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Which features would combine together to make your perfect machine?
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Date: 4/13/13 0:20 AM

...the feeding system of my Pfaff Creative Performance, the Pfaff IDT, a Bernina Stitch Regulator, Bernina one piece feet (I love how easily they go on and off), Brother/Baby Lock embroidery quality, the screen size of my Pfaff, the Pfaff menu structure, the shape of the new 7 series, and the clear shell case that Bernina uses for their demo show machine where you can see all of the parts moving inside (it is a B780).

Also should add that while I LOVE my electronic presser foot control, I'd still like to have a real lever because it is just easier to fine tune things sometimes. :)

If I could add anything else, it would be wifi so I wouldn't have to mess around with USB sticks for transferring embroidery designs and machine updates.

What about you? What would you pick if you could build your dream machine?
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Date: 4/13/13 0:44 AM

Sounds like you want a Baby Pfanina or a Baby Berpfaffie. I'll take one of each- a boy and a girl.
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Date: 4/13/13 6:52 AM

I want the foot pedal with retractable cord from my Janome and the "tap the pedal" to lift the presser foot from my Husqvarna.

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Date: 4/13/13 7:53 AM

I don't think it's possible to build everything I would like into one machine, which is why I have multiple machines. I guess I can't imagine merging all of those features into one machine.
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Date: 4/13/13 8:17 AM

I would add a 12 inch harp to your list.

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Date: 4/13/13 10:33 AM

Adjustable presser foot pressure is a must.
Less stitches.
Adjustable width of bead on buttonholes sounds nice too.

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Date: 4/13/13 3:50 PM

A small free arm would be good.
Also a really good needle threader.

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Date: 4/13/13 3:50 PM

Deleted duplicate post. Fat fingers on iPad
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Date: 4/13/13 8:56 PM

I'd go for something from the future, where the machine body is suspended from the ceiling, so no more harp space limitations, and aligns with the bobbin assembly via lasers, magnets, or "the force." The bobbin mechanism would feed off any normal spool of thread and the whole thing would be whisper quiet with stitch perfection. I think they'd probably price this in the $40,000 range to see just how far we'll go. Thread manufacturers would love it as it would double their sales.

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Date: 4/13/13 9:42 PM

The machine I have is all right, it's an old Kenmore. But if I could improve it, I would give it the ability to handle thicker fabrics. I'd also improve the buttonhole function.
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