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Thread: New Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1

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    New Brother Luminaire Innov-ís XP1

    The price is a tad under $20,000. I watched a facebook video of this machine and seems most users were spending more time on the computer screen then actual sewing. The Brother dealer will have demos of this machine and I will love to see this machine in person and what it can do. I have no desire to have one but I am amazed to see the advancements in what sewing machines can do now.

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    your right not much sewing just focusing on the the embroidery part and not much else the only new thing i got out of it was the biggest hoop size, brother also came out with quilting/sewing machine's with bigger harp 11in width and only 5 inch height i may go this weekend to look at them but no desire wanting one.
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    the harp is actually 13" wide.
    but they did forget to make the harp taller.

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    Love it! Hope I can see it at local dealer today and will report back! I'm still taking classes to learn all the features on my Dream 2.

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    Guess I am old fashioned...I prefer two machines....one embroidery and one for the other sewing things. Don't like to be tied up waiting for a machine to be serviced. 20k is way over my budget. Can buy a lot of fabric for that amount of money.
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    I know someone who invested mucho bucks in a bernina sewing/embroidery machine and now regrets not buying two machines..one for sewing with just minimal features and one strictly for embroidery. Her experience has been that the combo is better at embroidering than just sewing. Don't know from personal experience as embroidery is not something I'm into.

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    Not for me!!! I don't even pay that much for a car, little only a sewing machine!!
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    Onebyone...you must be in the PNW with the Quality Sewing reference.
    this looks like a beautiful machine but I wonder if the more business machines have these features?
    I love my sewing and embroidery machines but have been put off by how expensive they have become. Even a mid machine is expensive. What about a beginner machine? Are we pricing out the new sewing/embroidery enthusiasts?
    I got a deal on a high end Pfaff about 10 years ago and now it is a great door stop. Can't get any response from Pfaff and the techs know nothing about the computer/electronics.
    Plus, if I had 20K to spend on a machine, I wouldn't spend it on a machine. I would be traveling the world....
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    I paid under 10K for my 15 needle (w/discount of 5K)...has a huge hoop and tons of extras....can't see 20K for this one...though it's pretty
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    I don't do embroidery so that's not something that would interest me. Wow, the price tag seems steep! But I haven't bought a machine in awhile.

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    I have reserved my spot at the local dealer to see a demo class of this machine. I like to keep up with what is new in sewing machine features. I would never buy the first run of any new machine though. Too many bugs not known that can show up. In the Facebook video of this machine there were problems with the touch control. Also the maint fee for a check up for this machine is more then the cost of my new Eversewn Sparrow 30 that I love! . LOL
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    I am currently attending an event where we are using this machine and it is a beauty! It is an embroidery event so that is our focus and it is soo easy to navigate and understand. (I am still struggling with embroidery on my Bernina)
    But the shop doing the event really focuses on education and getting the most from your machine so that helps!
    I dont see one in my future but it is soooo nice.

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    If I was into embroidery as much as I'm into quilting, I'd have no problem getting a machine like this - its less expensive than my LA. But right now I'm only interested in embroidery to enhance making quilts.

    My sewing machine dealer has had no trouble selling them - I know he's not asking anywhere near the "asking price" that is listed for them, but that is normal. Sort of like window shades - everyone sells them at 50-60% off retail.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    When this machine came out, Ruthies in Baker, FL had an all day demo on it. It does everything but tap dance across the floor. A fascinating machine. I had two friends purchase it but they both love the embroidery features. I personally would go for a long arm before this one.

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    My class is over and I did enjoy using this machine! For the embroidery. It was easy to navigate and so beautiful . I struggled with sewing on it. Has a laser light and it is mesmerizing, following the red line. but you still have to feed the fabric in and guide it and I found myself veering way off the 1/4”! Our special pricing was about 16k for the set up, which was a great deal. But alas, I am a Bernina gal! And struggling with my existing embroidery features! Hard pass!

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    The only way I would spend that much money on a sewing machine would be if it did the dishes, cleaned the bathroom and vacuumed for me. When I got my inheritance I had to step back and think hard about how I would spend it. I thought about a whiz bang sewing machine, but decided in the end that I love the ones I already have. I decided to buy the embroidery machine I had been drooling over and a long arm. Those two things were what I knew I would be missing when the money was gone if I didn't get them while I could.

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