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Opinions on the Bernina Artista 200E

Old 07-28-2008, 02:25 PM
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I went to my fabric sale today and came home with a trial run on a used Bernina 200E with a stitch regulator and the embroidery module. So...they tell me that it is actually upgraded to be the 730E. They have it for $3600. Do any of you have any experience with this machine, what do you think of it and does anyone think it is worth the price? Thanks so much.

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Old 07-28-2008, 02:59 PM
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Sandpat,
I do not have that particular machine. I have one my grandparents gave me over 15 years ago and still working. No problems at all. It last a long time.

Check out this link:
http://quilting.about.com/od/sewingmachines/Quiltmaking_Equipment.htm
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:15 PM
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Thanks Bebe...thanks for the site. I just soooo confused and would like to hear from some other quilters. Hopefully, I will.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:50 PM
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I have the bernina 440QE and it is a wonderful machine more than I will ever use but I love the stitch regulator and if you do any free motion quilting it is great also the stiches from straight to the decorative are next to perfect my advise is just buy the very best machine that you can afford
you will use it
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:49 AM
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I have the 640E and love it! It's really easy to learn and uses a USB stick to get my designs from my pc to the machine or I can use the USB cable it came with.

Once you learn it you will love it. You can't go wrong with a Bernina in my opinion.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for your opinions. I've been sewing on it last night and all day today...I'm afraid I'm falling in love :oops:
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:31 PM
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....ahhh....Faling in love with a machine... ain't love grand...
I have a new Brother Duetta (gotta great price) but I would love to have a Husk/Vik Diamond but I don't sew enough for a 8000.00$ machine. Wish I did!
Love my machine though. For me it works great!
Good Luck and happy sewing.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:40 PM
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I have a Bernina 630e machine and I love it. I contemplated the 730 but wasn't sure if I would like having the wider feed dogs for all the 1/4 in seams. I've heard some people complain about that who do mostly quilting. I do like the idea of wider specialty stitches and such though..... Try it out with piecing to see if you like how it feeds.
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Try this site for machine reviews: http://sewing.patternreview.com/
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:20 AM
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I have a Bernina 200E which is about 6 years old (I think!). Anyway, this is an excellent price for it, as I paid over $7K for mine, new. I haven't had a lick of trouble with it, and it does all the things I need from general sewing to quilting and embroidery, and quilting/embroidery in combination. I did not upgrade to the stitch regulator, as I really do not have any problems quilting with it as is freemotion.

I have a Bernina 930, which I believe is their last rotary hook machine, which is not computerized, etc. I just can't bear to sell it, as it carried me through a home sewing business with flying colors.

I've enjoyed working with both of these very reliable Bernina machines. I just take the 200E in for an annual cleaning, and that's it. :D

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