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Old 11-13-2019, 04:51 AM
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Good Morning everyone. I'm a new member and a beginner quilter. My machine is a Baby Lock Jazz II, which I bought in June and already in the shop. So a little frustrated.
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:54 AM
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Hi Donna, sorry your machine is in the shop. That's a bummer for sure. A lot of us have backup machines for times like that.
Welcome to the board! You can learn a ton here
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:58 AM
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:09 AM
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Hi Susie: Thank you for the welcome. I am thinking of asking my husband to buy me a basic, inexpensive sewing machine for Christmas. Something easily portable, under $300, don't need a bunch of stitches or features. Will probably use just to piece quilt blocks or simple sewing. Good enough to take to a sewing class if I ever wanted to take one. Would love recommendations on a particular brand and model. The Jazz II is very heavy and not easily portable as I found out when I took it to the repair shop. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:23 AM
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Donna, there is one I've heard great things about. It's called Eversewn. They have several models but all are affordable. If I needed one I'd buy it in a heartbeat. My Bernina dealer sells them so I have a feeling they must have something to do with that company.
Go to Amazon and check them out!
I'm sure there are many other machines but that was the first one I thought of.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=eversewn+...nb_sb_ss_i_6_8
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:22 AM
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Another good deal on a basic machine is the Brother at Costco.
https://www.costco.com/Brother-XR334...100421876.html

I have a super cheap Brother for classes which is currently set up because working cheapo beats Bernina that needs to go to the shop!

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But I got distracted -- welcome to the Quilting Board from what is currently a cold dark Seattle
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:44 AM
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​Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Sorry about your machine!
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:10 AM
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Welcome, Donna, from blustery 24-degree Maryland. Glad you decided to take up this addictive hobby. We will enable you as much as you want. LOL. Sorry about your machine. Hopefully it's a simple fix and permanent!

Like SusieOH, I thought immediately of the Eversewn which has gained popularity in the past year or two . Getting great reviews for the value. If I needed one, I'd certainly put it on the short list. That said, for simple sewing, nothing fancy, portabiltiy, and low cost, check out a Brother in your price range. Or check FB Marketplace for one; often they are new in box for $30-100, depending on how quickly the seller wants to unload it. I bought a cheapo mechanical Brother for $20 to keep at my sister's in KY. And yes, she asked me to make curtains for her log cabin while I was visiting!
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Welcome from Alberta, Canada. I hope you get your machine back soon.
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Featherweights are in great demand, but wonderful machines. Unlike full sized cast iron Singers or industrial Husqvarnas. Welcome from Kansas, USA
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