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Old 06-11-2013, 09:05 AM
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Got to thinking about my sewing machines and how much they cost. I bought a Janome in 1993, an Innovis in 2005, and a couple of antique machines. All in all, I've averaged about $20 a month over the last 20 years, including service costs. I don't think that's bad - just one large pizza I didn't eat every month or a Starbucks Latte every week (which calories I can certainly have missed).

I haven't spent the thousands on an embroidery machine or a long-arm that I wanted to, but maybe in the future, I might.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:30 AM
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Also, you saved in the cost of mental health therapy and a course in creativity.

What a bargain!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:39 AM
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If they make you happy, and you have the money, have all the machines you want. I have several great machines, but I find myself wanting a new one. My last machine I bought is about 10 years old. I have Bernina, Baby Lock, and Brother. I want a Janome since I always hear such rave reviews on them.
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I think you did very well. I don't know just how much I have spent. Not worth my time to try and add them up. I always say "Quilt making keeps me off the streets and out of the bars". Don't worry, I never do either one. I am at home sewing, always working on another quilt.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:13 PM
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Also, you saved in the cost of mental health therapy and a course in creativity.

What a bargain!
OH boy, isn't this the truth!?!?! Can you imagine what your therapist's bill would be if you did not have those machines? Much, much higher than $20 a month for sure.
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I have often wondered if I spend more time sewing than driving ... does that justify spending/investing more on my sewing machine than my car.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:37 PM
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I love a new machine and finding out all its stitches and problems. I buy either new manual or anything after a pfaff at present.
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