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Thread: Brother CS6000i machine

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    Hi, Does anyone use one of these? I have a great Viking machine but it is so heavy to haul to retreats etc. plus I worry about bouncing around the electronics and computerized parts. I see some great reviews on this little machine & it looks like it sells for about $150+/- which is amazing considering it even includes a walking foot! Guess it's a step up from purely mechanical and has some electronic components. If not this one, any other ideas? Just want something a lot lighter that I can count on. Thanks so much!
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    I have a brother that is almost the same as that one and it is a great lightweight machine for smaller projects. I don't like it for quilting, but it sews nice and does have many different stitches. For the price you can't go wrong.

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    I'll be watching this thread. I got one off Amazon a couple of weeks ago but haven't used it yet. I'm especially interested in how well the walking foot works and how hard it is to put on. Seems like I read somewhere they were a little tricky to get on right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katkat1946
    Hi, Does anyone use one of these? I have a great Viking machine but it is so heavy to haul to retreats etc. plus I worry about bouncing around the electronics and computerized parts. I see some great reviews on this little machine & it looks like it sells for about $150+/- which is amazing considering it even includes a walking foot! Guess it's a step up from purely mechanical and has some electronic components. If not this one, any other ideas? Just want something a lot lighter that I can count on. Thanks so much!
    Pat
    I have 2. 1 at home and 1 at the lake. I love it. They were a recent purchase at a very good price. The 1st one, we ordered a case, but it comes with a hard cover. I got the walking foot as an extra. I can't handle a heavy machine so this is great for me to pick up or take to classes. I am very pleased with its performance. It winds a nice bobbin. the instructions were good. The 2nd one came shortly after, because Dh was tired of having to haul my sewing machine everytime we went to the lake.......If you are hauling it, I do think it would be better to have the extra case. It has the extension table also. Carefully placed in the case, even the extension fits.

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    I have one that I purchased just to take to classes and retreats. My other machine was just too heavy! So far, no problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDog
    I'll be watching this thread. I got one off Amazon a couple of weeks ago but haven't used it yet. I'm especially interested in how well the walking foot works and how hard it is to put on. Seems like I read somewhere they were a little tricky to get on right.
    I haven't had a problem with putting the walking foot on. I have used it several times and have been pleased with it.

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    I'm with you. I need something light to carry around.

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    I have had mine for almost 4 years and love it :thumbup: No problems - works great has the fancier stitches that I usually don't bother with :oops: The walking foot is easy to put on/take off for the money you can't go wrong :thumbup:

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    I use mine every day.The only problem is the small throat,makes it hard to quilt anything very large.

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    I bought one this winter and I REALLY like it. It has run like a champ for me, and has some nice features that my old Singer Touch N Sew didn't. You can take it anywhere because it came with a case and is light weight. The needle down feature is wonderful for piecing, and the speed regulator comes in very handy. It has all the feet you need, is easy to thread, has the needle threader and many stitch choices. You can also use double needles.
    There are only two things I would change. First...the light isn't very bright, so I use more lighting when I am sewing. Also, it really ISN'T very good for quilting any large quilts. The opening is way too small, and you'll have to work hard to get your project through it. So, I am using my Singer to do my big quilt project. It DOES work just fine for things like bed runners, table runners and smaller wall hangings. My personal feeling is that you can't go wrong for the price! :thumbup:

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