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#106591 Jan 3, 2014

Hi I am thinking about purchasing a used machine just for quilting. But I don't know much about Bernina machines except the 200 that I had to get the board replaced and soon after sold it. Any suggestions would be helpful.Carolyn



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#106601 Jan 3, 2014

Just for .quilting. or for piecing? I wouldn.t recommend either for the actual quilting, not enough throat space. If you want it for the piecing, just get the 430. That.s my piecing machine, I adore it. They are both great machines and the two I have kept through thick and thin.CJ

On Jan 2, 2014, at 8:51 PM, cloggins2004@... wrote:

Hi I am thinking about purchasing a used machine just for quilting. But I don't know much about Bernina machines except the 200 that I had to get the board replaced and soon after sold it. Any suggestions would be helpful.Carolyn



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#106607 Jan 3, 2014

I bought the 640 because it has more decorative stitches and has the embroidery arm option. You can use embroidery stitches and embroidery for quilting. I love mine also ca

Sent from my iPadDoreenMeka1@



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#106609 Jan 3, 2014

I have the 430 and love it. I can't say for the 630 though. The 430 also allows you to add an embroidery unit later and has 200 decorative stitches which is very nice



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#106616 Jan 3, 2014

I don't know the 430 machine, I like the 640 for a lot of reasons, but one is the larger stitch width. I got mine when it first came out and it works very well. No troubles,

Pat Hammeke



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#106618 Jan 3, 2014

.Hi I am thinking about purchasing a used machine just for quilting.. But I don't know much about Bernina machines except the 200 that I had to get the board replaced and soon after sold it. Any suggestions would be helpful.Carolyn



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#106619 Jan 3, 2014

Thanks Ladies for your help. I guess I have some thinking to do today. I only wanted the machine for piecing quilts and making tote bagsCarolyn







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#106620 Jan 3, 2014

I have an Artista 640 and I *love* it. That said, I don't think I would be so enthusiastic if I were using it primarily for straight-stitch, narrow seams. I consider myself very fortunate to have a couple of vintage machines I can use if needed for narrow seams or construction with sheer fabrics.

In other words, I think you for your use, a 430 (or 630) would probably be a better choice.

Athena



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#106626 Jan 3, 2014

As I have both, for what you want to make, you will give thanks for the430. The narrow feed dogs are a much better fit for most of the feet.

From: cloggins2004@...Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 11:43 AMTo: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] 430 or 640machine



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#106628 Jan 3, 2014

I recently purchased a 640, and I've been having problems sewing straight seams. .Several people have suggested that the use of the narrow 57 foot on the wide feed dogs of the 640 could be the reason. .While I seem to have resolved the problem, I remain curious: .why does the 640 have wider feed dogs?RobR



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#106635 Jan 3, 2014

Maybe you could visit a Bernina dealer or two and get to know the machines and their wonderful attributes. Finding the right fit of machine features, adding future accessories and fitting your budget. Even if you buy used you'll have a better understanding of Bernina. I've had six different Berninas and loved them all.

Have fun.

Barbara in AR



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#106636 Jan 3, 2014

RobRThe 640 has wider feet because it is a machine capable of a 9mm width stitch and gives you a lot more options when using side to side motion stitches, decos and all. . (the 430 is 5.5 mm width machine) You will find a Straight Stitch plate for your 640 and the 57C foot will keep everything in good order and give you a wonderful stitch for pieceing. If you liek to run between a straight stitch and a 5.5 or a more narrow zigzag there maybe a 5.5 mm plate offered for your machine also. .The 5.5 plate will help also. .Nancy in NY







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#106637 Jan 3, 2014

Nancy,

Thanks for your reply. .So far, all I've done with it is a bit of piecing with a straight stitch. .I have three plates: the 9 mm, the 5.5 mm and the straight stitch plate.RobR


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