. They have good machines, and they also have previously 'loved' machines that are in great shape. There are refurbs also, which give you a better machine for a lower price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linb View Post
    This model is sold at Sears and Amazon. Sears has gone to Brother and Singer. No Kenmore or Janome . . at Bangor Maine store anyways.
    Wow. Didn't know Sears had already changed. My advice is to not get a Singer machine, as they are notorious for developing tension problems. Many people here have posted that they are happy with their low-end Brother machines, and Walmart carries a couple of models. Babylock also has a good rep, but not sure they are in the price range and they don't seem as easy to find.

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