#86791 Apr 13, 2012
I am very pleased with my 1530 and everyone's help in deciding which machine I should get has been wonderful. I went with the 1530 as the 1630 was in another shop many miles away owned by the same person, I think I am glad because the stitch on the 1530 is fantastic I cannot believe it comes with the long stitch too can't remember what it's called but it hops inbetween stitches! I am trying to buy a 530 ( have to sell another different make machine first) as at the moment my 230 is great but too small and limiting, the 1530 will sure fill in the gap.
Can anyone tell me why the straight stitch is so much better on this machine compared to my 230?
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#86792 Apr 13, 2012
Karen, I love my 1530, too. You made a good choice. Congrats! That long stitch you're talking about is the basting stitch, & you need to remember to run it every few weeks because it tends to freeze up when it hasn't been used. I don't know how long you've had your 230, but it is basically the same bobbin system & stitch width at the 1530, & it is threaded the same way. I don't know why the stitch would be that much better on a 1530, because those factors are usually the principal players in the stitch quality, unless your 230 hasn't been serviced recently, or you have a different presser foot or presser bar pressure setting, different needle or thread? But I'm glad you like your 1530. There are a number of us on this list that although we have newer Berninas, also have some older vintages, & the 1530 is a fave.