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    Senior Member ShirlR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Never get rid of a sewing machine unless it is shaking you out of bed in the middle of the night.

    Somewhere along the line, you'll wish you had it handy.
    I so agree with this. I gave a wonderful straight-sew machine away, and also sold a Viking, and I have so many times wished I had kept those machines! I had just purchased my first combo embroidery machine, a Babylock Esante, some 10 years ago, and while I love Babylock machines and have upgraded from the Esante since then, , my thought was "Who needs more than one machine?" Silly me!
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    Didn't it come with a nice instruction manual.......take it page by page and go for it. If a machine is going to be that easy to break I wouldn't want it either......btw I have 6 vintage machines and just bought a brand new Janome. Love it and it has 3 modes of stitches including monogram and it will sew anything! So that makes seven and I intend to build a shelf for the others......lol!
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    You might want to keep at it. I have a friend who has had a variety of machines, pfaff, brother , Viking. She got a pfaff ambition and loved it so much she actually got a SECOND one, so if they ever stopped making it, and she wore out the one she has, she would have another one. Now, I'm sure everyone has their favorite machine, but if someone could love a machine this much, you might want to give it just a bit more time!

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    Why not keep one of the older ones and the new one and sell the others. Start using your new one and keep the older one as back up and to take to classes etc..

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    I hear the older 730 Bernina is a real workhorse. I know people who would almost rather give up a child than their old 730.

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    In mho, if it is so decision and you are not happy with the machine and you don't want to take the time to learn and get use to it, sell it and recoup some of your money. You might find another machine later on that you will be happier with.

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    A good local Pfaff dealer should be able to help you learn to use the machine. Take it one stitch at a time and you will learn to love your new machine. Every time I get a new machine I am a little intimidated, but you just have to use the machine and it will be easier every time you use it. Enjoy your new machine.

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    I bought a Pfaff Select 3 and thought it would be the last one, then I fell for the Ambition 1.0 and after long hard thought bought it. Both are very similar, the Ambition has more stitches and is computirized (thought I would never do that), it also has needle down setting and have the ability set speed and sew without using the presser foot. Really helps with free motion quilting as I can't walk and chew gum at the same time. I now have 4 machines- a 1949 Singer I started sewing on in 4-H at age 9, a Kenmore that I bought when I started making Teddy Bears and the 2 Pfaffs. I did go to the dealer where I bought machine and took a one on one on how to use the Ambition but I still get manual out sometimes to review settings.

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    I have 2 Pfaff machines and I won't give up either one. You won't go wrong with a Pfaff. Give it a try for a while. The duel feed is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Never get rid of a sewing machine unless it is shaking you out of bed in the middle of the night.

    Somewhere along the line, you'll wish you had it handy.
    LOL so true!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gail-r View Post
    It never fails to amaze me how some men think we are frivolous when we buy a new machine but if they have a work shop and there is a tool that will make it easier for them, it becames a necessity. Go figure. My mother-in-law once told my husband that he was so lucky to have a wife that sewed clothes for the kids, that I saved him thousands of dollars. Bless her heart, he never forgot that. Hugs
    Amen----------------if I tallied the stuff in hubby's barn to my stuff in the house---------------his total would be 10 times mine, if not more. He designs trailers (flat beds for behind trucks) and repairs stuff. I design and make quilts, clothing, household stuff, and a lot of it is from fabrics I've inherited or bought for next to nothing.
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    I have 19 machines, and would get another in a heartbeat, if I found one that appeals to me. I know I can only sew on one at a time, but I like them for different reasons. You must have liked it when you bought it. Getting used to a different machine takes time. Don't listen to anyone who berates you for doing what you like to do. If you really don't like it and want to sell it, do so. If you want to sell it because hubby complains, keep it. Make yourself happy!

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