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Old January 17th, 2016, 11:07 AM
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Re: quilting

Most of the machines that are still in use that are 30, 40, 50 years old are Bernina, Janome or Elna, if you ask around.

Suggest you compare the new ones to the old ones, and check the power and smoothness for going through denim hems etc, if you ever hem jeans.

- Mum got burned many years ago by believing a sales man, who told her a cheap brand new machine would be much better than her old machine (a Bernina, which needed a new motor). The sales man would not have got a commission for repairing the old one, but he was happy to take it as part payment for the rubbish machine she got instead. (!) That new machne, which cost about the same as the repair on the Bernina, only lasted a couple of years. Did curtains for one small house, and a couple of dresses then got discarded. Very expensive curtains. Expensive mistake.
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