Euro-Pro Craft 'n' Sew

by K. Hettich
(Milwaukee, WI)

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 in the previous 35 years with other types.

I understand Sears now owns the brand and that it is considered a less than 'great' brand. I have been able to use all my low shaft feet.

Threading, needle placement and bobbin workings are all great. It has, of course, its own idiosyncrasy, in that you must put a fully loaded bobbin in and not change it for one that is not full as it will nest badly, and keep on nesting.

I never had it cleaned or oiled professionally, just brushing it out at home. Never had any trouble with it in the first 15 years, through all types of sewing, and it was only last year when it got "fried" from an electric power surge. I was afraid the machine was toast, but not.

I have started my second quilt since I got it back from the repair man. My grandson broke the thread carrier so I'd been using the optional vertical carrier until it was in the repair shop when they replaced it.

One thing occasionally bothers me is that I cannot drop the feed dogs, instead I have a cover for them provided. Other than that I'd like to have more room on the right.

All things considered, it's a great machine and does everything I want it to.

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Apr 20, 2015
Count Your Blessings
by: Julie Baird, Editor

Thank you for sharing your experience with your machine.

Count your blessings! I've had quite a few quilters write in about their expensive Bernina machine which they regret purchasing. They've had no end of problems...and trips to the repair shop without remedy.

Quilting and sewing should be fun! And I'm so glad that yours has been a happy experience.

Quilt On!


Julie Baird

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