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My head now is spinning cause I can't buy the best machine for me!!!!..please help!

My head now is spinning cause I can't buy the best machine for me!!!!..please help!

Old 05-13-2016, 03:11 PM
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Question My head now is spinning cause I can't buy the best machine for me!!!!..please help!

I would like to ask all you quilters which sewing machine I should buy, it has to be able to piece, Quilt, travel back and forth to Quilting classes so light and durable, not too complicated to use, reasonable price, low maintence, to be able to applique and quilting.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:48 PM
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Can you please give a $ range for a reasonable price for you?
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Please explain your thread title, "why I can't buy the best machine for me". Why not?
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Let say, it's about USD $500-700.00.....
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Originally Posted by Freaky_Quilts_Dragon View Post
Can you please give a $ range for a reasonable price for you?
Let say, it's about USD $500-700.00.....
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Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
Please explain your thread title, "why I can't buy the best machine for me". Why not?
Because I can't choose which brand is the best sewing machine that mostly quilters are using and I don't want to go wrong brand. I had tried to search for many brands but it seems making me soooo confusedly.....

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I have used and owned many machines and there is no '' BEST" machine. The trick is to find a machine that suits your needs and is in your budget. An expensive machine is not always your best bet and you may not need a brand new machine. A gently used newer machine or a classic vintage machine may be exactly right for you. My DD is making dog crate pads and her newish Babylock machine (about $1000) was not very happy about those thick layers. I found her a vintage Singer 15-91 and it just zips through that fleece and batting without even a bit of hesitation. You need to visit some dealers and try out some machines (new and used). Take your own fabric samples and do a little stitching before you decide. Read any reviews and ask other quilters. Someone may be up grading their present machine and want to sell their older one. Don't be in a hurry to buy the first machine you try. Happy searching.
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Are you an experienced sewer?

Sometimes a complicated machine with "all the bells and whistles" is not the most practical/useful for many people.

Do you want to do machine embroidery?

In my opinion, it is difficult to find one machine that will do "everything" well.

Some of the members have a "big" machine that stays at home, and a "lesser" - lighter weight, fewer features, less expensive machine - for going to classes and retreats.

I also think there is no such thing as a "perfect" machine. In my world - "very adequate" is what works.
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i have the Brother Quilters Confidence. My dh got it for me a few yrs ago. I love it, light wt and lots of stitches and it is called quilters confidence for a reason, I guess. I like it a lot.
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The Janome is a lightweight sewing machine with 50 computerized stitches that are easily accessible. It sells for $189 refurbished and $249 new. see it at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Janome-Sewin...-/161851267732
It has the blanket stitch for applique and , my favorite, is the machine stitch that is an imitation hand quilting stitch. see it at : https://janomelife.wordpress.com/201...ng-by-machine/
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