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Thread: Just unpacked new emb machine!!!

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    Southern California
    let me know how you like it, thinking of getting one in a couple of years

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    Super Member lalaland's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Yakima, WA
    I've had 3 brother embroidery machines, loved them all, I have a Innovis 4000D now, think that's my last one for a while, I embroider on EVERYTHING.

    Read your manaual! It's your new best friend.

    ALWAYS turn your machine off before cleaning the bobbin area of dust and thread debris. I didn't once and knocked my sensors out of whack.

    I don't buy/use a ton of stabilizers. I use a lot of the sticky stabilizer, You hoop the stabilizer, then just press the project down on the stabilizer and it holds really good. I also put water soluble stabilizer on top of every project I do because it keeps the threads from sinking down in the fabric. Both are pricey but if you use your 40% off Joanns coupon it's manageable. And when notions are on sale, it's 50% off.

    I have cutaway stabilizer but I rarely use it so if you get any it will probably last forever. I have used lined paper, computer paper, and used dryer sheets for stabilizer. If you need stronger stabilizer, just add more sheets.

    I buy my supplies at Threadart. They have sheets of stabilizer really cheap, 200 for less than $20, they are iron on but I never iron them on, just stick them in the hoop. They also sell polyester high sheen thread in sets reasonably priced. They aren't name brand like Isacord, but I bought the sets for the class I teach and my kids have never had any problems with it and the results have been beautiful.

    The only thing I stocked up on when I got my machine was bobbins. I mostly only use black or white thread, mostly white. After I am done with a project I thread more bobbins. I usually have 6 white and 3 black when I start a new project. The other thing I bought was extra hoops, they are so dang expensive, but I bought an extra one in the 2 sizes I use the most so I can have one in the machine and one mounted and ready to go when the one in the machine is done. I do a lot of multiple projects.

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    Senior Member LastGrandma's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Vancouver WA
    I just got my second Brother PE 770...it embroiders great! But I can't make the automatic threader work...could you PM me a picture of your auto threader (if it works!) Mine will come down, but nothing goes toward the needle.

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    Junior Member RitaFaye's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    I've found the threader won't work if your needle is in wrong-Rita

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    Junior Member TShooters's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    North Texas
    I find a 4" pair of embroidery scissors indepensible for snipping jump threads and tidying up the backside of embroidery.

    And a thread sock for upper thread, to help thread flow smoothly. Hopefully, you got some with your machine. (When I got my machine, I had no idea what that thing was. LOL)

    Happy embroidering and looking forward to seeing your work!

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Whitewater, WI
    Have fun!

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    Mar 2011
    Central Illinois
    Enjoy your new machine. I bought my brother used a couple of years ago. Brothers are user friendly. I have used mine to make several baby quilts and am currently quilting a queen size quilt. Online you can find many places to download designs. Coffee filters make excellent stabelizers for small projects.

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    Senior Member Bonnie P's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Corning NY
    Have fun with your new machine.

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    As you play with your new machine, write down questions you want to ask in class. You get there and then forget! Then you get home and wished you had asked!
    Above all, have fun!!

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