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From: quiltgal8
Date: 08-27-2005, 03:26 PM (1 of 7)
Just got back from buying my serger!!

I got a Huskylock 910 and I think I am going to be VERY happy with it! I love the computer in it. It seemed to make everything so much easier. And threading it was a breeze. Hope it wasn't beginner's luck!!

I took all of your advice and went out and tried different ones out. Babylock's were wonderful but alittle bit out of my price range. The Janome was okay but the saleperson wouldn't really let me work with it or try threading it. So that made me uneasy. So then I went to the Viking store and the manager of the store took care of me and she let me take it through the course. She offers lessons and someone will be there to always answer my questions and help me out!!

Two things sold me on this machine...the computer of course but the other thing was the throat. Although you won't use the area right side of the needle, I liked the extra space for getting my hand in there when threading it. It just seemed easier to me.

This was a trade up machine so I think I got a good buy on it...$749. And I have a year to trade up if I decide I need it but I doubt it but you never know. There is only one model higher and that one has the coverstitch which I may want when I start making baby clothes for that new grandbaby of mine. But for now this one will do the trick!! And I have read that it is better to buy a separate coverstitch machine. Any thoughts on that??

I know I said I wasn't in a hurry to buy but just like any woman...once we get something into our minds it starts to consume our mind so my husband said "lets go shopping". So we did!!

Thanks again for all of your advice and making me feel so welcomed.

Off I go into the serging world!!! I will keep you posted on my progress or my frustration....whichever comes first!!!
User: quiltgal8
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 3
From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-27-2005, 04:35 PM (2 of 7)
:up: Let me be the first to congratulate you on your new big girl toy. Keep us posted on how it is going.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: DorothyL
Date: 08-27-2005, 05:07 PM (3 of 7)
Good for you. I think getting the machine with good support and backup was wise. Enjoy.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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From: beachgirl
Date: 08-28-2005, 12:26 AM (4 of 7)
So glad you checked around & found the serger for you. Happy playing & serging. We all love our big girl toys. :bluesmile
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: bridesmom
Date: 08-28-2005, 06:39 AM (5 of 7)
Congratulations! I had looked at the Husky 910 as well and really liked the throat on it, but I bought a Janome and mostly for the same reasons as you, I found the sales person at the Janome place extremely helpful and let me play with the machine, thread it, etc plus the free lessons, where the sales person at the other shop was happy to demonstrate, but didn't let me play. Funny, now that I think of it, she was like that will all the machines in that store. Anyhow, I know you'll love it, I really liked the extra space for your hand too, which my Janome doesn't have. But I love it anyway.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: Kylnne2
Date: 08-29-2005, 01:31 AM (6 of 7)
Quiltgal, Congratulations! How excited you must be. I hope you have years of enjoyment serging. I bet you will love it even more after using it awhile.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: MaryW
Date: 08-29-2005, 09:17 AM (7 of 7)
Sounds like someone is as happy as a kid on Christmas morning. :wink:
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