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Thread: Best Husband EVER!

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    Best Husband EVER!

    My husband got me a new sewing machine for our anniversary this week!! I was not expecting it at all - I'd put one on my amazon wish list thinking maybe I'd get it for Chanukah/Christmas.

    It's a Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. It came with an INSANE package of add-ons - an extension table, almost 20 different feet, and a hard case, automatic thread cutter, automatic needle threader to name a few. Basically the only feature I would have wanted that it doesn't have is a knee lift presser foot. It also can do over 600 different stiches - I was playing around with it last night and made the picture attached just trying things out. It is also SO MUCH QUIETER than my old machine. People always talk about watching TV when they're sewing, and I always thought "how can you possibly watch TV over the noise of the sewing machine??" I honestly didn't realize that it was not the norm that mine sounded like a freaking jackhammer.

    I know it's not as fancy as the machines that some of you have, but considering that my last machine was a $79 Singer 1507 that did 8 stitches, had a needle that fit crookedly in the shank, and had no electronic features, it's a HUGE step up for me. And given the array of features and accessories, I feel like it was a really good value for the price at only $330!


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    You are blessed indeed! I love those stiches, escpecially the top one Have fun with your new machine!

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    Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful machine!
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    Congrats! Great hubby! Looks like it does some beautiful stitching - enjoy!

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    Enjoy your new machine, how exciting!

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    Enjoy it to the fullest!!! It will make quilts for a long time!
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    Give that man a KISS! Then make him a quilt - he's a keeper and sounds like your new machine is, too!
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    What a wonderful hubby to buy you this machine. Enjoy!

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    I LOVE that top stitch! It would be great for my doggie beds to machine bind. Congrats on your wonderful goody!

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    Happy anniversary! Enjoy your new machine. Love that top row of stitches - too cute!

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    Congrats, mazel tov, and enjoy your new friend! What's her name? My Singer's name is Delilah, so when I get mad at her, I can sing that Tom Jones song Why, why why Delilah instead of cursing at her!
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    Congratulations! Nice machine and nice hubby too!
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    That's a lot of machine for the money . The same model retails here at 549, approximately $870! Your husband is a sweetheart.
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    Good for you. Enjoy your new toy and have fun learning.

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    Congrats! And enjoy!
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    Congrats on your new machine! It sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun with it. Enjoy!

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    How wonderful to have a husband who pays attention
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    Congratulations!! It's wonderful to hear there are other wonderful husbands out there besides mine.
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    Sounds like a great buy. Your husband did good. Keep him.

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    What a great gift! I have an older Singer Quantum and it has never given me one minute of trouble. It makes a better straight stitch then my Bernina. It has the best auto needle threader then any I have used on any machine. I'm not loyal to any brand of sewing machines and have Janome, Brother, Singer, Bernina and have had Pfaff so I have compared most brands with actual use.
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    Enjoy your new machine and your hubby to the max.

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    Wonderful!!! glad for you! I to Have The Most Wonderful Hubby! HeHeHe
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    What a great gift! I have an older Singer Quantum and it has never given me one minute of trouble. It makes a better straight stitch then my Bernina. It has the best auto needle threader then any I have used on any machine. I'm not loyal to any brand of sewing machines and have Janome, Brother, Singer, Bernina and have had Pfaff so I have compared most brands with actual use.
    Good to know! I know that Singer doesn't have the greatest reputation, but the reviews online for this machine were overwhelmingly positive. And with an array of features that is on par with models from other brands that are 2x or 3x more expensive, it seems like a steal.

    Hubs is very thoughtful - I thought he would make fun of me for quilting (we're in our 20s and I've only been doing it a few months), but he gets so excited about everything I make. So far I've only made things for other people, and he keeps asking if we can keep them

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    Sounds like a wonderful hubby and he did a great job at choosing a machine. The highest price machines are not always the very best! Looks like you can do a wonderful "crazy quilt" useing some of those top stitches!
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    Enjoy your machine, if it does what you want that is all that counts. Lucky you.
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