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Sewing Machine Reviews

By Quilters, For Quilters


Your Sewing Machine Reviews help quilters just like you, find the best sewing machine for quilting.


They're called 'sewing machines' but...
We quilters really put them through their paces!


Ratings and information provided by quilters who use their machines for quilting will help you get the real skinny on the different sewing machines...how well they work and how long they last!




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We need machines that sew a nice straight stitch with easy tension adjustments. We need a machine that can sew continuously for extended piecing or machine quilting sessions.

You know the ones...where you're going on too little sleep and lots of dark chocolate and caffeine! But you've just got to find out how the quilt will turn out! The machine had better not give out before you do.

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Viking 875 Quilt 
This machine has given me nothing but headaches. I am an art quilter. I primarily free motion stitch. This machine creates bird nests on the …

Pfaff Quilt Expressions 4.0 
The large harp space and my experience with a Pfaff 5770 is the main reason I bought this machine. It is fine for simple sewing and piecing but will …

Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond 
I bought my machine when it first came out - the Red Deer dealer who subsequently closed - leaving all her many customers who bought expensive machines …

Pfaff 2144 sewing/embroidery machine 
I purchased this machine new from dealer in 2006 thinking it would be fun to play around with embroidery, knowing Pfaff was such a reliable company and …

Janome Memory Craft 6600P 
I bought it in 5 minutes and never looked back. It is the most wonderful machine for all around sewing and then some not so usual projects. I have …

Bernina Artista 180 
My dear husband bought this machine for me at Christmas in 2001. I was elated but terrified to touch it. I took the free classes and found true love...until …

Euro-Pro Craft 'n' Sew 
Bought this online through QVC in 2001 because they advertised it as a steel shaft. A steel shaft is the only type I'll buy as I've had so much trouble …

Bernina 820.  
Owned this Bernina 820 for approx 10 months. Took lessons at Sanford Sewing Center in Sanford, Maine. The machine would not even make it through a lesson …

Bernina 820 
I don't like anything about it. It is no good for anything. I don't like how slow it is, how difficult it is to thread, especially the bobbin which …

Pfaff 1471 
I love this machine, purchased it used in 1998. Never had a problem with it and have maintained it since I purchased it. Now I am into quilting and …

Bernina Activa 220 
I hate this machine. With a passion. Every time I run out of bobbin thread, or if I want to change the thread, period, it takes a half hour to get going …

Viking #1+ 
This machine is amazing. Had it for 16 years. Never needed service, never refused to sew what I wanted. Incredibly reliable. With routine maintenance …

Pfaff Expressions 2.0, 4.2 
Had a Singer Confidence Quilter - it was noisy and difficult to use. Traded it in and got the Pfaff Expressions 2.0 which I understand is discontinued. …

Singer 9960 
I was just getting back into sewing and I wanted to machine quilt. I bought a Singer 9960. Big mistake. Would take to long to type all that is not …

Pfaff 7570 and embroidery unit 
Betrayed by Pfaff. I absolutely loved my Pfaff, after I became accustomed to it. It was my "Big Beautiful Pfaff"-- and use it I did. I sewed jackets, …

White Quilter Model 1740 
I've used the machine to sew everything from quilting stuff to costumes - a wide variety of materials including lightweight leather and automotive weight …

Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist 
I started looking at sewing machines about 3 months before I found this one to purchase. It has all the features that I wanted for a very reasonable price. …

Pfaff Tiptronic 6270 
A workhorse! Of course I'd like a bigger throat, but other than that, I'll keep this one a long, long time. From the Editor: I love it when I …

Janome 6500 Quilting Machine 
I looked around for a long time until I found this machine and was amazed that it was reasonably priced yet had a 9" opening and found out that it is a …

Bernina 820 
I'm very sorry I purchased this machine, I've had nothing but trouble and take it back to the dealer every couple of months. Adjusting the tension …

Babylock Espire 
What do you like about it? I like the dependability of it. I am a hard user of sewing machines...I had a 1950 Singer 401 that was a workhorse. This …

Janome Memory Craft 9000 
Purchased in 2000 and used infrequently because I have another Elna SU. In 2009, upon my retirement, it began to malfunction, in which case, I took …

Viking Rose 
I bought this machine after a traumatic time in my life after caring for my Mom and brother. I lost them both within 2 months, and I cared for them for …

Baby Lock Sewing Machine: Ellisimo 
I have had 4 Bernina sewing machines since 1985. The most recent was the 630 with the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator). This stitch regulator was the main …

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Janome Horizon 7700 Reviews 
I love my new Janome Memory Craft Horizon 7700 sewing machine. I have had a Bernina 801 Sport for the past 25 years and loved it. However, I required …

Bernina Aurora 440 
I have owned a Bernina since the early 70's (the same one until the early 2000's). I bought the Bernina Aurora 440 because of the first one I had. …

Babylock Quilter's Choice 
The Babylock Quilter's Choice sewing machine is very easy to use, has a GREAT instruction manual, comes with lots of presser feet and all the specialty …

Babylock Jane, Model BL500A 
The Babylock "Jane" is the renamed "Quilters Choice Professional". It appears to be a very strong heavy duty machine. It has a large "harp" or "throat" …

Pfaff Creative Vision Sewing Machine 
I have had a Pfaff for many years and like all the features. My new Pfaff Creative Vision has everything I ever wanted on one machine. The versatility …

Viking Sapphire Sewing Machine Reviews 
Excellent quarter inch in Quilt menu. It has an automatic thread cutter, presser foot raises slightly when you stop in needle down position--great for …

Baby Lock Ellisimo and Serenade Sewing Machines 
I have a Baby Lock Ellisimo sewing, quilting and embroidery machine and a Baby Lock Serenade. These sewing machines are awesome to use. They are loaded …

Bernina 830 
I was a Bernina Lover, having three of them in my sewing room until I purchased the 830e. It would break down at the worst times, when I was nearing …

Juki TL98Q 
I love this sewing machine! I bought this to use for free-motion quilting. It has a large bed and large space to the right of the needle. It is …

Bernina 550 QE 
I upgraded from my Bernina 153 to the 550 and on the whole I am very pleased with the new machine...however, the alphabets are "messy" compared to the …

Bernina 820 
Bernina 820....This machine has been nothing but trouble. I have had it back to the dealer several times and it was even sent back to the manufacturer. …

Janome DC2010 
I started learning to quilt with an older model Janome machine approximately 2 years ago. I quickly decided there were some features, like the needle …

Bernina 1001 
This is a very basic quality entry level machine. I thought at the time when I purchased it 15 years ago, I didn't need anything other than straight …

Janome 6600 
This machine is a quilters dream! It sews smooth and I have had no problems with it. Very easy to use and learn, has tons of decorative stitches, …

Bernina Activa 240QE 
I love, love, love my Bernina! The features are more than adequate for my needs and the selection of feet is tremendous. My 240 has a blanket stitch …

Bernina 240 
Hard to get a 1/4 inch seam consistently, feet are expensive and it takes several weeks for the dealer to get them. For the price I did not expect a …

Viking Designer I 
I love my Husqvarna Viking Designer I! I purchased it in 2000, while keeping my Viking #1+--just couldn't turn that one in for a trade-in. My machine …

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