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Old 03-16-2010, 08:40 AM
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Hi Everyone,

So, I have finally made enough money to get a new sewing machine to replace my dearly loved Lola. She just doesn't want to continute to work anymore :( We've had a great 5 years together!

I thought I was going to get a Brother CS6000i...but after reading the 1 star reviews on Amazon..I think I have decided that this machine will not work for me.

First of all, if it's a plastic chassis filled with styrofoam..I don't think that will last very long! I've also read many review saying they had problems with the button-hole function...which is a very important function for me!

Basically, I need a machine that will to FMQ and button holes for $300...


Does anyone have any suggestions? I really need to get a new machine fast! I have many things I need to get completed this month and I am running out of time to do it in!
Please Help!
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:42 AM
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Janome 8077... :) I love mine! Retail is about $350, but watch at Hancock fabrics...got mine on sale for $239
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:15 AM
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I don't have a Hancock's in the area but I will check out that model! Thanks!

I was also looking at the Janome Threadbanger TB12...anyone have one of these?
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:32 AM
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Singer is now made by Husqyarna Viking and they make a quilting machine that is very inexpensive...There is the Confidence Quilter and that was less than $300. I have heard there is a quilters dream for less than $500. Go on Google and put in sewing machines.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:35 AM
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I heard that commercial Singers weren't very reliable, which is why I haven't been looking at them.

I have done a LOT of searches for sewing machines...a lot of research....so much so that my head is spinning LOL
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:50 AM
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I think I have decided on the Janome Threadbanger TB12!
It has all the features I want and it's Cast Aluminum...not plastic! *yay*
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Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
I think I have decided on the Janome Threadbanger TB12!
It has all the features I want and it's Cast Aluminum...not plastic! *yay*
good luck, and be sure to show us pics of your new baby...
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I definitly will!

Whoever she is...she is already named! LOL
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Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
I think I have decided on the Janome Threadbanger TB12!
It has all the features I want and it's Cast Aluminum...not plastic! *yay*
It's always a good idea to check http://www.patternreview.com for reviews of an individual model before purchasing.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:34 PM
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Hubby ordered my machine today!!
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