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    Embroidery machine question

    For those that know embroidery machines well, which embroidery machine has the largest hoop available?

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    Wish I could afford one.
    Dont know which has the largest but be sure to check out pattern availability.
    I would love to have one so I could quilt blocks with it. Get that professional look without sending to a long armer.
    Those machines are so expensive you could buy a long arm setup for the cost of one.

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    My sister has the Brother PR650. The largest "fast frame" is huge and I think it would be more than anyone would need for a design. She's had hers for a while so there may be a newer version out by now.

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    I have Husqvarna Viking and it has a super hooop, it is not cheap but does a great job
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaHen View Post
    For those that know embroidery machines well, which embroidery machine has the largest hoop available?
    Vikings latest machine has a really large hoop and it cost alot more; that's the Diamond. I have the Ruby and there is only one hoop that the Diamond has that the Ruby doesn't. Ruby has some large hoops, it comes with one that is 14 x 9 (I think) it's 200 x 360 if you know the conversion to inches. It also has an 8 x 8 hoop and two difference endless hoops which are really great. The Ruby is also a lot cheaper than the Diamond and has so many features that it makes a good choice. Go to Vikings web site and you can compare the machines that they have to each other to see if this works for you. I'm sure most machines have the similar thing on their site. I just know the ruby and it is so worth it. I do think you are going about it the right way if you are looking to get one. I wanted the one with the largest hoop and easy to learn. Mine does it all and I get free classes every month.
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    After owning an embroidery/sewing machine combo, high end machine, I think the better way to go is to purchase a separate embroidery only machine and separate sewing machine.The one I am looking at is the Brother Pro 1000e and I think it may have a large enough hoop:
    http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewin...e#.UAlT-LStIpk

    http://youtu.be/lzQN1chXyV4

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    I would check the Bernina 830E. (love mine) Also I found all my Extra hoops on EBAY. Good luck with your decision.

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    Cool Largest hoop on embroidery machine

    Quote Originally Posted by MamaHen View Post
    For those that know embroidery machines well, which embroidery machine has the largest hoop available?
    There may be larger than this one but I was over helping my neighbour on an issue w/a design she was working on. Her Babylock Had a huge snap on hoop that I wish I had. Mine goes to 5x7 on my Brother. I think it was an Ellisimo but she had an older model. If you know how to work w/Brother the Babylocks are made by same company.

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    I have the Brother 4000D which has a huge hoop. I have never needed anything bigger. It has a 12 x 7 embroidery area. There is also a way to expand your embroidery area beyond your given area. I forgot what they call it, but it attaches to your embroidery unit and fools your machine. Babylock or Brother are both USA made. They are well built and stand up to the job. I also own a Viking Husqvarna and would prefer my Brother everytime. Viking Husqvarna along with several others that were made in countries other then China are now being made China. Also, one thing to watch is if they have revised a model a couple of times. This means they have been having trouble with the original. I have a Brother 4000D and a Babylock Crown Jewel. Love them both! They are dependable and the tech support is fantastic.

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    largest hoop not the important fact...sewing field is...just because your machine can have a 9 x 14 hoop doesnt mean you can stitch that....make sure to check stitch area. Found out the hard way..

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    Phaff has a large frame and a large price.

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    I have a pfaff and it has a big hoop of 360xm360 , but i would not recommended buying a pfaff i have had lots and lots of trouble with them
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    Bernina makes a jumbo hoop (10-1/4" and 15-3/4" embroidery area) but it only fits the 830, I think. Here's the link if you want to see more info: http://www.bernina.com/en-US/Product.../Jumbo-Hoop-us

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    I had the Babylock Esante, a combination embroidery and sewing machine. The largest hoop I had was larger than a 5x7, can't remember what size though. The point is, I loved that machine for both the embroidery and the sewing part. So many decorative stitches. I downloaded thousands of designs for a very small fee ($40.00 a year.) Sad to say the machine died, as those computer machines will eventually do and it was cost prohibitive to get it fixed. I miss that machine everyday that I use the Bernina Deco 330 that I have now (which is embroidery only.) If I ever hit the lottery or get an unexpected inheritance I would definitely find a Babylock again. Gosh, I miss her so much.
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    I think the brother quatro, babylock ellisimo has a 12x10 hoop. Dont think you would ever need more and people love these machines, they are my dream machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    After owning an embroidery/sewing machine combo, high end machine, I think the better way to go is to purchase a separate embroidery only machine and separate sewing machine.The one I am looking at is the Brother Pro 1000e and I think it may have a large enough hoop:
    http://www.brother-usa.com/homesewin...e#.UAlT-LStIpk

    http://youtu.be/lzQN1chXyV4

    The largest hoop on the PR1000e is 14x8. Can also get one to fit the PR600. I agree, if you want the biggest hoop available, you will need to step up to the multi needle machine. Janome has a 4 needle, Babylock and Brother (which are the same machine) have a 6 and 10 (I have the 6). They are pushing their 10 needle now and offering great deals which leads me to believe a 12 needle is looming on the horizon!
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