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Thread: Suggestions, please!

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    Senior Member Gramma B's Avatar
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    Suggestions, please!

    My Babylock Quest is in to see the doctor again. It keeps getting out of time. I know it happens when the thread gets messed up underneath, so I try to be careful not to have this happen. This is the 4th time I had to take the machine in to get fixed. My husband thinks I should trade it off and get a new machine. When the Quest is working good, I really like it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on a good machine to buy that is both a sewing and embrodiery
    Kathleen
    Retired, and love quilting!

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    Senior Member Gramma B's Avatar
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    Sorry, I maust had hit something to post it; b4 I was done. Does anyone have anyh suggestions for a good sewing and embrodeiry machine in one? I've been thinking if I am to get a new machine, maybe I would like to try some embrodiery, too
    Kathleen
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    I feel your pain. I had a Pfaff like that. Stayed with it for a loong time but finally I broke down and bought a new machine. Another Pfaff. So far so good!

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    i love my viking Designer 1
    it has an embroidery unit and sews beautifully
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I have an older Singer Futura 200 with the embroidery unit, and I love it.
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    I am in love with my Brother 2500, but I know I would love all the Brother's, and the higher the number the more they do.

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    Babylock has machines that do everything but serve you coffee-got to play with them at a recent seminar-can't afford them though so if you have a BBBBBIIIIGGG budget they're an excellent machine

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    babylock espire love mine, has never been in the shop except for cleaning

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    I found a Brother ES400 at Walmart, identical to a Janome that cost $229 more, the Brother came with an embroidery attachment. I haven't use that yet but will. I really like it and hope we have a long relationship. And the Janome didn't have the embroidery attachment. Heard they are both made by Janome.

    I hesitate in saying this, but do you always start sewing with the thread takeup lever at its highest point? If I don't, I have a thread lock and that throws the timing off. When the thread takeup lever is at the very top, the thread in the needle and bobbin can be pulled without effort and I hold the ends till the machine starts sewing. When teaching sewing, that is the first thing I tell students to watch out for. Thread locks still happen to me.

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    I have 2 Berninas that have never had a problem. They are pricey.

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