Member since 5/13/13
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Date: 5/26/13 2:56 PM
As a new-ish quilter, I wanted a Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) but didn't want/need a new machine. After test driving several machines including 550, 530, and 710 I couldn't understand all the hype about these very expensive machines. And then yesterday I was at the Bernina dealer when somebody was picking up her gently used 440QE which she had serviced in order to put up for sale. She let me take and test drive on her machine and the hair on my arms stood up... it was like that scene from "Harry Potter" when his magic wand found him. This machine is so quiet and smooth... it runs like melted butter that I paid cash on the spot! After finding the right machine I finally get the Bernina hype.
|Learn To Sew
Member since 4/12/05
2 members like this.
Date: 5/26/13 3:07 PM
I would not call it hype. I would call it love. Glad you found a machine you like and that sings to you to come sew. Keep us posted on your projects and if you can post pictures, we'd love to see them.
I really enjoy quilting. I love to play with fabrics, colors and pictures. I recently discovered how much fun applique can be. As I love making pictures, landscape quilting can be challenging, but seeing the picture come to life is so rewarding.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L
Member since 2/3/07
1 member likes this.
Date: 5/26/13 4:17 PM
Congratulations. There really is nothing like that feeling when you just know that 'this is my machine'. enjoy!
Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro, Bernina 780,
B350SE,other Berninas, Pfaff Performance 5, several vintage - multiple manufacturers.
Love all my machines!
Member since 8/13/06
Date: 5/26/13 6:59 PM
Congratulations on finding your perfect machine! I think Bernina's 4 Series and 6 Series machines are classic and positively unbeatable.
Bernina Artista 635LE ~ Juki MO-735
Bernina DesignerPlus 7
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." Eleanor Roosevelt
Member since 4/19/12
Date: 5/26/13 9:23 PM
Congratulations! Talk about being at the right place at the right time! That's how I ended up with my 820.
Singer Featherweight 221 (white), Singer Featherweight 222, Juki HZL-F600, Bernina 820, Pfaff Passport 2.0, Kenmore 19106
Member since 4/17/06
Date: 5/27/13 0:06 AM
I know exactly what you mean! And it's still that way when I sit down to my machines.
Member since 4/4/08
Date: 5/27/13 0:37 AM
So glad you found the right machine for you! The auroras are beautiful machines, I just love the feel of mine. I love my 820 and 750 as well and they all sound and feel different with different systems. There is a freedom for fmq that comes with the design of their machines, it feels unencumbered and unrestrained, in every way- no drag anywhere. Bliss!
Quilting up a storm
Bernina Girl, in possession of a small herd...
Member since 8/22/08
Date: 5/27/13 0:40 AM
I think any time you find THE machine for you, it clicks. Suddenly you understand why people say they found THE machine for them. I am happy for you! It is awesome to have a machinery truly love!
I'm fairly new to sewing but I am finding it to be fun and rewarding!
Member since 1/2/08
Date: 5/28/13 4:46 AM
So happy for you. You will enjoy sewing on the machine you love.
I love my Bernina 440, it make my project better !
Bernina 440 QE
Babylock Imagine wave