i want a new sewing machine

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  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    My old one(well its like 6-7 years) only has a few different stitches and just doesnt work quite right anymore. I was quoted 75$ just for a overhaul, additional parts and labor not included. So i am looking atleast at 120$+. The machine only cost 129$. So i might as well invest a few bucks more and buy a new one. What are you guys use. Any particular brand or model that you like?.
    I mainly want to use it for making clothes for the kids and little stuff around the house, like kitchen curtains, pillows..etc.
    I dont really spend more than 250$.
     
  2. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Singer and I love it. I am looking into getting a babylock for quilting, my Singer has 3 different setting and 36 different stiching opitions and several different feet, buuton hole included. I am not sure of the series number though. I love mine. It was less than 250.00. I have an overlocker as well. I love my sewing machine because I can pick it up and carry it alond where ever I go. Good Luck. I would like to get the disney embrodier but it is still to high.
    I will try to det the series number and let you know what it is.


    Aimie

    Singer has factory refurbished on there website and one is a quilting combo for 149.00.
     
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  3. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    I bought my singer thru Hancocks Fabric promotion. I don't have the serger (it's on my wish list)...also want an embroidery machine.
    My mother gave me an older Singer...
    When I had to purchase a foot pedal...I found out that it is expensive to repair, but they rarely need it...my machine is made with metal and not plastic parts. I paid about $300 15 years ago.
    Mom has 5 and they are all going strong...some are over 25 years old. Her machines see alot!!! of use.[​IMG]

    Edited to add: The reason I needed to replace my foot pedal, due to all my moves...it was lost.
     
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  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I have the Babylock Esante - it does embroidery as well - its lovely, has a touch screen with a help menu etc.... LOVE IT
    Edit to add - its pretty expensive, sorry I didn't read the $$$$$ Limit.
     
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  6. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wildsky,

    I have already annoucned that the Babylock has to be a Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary present, because of the price but it will be well worth it in the long run.


    Aimie
     
  7. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have several machines but i wouldnt get a singer (they moved to japan)if you do get the older ones before they moved
    i have a voyager 17 longarm quilting machine
    2 antique singers
    1 embroidery singer
    1pacenette pc8500
    1 janome quilter
    i know im spoiled [​IMG]
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Yeah we used our tax return money a few years ago and bought it - and also the 8 thread overlocker with the coverstitch.
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I got a overlock, but rarely use it. Its a pain in the rear to threat those. Is brother still american made?
     
  10. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you ever tried to tie a weavers knot and then pull them through, instead of rethreading everyone.
     

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