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Thread: Who has a Brother XL3750 sewing machine?

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    Hi there! As a lot of you probably already know from my many posts, I have been having a terrible time with my sewing machines. I have one here now that works half the time that I'm using, but it is soooo aggravating and disappointing.

    Well! Guess what happened this morning? My DH said that he is going to buy me a new sewing machine. Well, actually maybe 2! I have to find out where I can test drive some around here first and decide what I want for sure. I have read every post on here that comes up doing multiple searches on sewing machines. I will try out several brands but I am thinking maybe a Janome or a Brother.

    I will take my "sandwich size quilt sandwiches" with me to practice on and some 2 1/2" squares, as my old sewing machine had problems with thickness when I tried making 8 point stars for my Carpenter's Stars. Anyways, I saw this morning that one member on here mentioned having a Brother XL 3750, with the extension table. That is the kind of machine that I bought for each of my daughters. Problem is, neither of them have had much time for using them to see if they are really worth buying.

    So, here's my question. Who out there has this sewing machine? I am going to buy one for me to use until I can get a really good one somewhere later. I will need a backup sewing machine anyways. They have them at amazon.com for little money but I would like to know how they perform before I buy one if possible. (Make sure that it's worth it.)

    If you have this machine or know anyone who does, and know how it works, I'd love to hear from you. Thanking you all in advance.

    Marilyn

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    I don't have this machine, but check overstock.com after you have test driven them. They have great deals on new and refurbished machines (that come with 20 year warranties) and shipping is only $2.95.

    On looking at this machine, my main concern would be the space of the throat.

    You have a great plan, taking your quilt sandwiches to try them out on as well as the squares that gave you a problem on previous machines. You are certainly a serious shopper and well prepared.

    Good luck and enjoy the search experience.

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    Thank you nursie76. The sandwiches are actually a tip from reading posts on here all day. The 2 1/2" squares is so that I don't have the same problems again.

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    You are welcome! Can't wait to see what you decide to get!

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    Lucky you, maybe 2? Now that is a great hubby! Cant wait to hear what ya pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Lucky you, maybe 2? Now that is a great hubby! Cant wait to hear what ya pick!
    I totally agree! I was going to take my old one to the repair shop and try to get it fixed. He said just get a new one to use
    and then have as a back up instead. Pretty cool!

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    I don't have that machine , but I do have 3 Brothers and love them all :lol:

    One seems to be pretty popular here on the board is the Brother SC6000i WalMart.com has them for about $160.00 just a thought :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Hi there! As a lot of you probably already know from my many posts, I have been having a terrible time with my sewing machines. I have one here now that works half the time that I'm using, but it is soooo aggravating and disappointing.

    Well! Guess what happened this morning? My DH said that he is going to buy me a new sewing machine. Well, actually maybe 2! I have to find out where I can test drive some around here first and decide what I want for sure. I have read every post on here that comes up doing multiple searches on sewing machines. I will try out several brands but I am thinking maybe a Janome or a Brother.

    I will take my "sandwich size quilt sandwiches" with me to practice on and some 2 1/2" squares, as my old sewing machine had problems with thickness when I tried making 8 point stars for my Carpenter's Stars. Anyways, I saw this morning that one member on here mentioned having a Brother XL 3750, with the extension table. That is the kind of machine that I bought for each of my daughters. Problem is, neither of them have had much time for using them to see if they are really worth buying.

    So, here's my question. Who out there has this sewing machine? I am going to buy one for me to use until I can get a really good one somewhere later. I will need a backup sewing machine anyways. They have them at amazon.com for little money but I would like to know how they perform before I buy one if possible. (Make sure that it's worth it.)

    If you have this machine or know anyone who does, and know how it works, I'd love to hear from you. Thanking you all in advance.

    Marilyn
    Marilyn...I don't know much about the Brother except that is is supposed to be very good, too. Eddie got the Brother QC-1000. Maybe he knows something about the one you are talking about since he probably did some research, too, before he got his. This probably won't help much, but I hope you get a new machine soon. I get sooo frustrated and short tempered when my machine keeps messing up. Kind of defeats the purpose of quilting, taking all the fun out of it while fighting with the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle Hawk
    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Hi there! As a lot of you probably already know from my many posts, I have been having a terrible time with my sewing machines. I have one here now that works half the time that I'm using, but it is soooo aggravating and disappointing.

    Well! Guess what happened this morning? My DH said that he is going to buy me a new sewing machine. Well, actually maybe 2! I have to find out where I can test drive some around here first and decide what I want for sure. I have read every post on here that comes up doing multiple searches on sewing machines. I will try out several brands but I am thinking maybe a Janome or a Brother.

    I will take my "sandwich size quilt sandwiches" with me to practice on and some 2 1/2" squares, as my old sewing machine had problems with thickness when I tried making 8 point stars for my Carpenter's Stars. Anyways, I saw this morning that one member on here mentioned having a Brother XL 3750, with the extension table. That is the kind of machine that I bought for each of my daughters. Problem is, neither of them have had much time for using them to see if they are really worth buying.

    So, here's my question. Who out there has this sewing machine? I am going to buy one for me to use until I can get a really good one somewhere later. I will need a backup sewing machine anyways. They have them at amazon.com for little money but I would like to know how they perform before I buy one if possible. (Make sure that it's worth it.)

    If you have this machine or know anyone who does, and know how it works, I'd love to hear from you. Thanking you all in advance.

    Marilyn
    Marilyn...I don't know much about the Brother except that is is supposed to be very good, too. Eddie got the Brother QC-1000. Maybe he knows something about the one you are talking about since he probably did some research, too, before he got his. This probably won't help much, but I hope you get a new machine soon. I get sooo frustrated and short tempered when my machine keeps messing up. Kind of defeats the purpose of quilting, taking all the fun out of it while fighting with the machine.
    Thanks, Eagle Hawk. I agree completely that it defeats the purpose of quilting. I just get so frustrated that I haven't been sewing hardly any. It's easier to not sew than have all the aggravation of 'trying' to sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I don't have that machine , but I do have 3 Brothers and love them all :lol:

    One seems to be pretty popular here on the board is the Brother SC6000i WalMart.com has them for about $160.00 just a thought :wink:
    Thank You very much Sharon. I'll check that out.

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