I am not worthy of you! After promising you a forever home… I am loading you into my car this morning in search of greener pastures.
Yep… I am getting rid of my Bernina 630… she’s been traded in on the Bernina B700 embroidery only machine. My dealer gave me a fabulous trade on her, and this week only, Bernina is throwing in the luggage system and the maxi hoop with the machine.
For an embroidery machine, my first instinct wasn’t to go with a Bernina. I really only had two requirements, a large hoop, with a minimum of an 8″ x 12″ embroidery field, and some type of precision positioning.
Without going to a multi-needle machine, this is the only model of embroidery only machine that met both those requirements. Lots of combo machines met and exceeded those requirements, but I will never own another combo machine… with the exception of my beloved Babylock Ovation, but only because I also have the Babylock BLCS stand alone coverstitch machine.
I will have to wait until sometime around the end of October for the machine to arrive. I would have liked a larger hoop for jacket backs, but this one is large enough (8″ x 15″) that with the precision placement features, I should be able to easily combine designs.
I am mostly interested in embroidery for clothing, and if you haven’t had a chance to see how this machine cuts all jump threads and pulls them to the surface, so that the back of the design is as neat as the front, it’s quite impressive.
With the exception of my Bernina 430, which will remain as my backup and travel machine, all of my machines (excluding the vintage models, which I am slowly selling off) are now current. It was a bit of a surprise to me when I purchased the 740 last year, to realize that my stable of sewing, embroidery and sergers were all around 10 years old, and how much technology has changed.
I adore my 740. I never thought anything could sew as well as my 630, but the 740 easily surpasses it in many ways. Both have an exceptionally lovely stitch quality, but the 740’s lighting is superb, and it is much, much quieter.
I am good to go for another ten years!