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Old 04-05-2012, 01:47 PM
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Took my Bernina into the shop for a service. Thought no better time then during a move since I can not use it anyway. While I was there, I tried the store's Mid-Arm Bernina that is setup for trial use. BIG mistake!!!! It was so smooth and easy to use. Makes quilting a quilt feel so much better, to me anyway. And I like quilting on my own machine anyway.

Now all I want to do is look into a machine that I could have at home. I would love to have a Long Arm, but under my circumstances, it is out of the question. A new machine period is out of my reach no matter what it is. So all I get to do is dream and drool over all the machines that are out there.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:46 PM
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Going to a fabric shop that has a machine line is like going to a pet store, everything there just has your name on it. A new machine is out of my budget, and my Janome is going to go in for service when I finish the last of 10 flannel donation quilts. It really needs a cleaning now. One more to "clasp' stitch, and then bind.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:17 PM
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I was kind of hoping I'd win the lottery last week - alas that didn't happen so I guess there's no mid-arm or long-arm in my future either!

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:20 PM
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Don't some places have machines onsite you can rent by the hour? You could visit for "playdates".
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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I know how you feel. Last week at a quilt show I got to test drive the HQ Sweet Sixteen. It's a sitdown quilter, you work it like a domestic, but facing the end of the machine, not the side. It comes with a lovely table, just the right size, and bigger throat to put a rolled up quilt. Oh, if only someone had $4,000 to give me as a gift!
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:22 PM
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That's why they had it set up. I have 2 Bernina's now but not the top of the line. The 830 just scares me. My Bernina dealer is always trying to get me to try it. I did try it when it was set up on the long arm frame. Sweeeeeet! I had to tell myself in a stern voice, " NO, you do not NEED another machine !"
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:08 PM
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i so want a mid arm machine or even an embroidery machine but the price is so out of my range I just dream I never test drive one because it would just make me want it all the more
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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Think we have all been there!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:11 PM
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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Never say never. You don't know what the future might hold for you. Hang on to your dreams and never let them die. and, someday, you will get that machine!
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