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I had a machine for years, but it was given away with recent moves. I still would like one just for basic mending, hopefully some quilting one day, making basic window treatments/throw pillows, etc.

Could anyone recomend a decent machine that is not expensive, nor computerized, etc.

Thanks very much )
Posts: 2865 | Registered: Oct 19, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Advertise for and check local Craig's list? I have two extra (inherited) that I would sell to someone who desired an older machine.

The old zig zag Singers, Kenmores, Brothers, etc were simple to use and real work horses. Consequently they are still out there and available.
Posts: 9613 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a Janome that is great. Huskervarna also make nice machines. You may also want to check with local dealers on a machine they received as a trade in.
Posts: 937 | Location: kcmo | Registered: Feb 21, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes I would check Wal-Mart or craigs list,I bought my Janome from lady who took excellent care of it and I got a steal.

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Singer...the best they make. And yes Wal Mart has decently priced machines. Brother is also an inexpensive machine. I have one and it is a simple machine and easy to use. It came from Wal Mart


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Posts: 10028 | Location: Southern Michigan | Registered: Jan 07, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm usually on the quilting I love to visit here too to check out new crafts from you creative ladies. Husqvarna Viking (they have gallery's in the middle of many Joann's stores). They sell a model 116 and a model 118....very basic...the only two models they have that are not computerized. The 116 is on sale for $299 the 118 on sale for $399. Difference is...the 118 has 4 more stitches than the 116, it has a speed control on the face of the machine and it offers a needle down position. Both machines have heavy duty motors (which you will not find on Singers) that will allow you to stitch thru layers of heavy fabrics like denims, home dec fabrics, etc. I work in a gallery...that's how I know the We also sell Singers...if you don't need a heavy duty machine I recommend the model 8763 or 7469Q. They are both computerized (their non computer machines are really not great)...and especially if you are going to get into quilting..the 7469Q is their quilter machine...comes with quilting feet and an extension table. On sale now for $299. Nice machine.
The other thing buying from a place like the Viking Sewing Gallery...they give free classes on how to use the machine and all the accessories (good for the life of the machine) and they all have a good warranty. Any time you have an issue with the machine, you just call them and they help you out. Buying thru Walmart or Kmart or a place like buy it and you are on your own. Good luck....

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