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Thread: For those of you with multiple sewing machines....

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    For those of you with multiple sewing machines....

    Do you have one machine that is quieter than the others? IOW, is there such a thing as a "quiet" sewing machine that is being used? I'm aware that if you use a machine slowly, that it will be quieter, but do you have one that when used a bit more, enthusiastically, let's say, is still quiet?

    Thanks for any input.

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    My advice would be a treadle! Hahaha seriously quiet things. But seriously I unfortunately have no advice for electricmmachines. I think you should also add what kind of seeing you do so folks can give a more informed answer!
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    My Bernina 1230 hums, but it was an expensive machine 15 or so years ago. The better quality machines have parts that are more finely tooled to work together smoothly, which is part of what makes them more quiet. I have sewn on cheaper vintage machines that were very loud! They sewed well; they just were noisy doing it.

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    I'd say my Janome 6600 is a lot quieter than my Kenmore.

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    My Janome 7700 Horizon is quite, unless it's beeping at me.

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    After lots of use they all seem to get nosier than when they were new. I only sewing when everyone is up and awake. I quilt in the dining room. Husband is a few feet away in living room and still takes his evening naps. Of course, he is hard of hearing, not too much wakes him up.
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    I have 2 Berninas and find that the one on a heavy built in desk is quieter than the one on an open tale. I think the sturdier the surface, the quieter your machine will be.

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    I have two Bernina's, three Singer featherweights, a Janome and a Janome serger that are all very quiet. But that's because I don't wear my hearing aids when I'm sewing!!!!

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    My treadle is the quietest, but I have let her rest, and she is on display. She frequently gives me her opinions, though.....bossy little thing....
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    I lots of machines, most vintage, but my quiete machine is a Janome 6500, for runner of the Horizion and 6600.
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    Ha Decky, my CAR runs much quieter when I'm not wearing my hearing aids.ha. I love it. Barny

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    My Pfaff runs a bit quieter than my Viking. My Kenmore is noisy as all get out!

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    Of all the ones I own, modern and vintage, my Singer 201 is by far the quietest. Great fun to sew on that baby!
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    I find it makes a difference what table you sew on.. which one of mine will be quieter.. The vintage singer is louder than my Viking no matter where it is.

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    I have a Viking and a Bernina. The Viking is so much quieter. It hums. And it's much older.
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    My expensive machine is very quiet my lower end not so much
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    my old pfaff is very quiet---new horizon also is quiet---the berninas great machine but the sounds they make annoy me

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    My Janome 10001 is very quiet, as is my Singer 15-91. My Morse and my old Kenmore could wake the dead, if I really get them going! Trick is to sew slow! One of my treadles is noisier than the other, but I love that sound. It reminds me of a song we used to sing eons ago--clickety clack along the railroad track! LOL

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    my Featherweight is my quietest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    my Featherweight is my quietest.
    Yep. Me too. I can easily hear the tv or audiobooks while sewing full speed.

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    1973 Elna SU (62C) is extremely quiet. Another precision made machine.

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    I don't own a new machine. My used one from the 1980's is quite noisy, but then again, it was made in the era of heavy metal parts. It gets quieter right after I clean all the link out, but it only stays that way for about 10 minutes, and it's never as quiet as the newer machines. I have a second machine- it's a very lightweight one meant for a child, I think- very basic functions, only runs at a slow speed, and that baby is definitely very quiet. But then again, I am used to my noisy clunker that runs no matter what, so I'm not sure what a "normal" machine should sound like.
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    I am curious because I have a friend who lives in an apartment and she wanted to sew at night, but the noise of her old (other) machine (a low end Singer) was too much for everyone. She was looking for something quieter and I am wondering if there is a pattern as to noise/cost-brand .

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    My Pfaff is pretty quiet, I can watch (and hear) Netflix while I'm using it. I'm the noisiest one around here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have 2 Berninas and find that the one on a heavy built in desk is quieter than the one on an open tale. I think the sturdier the surface, the quieter your machine will be.
    I agree. The sturdy table stops the bits jingling around.

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