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Thread: what is your favourite sewing machine for workshops

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    I am looking for new machine to take to workshops. Any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaret McBride
    I am looking for new machine to take to workshops. Any suggestions.
    I use a Janome Gem. It.s very light but very efficient little work horse. I.ve had it for about 5yrs and it cost 99. Certainly had my moneys worth!! :thumbup:

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    Have heard many good things about the Gems from quilters here, but my baby of choice is an old Singer Featherweight. I learned to sew on one, then Dad sold it at auction after Mom passed and he was downsizing, making room for my stepmom. Someone got a real steal there for $150! I bought mine on eBay for $260 (shipping included). Can't ask for a nicer stitch for piecing!

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    I used a Jem Gold for several years. Now leave it at my son's home so I can sew when I visit
    Bought a Jem Platinum for workshops - has a needle down button
    Both are great little light weight full function machines.
    Even quilted some lap quilts on the Gold.
    Recommend them both with no reservations

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    I am so hoping it will be my new FW, before that it was my Pfaff 947 Hobbymatic, it is the lightest of my Pfaffs

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    I use a vintage Singer 301. weighs a little more than a Featherweight, but perfectly portable and dependable. and much less $$. I also have several 221s & rotate them so each gets used during the year. friend has the Janome Gold and really likes it.

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    I have a Jem Gold which I have had for some years. Still enjoy it for classes and workshops. I have a Featherweight but it is heavier and I am handicapped and can manage the Jem better.

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    I have the Jem Gold 2 and its okay for workshops, but I much prefer one of my Featherweights.

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    I use a Featherweight for classes, etc. LOVE it!!!

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    Brother Nouvelle 1500s.

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