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Old 09-18-2010, 04:51 AM
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I have been offered a bernina1630 inspiration plus for $400.00.au
it is missing the extention table and only has an embroidery foot and a plain stitching foot and needs a knee lifter (I maybe able to use the one from my Janome. it looks to be in very good condition.
is this a good machine to buy, I do want an embroidery machine and can't afford a new one.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:09 AM
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The 1630 is not capable of doing machine embroidery.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:31 AM
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looking at the book that comes with it it does have patterns and pictures it will sew but they are quite small, it also does monograming, what I need to know is would it be a good machine to start with and something I could trade up with later.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:38 AM
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Those are decorative stitches... not machine embroidery. Which are you looking for?
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:42 AM
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I would like an embroidery machine but would the decorative stitches be ok for quilting. I think it would be great for making labels. just need some thoughts run past me to help make a decision, I think the price is ok for what it is. but will it be an advantage to have it.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:14 AM
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Compare the cost to the features and how much will you actually use the machine. You aren't convinced about it, I can tell. Buy the machine you really want and that does what you want it to with all the parts and pieces there.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:41 AM
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It would work well for labels and some decorative work in quilting.
But if you are really wanting to embroider, I would save the money and keep looking for an embroidery machine.
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I would save the 400. toward what you really want.
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