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What kind of sewing machine do you have?

Old 02-11-2020, 04:58 AM
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Started out w/Husq Lily in 2000
Upgraded to Husq SE in 2007 because I wanted to embroider
Upgraded to Husq Epic in 2019

I also have many vintage Singers, Reproduction Singer Featherweight, Babylock Sashiko, Stand alone Singer Emb Machine. White Serger, Husq Felting machine
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:25 AM
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Default Janome MC6500

I have a Singer Confidence and am anxiously waiting for my Janome MC 6500. Anyone else have one of these machines?
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Old 02-11-2020, 08:45 AM
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My most-used machine for piecing is a Bernina 1030 from about 25 years ago. At the time it was their top-of-the-line non-computerized machine. I think I paid $1500 for it... the most I had spent on anything besides a car. It has gone for repairs only twice. I also use a Tiara 2 sit-down machine for quilting... it was considerably more than $1500.

I use the Janome Gem inherited from my Mother In Law if I travel. I also have two Singer 301's... I want to start using those more. And I have a Dressmaker but it is so darn heavy I have only played with it a couple of times but it looks super-cute! And I gave my Mom a cheap Brother machine that I bought as a backup when the Bernina went for repairs.

I see all of the $5000 to $15,000 machines that have a frazillion stitches and embroidery modules and on some level I want one just to play with. But I know I would never use it for much, and would be toting out my Bernina after a couple of months. I can't justify paying that kind of money for a whim....
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:28 AM
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I have a great Janome 7700. You might look into buying a good used machine that you like - the cost would be way less than the machine brand new.
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Old 02-11-2020, 04:14 PM
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I have quite a few machines, I keep running across them at yard-sales for 10-20 dollars and I can't seem to help myself. Plus my dh keeps pointing them out to me in case I missed them. My favorite machine is the Singer 401a (which I now have 3 of-in case I need parts). For Christmas this year he bought me a new Janome 4120QDC which is really nice because of the scissors feature, if I could figure out a way to put the scissors and the needle up/down on a 401a, I think I'd have the perfect machine because the 401 will sew through pretty much ,

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Old 02-12-2020, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
I can't afford the expensive machines...right now I'm saving my pennies for an embroidery machine, but I can't afford and expensive embroidery machine either! :lol:

I have a lot of machines, but really, except for the midarm, have not paid much for any of them.
Me too. All my machines are second hand. Once I tried to buy a new embroidery machine from the dealer. They said it was a model used in a recent exhibition and it was discounted. But they were giving me "for free" tons of things I didn't need and didn't want and the price, after all was not so cheap. So I backed away.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by beckmcg View Post
I have a Singer Confidence and am anxiously waiting for my Janome MC 6500. Anyone else have one of these machines?
I have the Memory Craft. Bought it for $800 used and no regrets! Love it.
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