More Reliable

I can’t stay away from the Reliable website! I’ve made a very conservative wish list based on my limited experience and modest budget. Besides my new Reliable Digital Velocity V100 steam iron, I’d like to get The Board C30, C6A Cord Support Antenna,   J45T PTFE Ironing Shoe and 20U73 Professional Zig-Zag machine.

I know what you’re thinking, “Another sewing machine, are you nuts?!”. I have an illness, it’s called Sewingmachineitis. I can’t help myself, I have to have them all! Most of all, I love to HEAR them! Do you know what I mean?

The Reliable 20U73 is, “an industry standard for light- to medium-duty zig-zag and straight sewing. 20U’s are used in homes, schools, for appliqué work, and in industrial applications”, comes with a full accessory kit, SewQuiet 4000 DC Motor, it’s own industrial table and an LED Uberlight, all for $799.00!!!

Would you believe that all this, excluding the iron, is under $1,000.00?!? Less than what I paid for the Husqvarna Sapphire 850, AND IT COMES WITH IT’S OWN TABLE! Did I say that already? Although I haven’t been able to find any reviews on the 20U73, Kathleen from Fashion Incubator purchased the SewQuiet 4000 DC Motor and reviewed it here. Let me just add that unless I make money from sewing, I will not be investing in this machine, I’m not completely insane. Perhaps if I can sell my vintage machines…

There’s also a sleeve board and bracket attachment but $99.00 seems a little steep in price to me?

Sure, they have better equipment like the Longboard C60LB or the C81 Vacuum & Up-Air Ironing board but I just can’t justify the price, being a homesewer.

In time,  I can afford these luxuries but the next sewing accessory on my list is a dress form. Any recommendations? Whichever, it has to be available in Canada and I understand that the Singer forms did not get good reviews. The Dritz “My Double” is available from Garnitures Dressmaker Ltee in Quebec for $199.00 plus taxes and shipping. Fabricland carries Truform but I haven’t been able to find any information on it — I wonder if it’s a Fabricland brand? I can get the Diana from my Husqvarna dealer for $285.00, probably the same if not close to the Dritz after shipping & taxes.


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