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Thread: What should I do??

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    Senior Member madamepurl's Avatar
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    I think I would keep it and give it a little more time. I have the Horizon, the 3160 QDC (travel machine), and the Brother PQ-1500s. Love them all for different reasons. If it's in good working order, I'd want to learn to bond with it. I miss my built in walking foot that the Pfaff has. Mine fell off a UPS truck and I still miss that thing. I went Janome when I compared the two side by side, but still miss that built in walking foot.
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    Super Member nygal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    If you don't use it.. sell it and move on!

    I agree. You could use the money you get for it for other things you really want and use.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Junior Member NewbieToQuilting's Avatar
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    I think my biggest issue is I'm scared to use it for fear of breaking it. I need to find a class or something to be more familiar with it. Hubby said he was just kidding and wants me to be happy. It does so much the other stitches machines can't, so I think I'm going to keep it. As soon as I got rid of it I'm sure I'd regret it. Money isn't really an issue, I just don't want to accidently break something so expensive!

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    My Pfaff came with classes. Maybe yours did too and you just don't know it? Or, if you didn't buy it locally, you can call and ask about classes. I know my local dealer will accept "outsiders" in her classes, for a price, of course.

    I also was afraid of hurting my machine, but so far we have been okay. I have had it three years, though mine is a different model.


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    Super Member jgriinke's Avatar
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    Is the problem with the Pfaff tension? Sometimes it just takes a little tweeking. You can never have to many sewing machines.

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    Super Member grann of 6's Avatar
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    I have 4 machines that I use on a regular basis. I would never get rid of one. The Diamond is set for embroidery only. The SE has a walking foot on it, so I use that for binding etc. The Topaz is my go to machine for general quilting projects because it has a flatbed table. Then the old Designer I is in the bedroom so I can sew while watching TV. Would you get rid of one of your children because you weren't happy with him/her???? I don't think so.

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    I have 4 machines and am looking forward to #5 coming home with me when I visit my mother next spring. With all those machines, I expect my Pfaff will stay my favorite. I found it extremely user friendly, I love the IDT (much better than any walking foot), and it is a real work horse.
    Shirley in Arizona

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    Don't be guilted into getting rid of a machine that you may learn to love soon. Quilting is probably your own vice, unlike hubby's? Men tend to be too practical in some ways because they can't see more than one way to do something. Hang in there!

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    Junior Member joycet's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieToQuilting View Post
    Well, I got it because of all the decorative and quilting stitches. It has 126 stitches and alphabet letters. I can do a 1/4" seam a lot easier, but the stitches aren't any better than the other machines. My hubby thinks I should keep it, I just don't know what I'm going to do with 4 machines. He wasn't too thrilled when the 4th one came in and keeps giving me grief for it. :/
    My husband gives me grief whenever I buy another vintage machine...but has it stopped me? NO!!! Keep the machine. I'm sure somewhere down the road you'll wish you would have...especially since it's more involved than your other machines. I think I'm up to about 12 machines? wish I could afford one of the new Berninas. not the 830. I'm sure I'd never learn all there is to on it. My choice was the 440QE but it's not made any longer. I should have bit the bullet and bought one when I could!!


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    I sure understand the intimidation factor. I only had two machines for years (Pfaff 7570 and Janome for classes). Then on a whim I added a Janome Horizon. My dealer is 50 miles away so I didn't take the classes, so now I am not able to just easily use any of them for general sewing. I want to do some garment making as well as piecing.

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