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|Member since: 5/27/09 |
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|sewing machines reviewed: 7|
|Posted on:||4/7/14 3:35 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$1299|
|Had this machine for:||2 weeks|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- Embroidery Stitches
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 5 people Very Helpful by 11 people |
This is a great machine.... Especially for the price. The Joann VSM dealer in my area had this machine for 1299.00 in March. It normally retails for 1999.00. I have sewn with Viking and Bernina machines for years and I have to say there are lots of nice features and stitches on this Sapphire 930.. This machine has 215 stitches, and 2 English alphabets. It also has the auto presser foot lift/pivot function, a FIX function, auto thread cutter, needle stop/up/down, lots of memories and 3 built in satin stitches which I use all of the time for applique. No fooling with the zigzag stitch to get a perfect satin stitch. This, I LOVE!
I do all types of sewing and I like the larger size of this machine for quilting. I have a Bernina 380 that I LOVE for doing patchwork piecing. This Sapphire 930 is a 7MM machine and it has a 1/4" stitch so this machine does patchwork piecing beautifully as well.
The 930 has a sewing advisor that sets tension and presser foot pressure automatically based on the fabric and function... It sews cleanly and over anything that I put through it. You can go in and manually set tension and presser foot pressure through the settings menu though.... I do use a walking foot (purchased separately) for when I am quilting or sewing knits.
I have not tried Free motion Quilting yet on this machine. Just ditch quilting, seaming, applique and decorative stiching so far....
Threading is easy, the drop in bobbin is easy and no oiling is required. The stitches are beautiful.... I love the fact that you can wind the bobbin while the needle is still threaded.
THis 930 has LED lighting that is really bright.
THis machine is similar to the 875Q but has more stitches and the newer front key tab/display. BUT the 930 is a lot less money than the 875Q was.
All in all, A really great machine for the price.
HV has gotten a lot of bad press since SVP took them over.. However, I think that they have really come around and are offering great features, reliability, at a low price point.... I would highly recommend this machine.
Start up of the machine is noisy... But that is normal for HV machines. The needle threader is OK..... a bit tricky to get used to. The autosensor buttonhole starts in reverse. That takes some getting used to. It works well, pretty buttonholes.
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