My new Bernina 350

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My new Bernina 350

Postby Lystra » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:34 pm

I just bought a Bernina 350 a week ago! I had a Bernette 740 for 17 years and didn't sew that much but this past Jan. got into quilting and needed an upgrade. I was really torn between the Janome 6600 and the Bernina but chose the Bernina because it looked so much more sturdier and worth the money .... the 350 is so simple to use and I love it so far. I paid extra for the walking foot which I absolutely love,this one thing alone has changed my whole sewing experience!

total cost $1536.....I love the way it sews but am having trouble figuring out to use the memory for the stitches....I want it to remember how I set the last decorative stitch (length and width) it does this temporarily but can't seem to program it...... can't figure it out from the manual, which is well done just not very detailed. My dealer doesn't offer classes until Jan. so I'm using all the Bernina tutorials on you tube for the time being which is working for the time being. I would love to talk to someone else who has one!!

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Re: My new Bernina 350

Postby Doris W. in TN » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:29 pm

Congratulations on your new machine! Except for the longer arm/harp space on the Janome 6600, there is no comparison. The Bernina 350 is a better machine. I'll be buying one in the next week or two, to add to my herd.
Berninas: 1130, Artista730E, 350PE (3-Series), 2000DE serger, 1150MDA serger, Bernette Deco 340; Bernina L220 Coverstitch;
Singers: 301, 201-2, 99K hand crank

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Re: My new Bernina 350

Postby MochaB » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:07 am

I can't believe that you held out this long, Doris! The 3 Series is an improvement on the Activas and I love my Activa. It is nice to have an extra machine. I love sewing on it. You are going to wonder why you waited so long.
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Re: My new Bernina 350

Postby Doris W. in TN » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:12 am

MochaB wrote:I can't believe that you held out this long, Doris! The 3 Series is an improvement on the Activas and I love my Activa. It is nice to have an extra machine. I love sewing on it. You are going to wonder why you waited so long.


Well . . . I own too many sewing machines as it is, and will sell some off just to make room for the 350. I finally decided I wanted the creature comforts that this machine has, that my Janome Jem Platinum 760 does not. I am so spoiled by my Bernina machines! :)
Berninas: 1130, Artista730E, 350PE (3-Series), 2000DE serger, 1150MDA serger, Bernette Deco 340; Bernina L220 Coverstitch;
Singers: 301, 201-2, 99K hand crank

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Re: My new Bernina 350

Postby mollyshark » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:31 am

Are any of the 3 series 9mm machines? Thinking what a cool top stitching machine this would be.

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Re: My new Bernina 350

Postby Doris W. in TN » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:07 am

mollyshark - All the 3 Series are 5mm machines. They are the Activa with a few improvements like lighting, less decorative stitches in each model, quieter head = quieter sewing, and an extreme makeover of the outer shell.

I haven't had time to go buy mine yet, and now I'm torn between the 380 and the 350. I love the look of the 380 but have concerns about the black background and the black command buttons, as there is not much contrast and with my age and worsening eyes, beginning cataracts, etc., ,,, but *oh my* that 380 is one good looking machine! I hope I have time tomorrow to take another look, so I can make a decision and bring home a new baby. :mrgreen:
Berninas: 1130, Artista730E, 350PE (3-Series), 2000DE serger, 1150MDA serger, Bernette Deco 340; Bernina L220 Coverstitch;
Singers: 301, 201-2, 99K hand crank

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Re: My new Bernina 350

Postby ShariK » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:06 pm

Congratulations!! I have a 330 and I just LOVE it.


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