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Thread: New Singer sewing machine

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    Just wondering if anyone else has purchased the new Singer sewing machine and what do you think of it.

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    Which one? What model?

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    In my opinion, none of the Singers are what they used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    Just wondering if anyone else has purchased the new Singer sewing machine and what do you think of it.
    It is the Singer simple 2263

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    I have heard so many bad things about the new singers, I would look at something else.

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    I got this machine a few years ago and it's fine. I am not a heavy-duty user but it's always worked for what I need it to do and I've never had a bit of problems with it

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    I purchased the Quantum L-500 in January of 2010 when it was a brand-new model, and have had nothing but PROBLEMS with it since day one. I have owned mostly Singers my entire sewing life, but unfortunately, I would not buy another Singer again.

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    it depends on the machine. I have a friend that has the confidence quilter, so does her daughter. They love them. They are both used for quilting as well as general sewing. Neither has had a problem with them.

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    I couldn't afford much for a sewing machine as my old sewing machine went to sewing heaven and my hubby talked me into this one just to get by as he new that I wanted to get back to quilting. It is a okay sewing machine and he promised me that I can get what ever I want for xmas and not to worry about the price tag. I do not like the singers anymore.

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    The last Singer I had (new ones) was nothing but problems....they dont make them now like they used to, and I had a hard time finding a repair man who knew what to do. I think something bad has happened to that company.

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    My friend has had terrible problems with her Singer. Check out Brother.

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    Old singers get a big thumbs up, have 3. New singers get a huge thumbs down, have 1 and thats 1 too many.

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    I have the Singer Confidence Quilter. I hate the thing. I agree with kraftykimberly - I have one older singer that I love, and the new one is one too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat
    I have heard so many bad things about the new singers, I would look at something else.
    I'd have to look up the model but I bought one for around $170 at WallyWorld a couple years ago, and it flew apart inside in less than 3 months.

    I'm sticking to old machines, now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momo
    In my opinion, none of the Singers are what they used to be.
    Agree...

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    Buy an older Viking, Janome or Pfaff.

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    I just read that Singer is getting ready to introduce a new sewing machine---it will to commemorate their 160th anniversary. It will be revealed next week in Nashville at the ISMACS convention. But not available until after the first of the year. They say it is supposed to rival their centennial machines. Sure hope so. Would love for Singer to get back the way they used to be.

    Sibyl

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    I got a Singer Futura CE-350 for Christmas 2009. It's been a good machine, haven't had any trouble with it. However, I mainly only use it for embroidery.

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    I have the confidence quilter I love it when it works. It has been in the shop 4 times in 13 months. I will not buy another singer

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    I had a singer confidence also. sent out for repairs 4 times and fixed in store 2 times finally they gave me full trade up value and I bought a husqvara. (probably not spelled right but to lazy to look) it is only about 6 mths old but so far so good. singer was nothing but trouble for me and also when I was trading up another lady brought one in with the same issues. I was very disappointed wih the machine quality and would not purchase another. I have older singers that are great. this is just my experience.

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    I bought a singer confidence about 2 years ago. I hate it! I'm trying to sell it.

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    Go to you local dealer in machines and maybe you could purchase a used machine in good condition, such as a Janome, Viking, Brother etc. Also some of those machines are not that high priced new. Even a Janome Gem Gold would do you until Christmas arrives. Good Luck

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    I owned one that was expensive and it never worked right for me. If you can afford something like a used or new Bernina I am pretty sure you would love it.

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    Check the manufacturing plate on the newer Machines. New ones are built by the Singer Co., not the Singer Manufacturing Co., as the old ones were built by. Two different Companies....

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    I bought the Singer Confidence Quilter to keep at my daughter's home out of state for when I visit. It works well for me. I keep it cleaned of dust; won't let anyone else touch it; and treat it as if it was a Bernina 440QE. It has served me well so far.

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