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What kind of sewing machine do you have?

Old 10-25-2011, 06:28 PM
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a vintage(7o's) Pfaff, a vintage green singer in a cabinet, an Elna quilters dream, a Janome Gem Silver, a vintage Bernina 830, and most recently a Singer hand crank and a singer treadle..also a white treadle and a 1908 singer hand crank that is TINY...I Have NO desire to have any of the newer computerized machines...and certainly not one that cost as much as a car!
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:29 PM
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I have a Kenmore that's 35 years old and still going strong, an 8 yr old Janome 4623 LE, a 5 yr old Janome 6260QC, and a Brother serger, all are great.......but I would love the Janome 7700.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:44 PM
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I have a Babylock Ellisimo, a Brother XR-9000 for classes and a Singer 237 Fashion Mate that I am working to restore. Bought the Ellisimo with my retirement funds because I am worth it! If I could hsve any more machines, I would like the new Janome 12000, a Janome 4160QC for classes, a Janome 6500 and a HQ Sweet Sixteen sit down. May as well dream, right? (Oh if I ever had the chance to get all those, I would sell the Brother - I think - but not my Bella! The most amazing machine I have ever used!)
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:47 PM
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I have a Kenmore
A Janome Gem Platinum and
A Janome Horizon
Each has a purpose....the Kenmore is for heavy jobs like hemming jeans and other things.
The Gem goes out with me when I quilt away from home; and the Horizon is my machine for piecing and quilting.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:51 PM
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I still have my Bernina 830 that I bought in high school in 1977. Love it. Nothing fancy for me.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:56 PM
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I have a Janome 6600 which is a fantastic little machine. I honestly cannot imagine ever needing anything more. I also have an old Viking 6570 which I adore. It is a workhorse and I use it at the quilt ministry I volunteer at.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:59 PM
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Right now I have a broke one....

I would like a working one.....

My lovely daughter wanted gray thread, so she just grabbed some and threaded it through....
Are you ready for this...

It was....
upholstry thread

When everything jambed, she tried to "fix" it by forcing the needle up.
I am ready to cry.
This happened last night :(
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:16 PM
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I have an Babylock Espire cost me 1800 and love it, worth every penny
I have a brother SQ9050 and XL-3500i cost me 200 & 109 both great for classes and piecing

Dream would be either the Babylock Ellisimo or Brother Quattro both at around 12000

I would even settle for a brother Isacord or duetta which run about 6000

Oh I forgot the babylock crown jewel if I ever get the room
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:18 PM
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I am currently sewing with a 1951 Singer 401A, purchased a couple of months ago. I'm really falling in love with this machine. I have a Janome 11000 that I really like for embroidery, but will not likely replace when it gives up the ghost. I also have a Janome MB4 for embroidery and like it a lot.

I free motion with a black Singer 301 longbed. What a great machine. Also, have a beautiful Singer 115 treadle in a parlor cabinet that's fun and a White VSII treadle that I patch jeans on.

There is a Janome 1600p in my Grace Pinnacle frame, and 2 Singer 222 Featherweights and a 221 Featherweight, just for the cute factor and travel.

I purchased a Janome 3160 QDC for traveling if I need more than a straight stitch, and it's a nice machine too. Must say though, the vintage machines outsew the plastic ones........

.And I'm not buying anything more unless it's a vintage machine and under $50.00. I'm done with expensive machines. Cannot justify the prices anymore.....they don't sew any better....and they need maintenance that I can't do myself.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:20 PM
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I am still using 3 old Pfaffs. Also have a mid arm pfaff grand quilter with a grace frame.
also a treadle and old odd brand, can't remember what it is.
My mother's sears and grandmother's featherweight.
I am blessed.
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