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Old 03-02-2012, 06:44 AM
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Good Morning,
I am often awake much later in the evening than my hubby. However, the three sewing machines I have are noisy enough that the noise keeps hubby awake.

I'm thinking of purchasing a new "Quiet" sewing machine, but have no idea where to begin. Could you please give me your "quiet" rating on your sewing machines? I don't want to spend a fortune - leaving my fortune for the Local Quilt Shops.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:57 AM
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I have several machines and the quietest one is my vintage Singer 301. I think my Janome 6600 is awfully loud but my aunt that uses a much smaller Janome thinks mine is very quiet. I think the smaller, cheaper machines are louder. But, my vintage machines are definitely quieter. If you want really quiet get a treadle!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:58 AM
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I have found that the Singer Featherweights are really quiet, they just purr along! I love mine and hardly use the noisy modern plastic machines now.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:13 AM
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When I was looking for a new machine several years ago, hubby and I tested several. He liked the Janome 9000 best because we could watch TV together while I sewed and we could hear the movie over the machine. I think Janome in general makes a quiet machine, but maybe not all of them. I had other reasons for choosing this one, but we were in agreement.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:20 AM
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My vintage singer 201 is my quietest machine, purrs along nicely.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:23 AM
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My 1973 Elna is super quiet. I think the Universal from the 50s will be, too. The Singer 301 has some noise, but it's not irritating.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:24 AM
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Definitely my '48 singer featherweight. My computerized brother innova NX400 is quiet, but not as quiet as my featherweight!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:36 AM
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My 1941 Singer 15 is so quiet, hubby can sleep all morning. Oh well, everything has its disadvantage.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:52 AM
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All of my vintage machines tend to be actually louder than my newer plastic machines. The most quiet machine I own is either my Janome 9000 or my vintage Elna 62C. The Elna 62C can be bought for less than $100 if you look around and is a great, lightweight machine and very quiet.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:53 AM
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First of all, have you checked that your machines are well oiled? My sister's was much, much quieter when I got her to oil it. Second, instead of buying a new machine, consider getting a 'white noise' generator for your husband. Until I moved my sewing room downstairs, I sewed in the room next to my parents since I had to be upstairs during the day to look after my Dad. My mom is a very light sleeper and the machine never bothered her once I got her a nature sounds generator. Here's a cheap one. This is the one I bought, but I don't recommend it because a lot of people apparently are unable to figure out how to use it (I bought it for parents 8 years ago).
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