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Thread: Bernina 440QE

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Well I was out with an older lady friend of mine who decided she wanted to start quilting with me.

    We were out looking at fabrics at the LQS and she, for fun asked, "If I wanted a middle of the road Bernina what would I get and how much would it be."

    I quickly intergected...she doesn't need all of the embrodery stuff, just the free motion, 1/4 foot for peicing...I was kinda embarrased because I thought she has NO idea that these are expensive.

    Anyway the sales lady told her about it and I went back to the clearance section to look at jelly rolls.

    So upon check out my friend's total is a little over $3100 dollars. I look at her with wide eyes, as the sales clerk bring over her Bernina 440QE.

    I almost fell over...I was like...I can't BELIEVE you bought that without knowing if you will like quilting or not. She just shrugged and said, well if I don't end up liking quilting I have a friend who can use it and winked at me.

    I was rather STUNNED...so looks like I have a new machine to play on because I think she plans on leaving it at my house so when she comes over we can quilt together.

    It will be a GREAT time and I'm excited about it....but imagine my surprise....mam, that will be 3124.63

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    *sigh* why can't I find friends like that?

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    What a fun friend. She sounds like a hoot.

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    Now play nice and don't teach her really difficult patterns just to get that machine :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I got that machine for Christmas & I love it!!! I hope she enjoys it!

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    Wow, can you imagine having that amount of free cash. Have fun teaching her to use it.

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    I hope you have fun with it. Maybe you will have to spend some time on it so you can show her how to properly use it!!
    I have a 630E and took a class to learn all about how to use the thing. I only use a small fraction of the stitches available.

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    I think I want to be your next door neighbor so I could borrow a cup of sugar an egg, or a Bernina 440QE! Have fun with your new toy and your very generous friend!!

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    Geez! You should take her to look at new tires! You might end up with a convertible that she stores in your garage! LOL!

    I have a Bernina 430 and I LOVE it. It is an investment and I don't think either of you will regret her buying it! However- I planned that purchase for months. I can't imagine being able to buy one on a whim! I would have been shocked, too.

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    Maybe if she does like quilting, you can convice that she should have a long-arm and frame to work on (lol)

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    I have that same machine and love it to pieces! (Well not literally, that thing is SOLID. I think it will outlive me and I'm only 29) I had been looking around for used ones but they were few and far between, so my wonderful husband surprised me with a new one. :)

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    Well I have it in the box at my place still...I feel weird opening it up...I'm so excited about it. My friend told me to set it up and use it and that she would grab it Tuesday for her all day class on Wednesday for the machine.

    I think I will go out and see if I can find a nice little sewing basket for her to organize all of her new sewing treasures as a thank you.

    So I am excited about it!! I'll let you know how it oges

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    *sigh* why can't I find friends like that?
    yeah, me too

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    I have the 630E which IMHO think is one of the best expensive toys I have ever treated myself to. I am learning every day and continue to learn on this mahine, I have had it two years now and it's my right hand. My companion also purchased the 430 for me as a companion machine as a lot of the feet, etc., are interhchangable. with the 630 you can move anything from your computer to the ubs stick for embroidery, etc. but the 430 you link the machine and the computer together in order to get the same results. Personally I am thinking of letting the 430 go and I want to look into a Pfaff or a Jenome as a second machine. But that's just my brain talking and not my heart. But the Bernia 630.. I would never part with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Well I have it in the box at my place still...I feel weird opening it up...I'm so excited about it. My friend told me to set it up and use it and that she would grab it Tuesday for her all day class on Wednesday for the machine.

    I think I will go out and see if I can find a nice little sewing basket for her to organize all of her new sewing treasures as a thank you.

    So I am excited about it!! I'll let you know how it oges
    I think you need to get it ut of the box & start playing with it. It takes a while to learn all of it's tricks! I've had 3 classes on mine so far & I still don't understand HALF of what it can do. So you will need to know what to show her, kwim? I mean it just makes sense!!!

    :lol: :lol:

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    I have the 440QE and love it! You have a wonderful friend and I hope you both enjoy the machine!

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    What a great machine. It's the best. I still need to learn more about it's capabilities. But it's my dream come true. Took me a year and a half to pay for it, but I did it.

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    We could all use friends like that! WOW! She must be a reeeeeealy good friend!

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    A friend asked my sister if she could learn to use her new embroidery machine & then teach her how to use it. So she taught herself, & then was teaching her friend. Her friend threw up her hands & said thats to much you can have the machine if you want it. Boy, do I wish I lived closer, so we could play with it together.

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    In thinking about all of this on the 440QE.. vs my 430.. I have been more involved with my 630 as if it's an extenstion of my right arm. I have not seemed to have formed that attachment with the 430, and I had not explored that much on the 440 QE. I think what ever you have, if it feels right to you and you can handle all that has to offer, then it's the right machine for you. Sometimes it's better to buy the very best that you can, regardless of the make, because if you connect with it, then you don't have to worry about moving up every other year. And there are many who have formed an attachment with a machine that they have had for 25 years and they keep it serviced and in excellent working condition and are perfetly content to not move up ward.

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    I just bought the 440QE at a quilt show. :D :D :D :D :D
    Got a class on thurs.
    I've got my eye on the Magnifying Glass Set. :shock: :shock: :shock:
    Anybody got the set? Is it worth it?

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    I just got the magnifying glass set a few months ago. I've only used it when following a small FM pattern. I should be using them more but usually forget I have them!

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    I have the 440QE and just love it!!! She's a real work horse... :D

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    I have an Anniversary addition Bernina it is wonderful. I just love it! Have fun.

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    Sweeeeeeet!! And this really says a lot about your character! She must think very highly of you. :-)

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