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Thread: DH bought me a new toy today :)

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    DH bought me a new toy today :)

    http://www.singerco.com/products/154...idence-quilter

    I had a Brother that crapped out on me and was not worth fixing. Have been sewing on an old Atlas which I wasn't even sure how to thread proper.

    So far, today, I love this machine. Thanks DH. Sure, it's not a Bernina, nor are we wealthy...I can dream!

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    What a great DH! Looks like a really nice machine, and has very good reviews. How did he know what kind of machine you'd like? Honestly, I don't think mine would begin to know where to start as far as features, etc.

    Congratulations and enjoy!

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    Congratulations! Nice machine and a very nice hubby!
    Mary

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    What a nice gift. Have fun with your new machine.

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    lucky you... have fun

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    Congrats, enjoy!!!!!!!!

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    It really doesnt matter what machine you use as long as you are happy with it and everytime you sit down to sew you have a silly grin on!

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    Looks like a fun machine! Have a good time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    What a great DH! Looks like a really nice machine, and has very good reviews. How did he know what kind of machine you'd like? Honestly, I don't think mine would begin to know where to start as far as features, etc.

    Congratulations and enjoy!
    Thanks. Not like that. I asked him to buy me a new machine and he gave me a $500.00 budget. This was $399.00, bobbins 5 bucks, total around $425.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonquilter View Post
    It really doesnt matter what machine you use as long as you are happy with it and everytime you sit down to sew you have a silly grin on!
    Grinning I am! I also read the reviews (after the fact). Many gave a thumbs down regarding the free motion foot/function. I had to try it. True, instructions vague in the manual; however, I already knew how to use it and it works very nicely. I can't say a lot for the operator without practice

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    Work space, new baby, and project WIP. I made a new design wall today. Bought a twin-sized sheet from Wal-mart and attached it to two rollers that I got for free today at Hancock Fabrics.

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    I have this machine going on 2 years now, love it. It's been begged, pleaded with, cursed at, and praised, and she just keeps chuggin away. It came with lots of extra sewing feet and stuff, which I already had anyway, but hey, who couldn't use an extra quilting foot, right? Congrats, enjoy your new toy!
    She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

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    It looks great, name isn't important, how you like it is. Enjoy and thanks to your DH for being so supportive.
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    What a dear hubby you have!! That machine looks like it will do plenty of fun things. I know you will enjoy making quilts on it!!
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    any husband that gets you a machine is a keeper
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    Looks like a terrific machine! I am not a machine snob for sure. IMHO, I would rather see you put that machine to work stitching than have the highest end machine just sitting idle. And your DH is a definite keeper.

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    He's a keeper...
    Love it and him.

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    I think you are ready to go on a quilting roll!! Enjoy the new machine!
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    Awww...he's so special! You're going to have a ball with it and it will be such fun learning all the new stitches! No, not a Bernina, but so what...it's yours and you'll have it singing your song in no time at all. Enjoy!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Enjoy! I have one who lives at my house too....now, if I could just get her trained to load the dishwasher....
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    Enjoy! I have one who lives at my house too....now, if I could just get her trained to load the dishwasher....
    And fold the laundry! I have 5 kids too...all boys.

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    Very nice machine, lucky you !!! Thank you for sharing with everyone.

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    So happy for you, enjoy your new baby...
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    I have this machine and use it daily-haven't really done a whole lot of free motion but I use many of the stitches-the only thing I noticed is that you have to check your stitch settings evry time you turn it on but it may be just my machine cause I was keeping my pins in a magnet dish next to it for awhile when I started noticing this problem. I don't want an expensive machine cause it comes with expensive repairs when it breaks-my annual cleaning and service runs about 50$ Enjoy it- it's a great work horse

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