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From: genuinejewell
Date: 02-23-2007, 09:01 PM (1 of 3)
I'm kicking around the idea of selling my well loved Bernina 170 with embroidery unit. I'm lusting after a new Bernina 630 with the BSR foot. In order to get the new machine I have to sell my old one. :nervous: The information for my 170 is too long to post, but if anyone may be interested please let me know and I will email you the information.

If anyone has the 630 with BSR foot and would like to tell me how you like the machine, that would be great. :up: Also, do you think it would be worth the extra money for me to buy a new machine just to get the BSR foot for free motion quilting. I do mostly quilting and make curtains. I paid over $4000 for my 170 and would have to pay about that much for the 630 unless I can catch it on sale. :mad: That's why I'm not sure if I want to go to the extra expense since I already have a wonderful machine.

Thanks for helping out a confused sewer. :whacky:

User: genuinejewell
Member since: 01-14-2002
Total posts: 2
From: Serra55
Date: 03-05-2007, 02:44 PM (2 of 3)
I'd love to have your machine, but probably can't afford it! Are you asking $4000? It'll be a long time until I could accumulate that much!

Where in VA are you? I go to Northern VA to visit my adult children, who both live there. Just curious!
Adamstown, PA
User: Serra55
Member since: 04-07-2006
Total posts: 5
From: genuinejewell
Date: 03-05-2007, 08:23 PM (3 of 3)
I'm just a little west of Harrisonburg, VA.

I've decided to just keep the 170 because I'd never get no where near what I paid for it. I was think of selling it for $1800 - 2000, but have decided after pinning a quilt together this weekend on the floor :bang: that I would rather have a machine quilting frame. That way I don't have to get on my knee's to pin it together; I can roll it on the frame. And it won't cost me near as much!! :bg: I've found one on the internet for $899.00that would work well for me. I could use my 170 on it or another machine.

What type of sewing do you do? I mostly quilt and make curtains and shades.

Thanks so much for responding.

See ya,
User: genuinejewell
Member since: 01-14-2002
Total posts: 2
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