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Thread: I finally have the money for a new embroidery sewing machine

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    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
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    What dealers are close by that would allow you to check the machines out in person? Dealer support is one of the most important matters to consider. Will you be content with a 5 x 7 hoop size (probably the most common size) or do you want to start with some of the larger hoops, in which you can expect to spend more money. Go to www.sewingpatternreview.com and check out the reviews on the machines you are considering.

    Do you need both embroidery and sewing capability? That is a major factor also.

    I have owned Janomes in the past and love them. However when I decided last year to upgrade to a larger hoop capability, I researched and tested for six months before deciding on the Babylock Ellisimo (sister to the Brother 6000D).

    Embroidery is a real passion of mine. I hope you find a machine you are happy with and enjoy it for a long time!

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    I have a Brother 4500D and love love love it.

    robin

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    I have a
    Singer Futura 250 ...love it

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    When I was shopping around for an embroidery machine, I checked out http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingMachine/Reviews

    Reviews written by users of the machines.

    Mary

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    Bernina Stores are having a sale tomorrow the 25th if you are near one. FYI

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    A friends Mom passed away and one of her MANY machines was a Bernina 200. PM me and I'll tell you more. I have a Bernina 200/730. I love it. THE most important thing is dealer support. Are they flexible with their classes? What is their turn around time for service and repairs? Do they have an embroidery club? ARE they nice? Seriously, the shop I bought my first Bernina 180E was terrible. They would ignore you had several weeks long turnaround. The only thing was their instructor was FABULOUS! I ended up getting my machine serviced at another shop that had over the top customer service. They took appointments for service so that your baby would be back in your hands quickly.

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    My friend just bought the Brother LX3125 and WOW it does great emb. and has a large hoop. Really nice machine.

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    I have never had one but for the past week have heard rave reviews about the Bernina 440 from 2 friends that have them. I agree with karen924, just as important is customer service where you purchase a machine!

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    I have had the Brother 4500D and now have the Brother Quatro. I think Brothers are the most User friendly machines on the market. They are the same as Babylock but are less expensive.

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    I have a "bottom of the line" brother and I LOVE IT! i splurged and bought the BES software. I can make my machine do anything I want it to (except clean my son's closet. ugh.)! LOVE my BROTHER!

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