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Thread: Anyone have information on the new Bernina that has come out?

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    I just received an e-mail from Bernina saying they have a new 820 Quilters Edition that has 15 inches between the needle and arm part of the machine so quilters will be able to make bigger quilts...does anyone have any idea what the cost might be?

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    I guess maybe between $6000 or more I have the 440 EQ Quilting Edition and that run me $4000. plus tax.

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    Wasn't this machine introduced when the 830 was? If so, according to the website, there are 12 inches throat space. If it is the same, it was over $7000.

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    I would say that it woudl be somewhere between $6000 and $10000. $10000 is what the 830 cost and that is their top of the line. Just a guess though. :?:

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    The 820QE is a remake of the original 820, but geared for quilters. They could easily have expanded the throat. I read somewhere the price was in the $7,500 range, but I can't find where I saw it now. :(

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    They are cheaper then an ATV, small tractor, or boat.

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    http://sewreview.com/brands/bernina/820/

    Any info on the machine is available if you google or go to the Bernina site.

    15" throat and 12" from the right of the needle.

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    It's just a rename of the 820, as far as I understand. 15" free arm, but 12" needle to pillar as always. I also got excited, because I happened to look at the website one day when the 820 with the old face plate and the "B 820 Quilter's Edition" were both shown. Dunno if the name is supposed to attract quilters to push non-quilters to the 830. How 'bout a fancy swirly face plate and limited edition stitches like the 830 LE?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    It's just a rename of the 820, as far as I understand. 15" free arm, but 12" needle to pillar as always. I also got excited, because I happened to look at the website one day when the 820 with the old face plate and the "B 820 Quilter's Edition" were both shown. Dunno if the name is supposed to attract quilters to push non-quilters to the 830. How 'bout a fancy swirly face plate and limited edition stitches like the 830 LE?!
    Hehe. No fancy embroidery stitching like the 830LE because the 820 doesn't do embroidery

    :wink: Yeah, I don't understand the rename since nothing new is added to the machine...

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    They could have deco stitches exclusive to the 820, kinda like the Elna versions of machines have a few stitches different than the Janome version. :p

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    The cost of a car!!!

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    I don't know, but in my world a car I'd own doesn't cost 6 grand. And how we spend our money is up to us. :thumbup:

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    wow, i hope it brings you your tea also LOL

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    I just got the new 820QE and there is a big difference...

    I had one of the original 820's and I had a lot of issues with skipped stitches, etc. However, I loved the machine so much that I finally bit the bullet and bought a new one, trading in my old one, and let me tell you, it feels totally different. They did change the hook and that was the main issue contributing to the skipping issue. I'm sure there are other improvements as well. The throat space is the same (12" from the needle).

    As far as price, it retails for a bit over 7k, but you can get it brand new out of the box for a little over 6k.

    I would not suggest getting a used older version or demo. You might be very unhappy, but I'm very excited about the new one.

    Happy Quilting!

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