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Thread: New Machine - Very Excited...

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    Junior Member bigbrownowl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by annesthreads View Post
    I'll have to keep looking! There's a guy in Lynemouth who reconditions and sells all sorts of machines - I've recently purchased a Singer 201 from him, and he serviced my Janome for me when I was in Northumberland recently, as I wasn't happy with the work done by the Sheffield dealer. I'll have to ask him if he ever comes across any Berninas.
    Sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience with your local shop in Sheffield. Who did you use up here in Durham/Northumberland? I have used Tullys in the past, and my friend uses the Sewing Machine Centre in Harlepool - both are exellent. My overlocker (serger) is being serviced at the moment, by the Singer centre in Darlington - will let you know what they are like when I pick my machine up later in the week.

    I will keep my eyes open for you and let you know if I see one locally.

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    Wow! Happy sewing!
    Live, Laugh, Love & Quilt!
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    You did good! How coo is that to have 2 great machines! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyboomerquilter View Post
    You did good! How coo is that to have 2 great machines! Congrats!
    I am a VERY lucky girl...

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    Just a quick update. I have bought the accessory box (which was missing from my machine) for 22 from the Husqvarna dealer in Sheffield. I have also picked up a number of the missing feet on ebay for 0.99p each. In total this machine has cost me less than 100. I think I have done extremely well and have picked up a great machine for a good price. My parents are going to buy me a walking foot for the Viking for Christmas - what more does a girl need?

    I have never used a Husqvarna machine before, although I know that they have a superb reputation and inspire great loyalty by those that use them. I have a Bernina, and really thought that I wouldn't feel as comfortable with another make of machine: how wrong could I be. I think that both makes have really interesting features to offer. The Viking is a beautiful machine to sew with, and can do all the fancy stuff (FMQ etc) brilliantly well and with ease. The Bernina is a beautifully balanced machine, with a superb stitch, flexible functions and easy to use. However, Bernie is extremely heavy, whereas Helga (sometimes known as Vera...) is much lighter and more portable.

    I am really going to enjoy using both machines in the new year.
    Last edited by bigbrownowl; 12-15-2011 at 01:56 AM.

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    You've done well! Did you get your accessory box from the people in Attercliffe? I hope you get lots of enjoyment from your new machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annesthreads View Post
    You've done well! Did you get your accessory box from the people in Attercliffe? I hope you get lots of enjoyment from your new machine.
    Anne - I got it all wrong! When I checked the invoice, it was from the Husqvarna Studio in Nottingham. I phoned them about the accessory box, and they were really helpful. I didn't know about the Attercliffe shop: I will keep it in mind for next time I need anything.

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    Direct Sewing and Knitting. They do Husqvarna and Pfaff. I've never been to the showroom, but have talked to them at shows.

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