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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 is impossible, how it constantly skips stitches, how the thread is always breaking.
In one hour of trying to quilt, the thread broke 16 times, then I gave up and stopped trying to sew.
The stitch regulator does not work at all. You have to sew so slow that you can't get any rhythm or the stitch regulator whistles to indicate its stopped working. It's better not to try to use it.
The shop I bought it from, Eddy's in San Jose, California was horrible - no help whatsoever, didn't even set up the machine for sewing. Did not offer free classes Refused to take it back when I knew I had bought a lemon within one week of purchase - offered no help at all.
Bernina headquarters was even worse - basically said they had nothing to do with the machine. I had to settle with the dealer - if the machine didn't sew, that was just too bad.
Finally moved and found a wonderful dealer in Santa Maria, California. They offered free classes, serviced my machine for free, doing the work the selling dealer was supposed to do but didn't, and tried to help.
But the machine is simply no good. It doesn't sew.
I paid for the instructor to come to my house for a one on one lesson but her best suggest was to buy a different machine, the Bernina is not made for quilting.
The biggest surprise that that Bernina was no longer a good company and their machines are no good.
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