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Old 02-04-2021, 08:08 PM
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quiltingcandy
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If you have a Brother dealer close to your home I would recommend you go and test their machines. My friend bought the PE770 and loves it. The largest hoop is 5 x 7, but you can do some designs in sections. I believe she got it from an internet site for $700.00, maybe Sewing Machines Plus? They have some great deals as times, so does Amazon.

My Husqvarna/Viking was around $2.000 - but was well worth the money. The largest hoop is 200 mm x 260mm (roughly 8 x 11). I got a deal on it because it was a floor model. So you could check with some local dealers and see what they can do for you. My dealer will allow me to upgrade within one year for a full value trade in. I love doing the embroidery in my quilting. I also love to make kitchen towels for gifts, embroidering hand towels for the bathroom, and I have put designs on sweatshirts for kids my daughter works with. And for my other daughter who teaches in elementary school (4-5-6) grades I make book marks for Christmas to inspire reading, and free standing lace egg holders at Easter. A year ago I also made awards for kids that were first in math and reading. The tea towels make great door prizes and hostess gifts. You can also quilt with an embroidery machine.

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