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Lightweight machine to travel?

Old 09-28-2013, 09:17 AM
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Default Lightweight machine to travel?

I am wondering what type of sewing machine people travel with to sewing circles or quilt shops. I have a New Home 8000, a Viking Emerald 118, and a Janome 12000. I am not thrilled with the idea of lugging any of these down the second floor and into the car. I think I would consider attending a class or a retreat if I had a lightweight. I love my machines and do not want to spend anymore than $200- really would like to spend only $100 or less. I welcome some guidance on this question. What do you travel?
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:29 AM
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a featherweight of course!!!! Best machine out there for traveling.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:31 AM
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I use my cheap brother from walmart, they are clearancing them for 150 at walmart now for newer machines it is the SQ-9050 and I love mine, It has been a wonderful little piecer, and I have put her through the paces for classes and travel to my inlaws
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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I love my Project Runway little Brother. He does everything I ask him to do and weighs very little. He has a rough life and is often pushed to the limit but never fails to perform. You should be able to get him for around $135.00.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:23 AM
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I carry my featherweight, love it, easy to sew, is sturdy, if you can find one in your price range, snap it up.

Check out craigslist, or shopgoodwill.com, or your local thrift stores.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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A Featherweight is #1. If you want a zigzag stitch then Baby Lock.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:43 PM
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I agree. I love my FW for classes, unless it's for something fancy. Then I bring my Pfaff.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:50 PM
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I use a Viking HQ to travel with.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:10 PM
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I will check out the brother machines. I am a bit concerned no let's say I have no knowledge of featherweights. I see pictures posted on the board of vintage singer sewing machines and wonder if those are the featherweights ?
Some are very pretty and some look as though they need to see an electrician and a degree in engineering when it comes to threading, winding the bobbin , and setting the tensions.
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I agree with simple Brother if you don't have a featherweight. Brothers are easier to come by
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