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Old 10-30-2011, 05:59 PM
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todays Joanns flyer had an ad for a Singer Pixie Plus SM. On sale for 49.99 -- Has anyone tried it??

I am in the nmarket for a portable to take to my quilt group here in Olympia. The ad says 4 stitches, drop in bobbin and AC or battery.

It isn't much money --- and I would prefer a FW like I have in Maine. But if it really works it would be worth it

Any comments, please.Mim
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:11 PM
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If you are in the mood to prove a point you COULD piece a quilt with the Pixie, but it really is a toy. Singer has a portable called the Simple for about $89.00.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:13 PM
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I saw one of those today and when I picked it up I was shocked...it weighed about 2 oz...LOL Can't imagine it would take much wear and tear
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I got one for my Grand daughter and have now gotten her a FW. It really is just a toy I would not buy it again.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:55 PM
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I wouldn't waste your money on it...buy a real machine, not this toy...
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:37 PM
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A $49 machine is just that---you get what you pay for. I have some other machines that are around that price and they're basically a novelty toy. They're so light weight that they're hard to sew on because they keep moving. They also sound like Ka-Chunk Ka-Chunk Ka-Chunk when they sew. And they go soooo slooooooowwwww.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:41 PM
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I haven't heard many good things about this machine. If you want a tiny machine like this, I'd go with the Janome Sew Mini.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:59 PM
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My grand daughter (8 years old) got one for Christmas and it was a piece of junk. She used the foot pedal 1 day and it broke. Now she has to use the forward and reverse lever to work it. She has to turn it off to stop it. Don't buy it - it is a waste of time & money. If you do, you will be disappointed!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:57 PM
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thank you all -- I am now looking at a Janome -- 300.00 and a singer at Joannes 99.00
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