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Thread: Hi from the English seaside

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm Annie and I'm trying to re-learn my quilting from 10 yrs ago. I'm going to have a few lessons but I can't practise at the moment as I fell last week and broke two fingers (another major hobby is walking and I tripped on a wonderful 10 mile hike). It's a nuisance and frustrating but I'm spending the time sorting my stash and reading and youtubing (what a resource).

    I think my cheapie machine bought many years ago is not fit for purpose any more and makes sewing a trial rather than a pleasure.

    My OH is lovely and wants to buy me a new machine for Christmas but I'm wondering if an older second hand one would be better (I don't think he realises how much a good new one would cost). I found an ad. in a local paper for a Pfaff 1471 which is 15yrs old (100). Should I or shouldn't I (I'll obviously try it out etc if I go that route).

    Any thoughts gratefully received.

    Cheers,
    Annie

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    Lived in UK for 2 yrs. Ex was in USAF and we were stationed at Upperheyford RAF and lived in Steeple Aston in a quaint cottage with no central heating. HA. Loved it. This was in the 60's.

    Welcome and sorry about your fall. Hope you mend quickly.

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    Hi from Ohio!

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    Good morning annie! Welcome to the board!
    my mum lives/was born in england..

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    Hello and welcome from a very icy Coventry!!!! Not much snow but bitterly cold!!

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    Hello and welcome from a very icy Coventry!!!! Not much snow but bitterly cold!!

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    Welcome Annie..hope your fingers feel better soon

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    welcome!

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    Hello from mid-TN. I also lived in England for several years. Loved it!

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    Hi Annie ~~ Welcome from Minnesota US!

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    Welcome from Northern California.

    I too lived in England for two years in the '60s....next door to EMI Studios!

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    Wow,
    What a welcome, and from so many diverse places.
    I'm going to enjoy this forum
    Many thanks,
    Annie

    p.s. Now looking at Janome 6260QC. Sometimes the internet gives too many choices!!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Hello from the coast of South Carolina, USA. I will wave to you across the big pond, keep watching.

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    Hello Annie and welcome from Germany. Crossing fingers for yours while you currently can't ;-)) Sorry, couldn't resist on this joke.
    Just my 2 cents about your sewing machine question: A Pfaff 1471 sounds like a good choice and the price seems to be ok, if the machine still works well/isn't overly used. I'd give it a try, and if it works, I'd take it. Good luck and please tell us what you finally bought.

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    Hello and welcome from California!

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    Welcome from Australia, where the drought has finally broken and we are now complaining about the rain.

    I don't know that machine, but I do know that you can get some great value in preused machines if they are in good shape. I'd be trying to work out why the owner was selling. Some machines are just cantankerous and I'd be checking out if it was being divorced for that reason (I keep threatening to sell mine, although actually we are getting along a lot better these days- I am putting more into the relationship!)

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    These older machines have really proven themselves to be workhorses :wink:

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    Welcome from an Anglo-American in Minnesota, USA!

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    Welcome from NC!

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