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Thread: Tough choice....

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    No contest. Quilting machine.
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    Well since you decided to save for new furniture, there must have been a reason you thought you needed new? Is your worn and needs replacing? Why does hubby not want to replace the furniture? Is it super comfy ? lol. The machine was oviously a second thought, so you probably do not really need the machine. So its really up to you to decide, what will make you the happiest? If you get the machine, are you going to regret it every time you look at that furniture. I think it all boils down to why you thought you needed to replace it in the first place.
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    How much does the family (husband) use the furniture? I like the idea of moving out the unused living room furniture and putting in the quilting machine. Now there is good use of space!

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    Ban your hubby from the livingroom and get both, this way he won't notice.
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    For me it would depend on the quality of the current furniture. If it is well built under the upholstery with solid frames, good springs and finishing techniques, then I would buy a sewing machine that is capable of handling an upholstery job, which most will if you use common sense in your fabric choice - no leather, vinyl, or heavy canvas - and recover it myself and make my husband help me; all the while telling him how smart he was to not let me waste money on new furniture we didn't need. But then, I'm evil like that.

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    If DH is happy with the furniture and you're happy with it, I'd go for the machine or keep saving until I knew what I really wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks View Post
    Buy a quilting machine and cover your old furniture with pretty quilts!
    Yeah! I like this idea!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    I agree w/ Shannon & Sharon V my DH & I found the older furniture to hold up better & you're not paying the big price.
    He's even starting to get fabric for himself & a little featherweight.

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    Look at your age and physical condishion. Standing at a machine pushing the machine is hard work. Rent time on the machine you are thinking of buying.

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    I would choose the quilting machine. I would love to have one! You will (probably) spend more happy times with it than with your living room furniture. But, the main reason I say this is because even after 35 yrs. of marriage, my husband did not like the solid brown leather couch that I purchased 5 yrs. ago at Lacks. He took it out to the burning pile in the pasture when we moved from Temple to Galveston. I didn't realize he was that passionate about his dislike of that couch. I would include him in the decision if you decide on LR furniture.

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    Chose the quilting machine and put it in another room so you don't have to look at the old furniture. Chances are when you get the new machine - you won't be sitting much in the old furniture
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    I kind of agree with KathyPhillips. Include your husband in the decision IF the money that you are saving is jointly owned by both of you. If it truly your money and your money alone, then do what you want to do. Problem solved. Let us know what you decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks View Post
    Buy a quilting machine and cover your old furniture with pretty quilts!
    I agree with Mary, LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpie2 View Post
    I've been saving for new livingroom furniture that my husband does not want. So I could give up on the furniture and spend my savings on a new quilting machine. What would you choose.
    Buy the quilting machine and make new slipcovers.

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    Horray for you!!! You know the old saying - If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy. Well, I'm sure mama is happy now!
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    I have new furniture in both living rooms so if it were me !?!?!?! Id go for the Long Arm!!!

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    I'm with cathyvv. Buy the machine and set it up in the living room!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr View Post
    perfect answer - I love it!
    Me too. Go for the machine

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    Here is my solution, go to garage/estate sales pick up a couple of "new to you" chairs and with the left over $$$ buy the new machine. Solves both problems of yours and you would be amazed what really nice stuff sells for very little at an estate sale.

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    I would get the quilting machine and slip covers! Not a hard choice for me!!! Of course, if I had a LAQ, I'd probably never go into my living room!

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    Go for the quilting machine! That is probably will make you the most happy!
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    Quilting machine and browse consignment shops for the furniture!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    You're asking quilters that silly question??? Duh! Quilting machine, of course!!!

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    I would go for the quilting machine. I'm trying to convince my DH that we should get rid of the sofa in the great room and replace it with a long arm quilter. Nobody ever sits on the sofa. It is just taking up space! lol

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