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« on: June 30, 2007 04:48:17 PM »

OK, first of ll let me start by saying that Currently own four sewng machines but they were all inherited.  They each have there little quirks.. or they are the cheapest model and maybe not the best at sewing. My price range is about $5-600.00.. I am thinking that  I would like it to be able to do some monogramming and basic things such as that and I would love tons of different stitches.. just cuz.  If it does/doesn't have these features it's OK but can anyone recommend a sewing machine to me??? I'd like o not hae to cuss at it for a few weeks
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007 07:49:42 PM »

I have a Babylock Crafter's Choice and I have to say I absolutely love it  Grin I could be biased though. I can't remember exactly now, but I believe it cost me $650 with tax.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007 07:04:19 AM »

I like that.. I went to Janome's website and they recommended one that is 1400.. I always think things like, "I could have a flat screen for that!"  I've heard people have problems with Janome (jamming) so I wasn't feeling the love for it.  More suggestions welcome.  That was I can comp shop.  BTW, thanks for taking your time to post.

I did read the Leah's post above (sewing machine recs) but I wanted to know from quilters in particular.  I do a lot of blankets and I am dabbling in quilting. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007 10:11:05 AM »

I got the White quilters star sewing machine for Christmas. It suits me fine for now! I wanted to get a more expensive one but hey, since I didn't have to pay for it and it was a gift I'll take what I can get lol! I haven't had any trouble with it jamming or skipping stitches or anything and the extra space helps with the quilting too, so I don't have to struggle to fit the quilt inbetween a small arm space
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employed = hardly any time to sew :-(
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