And so, it was time for this machine to find a new home (I sold it to a co-worker and both are very happy).I started hearing about Berninas and I noticed that many of the “professional” quilters were using them.It has a large harp space and it comes with a large extension table and a knee lift. The picture below doesn’t show the harp space very well, but it is much larger than most.It also has a needle threader, a thread cutter and a speed control dial.
(I’m a terrible book keeper, so these numbers are very iffy).
This machine is another workhorse and it has lived up to my expectations. It is a mechanical, non-computerized, heavy-duty machine and it weighs a ton.
It isn’t fancy and it can only do a straight stitch, but it does it well!
But for the sake of a healthy discussion, I’m going to confess the number and types of machines I have owned in the past and currently. I currently own four sewing machines; the Bernina and Juki are in my sewing room, the Janome 3160 is on loan to a friend, and the Pfaff 2054 is kept at the shop that I work at.
I have sewn on a Kenmore, Viking Lily 540, Viking Designer II, Janome Jem, Janome 3160 QDC, Bernina 440QE, Pfaff Expression 2.0, Pfaff Performance 2054 and Juki TL-2010 Q. So, really that’s only two machines that I use regularly. Do I need to start going to monthly anonymous meetings?
What I don’t like about this machine: It’s heavy, so it’s not the easiest thing to lug around to classes; and it doesn’t have a large harp space (the space between the presser foot and the motor (body) of the machine, so quilting large projects is something I avoid.