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Thread: I bought a Bernina 1031!

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    And I love LOVE LOOOOVE it. She has a few small cosmetic blurps, but she has been well maintained and sews like a dream. I can't believe how whisper quiet she is! She has all original attachments and a few extra feet, but no walking foot :cry: and no owner's manual. Good thing those mechanical machines are so straight forward. I'll try to post a photo later.

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    That is a great machine! I have a 1230 and love how she purrs. Plus, she is totally reliable.

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    Congratulations!

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    That's great!!! Can't wait to see :D:D

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    I hear that the Bernina's are super machines!

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    Congratulations!

    Quote Originally Posted by so-sew
    And I love LOVE LOOOOVE it. She has a few small cosmetic blurps, but she has been well maintained and sews like a dream. I can't believe how whisper quiet she is! She has all original attachments and a few extra feet, but no walking foot :cry: and no owner's manual. Good thing those mechanical machines are so straight forward. I'll try to post a photo later.

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    Woohoo! Congrats! My Bernies say "hi"! They'll all be out and purring along soon, as my living room will be a quilting studio all summer while my kids are in Africa with family. I cried and cleaned for a day and a half after they left, but now I'm mostly cleaning and organizing, less crying. We made Rockford sock monkeys on the 440 the day before they left. The 930 will be basting layers, soon, I hope.

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    Ok, here's the problem, my friends. I love this machine soooooo much, that it makes me wonder why I spent all that money on my big computerized machine. I'm not a real adventuresome seamstress/quilter and I've found I use almost NONE of the bells and whistles. The only element I appreciate exclusively on the "big girl" is her 12" throat. Why doesn't Bernina put out a simple machine with a huge bed? I think it would sell like absolute HOT CAKES amongst us quilters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by so-sew
    Ok, here's the problem, my friends. I love this machine soooooo much, that it makes me wonder why I spent all that money on my big computerized machine. I'm not a real adventuresome seamstress/quilter and I've found I use almost NONE of the bells and whistles. The only element I appreciate exclusively on the "big girl" is her 12" throat. Why doesn't Bernina put out a simple machine with a huge bed? I think it would sell like absolute HOT CAKES amongst us quilters.
    WooHoo! So happy that you got her! I have a 1031, too...and she is still purring after all these years of work...
    I agree...and long arm mechanical Bernina would be SO SWEET!

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    I agree- a large throat on a simple machine would be wonderful and a good seller!

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    OK, here's the plan. Everyone on this board who would seriously consider the purchase of a longer armed simple mechanical Bernina, send an e-mail to Berninausa.com. Maybe an outcry from the masses is all that is required to get the Bernina's design department putting in a few extra hours making our dream a reality. :0)

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    Congratulations, welcome into the Bernina family. :P

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    I was already a loving and devoted member of the Bernina family. LOVE Bernina machines, but this one melts my heart extra much. Every machine I'll purchase from now on will be a Bernie....except for garage sale finds. I just can't pass up any sad dirty lost little machine in need of some TLC.

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    :)

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    You can download a manual from Bernina's website:

    http://www.berninausa.com/news_detai...i2238-sUS.html

    Quote Originally Posted by so-sew
    And I love LOVE LOOOOVE it. She has a few small cosmetic blurps, but she has been well maintained and sews like a dream. I can't believe how whisper quiet she is! She has all original attachments and a few extra feet, but no walking foot :cry: and no owner's manual. Good thing those mechanical machines are so straight forward. I'll try to post a photo later.

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