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    #46
    Re: Request of a new section under MSQC

    Maybe this site will help

    Best Quilting Machine? - Quilters Club of America
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      #47
      Re: Request of a new section under MSQC

      In my opinion, sewing machine reviews are not needed on this quilting forum. That's what Google, Consumer Reports, YouTube, & other similar web sites are for. JCY

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        #48
        Re: Request of a new section under MSQC

        Just my two cents... My DH bought me a Bernina 550 QE Sewing Machine and I absolutely love it. It wasn't cheap, but I've never had a new machine and very simplistic ones at that. It came with the walking foot and the BSR Stitch regulator so I don't have to worry about my stitch length or speed when I FMQ. I've had it for two years and no problems or issues with it. Very easy to use and comes with a ton of stitches. So far I've only used a few of them....so little time.
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          #49
          Re: Request of a new section under MSQC

          To me, if I were in the market for a new machine (or in the market for a good used machine), the thing that would matter the most to me would be the machine's reliability. When I want to buy something, it doesn't matter if it has fancy features or extra accessories if you can't count on them to work reliably. Even the amazon reviews do not really give this information as people usually write reviews soon after they receive their items. I can look up "features" but so what if it has an extra 300 stitches over a similar machine if I am going to have trouble with thread tension over time or if, on the odd occasion when I have to sew through 8 layers of fabric, it can't handle that? These are things we find out as we use our machines for different types of projects over time, and that we can share with other members of the forum.

          I don't think it is a conflict with M* to list reliability experiences with our machines just because they have a tie-in with Babylock. Babylock is getting advertising every time there is a tutorial or retreat, but M* must know that people who shop for fabric here do not all own Babylock machines. If we don't have machines that work properly, we are less likely to continue sewing (and to continue buying fabric), which would result in a loss of business--so it is definitely to M*'s advantage for people to have machines that work reliably, whatever the brand.

          I see nothing wrong with having a section on machine reliability. I see no need to include information about features as that can easily be obtained elsewhere. I think that could be a very useful section, especially for those buying used machines. (Many other sources of information online concentrate on features-for-the-buck, which might or might not translate into long-term satisfaction with the machine.)
          Last edited by ozziepuppy; March 23, 2014, 12:09 PM.

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            #50
            Re: Request of a new section under MSQC

            does anyone think that an app that could calculate the amount of material needed on the site would be a good idea ..? trying to figure out what i need does my head in .. especialy the fact that the material is in inches and yards and here we work in centimeters and meters .. . ? Just a thought for us overseas quilters

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              #51
              Re: Request of a new section under MSQC

              Personally, I think a review such as this is best done via a google search, or reading Amazon reviews or other sources by the person interested in buying. Once you have done your research and narrowed your choice down to 2-3, then a post asking for forum members with those machines might prove helpful in making a final decision. As Jean said, we all have personal tastes, likes and dislikes and a devoted spot could becomequite cumbersome, especially since our beloved MS* does not sell machines.

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