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Bernina 1000 - seen one for sale locally
should I get it?
Carrie-Jane
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Date: 11/27/09 11:42 AM

Hi,

seen a bernina 1000 special for sale locally. It has 7 stitches and comes with accessories, manual and soft cover. It is approx 16 years old and was serviced last August.

Is this a good model and as good as the current 1008's?
I don't need many stitches, as it will live in our outdoor home office wood cabin and be used for straight stitch, zigzag and free- motion work.

I did a quick look in the reviews but there's not many on this machine.
Any view-points appreciated.
Thanks

Carrie

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Ripple Dandelion
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Date: 11/27/09 1:20 PM

Hi there, I had one and liked it. I sewed my wedding dress on it (among other things). Wonderful stitch quality. Mine was a rotary hook, and I'm not sure that they all are. If this one is, you will need special Bernina rotary bobbins which are pricey and specific to these machines. I was told that the rotary hook 1000S had a sewing speed of up to 1000 stitches per minute, faster than most home sewing machines (even many Berninas and other high end models). The reason I sold mine was that it doesn't have adjustable presser foot pressure and I felt that was important for knits. It's great for quilt piecing. I never tried it for FM work (I'm still a rank beginner at that). Always was straightforward and trouble free for me.

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Carrie-Jane
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Date: 11/27/09 2:23 PM

Thanks for the reply Virginia

I am really temped by this machine, however I am not sure about the Rotary vs CB hook and how that affects the stitch.

The auction ends in 1hr so I have to make my mind up soon!

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Carrie-Jane
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Date: 11/27/09 3:35 PM

Well I am amazed.
I have just bought a Bernina 1000.
My opening bid won, that never happens to me!

Hopefully I will collect the machine over the weekend and test her out, its only about 15/20 mins drive away.
She's apparently been serviced and the receipt for the service is with the machine. Comes with all the feet I might need apart from a darning foot which I'll have to buy.

Now I am so excited.!!

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Date: 11/27/09 4:58 PM

I remember when the 1000 Special came out because the upper-level 10- series were still being sold A Bernina dealer in Houston told me the rotary hook was going to be introduced by Bernina, which it was on the wide-swing models. Bernina was trying it out on the 1000 as a precursor to putting it in the next model series. I never looked at one because I already had two CB models and tons of bobbins. I would love a followup or a review with how you like it, and particularly the stitch quality.

Carrie-Jane
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Date: 11/28/09 11:05 AM

Hopefully will be able to do a review when I've tried it out.

I've emailed the seller for contact information/address etc.
But have as yet not had a reply. Got a feeling that this transaction might not happen.

Time will tell.

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Natalie D.
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Date: 11/28/09 7:22 PM

Gosh, I never even heard of a 1000--- there's always something new to be learned. You need a rotary hook to do automatic thread cutting. Have fun!

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Date: 11/28/09 8:34 PM

I have this machine. It's all mechanical and has a 4-step button hole. I bought it at an estate sale. I love that the feet also fit on my Bernina 1090. I just sewed on the 1000 yesterday. It is a basic sturdy machine that will probably long outlast my computerized machines.

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Date: 11/29/09 6:07 AM

Collecting it today at lunch time.
Very exciting!
Looking forward to getting her home and testing her out.


Carrie

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Date: 11/29/09 11:00 PM

Let us know how you like her. No bells and whistles. I was missing "needle up or down" feature when sewing with my 1000 yesterday. But she is very reliable and sews a beautiful stitch. I have whipped thru what seems like miles of Waverly fabrics making curtains on her and she just keeps on going & going. Will be interested to hear how yours is doing...

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