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From: djahorne
Date: 11-07-2004, 12:47 PM (1 of 3)
Hi, my name is Janice. I am 37 and wanting to learn how to sew and quilt. A lady in our church was going to teach me, but she got sick and passed away. I have the chance of purch her bernina 930 for 800.00 and everything that comes with it. Several feet, bobbins, thread, etc...... I know that this machine is hard to find and have heard that if you can find one in perfect working order, then to go for it. I was wanting to get others oppion on this.

User: djahorne
Member since: 11-07-2004
Total posts: 1
From: grandmasue
Date: 11-07-2004, 02:48 PM (2 of 3)
I have used the 930 as my basic machine for a long time. I have put it thru its paces and it has never let me down. I also feel that this would be a very nice machine for a beginner. It has a variety of stitches beyond your very basic models and yet it is very user friendly.
I checked on Ebay in the completed listings and the price seems to be about $50 to $100 above what the machines with similar accessories have been selling for. It's a tough decision because they are a hard machine to find and they last forever, and if I was in the market for a 930 I would be hesitant to let it pass by.
Grandma Sue

At the end I am not showing up at my grave all pretty and well preserved...I am coming in sliding, yelling "What a ride!"
User: grandmasue
Member since: 10-26-2004
Total posts: 138
From: paroper
Date: 11-09-2004, 10:59 AM (3 of 3)
The Bernina line is a great line of machines! If you bought the machine on Ebay you'd have to pay shipping. With the weight of the machine it could be anywhere from 35-70 dollars I would think. Although I don't have that particular machine, I have a 1530 and it is incredibly heavy. In other words, with shipping, that price might not be so far out of line, plus you have the advantage of meeting the owner and sewing on the machine and actually seeing the accessories that are with it...I think I'd go for it!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
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