Bernina 730 Record, vintage era

Old 05-25-2018, 03:07 PM
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Looking for other 730 Record owners. Mine is a 1971. Are there any others of you 'out there', if so is there a group by any chance? Thank you, Libber
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:32 PM
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I have a 930 Record. I think I bought it in 1982.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:01 PM
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I have a 730 Record bought in 1965. There is a yahoo group called BerninaThirtySomething, or something like that, for the old machines.
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It's a great machine! I own a Bernina 930 and just bought a Bernina 830, this week. I know the old Berninas very well. I'd be glad to help if you have any questions.
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Quilted do you use the 930 to machine applique? If so do you use the satin stitch? There is no blanket stitch, correct?
Do you use the serpentine stitch ? What number stitch is it and what do you use it for? Thanks
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by libber
Looking for other 730 Record owners. Mine is a 1971. Are there any others of you 'out there', if so is there a group by any chance? Thank you, Libber
I have read a blog of someone who bought a 730 Record and spiffed it up, keeping a pictorial record of her work. Just google refurbishing etc, etc, and see what comes up.
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Hi Carol,

On the 930, I would use a zig-zag stitch to applique. Not a satin-stitch, just a medium, loose zig-zag. Stitch length about 2, stitch width about 2.5. And I use thread that matches each fabric on the top, but use a dark taupe in the bobbin for all. Taupe blends with just about everything.

I did trade-up my old Bernina 1030 for a Bernina 230, just to get the blanket-stitch for machine applique!

The serpentine stitch is #8, and is great for machine quilting. I highly recommend the walking foot for machine quilting. It works great with straight, zig-zag or serpentine. I set the stitch length to about 2, and the width to as wide as it will go. The serpentine stitch is especially good for poorly pieced quilts. If you sew over the seams with a serpentine stitch, it will help strengthen the weak seams. Or, if the quilt is simple, and doesn't need fancy quilting, the serpentine is great for that, too.
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Thank you quiltedsunshine. Appreciate all the information.
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