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I'm thinking of buying a new machine....

I have the Brother xr-65, thinking about the Brother cs 6000i.

So tell me about the sewing machines you love!

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I have a Janome Magnolia 7330 and LOVE it
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Gosh, that's a loaded question for me I love sewing machines and have at present.15 machines ( I recently did a mini destash and sold 4 of them them) and I also have 2 sergers and 1 coverstitch machine. My primary modern machine is a brother PC 6000 that I adore. Most of the rest are vintage machines. I do try to rotate through them all. Currently I'm piecing a quilt on my bernina 801. I have pix of most of my machines on my blog. I just love those old gals!

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Bernina Activa 125. I LOVE it!!:
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Singer Genie 354. They are so cute! Vintage Singers are typically GREAT machines, too
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My main machine is a vintage Singer 319K but I have a Frister and Rossman 420 which I use less but is better for some things because it has a free arm which the Singer doesn't have.
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Hello,
I have a Janome-made Kenmore model #19233. :

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Bernina Activa 220.

Looooooove it!:

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pfaff 2042, found for ridiculously cheap on CL.

A few of my friends also have the Bernina Activa 125 and rave about it constantly.

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1974 Husquavarna Viking. It's a plain-Jane workhorse and I love it!

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I have a Singer 457 (given to me) and a Singer 500A (my dream machine!) In the past I've had low end machines that did not hold up. I'd never buy one again. I love old, solid Singers. Which one depends on what you want to do with it. The 401 and 500 models are virtually identical. They're all-metal gears, really versatile, and you can get one in working condition for $20-$200.
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I'm a big fan of Swiss made Bernina industrial machines and I have 3-- an 850, 950 and a big 217N.
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I have a Bernina Record.....it always works for me...I dont really know if I love it or not....I think I would'nt mind something a little more modern and automatic....

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I have a Bernina Record.....it always works for me...I dont really know if I love it or not....I think I would'nt mind something a little more modern and automatic....
What # record do you have? I know folks that would trade one of their kids for one, lol.
I have a 801 sport and an 807. They're both pretty basic models but make a lovely stitch and are very portable.

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I have a Babylock Esante, and LOVE it! Not a lot of Babylock fans here??

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I don't know what the machine downstairs is. My MIL just gave it to me not long ago and I sort of wrote it off as soon as I saw it (other than saying "That'll do... for now.")
I may have just found my "dream machine"... a Singer 15-91. It's the machine I learned to sew on and therefor the machine I prefer... Besides, it's a vintage Singer! What more could you ask for?

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I have a brother 5000PRW. Its awesome! I really enjoy it and its super easy to use. I haven't managed to break it yet and electronical things and me don't get along. Ive broken many a persons sewing machine.

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What # record do you have? I know folks that would trade one of their kids for one, lol.
I have a 801 sport and an 807. They're both pretty basic models but make a lovely stitch and are very portable.
I think its an 830, got it from the original owner on ebay

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Janome 6600....two of them! It is an awesome machine.
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I have an older, mechanical Viking, it only has about 20 stitches. Then I have a Kenmore 19001, which is a really nice combination sewing/embroidery machine; and a Janome 10001 which is a really great combination sewing/embroidery machine. I sew all my own clothes, occasionaly sew for profit, and teach sewing. A good machine isn't just a passing fancy, it is an investment, for now & for the future if you teach your kids to sew too.
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I have a singer curvy and I LOVE it! I absolutely adore it. It's so simple to use. I have two other sewing machines, but the curvy is the only one I ever use.

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I have an OLD hand-me-down Kenmore that I recieved when my aunt passed away...it's great and does everything i want it to, except buttonholing. I can't find a buttonholer that will fit it.

I would love to have a new machine, but would have no idea what to get. lol
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I have a Bernina Record 830, which is my workhorse - I inherited it from my mother. I have a Bernina Bernette Sport, which is a portable machine, and has served me well for 20 years as a primary machine - this was my first machine. And I have a Bernina Bernette Overlock machine that I'm still getting familiar with.

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