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    Do you have a wheeled case?

    I am thinking of getting a wheeled case for my sewing machine. I need a larger case (at least 19" interior) that will fit both of my machines. I have a Janome 6500 and a BabyLock Quest Plus - they both measure 18"+. Bluefig & Hemline have cases of that size, but I wonder if they will hold up. I would love a Tutto, but they are way out of my budget. There are a lot of options out there so I am looking to all of you for recommendations.
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    Have a look at the Baby Lock case that fits their overlockers. It is the largest one I have seen.

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    I know a lady who uses a cooler on wheels from
    Walmart...especially when she flies with her machine. Works for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    I know a lady who uses a cooler on wheels from
    Walmart...especially when she flies with her machine. Works for her.
    Now that's an interesting idea. Do you know how she secures her machine inside?
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    I have a wheeled cart and my BLP just fits into it. I had the case for years for my Elna. I too would love a Tutto, but like you not in my budget. I have read of the coolers used for small machines.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    I am thinking of getting a wheeled case for my sewing machine. I need a larger case (at least 19" interior) that will fit both of my machines. I have a Janome 6500 and a BabyLock Quest Plus - they both measure 18"+. Bluefig & Hemline have cases of that size, but I wonder if they will hold up. I would love a Tutto, but they are way out of my budget. There are a lot of options out there so I am looking to all of you for recommendations.
    Yes the Tuttos are $ but sooooo good. Watch Joanns.com for deals. I got mine when it wasnt on sale and used 50% coupon. I have the janome 6600 and bought the large Tutto. Tutto.com has a sizing chart to determine which size for your machine. Think about what machine you may get in the future and get a tutto for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    Yes the Tuttos are $ but sooooo good. Watch Joanns.com for deals. I got mine when it wasnt on sale and used 50% coupon. I have the janome 6600 and bought the large Tutto. Tutto.com has a sizing chart to determine which size for your machine. Think about what machine you may get in the future and get a tutto for that.
    I strongly recommend a tutto, save up and invest.
    Just passing through!

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    I paid around $175 for my wheeled case for my Janome 9700 "thinking" that I would lug that monster to classes.
    Silly me....I have yet to attend a class and have since purchased a much smaller class sized machine to take for "when" I do get to attend a class. I store fabric in my rolling case.

    I guess that I was over enthusiastic about buying that roller case. (6 years ago). I love the
    Tutto Ones. But I am not in the market. The cooler is an interesting idea.

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    I have a mid-size Tutto that I bought several years back for my Bernina 1030 - I love it.
    It stays in my car (now with a Jem Gold in it) ready to transport for workshops, classes etc.
    Snipforfun's suggestion is a good one - wait for a Joann's coupon to get one when it's not on sale.
    There's a new mini Tutto out now for c. $50 - I'm still looking to find it discounted somewhere.

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    Well, it sounds like I need to start saving for a Tutto. I looked at JoAnn online and they seem to only have the medium size and I really think I need the large. Question - I often see the Tutto booth at shows ~ are the show prices reasonable?
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    I have a wheeled mechanic's cart that I bought at Home Depot for $40, they are also available at Loews. You would need to make sure it's wide enough for your machine, anything from HD is easily returned. May in Jersey

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    I have Tutto cases for both my Bernina machines and love them. They are expensive but I purchased the first one from JoAnn's with a 50% online coupon several years ago. I purchased the second case the past year for my Bernina 830 and found it through Shoppers Rule online. There are other dealers on the internet that sell them for less than the shops. Love the way they roll.

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    I looked at the tutto cases at a show and I think the case for my featherweight was 130? I can't quite remember. I ended up getting a closeout on a case at a random awesome quilt shop in Montana I went to while travelling for 25 bucks!!!!!!!! The tuttos have nice padding though. I liked them very much.

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    I have a wheeled case, but no special name. I love it for when I take a class and for taking with me when we travel to my Mom's. My friend uses a hard cover suitcase on wheels. My suggestion is to be sure to get one big enough so you can pack "stuff" in it besides just the machine. I will have to check out Tutto to see if I am missing something. :-)

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    I found a case at maybe Michaels'??? where it is meant for scrapbooking - a very sturdy one - huge and has oodles of pockets and it carries all my supplies I need to go to a class. My Quantum Futura fits right into it perfect- of course you want to haul two of them - but this one I got from a craft shop has held up under much duration and wheels easily - it is so padded, it does not allow the machine to "roll" around to get damaged or dented by bumping into things as you roll on by things that may be sticking out into aisles etc. Just an idea - plus the big pocket is big enough to put a full backing fabric in and the rest goes neatly over the top of my machine in the case.
    JO

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    i use my wheeled suitcase - but only from home to guild... not for flying.
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    I have the large tote by Marie Osmond. It's GREAT, but when you get it loaded it is really heavy!!

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    I actually use a scrap booking case I found on sale. The interior fits all my machines. There was a divider that was velcroed in that I removed. I had to buy it when visited my Daughter in SouthDakota. I bought so much fabric, I had to have something to bring it home in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    I know a lady who uses a cooler on wheels from
    Walmart...especially when she flies with her machine. Works for her.
    What a great idea. I have one of the quilted ones for my Husqvarna but need another for my serger. I have a small cooler just the right size but would never have thought of that
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

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    I have a 6500 and use a hemline. It is holding up. What I don't like is that the wheels do not swivel. I agree, look outside of the box. My DD uses a cooler too.
    Anna Quilts

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    I have a hemline and I love it. It is very sturdy and my machine is very secure inside. I found it on line and it was quite inexpensive. I had a hard time finding a tote that was large enough for my Viking Sapphire, and this was perfect. Have had no issues with the wheels.

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    I bought a deluxe hemline. Got it on sale at JoAnn's online, wasn't availabe instore. I think it was $69.99. It is well padded, has velcro strap inside for securing machine as well as an attached padded blanket inside. Lots of pockets inside and out. Telescoping handle that locks and top and side handles. It works very well and I am very satisfied. The Tutto was too high for me, and it was large enough for my Viking 875. Be sure to check your measurements. The one they have on sale instore was not large enough.

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    I have a rolling case and love it. I got mine through Nancy's Notions when there was a sale. It is large enough to pack my machine as well as a chair cushion, etc. in it. It also came with a matching totebag which I put all my other goodies in when I am going to class.

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    I bought this when it was 1/2 off at JoAnns - http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...RODID=prd46468 and I use it for my Janome 6600

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    I bought a trolley shopping bag and discarded the nasty bag. Then I made a nice zippered case which is padded and has a variety of pockets to fit on the trolley. It works quite well. The trolly does not fold, but it fits snugly in front of the passenger seat so the machine travels like a queen. I can even fit some fabrics, notions, and my iron into the case. Reading about all the features of other cases, I see I need to add a safety belt on the inside to strap in the machine, but it only goes to and from class for now, so maybe it is not really necessary.

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