Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Thinking about getting a Bernina - Should I?

  1. #1
    Super Member MistyMarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,427
    I was looking at one at Hancock Fabrics. Does anyone have this model or something similar and what do you think of it?

    Bernette H70 For Bernina

    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...tegoryId=81296

  2. #2
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,458
    Did you do a search here? I don't know. I've not heard great things about Bernettes. I don't consider them true Berninas.

  3. #3
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    8,466
    don't just go by name. Look at what you are getting and what you will use for the money spent. It's hard. I know.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    612
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    I was looking at one at Hancock Fabrics. Does anyone have this model or something similar and what do you think of it?

    Bernette H70 For Bernina

    http://www.hancockfabrics.com/viewpr...tegoryId=81296
    A true, basic Bernina will not cost much more, and you will get the 'bang for your buck', in CS and support. I do not think you will be unhappy with your local dealer. Just purchase when they have a sale or a special. Bernina's really are great machines, even today.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Katia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    653
    If you have the money, I say YES. I have three and I love them all.

  6. #6
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,458
    Misty....if you're in the market for a new machine why haven't you gone to Meissner's? Just curious? And a google found me this

    http://thoughtsfrommsq.blogspot.com/...nette-h70.html

    And this http://sewing.patternreview.com/Sewi...ns/topic/36021

  7. #7
    Super Member MistyMarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,427
    Not sure who Meissner's is. I am wanting to purchase a NEW sewing machine... not a used one. I have two Janome's: a 6500 and a 1600 and a Montgomery Wards that I've had for years. I gave away a Singer that my dh bought me because I didn't think I would need it. I am wishing I hadn't done that because I need a light weight one to take to classes and sew-ins. I want some bells and whistles, though. I want a thread cutter, a needle threader, and a needle down. I also want to be able to do free-motion and I want to be able to do shirt cuffs. I figure I can spend around $300 to $350 for this. I will keep looking. I just saw this one on sale and was curious if it was a good machine.

  8. #8
    Senior Member redpurselady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    930
    I've read the Bernettes are not made by Bernina. Something you may want to consider.

  9. #9
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,458
    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    Not sure who Meissner's is. I am wanting to purchase a NEW sewing machine... not a used one. I have two Janome's: a 6500 and a 1600 and a Montgomery Wards that I've had for years. I gave away a Singer that my dh bought me because I didn't think I would need it. I am wishing I hadn't done that because I need a light weight one to take to classes and sew-ins. I want some bells and whistles, though. I want a thread cutter, a needle threader, and a needle down. I also want to be able to do free-motion and I want to be able to do shirt cuffs. I figure I can spend around $300 to $350 for this. I will keep looking. I just saw this one on sale and was curious if it was a good machine.
    Oops sorry Misty! I got you confused with someone else on the board that has a name close to yours. I thought you lived near me.

    :oops:

  10. #10
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    Hancock's is not a Bernina dealer so it's not a Bernina. I would check out the high end Kenmores. I used a new one last week and it was fantastic.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.