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|Viking:Eden Rose 250C (Sewing Machine)|
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|About sammyowner |
|Member since: 6/16/13 |
|Reviews written: 3|
|sewing machines reviewed: 3|
|Posted on:||6/20/13 11:27 AM|
|Approx price paid:||$1200|
|Had this machine for:||3 months|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|What sammyowner likes about this machine|
After a 7 year hiatus I decided to start quilting and sewing again and walked into the sewing machine repair shop with my 20 year old Pfaff 1472 and saw this machine. Poor Pfaff didn't stand a chance. My eyes are a little older and I wear glasses now so the extra lighting is a bonus, as is the longer arm for quilting. The Exclusive Sewing Advisor is a beneficial feature as I don't have to fiddle with adjustments as much. The machine is intuitive as is the computer screen. I had very little difficulty setting up after my 2 after sales lessons. I like the fact that the presser foot is located to the front of the machine and changing the feet is a breeze. Speaking of feet it's amazing how shopping for feet is alot like shopping for shoes, there are so many to choose from. The machine is easy to thread and I like the fact that there is a little metal bar after the thread take up lever so as not to mark your machine. I like the drop in bobbin feature (oh do I ever). One of my biggest complaints about poor Pfaff was that I couldn't sew a consistent buttonhole if my life depended on it. The one step buttonhole on the Eden Rose has to be the cat's meow(or pyjamas now is that how that expression goes) WOW! It has adjustable speed setting, a Fix button where you can lock the stitch at the beginning and/or the end. A huge peddle and with just a tap of your foot the pressor foot lowers It has a sensor foot down/pivot position ideal for quilt piecing. There is no manual pressure foot lower so that may take a bit of getting used to, or confusing when you have more than 1 machine. You can use a twin needle with this machine also. The memory is basic you can store up to 40 stitches and letters in the same program and there are 15 memories. I think I may have to use that feature for my own personal use! Speaking of stitches there are approx 135 stitches to choose from and 2 alphabet modes. Some top of the line machines have many more stitches to choose from. For decorative stitches it has a Mirror Side to Side feature only.
Anyway you are probably wondering how Eden Rose 250C sews and I can honestly say it will not disappoint. Make sure you thread the bobbin correctly and away you go. The motor is impressive it can sew through quilting layers, jeans and other thicker fabrics smoothly. It is a little noisier than Pfaff, but not much. The stitch quality is good. I am a novice FMQ but am not afraid to try it with this machine. One last thing, the machine is pretty in pink and the design (if you are into that sort of thing) is attractive.
Overall I am very happy with this machine. I had a set budget in mind and am pleased with all the features.
What sammyowner does not like about this machine
The machine is quite heavy so am keeping Pfaff to take to classes. The hard shell case doesnot have a spot for cords so I have to tuck the power cord in the handle to transport. (it may get left behind accidentally) Serious quilters may be limited with the lack of stitch selection, the scissors function, smallish memory, and inability to mirror end-to-end with decorative stitching. There is also no start/stop button which is okay by me because I have visions of accidentally pressing the button and getting up for a coffee break...lol. After sewing a quilt with wht seems like a zillion triangles I am not feeling as enthusiastic for this machine. Maybe it's piecing the triangles that I find aggravating. Unfortunately the feed dogs aren't picking up the edge of the triangle as well as my previous machines even with a little leader....I changed the needle too and no change. Something else that I discovered is if you are doing a lot of FMQ I have discovered that although the harp size is longer than normal, the height is not especially near the needle side. This can be a hinderance especially with Queen sized quilts. I take my quilts out to be finished so this is not a problem.
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