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Old 01-13-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default What kind of Sewing Machine do you have?

I have an older Brother that I absolutely HATE! It will sew beautifully and then suddenly give me so much trouble. Thread knotting up, not wanting to sew at all... One day I would love to get a really good machine that I could depend on. Money always told what kind of machine I could get. What do you sew with and how do you like it?

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Old 01-13-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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I have Kenmore mini ultra sewing machine. It was a gift from my inlaws, so I certainly can't complain! So far it seems to sew just fine, but I haven't put it through any heavy-duty tests!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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I have my Moms Pfaff from the mid 90's i believe. It works like brand new i love it!
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I haven't a clue what mine is. It is white.
I'm hoping to get it out of the closet tomorrow and fix my shirt... we'll see. It has wayyyyyy more stitches that I will ever use (straight and zigzag are pretty much all I ever use) but I *knock on wood* rarely have a problem with it and we get along beautifully My old singer and I used to fight a lot! My husband bought it for me many years ago just because he thought I would like it. I'm such a lucky girl!
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I have this machine, it's OLD!

I'm going to get a new one in April and still can't decide what I want! I really like the Brother pc-420.
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I have a Bernina. LOVE IT!!
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I have a Bernina Activa 131 which I bought on Craigslist last summer from a lady who's mother had gone into a nursing home and couldn't use it anymore. It's awesome! Before that I had a 15+ year old all-mechanical Elna which was ok, but had a bunch of quirks like refusing to sew well if the bobbin and spool threads weren't totally identical.
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I have had a VIking mechanical for the past 10 years and loved it, but wanted somethign a bit more up to date and computerized. I am keeping my Viknig as a spare after getting it a tune up, but I just purchased and started using my new machine and I LOVE IT. It is a Babylock QUilter's Choice. The Babylock machines are really nice and have a good reputation. The price point isn't as high as the Viking, Bernina, etc. I could not afford the very pricey Viking I wanted and found the Babylock to have nearly as many options at a lower price- and this particular model comes with all of the necessary quilting items- extra feet, extension table, etc. It also got very good reviews and I know others who own Babylock so i wasn comfortable buying it. I am thrilled- it's a great machine!

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Mine's a kenmore, not sure what model but it retails around $100 or so, give or take. It was a gift. It hasn't given me much trouble so I'm pretty happy with it!
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I have an Elna 3210 which i love love love. I had an old brother pos too, and I hated sewing....then dh bought me the elna and I have become addicted ever since. I love that it isn't a super expensive machine, it uses the same feet as the Janome, I think Janome owns Elna now, can't remember though, and it has some stitches that are super. For one the stretch stitch makes sewing and working with knits a breeze!
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