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Old 12-13-2019, 11:48 AM
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ILovetoQuilt, we're neighbors! Maybe I just need to be patient. I've been wondering about trying to sell it privately. It would be nice to have a back-up or a machine that has a zig-zag, if needed. Just didn't every think about having more than one.

I'm born and bred Montanan, until a year ago. Everything there was at least an hour away. Sometimes I just want to stay home.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:13 PM
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Welcome to the board from Minnesota.

If your Bernina is behaving well, and you have room for it, I also (strongly) recommend that you keep it as a backup machine.

Where I live, a 30 minute drive is "close"
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:33 PM
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Welcome from Alberta, Canada. I'm another person with a lengthy drive of over an hour to get to anywhere that will do machine servicing.

I have a few different machines, two of them are electronic Kenmore that were made by Janome. I didn't mean to collect them, but they aren't really worth that much on the resale market and I'd rather have a spare, just in case. Also, sometimes my daughter's friends come over for some sewing lessons, and they get to work on the smaller, older machines instead of my 1 year old Janome 9400 that I got when I started quilting. I also say if you otherwise like the machine and it's working well, and you have the space, keep it.
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:29 PM
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Welcome to the board!
I wouldn't get rid of your Bernina either. They are such wonderful machines.

I bought a Juki TL 2010Q on Amazon and I love it. I think it's similar to the one you want to buy but I could be wrong.
I'm very happy with my Juki.
I have a Bernina 150 but wanted more harp space and the BSR so I bought a 770 this year. But I'll never part with my older Bernina.

BTW- I've vacationed in Maine and absolutely love that part of the country.
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Old 12-13-2019, 03:02 PM
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Welcome from Texas. Hope you find the machine you want.
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Old 12-13-2019, 03:24 PM
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Thank you everyone for the words of welcome, encouragement and advice. I have stewed over this decision (keeping the Bernina, trying to sell it, etc.) for too long now. My head hurts. I looked at the Jukis too, but cost was a factor as well as dealer close by (bobbins, extra feet). As I mentioned in an earlier post, I read as many threads on this board as I possibly could on the Brother vs. Juki. You all have helped me tremendously. As I have learned, both brands are good machines, comes down to personal decision, what I want in a machine, cost, yada, yada, yada.

After my lovely husband reminded me that he has at least 30 guitars, why should I fret about having two sewing machines.

So I ordered the Brother PQ1500. Should be here next week! I'm so terribly excited.

I have to say you all have made me feel so welcome in my first day here. Thank you.
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:55 PM
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Hi Bags welcome to the board from NE Ohio originally from southern coast of Maine.
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:03 PM
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Bags, welcome from a fellow "Mainah". I have a janome machine and the dealer is 1 hour away, so I understand your dilemma. Enjoy your new machine when it comes and have fun getting to know it. Can't wait to see what you create on it.
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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Welcome from Southern Indiana! As a quilter, you will probably end up with more than one machine...I personally have several...and love them all! Enjoy your quilting journey!

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Old 12-18-2019, 04:51 AM
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