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Thread: What's your favorite machine today?

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    What's your favorite machine today?

    I just bought a new to me Bernina 830 from my friend so it is currently my new favorite. Just learning it's features is a bit intimidating but amazing.

    What about you?
    Linda

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    congrats on your new machine!
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    Congratulations on your new machine! I bought the 440 because the 830 was just too much machine for me. The new 750? is really awesome with the super large bobbin but I will not be getting it. I have 2 Berninas that use the same feet and bobbins and would not like having to buy all new accesories again.

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    Congratulations on your new baby. Enjoy the thrills of getting to know her. I stepped out of my long-standing Viking comfort zone (love affair) 2 years ago and bought a Pfaff Quilt Expression 3 and I LOVE her. She gives me pleasure every time I sit in front of her. Then this year I got a Janome Gem to take to classes because my aging body protested at the weight of the other machines. What a surprise to find out that I actually enjoy the little darling! Who knew?

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    I have a Husqevarnia Sapphire 830 that I love and sew on every day. I also have an Elna, Featherweight and Brother for class or travelling.
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    I have a Janome that I love the most, also have a Viking Sapphire that I am learning to use and my precious little Featherweight.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Congratulations!

    I'm still in love with my Janome.
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    My dreamweaver, it really is a dream, i did love my espire for a long time though
    Brother XL-3500i, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D, Juki MO-2000QVP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    My dreamweaver, it really is a dream, i did love my espire for a long time though
    This is the new one???? Are the new features worth it? What do you like the most?

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    I just purchased a Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 and I'm happy with it so far, it FMQ beautifully! Plus over 600 stitch options makes it a lot of fun!

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    I love my janome horizon. My featherweight is my friend.

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    I have 3 and I love them all. Can't decide on one over another. I have a Bernina 430, Featherweight, and an 18 inch Baby Lock Crown Jewel midarm.
    Beth in Maryland

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    I like all of mine. Babylock Jane, Juli TL98QE, Singer 15 Badged Clone, was never used when I got it.
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    My FW! and Grasshopper!
    I have Many older, kenmores, singers, Viking mega quilter 9inch,Morris(Sp), 2-3 older ones with cams that I can't remember right now LoL, many Vintage ones, All are in working condition.
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    I love my Bernina machines. I have the new 830 and also my 150QE. Worked my way up from the 150 to embroidery until I reached the 830.

    mltquilt

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    I love my Brother Quattro and I love my little Janome that I take to classes.
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    I changed over from a viking D1 to a Pfaff quilt expressions 4.0 and I LOVE it! Love the built in IDT feature and don't think I can ever go back to using anything else.

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    I am loving my new Brother Dreamweaver Quilt/Sew model. Barely have used it, but so far what I have done I am in love.
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    I have a very old Kenmore that belonged to my great grandmother, was passed onto my mother and passed on to me about 20 years ago. It's solid steel and weighs a ton but it's built into a nice cabinet that opens up into a table and it still works like a dream.

    I recently purchased a very inexpensive- Walmart special- can't even think of the brand, I think it might be a Singer- to use out in my office at work when it's slow. It works fine for what I use it for but I still prefer my old Kenmore.
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    My favorite is my Singer 15, although I enjoy the 301 as well.

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    I love using my Janome 10001. Yeah I know it's about 10 years old but it does everything I need it to do. And it does it well. I doubt i will ever get a newer machine--costs is too great these days.

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    I have a Bernina, Janome, Brother ps1500, Featherweight, 301 and 15-90. My very favorite machine and the best stitch of them all is my Singer Quantum, the very first quantum Singer made. It was a special buy as Singer only made one run of these models. I was hesitant to buy it but it has been the best machine I have ever used.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 10-31-2012 at 08:01 AM.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joysewer View Post
    I love my Brother Quattro and I love my little Janome that I take to classes.
    Joysewer - what do you do with your 830, mostly? I just digitized a dragonfly that I embroidered on a baby quilt in the border. It was pretty fast and turned out cute. Going to post it next.

    Sorry meant this for mltquilt...oops.
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by mltquilt View Post
    I love my Bernina machines. I have the new 830 and also my 150QE. Worked my way up from the 150 to embroidery until I reached the 830.

    mltquilt
    What do you do with your 830 mostly? It sure is fast.
    Linda

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    My current love is a New Home L372 that I purchased at my aunt's estate sale for $50. It had only been use a few times. It sews a beautiful stitch and gives me the zigzag option that my 301 did not. It also reminds me of my dear departed Viking 6430 from the 70's.
    Aurora

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