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Thread: Buying a new sewing machine

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    Buying a new sewing machine

    I am thinking of buying a new sewing machine. I have been looking at many machines and think I might buy the Babylock Symphonie. Does any one have one of these? Do you like it? It is rather expensive but has a lot of the features I would like to have. I would appreciate any comments. Thank you.

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    I have the Babylock Crescendo and love it.

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    Hi
    I have owned my Symphony for two years now, absolutely love it!! Seriously!
    It seems to sew through anything and has so many features I love, such as the threader, cutter, all the stitches, and the pressure foot lift feature, awesome! I look at newer machines, but not sure if I could part with my Symphony, like it that much. I use her daily.
    I also own a Babylock Elegante2 that I just embroider on mostly (it sews and quilts like te Symphony) and also an Ellure which I use at the lake.
    I haven't had any issues whatsoever with it either. You will love it!
    The Crescendo catches my eye, it's a dream machine, but I can't justify the $$ for the upgrade of a few new features. Always something new, darn it!
    I am totally happy with my Symphony, think you will be happy with it!
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    My sister bought one at the Raleigh Quilt Show in June 2012 and she loves, loves, loves it!

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    Thank you all so much. This makes me feel better about the future purchase.

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    Babylock makes great machines!

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    I bought a Symphony when I first got into quilting last fall - very nice machine. The bug bit hard though, so recently purchased a Crescendo and sold the Symphony on Craigslist. I loved the Symphony, but I LOVE the Crescendo!

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    I have the Espire (which is the prior name of the Symphony) and LOVE LOVE LOVE my machine. Large throat, great lighting, excellent stitch quality, great needle positions, lift control for the feet, AWESOME threader, built-in cutter, motor speed control, seperate bobbin winder.....and the list goes on. The only thing I wish she had was a built-in walking foot BUT it is EASY to change to the added one, so that is no longer an issue. I know that the Crescendo has that feature but that model is a bit pricey in comparison.

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    I had the older version before I upgraded with less stitches, and loved my machine. It is very nice
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    I have the Serenade, and love it!

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    I brought my first expensive machine about 5 years ago. Took my time about it -- realize how right a decision it was as the years have gone by. The machine is the tool you need to advance your skills, and having the right tool gives you the ability and the confidence to try new things. When I read about people having these wonderful "old" machines (like the featherweights) the realization comes they were "expensive" when purchased -- and still desired and used these years later. While technology does change that to some extent, beginning with a superior product will mean years of enjoyment and use from your new machine. Think I'll be ready for a new machine in another 3-5 years -- we'll see!!! So far haven't seen anything that does "so much more" that the debit card comes out of the wallet!

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