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Date: 9/6/13 1:45 PM

Bernina 560

Bernina 880

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Date: 9/6/13 1:52 PM

The new features on the 880 are cool but not cool enough to make me trade my 830LE and pay thousands of dollars difference.

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Date: 9/6/13 2:00 PM

I agree with Patricia. I won't be trading my 830 in. What interests me the most is the shaping feature in embroidery. Thanks for the sneak peek!

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Date: 9/6/13 2:05 PM

Lynn.....any info on the L-460 serger? I'm interested in that! :)

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Date: 9/6/13 2:10 PM

Nothing yet on that, other than they're not being released until 2014. I do have the V7 software sneak peek.

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Date: 9/6/13 2:31 PM

Thanks! The 560 looks super, like a very upgraded 640. I'm not familiar enough with the 730 to compare it. I wonder what they consider "affordable", lol. Looks like a great machine for garment sewists. I know some prefer the 5.5mm stitch width machines for garment sewing, but plenty prefer the 9mm. I wonder about the feed. So many 640 owners have raved about the feed. The 560 sure fits a hole in the Bernina line-up, since not everyone wants the bigger size of the 7 series, and the 580 is bundled with the embroidery unit in the US. So there wasn't a "normal-sized" 9mm embroidery-optional machine in current production.

I'm not really in the market, I'm actually rehoming machines right now, but some people follow sports, some keep up of celebrity gossip, I follow sewing machines. I do have a tragically unused 440 (the luxurious 630 has usurped it) for a trade-in, if something irresistible comes along. But nothing too pricey, as tuition is sucking up all my fun money, and I'm back to the daily school commute (apparently 9 miles one way is too far for grammar school kids to walk, go figure).

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Date: 9/6/13 3:15 PM

I do plan to update my V.6 software to version 7. When is it supposed to be released?

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Date: 9/6/13 3:19 PM

That 880 looks pretty darn cool, but after all the 7 series woes I wouldn't dare.

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Date: 9/6/13 3:27 PM

The extra few feet and barbie wardrobe are cool additions to the 560 over the 530.

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Date: 9/6/13 7:26 PM

Thanks for sharing this, Lynn. Interesting to see what's new. However, I won't buy another bernina until they include dual feed for at least the 5-series (and preferably lower) and improve the automatic buttonhole function to match the pfaff automatic buttonhole that works well on collarbands. I'd trade in my 550 for those features!

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