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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Bernina 430

This week my sweet husband bought me a new sewing machine, a Bernina 430. I have been sewing with Bernina for 30 yr. with a used 830 ( which my daughter has now) and then a used 930 ( I will save it for youngest daughter )
My first sewing machine was a Sears Kenmore with zig zag, paid $58.00  in a cabinet in 1968. After having the 2 used Bernina's this is my first brand new Bernina.
I can hardly believe how effortless free motion quilting is with the needle down function. I will receive free guide classes to explore all the wonderful things to learn about the 430. I did not get the embroidery package at this time to keep cost down. Who knows I may add it someday.
Right now I am amazed by the needle threader, thread cutters and auto bobbin winder. I am so grateful that Dale realizes how much this means to me, he will wait to purchase new golf clubs at a later date.
Many of you sew on updated machines all the time, I feel like my 930 is a relic!!!
Thank you to my local Bernina dealers, who are always a joy to work with and learn about my new computer sewing machine.


  1. Enjoy your new machine. Good husband to get you such a nice gifts.

  2. Congratulations on the new machine. Just found your blog. I'll be back! for sure.

  3. Congratulations! I am a Bernina girl too. :)

  4. What a good thing your hubby did....my first machine was a brother it cost me 58 dollars in 71... wasn't in a cabinet.

  5. Oh lucky you. I sew by hand and I can't imagine how nice it would be to stitch on a machine. I have an old zig zag machine that my daughter gave me but it makes so much racket that I prefer to sit and stitch in peace and quite. It takes longer but I don't mind. I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to quilt by machine

  6. My first machine was a Kenmore (my wedding present from my Mom) and 17 years later I got my new 1080 Bernina. Probably bought at the same shop you got yours (in OKCity?).


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