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Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby Reetzbobeetz » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:00 pm

Hurray! Happy Quilter! Glad you got the machine and that it is doing what you wanted. I am going to have a look at that link now. BTW surely you mean 50 and not 60 - that's not possible!
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby pam7040 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:05 pm

Oh Rita, you flatterer;-) The link doesn't show the machine but I wanted to let UK members know what a good shop it is. Frank is 3rd generation in the business.
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby Margo » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:18 pm

WHOO-HOO!! Happy Birthday Pam! You will love your "new" machine!! :D
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby ourgallucy » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:27 pm

Good for you, Pam! That was one determined search. So happy it will take you where
you want to go on your quilt journey.
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby lorra » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:37 pm

Happy Birthday Pam! So glad you got the machine you wanted. Your DH is a keeper. Mine too. He was happy to drive me around the different shops and wait while I tried the different machines to pick out the one I wanted. I wanted to get it before I retired, because I knew we would be on a stricter budget after I retired. The retirement was a year ago and I am really enjoying it.
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby Lorchen » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:51 pm

I did the same as Pam - bought my Bernina as a 60th birthday present for myself last year, and the birthday is not till May this year. As the English say: 'You must maky hay while the sun shines'! :)

For UK members: I have met Frank Nutt - very charming guy who will patiently answer all your questions, is helpful and not pushy. I have only heard good things about him on the grapevine. Unfortunately he couldn't match the price that my local dealer offered when I bought my 630.

Pam, you are going to have soooo much fun with that machine. Can't wait to see your finished Rhapsody!
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby lotti » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:21 am

Yeahhhhh Pam, fab news. enjoy your new friend :P
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby Zarah » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:34 am

Congrats, Pam. There is nothing like a machine, that does what you ask it for. Oh - maybe a DH like yours is a bit better better :D :D :D
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby loise98 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:00 am

pam7040 wrote:I followed Lorchen's advice and started to look at UK Bernina dealers webistes with the intention of contacting them as I knew that used Bernina machines are like gold dust and it could take a long time to find what I wanted. I found a 'coming soon' post on http://www.franknutt.co.uk which has only just gone on. I contacted them immediately and am now the proud owner of a preloved Bernina Virtuosa 153QE. :D :D :D It is a good 10 years old but it does the most AWESOME double blanket stitch for my applique and I LOVE it! I am doing the happy dance today! DH bought this for me for my 60th birthday next January, but I am allowed to have it now. :D :D :D He is a keeper.


Pam, Happy Birthday! What a special treat to have found a machine that has just what you wanted. Can't wait to see what you and your new buddy create. Have fun! Lois
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby clhdabb » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:25 pm

Pam~ First of all, Happy 60th Birthday :!: :!: I know I've joined this thread late, but wanted to let you know that I have been sewing on a Virtuosa 153QE for well over 10 years
(my 50th birthday present from my husband) and I love it as much today as I did when he gave it to me. It's a real work horse of a machine. You did good!!! :D
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby gran5 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:33 pm

OK Pam - now I want to see pics of your Rhapsody quilt. I haven't even touched mine. Congrats on the new machine.
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby Sewdreamy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:36 pm

Pam, I am so happy for you! :D Congrats and happy upcoming birthday.
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby seattlebarbara2003 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:59 pm

Congratulations Pam! I recently treated myself to a preloved Bernina Virtuosa 153 QE Alex Anderson version for my 60th birthday which is this year. I stopped at the Bernina store down the street to pick up some thread and came home with the machine! I have only done the regular blanket stitch so far. Makes a very pretty stitch.

Have fun and Happy Birthday!

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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby quilting00 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:21 pm

Pam, Congratulations on your new to you machine. I'm glad you have bonded early and love the stitches that your new machine can produce.
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Re: Doulbe blanket stitch on vintage models?

Postby pam7040 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:34 pm

Thank you all so much. I haven't had a chance to do much on my 153QE, but I have sooo enjoyed what I have done :-) :-) :-)
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