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Date: 7/23/11 11:00 AM

Anniversary and birthday and Christmas can all get rolled into one and hubby is thinking that it's time for a top-of-the-line (or near it) sewing machine with computerized everything, zillions of stitches, more accessories than I can shake two sticks at, and more horsepower than I can imagine exists. He prefers it in "Candy Apple Red" with whitewall tires and a fin in the back for aerodynamic stability. (He doesn't sew except for repairing buttons.)
OK, so what's out there?

I've liked the Janome Memory Craft 6500. He saw and really liked the Singer Quantum Stylist.

Thanks so much.

Barb S.

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Date: 7/23/11 11:11 AM

Congrats on getting a super gift -- and getting to shop for it! What funand what a nice hubby! I don't know what's out there now, haven't been in the market for a new machine in quite some time. I do urge you in the strongest possible way to sit down and sew on as many machines as you possibly can. Finding out which ones fit you is really important. It can have all the bells and whistles in the world and look really cool, but if you don't enjoy sewing on it, it is not the machine for you. Think -- candy apple red with lovely fins on the back, but your feet can't reach the pedals!!!

O and in a perfect world, you'd find the shop where you buy the machine to be pleasant and the sales people to be knowledgable and professional.

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Yards in stash: I don't want to know!
2013 yards sewn: 1
2013 yards bought: 5


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Date: 7/23/11 12:22 PM

How 'bout a Babylock Ellisimo, since he's wanting you to have a Formula 1 sewing machine?

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Date: 7/23/11 12:34 PM

Kudos to your DH!

The Bernina 830LE as some flashy read and is one awesome machine:

Bernina 830LE

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So many projects, not enough time
At my house in VA:
Bernina 1010, Activa 220, B580, B780
Singer 201-2, 221, Bernina Serger 1300MDC, BL Enlighten, BL Sashiko, BL Cover Stitch, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina Artista 165E, Singer 503A. Bernina Serger 1100d

http://sewingtechie.blogspot.com/

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Date: 7/23/11 1:24 PM

Depends on your use.
Don't get all the bells and whistles you might use once/year.
Tell him the allotted extra $$ will go into a STASH, a new table?,
storage, upgraded sewing room? Gotta keep the wifey Happpy!

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Date: 7/23/11 1:53 PM

I suspect that his idea is for me to take my already oversize stash and sew it up!!!!!

Barb S.
-- Edited on 7/23/11 1:53 PM --

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Date: 7/23/11 1:55 PM

The ad for the Ellisimo is incredible. It's not far off of what he was thinking! The Bernini is nice too.

Barb S.
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Date: 7/23/11 2:01 PM

Can hubby be patient while you spend weeks and maybe longer to thoroughly check this out?

Shop, shop, shop some more.
Demo, demo, demo some more.
Your samples, all of your samples.

Best wishes.
-- Edited on 8/2/11 11:24 PM --

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I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

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Date: 7/23/11 2:08 PM

Babylocks are always nice, people have been raving about Jukis. If you get a machine that isn't quite so expensive maybe you can talk him into getting a serger as well! And a coverstitch machine. Maybe for Christmas. When I have the money I am going to get a nice Babylock serger. One of the ones that threads itself.

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