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Date: 12/9/12 11:10 PM

This is my first post and I wanted to ask others if after spending all this money on a great machine if they had issues bonding with their new machine? I sure had issues bonding with my Bernina 200E. I am a total computer person but this machine was just not my friend. I tried upgrading it by adding the BSR and that didn't help. So on November 30th I ordered the Bernina B780 after testing it and loving the way it sewed. I can hardly wait.

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Date: 12/9/12 11:43 PM

Congrats on the 780! I've never sewed on a 200, and I haven't yet sewn on a Bernina I didn't almost instantly love. The 820 is probably the least intuitive for me of all my Berninas, and it's pretty intuitive as machines go, for me. I never had classes on the 440, 240, or 630, but they just make perfect sense to me, except the buttonholes, for which I almost always pull out the manual.

I did have classes for the 820, good thing too, for that one.

While you wait for your 780, you can use the emulator for it on the Bernina site and watch all the YouTube videos you can. If you exhaust those, there are Bernina technique videos on The Quilt Show (not only quilting related) and the Heirloom Creations site. In general, the more competent and less intimidated you feel, the more bonding is likely to occur.

Sewing is supposed to be FUN, so I'm glad you traded up to a machine that you can LOVE. We'll enjoy hearing how it goes for you once you have your new machine.

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Date: 12/10/12 3:05 AM

You're not alone. The 730 was my least favorite Bernina of several that I have owned. I kept it less than a year before trading it in on the 830LE which I love. I hope your new 780 is the perfect machine for you.

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Patricia
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Date: 12/10/12 3:52 AM

My 730 (same basically as your 200) was also my least favorite of my Berninas. The Windows interface positively SUCKED! But man that was one quiet and smooth machine, it really purred.

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Date: 12/10/12 8:39 AM

I didn't quite bond with the 820 --mainly because of the screen. Within 2 months I traded up to the 830 and love it! Have fun with your 780!

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Date: 12/10/12 8:52 AM

Quote: CJ Tinkle
My 730 (same basically as your 200) was also my least favorite of my Berninas. The Windows interface positively SUCKED! But man that was one quiet and smooth machine, it really purred.

That's exactly what I hated about my 730 too. It felt like I was using really old, outdated technology.

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Date: 12/10/12 8:55 AM

Rose,
Congratulations on stepping us and deciding that your 200 just wasn't meant for you. Sometimes that happens and people feel like they're just stuck. I had a somewhat similar problem with my 830E, it just didn't work for me and I struggled with it for about 8 months before I traded it for the 830LE. I think my dealer thinks it was all in my head. They love my old machine and say it works perfectly in their set-up. I'm just glad to have my new model that really speaks to me. I'm completely in love now and I'm glad that I didn't remain stuck.
Everything I hear about the 780 is fabulous. I haven't sewn on my dealer's yet but I will on my next visit. Congratulations and I know you will get many years of enjoyment with it.

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Linda

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Date: 12/10/12 10:37 AM

Welcome Rarerose! Congratulations on the purchase of the 780! There are many of us over at the Bernina Love thread that are keenly interested in the 7 Series. We would love to learn more about your experiences with your new machine!
Well, it doesn't really matter where you post, we'd just love to hear about it.

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Date: 12/10/12 11:07 AM

Bonding is a serious thing. Both ways; you to machine, and machine to you.

I did a lot of thinking and pondering and factual research before I purchased my Babylock Espire...excellent machine, extremely precise...and I've used it, over the past 2-3 years since I bought it, less than 10 hours. As excellent a machine as it is, we never have bonded.

With my Pfaff Creative Performance, Panzy, it was one single look and WHAM. No research, no nuthin'. Instant bonding, which has strengthened over the months I've had him. Simply put, I love that machine.

IMO, no matter how great a machine may be, if you don't bond, it's not a great machine for you.

Congrats on your new SM-baby!

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I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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Date: 12/10/12 11:35 AM

Congratulations on your 780! I never warmed up to my 200, (it was one of the first 200's released), but when I traded it on a 730 (basically the same machine) I fell in love. I really enjoyed my 730. I am struggling with my 820 but feel sure we will get there. Like Lynn, I absolutely fell in love with my Pfaff Creative Performance instantly. Machines are funny things!

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B350SE,other Berninas, Pfaff Performance 5, several vintage - multiple manufacturers.
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