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    Hey, European Quilty friends!

    Where would you go to purchase industrial sewing machines? The daughter of a friend of mine is trying to get a couple to send to Greece (in order to teach some women to sew), but she doesn't know how to go about it. She's thinking it would be easier to order them from somewhere in Europe rather than purchase here in the US and try to ship there.
    Please feel free to PM me if you have any suggestions.
    Thanks!
    ~ Sally \0/

    #2
    Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

    I'm not sure about a resource, but definitely smarter to purchase over there - the outlets are different...

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      #3
      Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

      In the States we run on 110 volt and most of Europe on 220. Plus the cost of shipping from here would be very high. Better to buy as local as possible.
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        #4
        Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

        Just curious, why industrial machines?

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          #5
          Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

          Originally posted by quiltsRfun View Post
          Just curious, why industrial machines?
          She has a business making children's clothing from recycled materials. She uses old inner tubes from tires for shoe soles, and is looking to teach others. Here's a link to an article about her: http://www.gazettenet.com/Belchertow...fugees-7431836

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            Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

            Originally posted by SallyO'Sews View Post
            She has a business making children's clothing from recycled materials. She uses old inner tubes from tires for shoe soles, and is looking to teach others. Here's a link to an article about her: http://www.gazettenet.com/Belchertow...fugees-7431836
            I knew there had to be a good reason. Thanks for the link. Those shoes are well designed and also good looking. Any kid would be happy to have a pair.

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              #7
              Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

              She should buy in Greece or another part of Europe, if possible. The Greek economy is still in a bad way and it will be very expensive to buy in America and ship over.

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                #8
                Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

                Sally, I looked for a used industrial machine on something like your Craig's List first and then found one online on ebay but they also have a website. My machine is a Chinese brand and maybe because of it wasn't as expensive although it was brand new. It was manufactured in Germany though and built exactly like the Juki DDL 8700. I'm sure they have something like Craig's list in Greece, too. I recommend she buys local because what Karen said about the voltage is true. You can't operate the US machines in Europe without problems because they run on 220V here.

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                  #9
                  Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

                  Buy in Europe or possibly as close as possible to Greece.
                  I live in Italy but I have no more advice to give you, sorry, I don't know anything about industrial machines
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                    #10
                    Re: Hey, European Quilty friends!

                    Thanks, Everybody! I remembered yesterday that a college friend of my daughter is actually living in Greece. I have reached out to her, and she is going to see what she can find out.

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