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sewingnut23
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Date: 10/25/06 2:15 PM

What is at the top of your list, please rank them in order

Built-in Needle threader
7-piece feed dog
Jam proof horizontal bobbin
Presser foot pressure adjustment
Needle Up/Down button
Start/Stop button
Auto lock button
Reverse sewing button
Speed control lever
Backlit LCD
High resolution LCD
Needle postions
Stitch packages
Basic monogramming (1 or 2 fonts in 1 or 2 sizes)
Stitch elongation
Creating stitch combinations and saving to memory

Donna H
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Date: 10/25/06 2:21 PM

Some of these I don't have, so can't rank them.

1. Needle up/down
2. stitch packages (wishing I had more)
3. You forgot OTTLIGHT, I love mine.
4. reverse button...gotta have one

that's my list from what you mentioned. Sparse, ain't it!

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Date: 10/25/06 2:24 PM

Needle Up/Down button
Needle postions
Built-in Needle threader
Speed control lever
Start/Stop button
Jam proof horizontal bobbin
Presser foot pressure adjustment
Auto lock button
Reverse sewing button
7-piece feed dog
Backlit LCD
High resolution LCD
Stitch packages
Basic monogramming (1 or 2 fonts in 1 or 2 sizes)
Stitch elongation
Creating stitch combinations and saving to memory

This would be my list (more or less) The Built-In Needle Threader really isn't as crucial as my list would indicate but now that I have a machine (Janome MC9000) that has one and my eyes (even with glasses) aren't what they used to be, it sure is helpful.

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Date: 10/25/06 2:27 PM

edited to fix weird computer glitch
-- Edited on 6/7/11 2:57 PM --

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Date: 10/25/06 2:33 PM

1. Needle up/down
2. Needle Positions
3. 7-piece feed dog
4. Stitch longation

A thread clipper is at the top of my list.

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Date: 10/25/06 4:02 PM

These would be the more important ones to me.

Needle Up/Down button
Needle postions
Start/Stop button
Auto lock button
Presser foot pressure adjustment
Reverse sewing button

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Date: 10/25/06 5:10 PM

Here's my list:

Needle Up/Down button
Start/Stop button
Needle postions
Reverse sewing button
Built-in Needle threader
Presser foot pressure adjustment
Speed control lever
Stitch elongation

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Doris W. in TN
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Date: 10/25/06 5:29 PM

Three-way tie on these features below. The rest are usually standard or nonessential for my sewing:

* Needle Up/Down
* Needle Positions
* Fully adjustible stitch width for zig zags (not mentioned on your list, but it's #1 on mine.

*...and a reverse button ***NEAR*** the needle/head area. But I've never seen a sewing machine without some sort of reverse button or lever.

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Date: 10/25/06 7:26 PM

1. reverse button
2. presser foot pressure
3. needle positions
4. needle up/down

after that everything is nice to have.

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Date: 10/25/06 10:00 PM

Quote: Doris W. in Tennessee
But I've never seen a sewing machine without some sort of reverse button or lever.

Oh my, you should come visit my sewing room! Most of my machines sew straight, and forward, and that's it! But they do it very well. (Hint - they are black, cast iron, and much older than I am.)

I've been sewing some on other people's machines lately, as well as my own favourites, and at the top of my list of desirable features is:

*Sews at full speed with NO VIBRATION.

Jennifer in Calgary
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