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Carrie-Jane
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Carrie-Jane
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Date: 9/24/13 11:41 AM

I have decided that I have one too many sewing machines.
I know you will all say that you can never have too many sewing machines, however as we live in a small english house I don't get a chance to get them all out and mainly use just one machine and my serger.

My sewing machines are;
Bernina 135S PE(I wont sell this as it is my favourite machine)
Elna 2300
Brother FS40
Janome 8900QC.

I sew mainly on the Bernina 135S PE.
I also have a daughter who has just turned 8 and is learning to sew. I have been teaching her on the Brother as it is very light to pack up and has the speed control.
I bought the Elna as a machanical to take to class and I like sewing on it however find I am not using it much, but it is pink and white and daughter likes it.
The Janome I bought in a mad moment when I decided I deserved one really nice machine. I am sewing mainly crafts items and dressmaking and find I am not quilting any more.

I am thinking to sell the Janome?
I feel it is sad just sat there and needs a home where it will be used to its full capacity.
I am also de-cluttering as there is a chance of next year hubby may get two years work out in Australia.

Any thoughts.?

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Date: 9/24/13 1:43 PM

I would hold on to all of them. The 8900 is the newest correct? Maybe save the 8900 for her to grow into.

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Date: 9/24/13 2:01 PM

That 8900 is an awesome machine-I don't have it but have seen it demonstrated (and I love Janomes). The Brother is computerized right? and it does not have adjustable foot pressure? (I require that in a machine as it solves some problems that other adjustments can't fix). I have seen similar Elnas and love those too. I think it is a difficult decision. If you are not using the Janome, that is the most expensive one and you could probably make the most $$ off of selling it. Are there some things you would like to buy if you got rid of the Janome (I can't buy it but if you need storage space just send it to me and I will keep it awhile for you ). It is nice to have at least one other sm whatever you decide. Keep the machines that you and your daughter like and get rid of the others. Machines can be purchased later. Just don't get rid of anything that you will regret selling down the road.
By the way, an English cottage sounds like a nice place to live

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Date: 9/24/13 4:13 PM

It sounds like the Janome is the one you're most likely to sell. However, I think this is also a new machine?? If it's less than a year old, I wouldn't sell yet, you just might get back into quilting a year down the road and be pissed you sold it.
Basically, don't make any rash decisions, but once you're really sure it sounds like you know which machine is the least used.

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Carrie-Jane
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Date: 9/26/13 6:34 AM

Thanks everyone for the replies.

I have now 99% decided to sell the Janome.
I have started to advertise it. If I get the price I want then I am thinking of buying a Bernina 330. That does have the speed control and start/stop on it which my 135 does not. The 135 will still be great for taking to class with me. I have found the 135 really good for dressmaking and putting in zips (I love the zipper foot on the Bernina).

If I get the 330 after selling the Janome then I will decide to let go of the Elna or Brother also. More probably the Elna and keep the Brother for my daughter to play about on, as its light and easy to pack away.

Hopefully thats a plan.

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Date: 9/26/13 8:51 AM

Get rid of the Brother--by giving it to your daughter. Then you'll only have 3 machines. Let her keep it on her room if she has the space.

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Date: 9/26/13 8:48 PM

I am confused on why you are selling a machine to get another machine. I thought you were trying to get rid of machines.

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Date: 9/26/13 8:55 PM

My dealer has a used B330. Come across the pond, Carrie! You can stay at my house and use other Berninas!

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Date: 9/28/13 3:46 PM

You would really be sacrificing harp space if you sell the Janome and buy a 330! Not to mention features! Wow.

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Date: 9/30/13 6:33 AM

Well, when your needs change and/or when you have machines you're not using for whatever reason...then it makes sense to cash out early and cut your losses to a less severe extent on the impulse buys...especially. I would call what you are doing a "consolidation". I have done that many times and can get over-whelmed if i exceed a certain # of machines. But, I will always have more than one, that's for sure and the same is probably true for you. They may change as your preferences change/evolve. Good luck with your sale.

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