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I sold my Bernina 830!
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Date: 11/5/12 7:44 PM

I can't beleive I actually went through with it! But I hardly ever use it anymore. I'm sewing more and more on my vintage Singers and loving them more and more by the day! How crazy is that? LOL

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Date: 11/5/12 7:47 PM

Not crazy at all to me. I have an embroidery/sewing machine, but I use a vintage all mechanical one when I do basic garment construction. I can totally see using only vintage machines. With the right feet, a basic zig zag machine can do almost anything. Congratulations on the sale!

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Date: 11/5/12 7:48 PM

It is surprising! I have always know you as the woman with all the best technological gadgets. I remember from your former blog [Created by CJ] that you plan to live off the grid when you return to live on your new land. Is that still happening?

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Date: 11/5/12 9:02 PM

Well I'm glad you were able to sell it. It was tempting to me I have to admit, knowing how well you keep your machines maintained. I also see you have a lovely brood of machines left, so no, you are not nuts. We all gotta go with what works for US - and not what anyone else thinks!

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Date: 11/6/12 4:39 AM

I confess I'm a bit of a gadget nut. I could probably be fine getting rid of all my machines except one zigzagger and one straight stitcher, as long as I have my longarm!

Yes we still plan to build off grid, and that was part of the reason I decided to sell the 830, but DH plans to build a steam powered micro plant to power our home... as long as it will run my longarm I'm cool with that!

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Date: 11/6/12 6:55 AM

I have a 730 that hasn't been stitched on enough to knock the dust particles off in a nice cabinet. I haven't given up on it and still like my various embroidery machines that are computerized. The one daughter who sews has a 200 and laughs that she has the 730 as its replacement if it dies. She loves hers and it is her only machine period. I too have gone over to vintage and have a slew of them all in very good condition and love sewing on them. My reasoning for adding in a 401 in a cabinet was that is can zigzag and all the rest are straight stitchers. I have realized in a long power outage I could have the zigzag features when needed for knits and lingerie and the 401 wouldn't be harmed by generator power since it doesn't have all the computer boards and stuff. I also had a lot of slant needle accessories that fit it from a former slant needle machine. Everyone thinks I have lost it when I have so many nice modern machines and stitch mostly on the vintage babies. Most don't know the difference between a sewing machine or a multi needle embroidery machine so I don't really value a non sewing person's opinion about sewing machines and do as I please and my dh doesn't care what I get sewing wise and is an enabler. This is quite interesting what you have planned and I hope you continue telling us your reasons and approach to your sewing equipment as you are quite the quilter and very advanced in using the modern machines. You do some very lovely work.

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Date: 11/6/12 9:34 AM

I LOVE my 401!!!!! What an awesome machine it is!

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Date: 11/6/12 9:40 AM

I love my 403 too!

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Date: 11/6/12 11:41 AM

If I ever went vintage, the 401A in a cabinet would be my choice. I would not want anything else. I love the sound it makes as it sews. Just so beautiful. Maybe someday I'll get one in an art deco cabinet.

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Date: 11/6/12 12:20 PM

I had one a couple of years ago and it came with a desk type cabinet. I got persuaded with all the SMAD people here on PR! Anyway, I really never used it. I found out quickly I love my bells and whistles and a computerized machine. It did sew beautiful stitches, though. I finally sold the 401A through SewitsforSale (accessories I had bought for it sold separately) and the desk locally. I took a loss on it because around here, you can't buy a vintage machine cheap.

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