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Thread: Singer Futura?

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    Singer Futura? I have a chance to get a decent deal on one and wanted to know if anyone has one ? had one? pros cons?
    I have other work horse machines I just want one to kind of play with embroidery with
    Thanks for any suggestions and comments

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    I have one, and I would not recommend it. There was a problem with the first one (bobbin issues) and it had to be returned and the second one doesn't have the bobbin issue as bad but it's only slightly better. I wish I had waited and bought a different machine.

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    I recently bought a Brother SE 350 for less than $400.00 and Love it, I have already embroidered on everything I can get my hands on and it is a regular sewing machine also. I bought the PED basic for downloading designs off the computer ($120.00) and it is worth every penny! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I would recommend this if you want to dabble at embroidery, It only does a 4x4 inch designs but so far it is big enough. Great machine for the price.

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    i have the singer futura 200 and i'm extremely happy with it.

    i average about 3-4 hours of sewing a day, 6 days a week, since the day i purchased it 6 years ago.

    i've never had 1 problem with the machine and its never been in the shop for servicing. DH does routine cleaning/check ups for me.

    i don't do tons of embroidery but what i have done always looks wonderful. i like that it reads so many different embroidery formats.

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    reading this and paying attention. I bought a used one months ago and this week end I plan on overcoming my fear and set it up and start to use it. I read the books 3 times- now, just to plug it in and get going. Why do I obsess over a stinkin' machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    reading this and paying attention. I bought a used one months ago and this week end I plan on overcoming my fear and set it up and start to use it. I read the books 3 times- now, just to plug it in and get going. Why do I obsess over a stinkin' machine?
    you should use it, its so user friendly. there's nothing to be concerned about.

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    Thanks for your comments !Does anyone know what the difference is between a 250 and a 350?
    I also saw a White 4400 that had a lot more doodads with it and was cheaper ????

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    i haven't stayed on top of the new models and the difference since i'm not in the market to replace my 200 but i'm sure the singer website would offer that type of information.

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    Oh dear . . . You're tempting me . . .

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    Oh dear . . . You're tempting me . . .

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