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Martha Posted: Sun, Nov 7 2010 6:42 PM

Any experiences/ideas about what kind of sewing machine is suitable for taking to quilting classes?  


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I have a Janome Gem that works great. It's light-weight and easy to haul.


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Something light weight. You sometimes have to carry them across a big parking lot.   I borrow back my old brother when I go to a class which is not very often.


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Barbara replied on Mon, Nov 8 2010 6:04 AM

Martha, I have a Brother machine that is very light weight about 6lbs ,I found a really nice flowered canvas tote at one of the thrift stores for $6.97,that is is great shape and will hold all my supplies to take to class,So hang in there you 'll get it figured out.  Barbara



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Suzette replied on Fri, Nov 12 2010 6:38 AM

I use a Singer Featherweight.  They are about 11 lbs.  But, it works great.





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Hi Martha~

I bought a light weight Brother model for classes but I also use the machine at home as my second machine when I am embroidering. It's the Brother CS6000i and it weighs 11 pounds. I also have taken my Featherweight for classes.

North of Boston MA

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I have a janome Gem also and I love it...


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Martha - I recently bought a Babylock BL9 on sale for $99.  It has straight and zig zag stitches and is so much lighter than my Janome 6600.  I hauled my Janome around in a rolling tote that I got at JoAnns on sale.  That is where my Babylock "lives" most of the time now.  This month, I have taken it to the LQS for a sew day, church for a sew day and to Project LInus for a sew day.  It has worked very well for me  My only wish is that they would make a 1/4" foot for it.

Marge (AKA Dimples)

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I take my Featherweight to my quilt meetings all the time.  I bought a rolling trolley cart, many teachers use them... it's a box with wheels and a handle that fits my Featherweight case perfectly and I can also put my Artbox carrier  with all my extras in the cart in front of the machine.  The Featherweight has very reliable, consistent stitching. 

Grandma Sal in TX

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