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sewing_diva

sewing_diva
Oregon USA
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Date: 1/13/07 12:35 PM

I am selling my old Bernina 830 on eBay. It is just too heavy for me to lug around! I have grandma's featherweight that I use quite a bit. I have started going to stitchery and quilting classes and want a new computerized (I think) machine. I sew as a hobby. I don't do alot of quilting . . . just some fun projects . . . probably won't quilt a big project with my machine. I don't do much machine embroidery, but definately want to be able to blanket stitch my craft projects. I would like to be able to mend my boys denim jeans and do the above too. Plus, sew whatever garments and home decor projects I like. I was looking at the Janome Harmony 8048 on Costco.com, but I think I want a little more than that. Anyway . . . I have budgeted to spend up to $600. Any suggestions????
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Date: 1/13/07 1:53 PM

I have had the janome 8048 for over a year and love it.It is a grat machine.Because of the that machine I bough a janome 6600-found out I don't need that much machine.I use my 8048 a lot,even taught my DGS,who is 6 how to use it.
Janome has some great midline machines,go to a dealer and try some out.I wish I wold hav instead of buying the 6600.Good luck.
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Date: 1/13/07 2:16 PM

The Kenmore 19606 is a lot of machine. If you like the 8048, you'll like this one too. Has a lot of features and stitches and when on sale, it is around $550 and has had positive reviews here. The comparable Janome would cost quite a bit more tho of course you would have dealer support buying from your local dealer. I don't think you can find as many features and stitches in another brand for the same $$.
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Date: 1/13/07 2:44 PM

I also was going to suggest the Janome made Kenmores for the different features for the budget of the buyer. My Kenmore has several blanket stitches offered in different sizes which I believe most computerized Kenmores now offer and the buyer has also stated she desires to have blanket stitches.
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In reply to Betakin

Date: 1/13/07 5:19 PM

thanks for your comments . . . . I am not too fond of Sears lately, but I will check out the Kenmore.
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