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Thread: 2 Berninas for me this week #1 Bernina 807 Minimatic

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    2 Berninas for me this week #1 Bernina 807 Minimatic

    It's raining older Berninas this week. I'll have to get pics of the 640-2 flatbed made in 1954 tomorrow. But, I picked up this 807 and cleaned it up today. It came with case, all attachments, manual and attachable bed. She's very similar to my 830 Record, but smaller and lighter. It's in great condition and was well taken care of. I'm in Bernina heaven. Now to get my 640-2 working...that will be harder as it's locked up good and tight.
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    Nice machine!

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    Lovely machine Candace, I bet she stitches beautifully. Good luck with the 640-2.

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    Oooooo. Those Berninas are great machines! They often come in excellent condition because their owners take really good care of them. Your 640-2 must be the exception to the rule. Can't wait to see photos of her too.
    Dorothy in PA

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    The 640-2 was made in 1954, used very little and sat for a lifetime so it's going to need some elbow grease to get going. But, it'll be a fabulous machine.

    This minimatic is so cute and does a great stitch. I like that it has my favorite stitches from the 830 record. I use the serpentine stitch a lot in quilting. Yet, it's much smaller and lighter than the 830 so will be easier to move around. It took me a while to figure out how to remove the top to service it! Although it's a mini 830, there are some differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    This minimatic is so cute and does a great stitch. I like that it has my favorite stitches from the 830 record. I use the serpentine stitch a lot in quilting.
    Yes! Me too. In fact, I just attached a binding to a charity quilt just yesterday using the serpentine stitch. It's so graceful.
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    Me too. I love to do bindings on all the quilts I know will be washed frequently with the serpentine stitch. Berninas and my Elnas both do the same stitch. Even my Singer 319 has a cam for it! I was disappointed when I got my 401A that it didn't have the capability for a serpentine stitch.

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    I check this section of QB every day. Love seeing all the posts about the "new" older machines. I smiled today as I read this post about the 807 mini. I watched for Bernina's to come up for months and finally found a Bernina Nova 900 I could afford. I was looking for this or a 801 Sport or 807 mini (in no particular order). I did see a Sport 801 but at the same time as the 900. I would have loved to have both but the DH just doesn't get my fascination/love of vintage machines. Budget was an issue too. Do you know if the stitch you mention has a different name? I don't see it in my manual. I'm excited to finally be a Bernina owner. This machine weighs about 27 lbs and has all it's original accessories and a Properly working case. This brings my machine ownership to 7. Don't let hubby know, lol.

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    looks very similar to my 830 Record. I need to put it in the shop. I love sewing on it so much. It was making bird nests when I first would start a seam. I checked the bobbin several times...then rethreaded it numerous time..now it the needle will go up and down but it's not sewing the fabric. Tues. I'm taking it to the shop. I'm sure it needs a service call too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IQuiltnFL View Post
    I check this section of QB every day. Love seeing all the posts about the "new" older machines. I smiled today as I read this post about the 807 mini. I watched for Bernina's to come up for months and finally found a Bernina Nova 900 I could afford. I was looking for this or a 801 Sport or 807 mini (in no particular order). I did see a Sport 801 but at the same time as the 900. I would have loved to have both but the DH just doesn't get my fascination/love of vintage machines. Budget was an issue too. Do you know if the stitch you mention has a different name? I don't see it in my manual. I'm excited to finally be a Bernina owner. This machine weighs about 27 lbs and has all it's original accessories and a Properly working case. This brings my machine ownership to 7. Don't let hubby know, lol.
    I looked at the top of my 640-2 that's sitting rather disassembled on my floor and you have the 0, 1 and then 2 stitch which is the serpentine stitch. I think they call it a running stitch in the manual, but I'm not sure?

    I want a Nova too!! I would love the strange greenish one that is ultra rare or the one with the red trim. How do you like your Nova?

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