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Thread: I have been given a Bernina 807 minimatic sewing machine

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    Super Member QultingaddictUK's Avatar
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    FREE :shock: I am giving Patchwork Classes at a local Church hall and one of the Ladies, recently bereaved, comes along for a cuppa, chat and company. She took down from her loft her Bernina 807 minimatic sewing machine and promptly gave it to me and wouldn't take anything for it, I couldn't believe it.

    It's a lovely machine, in perfect working order and it's condition is fab, it obviously hadn't had a lot of heavy usage although it has been serviced, by a local chap who I know well and does a 1st class job on anything he does.

    I have another younger member who wants to learn how to sew so she can make curtains etc; for her and her partners new home but has never used a sewing machien and didn't own one, so I promptly gave her my old FRISTER-ROSSMANN CUB-3 which she was amazed at, and offered to give me something for it, I said NO WAY I have been given a machine free so it is only fair that I give one away free.

    She had her very first go on a sewing machine today and within 30 minutes was sewing a nice 1/4" seam making a D9P, which I cut for her.

    What a brilliant and rewarding day :thumbup:

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    OOOOOOOOOOoooo that's wonderful!!!
    Can you PLEASE post a pic??? :D:D
    Have fun with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    OOOOOOOOOOoooo that's wonderful!!!
    Can you PLEASE post a pic??? :D:D
    Have fun with it!
    Here you are :-D

    Bernina 807 minimatic sewing machine
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    Wow - I hope that this chain of what's going around keeps going around.
    :thumbup:

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    Good for you, and what a sweetie you are to PIF! :)

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    great machine-great story

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    You are very lucky. So lovely of you to do the same for someone else. May God bless you and your friend.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thank you for the pic!! Oh my, she's a beauty!!!!
    What a wonderful story, loved it!! :D:D

    PS. I have a Bernina and absolutely love it :)

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    Aaawwww, that's a great story. I love teaching people to sew, it's so rewarding.

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    how FUN...I had a 707 Minimatic that I sold last year. Tinier than the 807, but what a work horse...the BEST for beginners!

    Good for you!

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    This one is identical to mine. I gave 15.99 at thrift store. I love sewing on it.very fast machine

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    I got a Bernina 731 FREE from a lovely QBer. I'm using it to teach basic machine sewing at my kids' school and a ladies' group. :)

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    That is a beautiful machine. The bonus was that you were able to make another person happy with your "old" machine.

    Pat

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    I have one of these that I also got for free. I had to take it in for a spa day but it is one of my favorite machines.

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    Lucky You! It is a beauty. Enjoy!

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