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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Berninas ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 10/5/13 1:53 PM

I went to the Bernina store this morning it's also a quilt shop wanted to check out the Aurifil thread they had. Boy the 700 series and 800 are big machines they are beasts. Much bigger in person then they look in the online pictures.

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Date: 10/5/13 2:08 PM

I had the same reaction when I saw them in person. Too big for me. I did like the color of the machines, though.

What thread did you but? We know you and aurifil!

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Date: 10/5/13 4:14 PM

My feeling exactly. But people don't seem to mind that as long as they sew well. I prefer the 5 series sizes. I don't mind scrunching a quilt a bit if I need to, but must admit I prefer lap sized ones.

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Date: 10/5/13 8:22 PM

Nothing I walked out empty handed. It's a beautiful shop but prices are high. Even with shipping I can cheaper fabric online. But a nice place to go see it in person. They have a lot of the popular lines and a really nice selection of batiks.

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Date: 10/5/13 8:34 PM

I still dream of this machine... the 750, but more likely I will not be able to afford it, ever. I am not spending a dime with the Gov't Shutdown... even groceries I've curtailed. But I am happy I didn't get caught with financing it either. Our household income was just lopped off by half. If I do ever get a new machine it'll be an affordable Janome or Pfaff. Right now I am thankful for the wonderful stable of machines I own.

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Date: 10/7/13 7:35 AM

Yeah I don't ever see myself getting another TOL but I'm happy with what I have and I don't need a $10K machine to make quilts.

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Date: 10/7/13 8:06 AM

I'm in the process of downsizing from my 830LE to a 750QEE. My 830 has performed flawlessly for 2 years, but I'm just ready to get a more classic, simple machine without all the bells and whistles. I think the 750QEE will be a perfect fit and will be a great companion for my 630. I don't think I'll ever buy a TOL machine again.

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Date: 10/7/13 10:06 AM



I can sympathize. I had just splurged on an ipad mini when I got pneumonia and was off work for 2 mos. Did NOT feel good at all. I couldn't even sew until the last week or so before I went back to work. So all my luxuriou$ machines seemed a excessive, too.

Kids' tuition is ever increasing, and my own health warranty seems to have expired, so I will probably never buy another $$$ machine either, but thankfully, I have a great herd now.

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Date: 10/7/13 10:57 PM

My artista 240 and now 640E happily meet my current needs; I just worked on a baby quilt with the BSR for my first time doing free motion (outside of a class I took last year), and found my results fairly respectable. It's so easy to want all the bells and whistles, but between these two machines I'm happy for a while.
oh and despite how much I like my dealer, I almost never buy fabric there, typically rarely discounts even during shop hops.
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Date: 10/8/13 0:10 AM

I know someone else who sold her 830 and now sews with a 630 and 450... but then she has a APQS Millenium. Sigh.

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