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Thread: Tough choice....

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    Senior Member cowpie2's Avatar
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    Tough choice....

    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.

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    Depends on how bad my old furniture was. if your getting new because it is worn out and needs to be replaced I would go furniture because you need it, but if your just doing it because you want new furniture to have it be new I would do the machine

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    Buy the quilting machine and set it all up in the living room!

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    Hmmm, hard decision. I might put off making a decision and think really hard about it....but then again I might just go for the new machine. You will make the right decision.

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    No question for me - new quilting machine! I have the same situation right now; my husband doesn't care either way and we NEVER sit in our living room. I quilt every day, so I'm going for the quilting machine. Enjoy it!

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    I'm with Dolphyngirl - it would depend on how bad my furniture is. If it were me right now, I'd pick new furniture. I'm pretty happy with my current family of machines.

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    lol my only machine is one I bought 10+ years ago for about $100. My furniture is well used but not the worst I've seen. I cover it anyway because our dog sheds A LOT.

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    Unless the furniture makes you unhappy, go for the quilting machine.

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    Buy a quilting machine and cover your old furniture with pretty quilts!
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    Quilting machine- nuff said

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    I had the same choice back in December - bought a very inexpensive sectional set off of Craigslist, then got a new quilt frame & stitch regulator. Don't regret it either - plus the fur baby puppy chewed on the 'new' sectional so I'm especially happy I didn't spend much on it.
    Shannon

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    this is a tough decision! i know in my house...we are REALLY hard on our family room furniture. in fact, i could really use new. but it's leather and with kids and dogs, leather is great.

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    Depends on what your needs and wants comparison looks like. Do you need a new machine or just want one... Do you need new furniture or just want it. ... Tough call. When it come to this type of decison ask yourself .. in one year what will be the outcome... will you still need new furniture that has now deteriorated even more and no money to purchase, and a machine that is nice .. but you still can use the old one? Is this purchase going be using $$$ that may not come aound again for a few years??
    I have a similiar situation with my carpet... I deperately need .. and I do mean NEED new carpet.... but anew machine has been on my list as well. My current machine will work just fine probably for the next 5 years or more.... Even though I would get lots of use out of a new machine ... the carpet just has to be the top of the list ... one more year, if not more of this carpet and I will be down to the plywood underneath.

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    Unless I was reduced to sitting on pop crates, I think I'd go for the quilting machine.

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    Quilting machine!!! Unless you truly *need* - as in no where to sit - the furniture ... there's always slip covers and Joann's has foam in case the furniture needs a bit of a fix

    Suzy

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    I'm with Mary Stoaks. What a good excuse to quilt and not have to give them all away.

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    I agree with everyone else. If you really NEED the furniture then get it. If you don't really need it and hubby is on board, definitely get the machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks View Post
    Buy a quilting machine and cover your old furniture with pretty quilts!

    perfect answer - I love it!

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    I would go with the new furniture myself unless your machine isn't what you need. If can get by on your machine, get the furniture. You'll be happier in the end, IMHO.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
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    Do you really need a quilting machine? Will your furniture withstand another year of wear? Why not replace your furniture a piece at a time. Good luck on your decision.

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    I'd probably search for a set of furniture on Craig's list or the classifieds and buy the quilting machine... ;0

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    Would depend on how bad my furniture was. I would probably go for the machine!!!!!

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    Ditto!!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks View Post
    Buy a quilting machine and cover your old furniture with pretty quilts!

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    I'd get a quilter with some of the money and then go to the nicer second hand stores and get new furniture really cheap! My first couch/sofa after moving to AZ was an beautiful 8 foot contemporary style brocade for $25.00..... wish I still had that thing... it was great to sleep on!

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    Buy some new fancy throw pillows and a new rug and the new machine.
    Got fabric?

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