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#101299 May 28, 2013

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the fantastic LED lights on

the 350. Especially if you're traveling with the machine, using it in

class settings where you may not have the luxury of the supplemental

lighting you have in your sewing space at home, the newer lights are an

important upgrade on the newer models, IMO.

Rebecca Grace

www.CheekyCogonoscenti.blogspot.com

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#101300 May 28, 2013

That's the one thing I came up with too, Rebecca! I'm in the middle of

comparing features between these two models and will report back

anything else major I discover.

Kari~

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at

different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

- Clive James



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#101304 May 28, 2013

Reeter I have a 380 and the upgrade is basically the lighting and I feel

the machine sews smoother and quieter then my 635. So Im not sure what

exactly is different but can say the stitch quality is excellent and it has

plenty of piercing power. I do believe the 230 came with a whole foot

rather then shank and snap on foot. The snap on feet that came with my 380

(the newest ones have the whole one piece foot) are excellent also really

could not see a difference and had to look very closely to see that it was

indeed a snap on foot that I was sewing with. Shows how carefully these

accessories are made. Of course it takes the whole one piece feet also.

Nancy in NY



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#101307 May 28, 2013

I also have the 380 (my first Bernina) and I love it! This machine converted me to Berninas. I have since purchased a floor model 640 and school surplus 1008. While sewing a messager bag with home dec material, my 380 sewed through several layers that my 640 balked at. It is just wonderful for classes and I have never regretted getting it.



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From: Nancy Bueti buetirandall@...>

To: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:58 AM

Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: 230 vs. 350 machines, WAS Re: How much more could it cost

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Reeter I have a 380 and the upgrade is basically the lighting and I feel

the machine sews smoother and quieter then my 635. So Im not sure what

exactly is different but can say the stitch quality is excellent and it has

plenty of piercing power. I do believe the 230 came with a whole foot

rather then shank and snap on foot. The snap on feet that came with my 380

(the newest ones have the whole one piece foot) are excellent also really

could not see a difference and had to look very closely to see that it was

indeed a snap on foot that I was sewing with. Shows how carefully these

accessories are made. Of course it takes the whole one piece feet also.

Nancy in NY







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#101321 May 28, 2013

Thanks,Nancy, good to know there is an upgrade in lighting! My niece has the 230 (that I wish she would use) so I don't have a comparison.

reeter.> the machine sews smoother and quieter then my 635



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#101322 May 28, 2013

It probably would have been helpful if I'd posted this to the correct

group the first time around! I'm sure the 7 Series group is wondering

what in the world is going on. ;-)

OK, here are some other features that the 350 offers and the 230 didn't:

Better lighting - 8 LEDs

Start/Stop with slide speed control - optional on the 230

FHS - optional on the 230, included on the 350

A benefit to the 230 over the 350 is that it came with the one-piece

Bernina presser feet while the 350 only offered the shank with soles.

This could vary depending upon the country of purchase. The 230 also

offered the accessory case that conveniently could be attached to the

machine.

The stitch package between the two models was also slightly different.

Kari~

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at

different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

- Clive James



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#101323 May 28, 2013

I noticed the little neighbor girls 215 came with the snap on soles, but when it came to me buying her a #10 as a gift, I got the regular size foot. Is there a plan to have a selection of snap on soles? It sure seems like just soles would be easier to store.

Thanks, Kari

reeter> Bernina presser feet while the 350 only offered the shank with soles



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#101324 May 28, 2013

Reeter,

You can send it to me! I would be happy to use it..... :-)

Paige

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#101325 May 28, 2013

Haha! Her parents bought her the machine, I sprang for the sales tax on it. She has no patience with her mom (can't fault that, neither do I) so I will have to give her mother a lesson or two since the niece won't help her.

Got a deal here on the 350 and I am seriously thinking about it, I ran out of hiding places, though.

reeter> Paige







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#101326 May 28, 2013

The 350 or 230 are great travel machines. They are not that much lighter

(18lbs) but the compactness and balanced weight of the machine make it

easier to carry.

Any of the regular 5.5 mm new style feet will work with the 350.

Nancy



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#101327 May 28, 2013

Once again I am here to help, I have hiding space you can use in my house! :-)

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#101342 May 28, 2013

Yes, there are more soles available, but they're listed for the bernette

models. You can see them here:

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- other soles I'm aware of that are for the machines that normally

come with the shank and soles such as the 3 Series are #1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

8, 20, and 37. The numbers correspond to the same presser foot numbering

system for the one-piece feet.

Kari~

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at

different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

- Clive James



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#101343 May 29, 2013

I went to the local Sears store and bought a 1/4 inch foot for a Janome to work on my BErnette 46 works and fits perfect

Sent from my iPadDoreen



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#101362 May 29, 2013

Nice thing with the SE it comes with reg feet, my 440 feet will fit it also, I have enjoyed it for the month I have had mine.

Ginny

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#101381 May 29, 2013

Speaking of the 3 Series, I bought myself the 380 recently as a backup machine but I found that the foot pedal didn't do needle up/needle down by tapping it. I contacted my dealer and she said that I could swap the 380 foot pedal for the same foot pedal that it on my 830. There was a small upgrade cost but well worth it in my opinion. Now the machine is perfect with the new foot pedal. Just thought I'd mention this in case some of you would like this feature for your 3 series machine but weren't aware it was an option!

Carolyn







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#101382 May 29, 2013

Carolyn -

I have heard that on the 3-series, there is no pressure foot pressure

adjustment. How does it stitch not being able to adjust foot pressure?

Pat



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#101394 May 29, 2013

The up/down foot is a given if I were to get the 350. I did ask about that and was told for a charge I could get the other one. I can't do without that feature. I would want Paige to have nothing but the best if I were to hide it at her house!

reeter



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#101395 May 29, 2013

I traded in my 350 for that reason. I thought the foot pressure was too tight because no matter how much I pinned the top fabric "scootched". I am always surprised that folks love the 300s so much given my experience. The cheapest machine that Bernina makes with adjustable foot pressure is the 530 at $2400!!!!! That amazes me!!

Chris >

> I have heard that on the 3-series, there is no pressure foot pressure

> adjustment. How does it stitch not being able to adjust foot pressure?

>

> Pat



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#101397 May 29, 2013

My 1230, you can't do that and I have had it since it was new, never been a problem?? Must have the same technology?

reeter> adjustment



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#101403 May 29, 2013

If memory serves (wouldn't that be a hoot?) I think you Can adjust the pressure on the 1230. Seems like there's a screw sort of thing on the top just to the left of the thread uptake lever. I used to do lots of heirloom sewing with my 1230 and that's how I persuaded her to feed fancy stitches on one layer of silk batiste. Polly



My 1230, you can't do that and I have had it since it was new, never been a problem?? Must have the same technology?

reeter



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#101406 May 29, 2013

The electronic foot control and the FHS are two of my fav things about a

Bernina.

Kari~

I'd say that I think the most revolutionary act that you can commit in

our society today is to be happy. - Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams







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#101407 May 29, 2013

Hi Reeter:

The 1230 and 1260 (which I have and still love) has a place inside that your service man can adjust for presser-foot pressure. I had mine put i n a heavier spring so the pressure was increased a bit. Over time it seemed to get too loose. Good servicemen are keepers.

I'm interested in the comments on the 3 series machines. They sound like a good choice for transporting to classes and so on.

Cherie



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#101410 May 29, 2013

Mine too and I used to abuse that poor thing with all sorts of

materials. It stitched through them all with no issues.

Kari~

I'd say that I think the most revolutionary act that you can commit in

our society today is to be happy. - Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams



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#101437 May 29, 2013

For Christmas, I got a 350 to take to classes. I love it so much that I haven't touched my 730 since the 350 came into the house.

Brenda



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#101448 May 29, 2013

LOL! I live in CA so you may have a trek to get here to see it but it would definitely be safe from your husbands prying eye.....

Paige

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#101453 May 29, 2013

You do know the foot on your 730 will work on the 350. I bought an extra foot for my 640 because I am one of those folks who forget things like power cords and foot pedals when going to class and have to borrow from store.

Anyway when I got the 380 last summer I said well I guess I need a new foot pedal and bless my dealer they told me to use the one I got for my 640. I am such a sucker they could have sold me yet another one.

Maryanne> LOL! I live in CA so you may have a trek to get here to see it but



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#101455 May 29, 2013

I thought foot pedal came in the package when you bought a 350 karen ok



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From: millasandra millasandra@...>

To: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Wed, May 29, 2013 5:24:45 PM

Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] 230 vs. 350 machines, WAS Re: How much more could

it cost

You do know the foot on your 730 will work on the 350. I bought an extra foot

for my 640 because I am one of those folks who forget things like power cords

and foot pedals when going to class and have to borrow from store.

Anyway when I got the 380 last summer I said well I guess I need a new foot

pedal and bless my dealer they told me to use the one I got for my 640. I am

such a sucker they could have sold me yet another one.

Maryanne



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#101456 May 29, 2013

It does, but it's not the electronic foot control that comes with the

higher end models.

Kari~

I'd say that I think the most revolutionary act that you can commit in

our society today is to be happy. - Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams



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#101457 May 29, 2013

Mine stitches fine Pat. Lovely, in fact. I stitched with Cordonet top stitching thread on it the other day ( it can be a beast to stitch at times) and it wasn't even a challenge. I have to fiddle with settings on other machines but the 380 just said to me " you've got to try a bit harder than this to flummox me" and just sewed it like a dream! I am enjoying this machine. I don't even notice it's 3/4 size. But I do have the 830 and 580 as well. Love my Bernina's.

Carolyn



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#101465 May 30, 2013

Thanks Carolyn. It's something to think about for the future. Currently,

I am trying to save for something else - but you never know what the

future brings......

Pat



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#101507 May 30, 2013

I had an attitude about the snap on feet, that I would have to replace them

because there is no way they could be as good. Guess what? My attitude

changed once I saw how well made they are. These are not your typical

other brand snap ons.

Like all other Bernina feet they are exceptional.

Nancy



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#101511 May 30, 2013

I got the foot control with the 350 but it doesn't do needle up and down. I can use my 440 pedal on both machines and it does the up/down

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