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Old 12-21-2012, 01:15 PM
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Does anyone own the Bernina any of the new machines in the 700 series? Thinking of taking the plunge but wanted to consider board opinions.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:06 AM
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Okay, must not be many 7 series owners out there yet. I'm waiting on a 750 QE myself. It's a new series and is in high demand.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:13 AM
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Wow! They look wonderful but the price tag blows my mind. Since I am not a machine quilter except for Linus quilts which are never more than twin size, the bigger harp is not a must have for me. The added decorative stitches would be nice. I own two stand alone embroidery machines so that is not a draw either. What I don't like about machines that do both sewing and embriodery in a hoop is that you can't do both at the same time. With my seperate machines I can sew while the embroidery machine is doing it's thing. No foot pedal needed. If you wanted it strickly to do machine quilting you could probably purchase a stand alone quilting machine for about the same amount of money. I see the 7 series as the "Swiss Army knife" of the sewing room. It has lots and lots of bells and whistles that you will probably rarely use, weighs a ton and costs a lot of money.
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I have looked at the new 700 and would love to have one. They have a super-sized bobbin but the feet are different from other machines. I love my 440 QE and would keep it as a back up machine if the feet were interchangeable but they are NOT. I have not heard any bad news about the 700 series so I guess that is good news?
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mpspeedy2 View Post
I see the 7 series as the "Swiss Army knife" of the sewing room. It has lots and lots of bells and whistles that you will probably rarely use, weighs a ton and costs a lot of money.
Just my two cents.
I know this thread is about the Bernina, but that statement can allso relate to the Janome 7700, which is why I wound up getting rid of it. Just way to much machine for me.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:41 AM
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What is the pricing on the Bernina series?

Sandy - what did you replace your 7700 with? I have one too, and I love the FMQ on it. Have you found something with less bells and whistles with the same harp and great FMQ?
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:53 PM
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I ordered mine without the embroidery attachment and I plan on using it on a 10' Bernina quilt frame my husband bought me for Christmas. I still have my Singer Quantum 9960 and a Brother CS6000i for backup and if the occasion arises that I need to sew while the Bernina is on the frame. Planning on using the 750 for more than just on the quilting frame because it does come with a higher price tag. Just like cars.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:07 PM
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All I know is my more than 12 year old B 750 QE has never given me any problems. I mean none, nada, ziltch!
I have sewn many thousands of miles too! Research is the best way to gather the info you need for making the best choiice for your needs.
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LyndaOH, I have a Pfaff 4.0, and since I don't do FMQ, it works for me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:07 AM
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Guess I will be doing some research, I didn't know about the 700 series QE. I have the 440 QE and love, love it. I also have the embroidery module I have used it but not too often. I would keep the 440 if I were to get the 700.
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