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Subject: There are so many variables to consider...

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Date Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 04:43:53pm
In reply to: Patti 's message, "Expert advise needed: I have been wanting to learn to sew for years," on Wednesday, May 13, 07:06:39am

One friend who bought a bottom of the line Singer at WalMart abused it for about two years before it gave out. It would be more expensive to repair than replace that type of machine so she bought another just like it and is happy.

A lady in my quilt group pays about $300 for a machine at Costco. It was her first machine ever and now that she realizes what she likes and doesn't like in a machine she is saving up for a Pfaff.

The best machine is one that you use and learn how to use. You need to commit to taking classes or asking others for help. The number one new sewer challenge is threading the machine and placing the bobbin. More want-to-be sewers give up because they don't master this.

I love an older (1957) singer that is built like a tank. I also love my Janome MC6500.

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I used to work at a fabric store and we always steared people away from new Singers. All the parts of plastic and they wear out easily. To me "top-of-the-line Singer" is an oxymoron, unless it's old enough to be mostly metal. (NT)mpFriday, May 15, 08:34:50am

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