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Date: 12/13/13 5:11 PM

Just got an e-mail from our Pfaff dealer that starting in January 2014 they will be renting out the Pfaff Power Quilters by the hour. I never heard of renting a sm out before. Is this new? Any thoughts? I feel puzzled...

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Date: 12/13/13 6:02 PM

Our Brother dealer rents out a long arm quilter. You come use it in the store to do the quilting. They will rent most any of their machines by the hour.

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Date: 12/13/13 6:03 PM

Sure. There are quilt shops that you can rent the use of a long arm in the shop...not take it home(imagine that?)

I'm sure this is along the same concept. Rent some time on one, do a project or two and they probably hope that you will want to buy one. You would think they are planning on spending quite a bit of time giving training?
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Date: 12/13/13 6:44 PM

Sounds like a plus- plus situation. You get to use one without the expense of buying and they get a little return for their output and maybe a few interested buyers.

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Date: 12/13/13 7:10 PM

This is a growing trend for machine dealers. A local HQ dealer has a whole fleet of long arm machines to lease by the hour or day. There are also lessons one can take and a beginners class is mandatory, if you've never used a long arm before. What is great about this particular dealer is that she is an award winning quilter so she is truely an expert.

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Date: 12/13/13 7:40 PM

one of the local quilt shops near me rents their BL crown jewel by the hour. i use it to baste my quilts (not enough floor space in my condo), then i bring them home to actually quilt. :)

ETA - the shop where i go doesn't sell machines, so it is extra nice to use it without any sales pressure!
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Date: 12/13/13 9:47 PM

How about this chain that lets you buy a membership (like a gym) to their tool shop?
You must take a safety course and demonstrate your knowledge of the equipment.
One of their tools is... a sewing machine. Yup. They rent sewing machines and sergers.
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Date: 12/13/13 11:54 PM

Very interesting responses. Thank you....
The price in the e-mail was $15 per hour & must be able to use sm independantly.
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Date: 12/14/13 0:54 AM

That sounds pretty reasonable to me. I pay $20/hr for the crown jewel, but I had to take a $75 class on it first.

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Date: 12/14/13 8:42 AM

Years ago, all sewing machine shops used to rent machines by the week or month to take home. I rented one for several months (a nice Singer, in a carrying case) when I was newly married and pregnant with my first child. Made all my maternity clothes on it! I had not heard of the in-store rentals but it sounds like a good idea.

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