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Recommendations for sewing machine dealers in Washingon DC & suburbs
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Date: 3/23/14 8:44 PM

I am thinking of buying a new sewing machine with an embroidery module. I read over and over that choosing a good, supportive dealer is soooooo important. I am thinking of Bernina, Babylock, or Brother. Any recommendations for dealers of these machines in the DC area?
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Date: 3/23/14 9:56 PM

I really like Berger Sewing in Manassas, VA. I bought my Babylock Coverstitch there, a treadle sewing machine (an Elgin), and take my Bernina is for its semi-regular tune up.

I got my Bernina serger (a gift from DH) at the G-Street Fabrics in Centreville VA. I've stopped in there and chatted with them several times (I live close by). They don't do hard sells that I've ever seen so I like them for that reason.

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Date: 3/24/14 0:10 AM

Brother Sewing Machines is across from the Uptown Theatre on Conn. Ave. I've used them for repairs and they are good. I no longer live "inside the beltway" most of the time, so I discovered Elizabeth Sewing Center in Elizabeth NJ. I absolutely adore their service and although I am a Singer customer, I know that they also sell Brother. It is easier to deal with them from a distance than with most dealers in person!
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Date: 3/24/14 6:07 AM

Are you on the VA side, in MD or in the District? Also check out the regional sewing groups, there's a DC area meetup coming up shortly, come to that and you will get an earful of opinions in person!
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Date: 3/24/14 6:51 AM

If you want to go with a Bernina, then the only option in the DC area is G-Street. There are 3 stores, 2 in Virginia and 1 in Maryland and they are very supportive.
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Date: 3/24/14 8:09 AM

Maryland Sew an Vacuum is a great place. I have bought about 8 Babylock machines there over the past years. Their classes and customer support is wonderful. I have recently started going to a little sewing shop in Occoquain that is closer to me that sells Babylock and have been pleased with their classes and support

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In reply to BrendaR

Date: 3/24/14 8:46 AM

I had a *horrible* experience with Brother Sew and Vac trying to get my serger repaired (they treated me like I was stupid and charged me $90 to not fix my serger; I had to take it to someone else to get it actually fixed). I will never go back there. Of course, ymmv.

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Date: 3/25/14 0:29 AM

That's too bad you had that experience. In my experience, they have been good. The "diagnostic" is usually around 100 bucks, but I suppose if the machine is under warranty that would not apply. Where did you end up taking your serger to get it adjusted to your liking?
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Date: 3/25/14 9:57 PM

I am in Silver Spring, MD; but I am willing to drive for a good dealer.
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Date: 3/26/14 7:28 PM

For Bernina, I really like the quilt patch in Fairfax, VA. I am a garment sewer, not a quilter, but they are so very knowledgeable on the machines and I especially like their service person. The machine gets serviced right at their shop. G street sends it out and I don't' trust anyone with moving my machine.

For a Babylock, I really like Sew-Vac in Ellicott City, MD My serger came from them and they service it for me while I wait, as it's a far drive. I make an appt and wait for it. Great dealer.

I agree, good dealers are worth the drive.
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