Old 11-19-2016, 04:10 AM
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Hi. I am a painter, designer, retired teacher of Creative arts. My passion in all forms. I love my home and sewing machines that give me quilting, machine embroidery and patchwork, all a great joy to me. I am a total creative addict and a novice in all exploration of new challenges. I make all soft furnishings and some clothes also and use my Janome 7700, Janome 6500 (fabulous work horse) plus a Brother V3 currently. I live in France with no near shops handy for finding new materials or machines so rely largely on the internet or the local flea market for stimulation. One daughter lives in the UK and the other in Australia. I would love France, or Spain to have similar shops as exist in the UK, Australia or the States for machines and crafts of all sorts but they dont. At least not locally. With nine grandchildren, a great grandson, there is much to make for such a growing family across the world.
I am saving now for top of the range machine and I want the Rolls Royce but at a loss as to which to buy. I welcome all suggestions with reasons why which is why I joined this group. Look forward to hearing from you and also to following all blogs. Happy living.
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:55 AM
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Old 11-19-2016, 06:17 AM
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Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I love my Berninas but they are expensive. Any of the big name brands have good machines it just depends on what you are looking to do with them. If you plan to do a lot of machine quilting, then the largest harp machines give you more quilting space. It also helps to have a good local shop for support and servicing.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:20 AM
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Welcome from Vermont and enjoy this board.
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:40 PM
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*** Hi! Y'all from the upstate of South Carolina.
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:50 PM
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I have a Bernina, which I love. Welcome from the beautiful mountains of western NC.
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:25 PM
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Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:53 AM
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Old 11-20-2016, 01:57 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing some of your creations. I'm a Janome fan, but maybe it's because I have used one for many years. (I think I now have at least four, including an embroidery machine).
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:53 PM
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Welcome from Florida. I have a Pfaff Performance 5.0 and love it. Look on YouTube and you can get good information on it. The best thing with Pfaff is the IDT which means no walking foot! Enjoy your time with us.
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