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Thread: Ok Quilters...what is your dream machine that you use???

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    Senior Member ShirlR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyquilter
    GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!!! I posted this in a new topic but thought I should post here also. My husband finally gave me the rest of the money I needed for a new machine. I am getting the Janome Magnolia 7330 today. I am so excited! Thanks to all of you for your support. I loved reading all your suggestions!!! I was really depressed not being able to sew!
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyquilter
    I did use a janome for piecing but it quit tonight. My husband has informed me that a sewing machine is a luxury so I am not going to be quilting for awhile.
    Great! Congratulations; I just read this after my earlier post. I am so happy for you! Happy Quilting!

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    Check out local thrift shops or put an ad in quilt store or local paper asking if anyone has a machine they are willing to part with. You may not get your dream machine, but you could get an old machine that is still in good working order for a minimal amount of money. Lots of people have old machines in their closets that they are more than happy to get rid of. Check out garage sales also. As long as it sews a straight seam you are all set.

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    I will have to check with our local Viking store to see if there is one that would fit my machine. I purchased the machine two years ago and have used it very little. I get so frustrated when my projects don't turn out the way I think that they should. I appreciate your help.

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    Just checked my thread. Some of my Sulky is rayon, and some viscose. My Gutterman is polyester. I will experiment to see which type is nesting most often.

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    I have been using a several year old Kenmore for piecing (not worth a hoot for FMQ!) but just got the HV Designer Ruby and I LOVE her! We left for a 2 week vacation just 3 short days after I got her and I am dying to get home! We are actually coming home a few days early, so I will finish the top I am working on and begin quilting it. I played with FMQ before I left and Ruby is dreamy! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasSunshine
    I have a Pfaff Creative 1471 that I bought new in 1986 and would not part with it for the world, a real workhorse. Also have a Brother sewing and embrodiery machine that intimidates me, bought it used so no lessons, haven't mastered it yet.
    I have a brother sewing/embroidery, maybe I could help w/ the manual...pm me if interested.

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    believe it or not I have my dream machine two of them FW just love them and I also have the FW tables they fit in they are also wonderful.

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    I piece on a Brother ULT 2001 and quilt on a HQ16.

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    I use a Pfaff 7130 for piecing, and an HQ for quilting~

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyquilter
    I did use a janome for piecing but it quit tonight. My husband has informed me that a sewing machine is a luxury so I am not going to be quilting for awhile.
    OMG - no way! Someone will loan you a machine. If you are in my neck of the woods - I will even deliver it to you!

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    I love my Janome 1100 for piecing. Have just bought the Janome Horizon for quilting but haven't used it yet.

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    Janome gives you more bang for your buck.

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    my Janome 6600, perfect piecing, wonderful for fmq. Has never given me any problems

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    What features does the Janome 6600 have? Embroidery, Quilting?

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    FW?

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    The 6600 has a built in walking foot (accu feed system) plus a bunch of decorative stitches and full alphabet in a few styles. No embroidery (other than decorative stitches which, I believe, don't count). It's supposed to be good with free motion quilting but I've never tried it. It has a fairly nice size opening-about 9". Also stop/start button, knee lifter for the presser foot, separate bobbin winder.

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    Quilting and no embordery, but it dows have letters and you can write with it, names etc. I have had one for 5 years and love it , it has not ever given me any trouble, and this time of year they may put them on sail for christmas. Goto Janome.com and you can see what it looks like and the features.

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