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Thread: For those of you with multiple sewing machines....

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    For those of you with multiple sewing machines....

    Do you have one machine that is quieter than the others? IOW, is there such a thing as a "quiet" sewing machine that is being used? I'm aware that if you use a machine slowly, that it will be quieter, but do you have one that when used a bit more, enthusiastically, let's say, is still quiet?

    Thanks for any input.

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    My advice would be a treadle! Hahaha seriously quiet things. But seriously I unfortunately have no advice for electricmmachines. I think you should also add what kind of seeing you do so folks can give a more informed answer!
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    My Bernina 1230 hums, but it was an expensive machine 15 or so years ago. The better quality machines have parts that are more finely tooled to work together smoothly, which is part of what makes them more quiet. I have sewn on cheaper vintage machines that were very loud! They sewed well; they just were noisy doing it.

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    I'd say my Janome 6600 is a lot quieter than my Kenmore.

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    My Janome 7700 Horizon is quite, unless it's beeping at me.

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    After lots of use they all seem to get nosier than when they were new. I only sewing when everyone is up and awake. I quilt in the dining room. Husband is a few feet away in living room and still takes his evening naps. Of course, he is hard of hearing, not too much wakes him up.
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    I have 2 Berninas and find that the one on a heavy built in desk is quieter than the one on an open tale. I think the sturdier the surface, the quieter your machine will be.

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    I have two Bernina's, three Singer featherweights, a Janome and a Janome serger that are all very quiet. But that's because I don't wear my hearing aids when I'm sewing!!!!

    Pat in MN

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    My treadle is the quietest, but I have let her rest, and she is on display. She frequently gives me her opinions, though.....bossy little thing....
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    I lots of machines, most vintage, but my quiete machine is a Janome 6500, for runner of the Horizion and 6600.
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