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Thread: Bought a new machine - finally made a decision on which one

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    Junior Member Karenowc's Avatar
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    I bought the Ellisimo and I'm having fun with it. I'm finishing a table runner and will post photos when it's done.

    Can't wait to try the embroidery - the reason I decided to get a new machine in the first place. :)

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    Congrats! Enjoy!!

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    Ohhh I'm envious. Have fun

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    Awesome! I have an Ellisimo and it is absolutely the best! I attended the unveiling of the new Janome 12000 yesterday and although it is nice, it can't compete with my Bella!

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    Congrats! Have sew much fun!

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    you'll be glad you got the ellismo....love mine

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    Hi - I attended a Janome event also and thought the same thing. That's why I came home with the Ellisimo

    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Awesome! I have an Ellisimo and it is absolutely the best! I attended the unveiling of the new Janome 12000 yesterday and although it is nice, it can't compete with my Bella!

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    Congratulations, enjoy.

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    Congrats!

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    Congratulations on your new Ellisimo. I used one of these machines in an Eleanor Burns class. What a great machine. Did you get the circle attachment? We had great fun with that attachment.

    A friend of mine has both a Husqvarna Viking, and the Babylock Ellisimo. She says she prefers the embroidery on the Ellisimo.

    Oh, and the camera feature...to die for!!!

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    I'm happy to hear about her liking the emb on the E. I spent about 3 months looking at all the brands before finally deciding.

    I didn't get the circular foot = what fun project did you do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    Congratulations on your new Ellisimo. I used one of these machines in an Eleanor Burns class. What a great machine. Did you get the circle attachment? We had great fun with that attachment.

    A friend of mine has both a Husqvarna Viking, and the Babylock Ellisimo. She says she prefers the embroidery on the Ellisimo.

    Oh, and the camera feature...to die for!!!

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    Good for you! Hope you enjoy it for many years to come!!

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    great happy for you! I have a new ellegante 2, I had a esante babylock. I love mine too! I really like being able to go to the store and asking questions - learn new things - plus they have always worked on my older machine.
    They do a great job. sewing and embroidery

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    I have an Ellisimo and I just love it! PM me if you have any questions :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenowc
    I'm happy to hear about her liking the emb on the E. I spent about 3 months looking at all the brands before finally deciding.

    I didn't get the circular foot = what fun project did you do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    Congratulations on your new Ellisimo. I used one of these machines in an Eleanor Burns class. What a great machine. Did you get the circle attachment? We had great fun with that attachment.

    A friend of mine has both a Husqvarna Viking, and the Babylock Ellisimo. She says she prefers the embroidery on the Ellisimo.

    Oh, and the camera feature...to die for!!!
    Here are two projects we made on the Ellisimo. It is a little hard to see on the tablerunner, but there is decorative stitching, and a piped edge on the red fabric by the dresdan blades. We did this with the circular attachment. We made one big circle, then cut it in fouths, and used 3 of them for the runner.

    The other project was the pillow. Notice the tulip stitching on the background. Our instructor created a file of allover stitching using one of the Ellisimo decorative stitches. On the screen you load one of the decorative stitches, load it again next to the first row, and again, until you have the width you need. Then hoop your fabric and stitch away. You create a one of a kind fabric!

    If I could justify another machine, without a doubt I would buy the Ellisimo!!! Love that machine.

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    Janet - thank you for the description and the photos. Really pretty projects. It looks like it was a great class. Was the class at her store or was she traveling to your area?
    Karen

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    Very good choice!

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    Congrats !! I'm ssssoooo jealous LOL

    What an awesome machine. Enjoy your new baby !!

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    Enjoy!

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    I have the Ellisimo and had a Bernina 730. The Ellisimo is so intuitive! Bernina, however, is a superb machine and I love them for different reasons.

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    enjoy

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    How difficult would it be to quilt a quilt with this machine? I see it does beautiful stitches for smaller pieces.

    Congratulations on your purchase. Enjoy!

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    Good choice and congratulations with your new "Baby"! I have had mine for only about a couple of months and I just love it! I also have a Pfaff 2140 upgraded to a 2170 Embroidery machine, and the Ellisimo is so much easier to use! Wouldn't trade it for anything! I have the circular attachment, but haven't tried it out yet! I've been working on 2 quilts for my grandsons. Need to put them aside and play with the embroidery machine! Guess there will be lots of time for that, I hope anyway!

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    I AM SO JEALOUS! Been going back and forth in my mind about upgrading from my Ellegante to the Ellisimo. I just need a very good price for my Ellegante, and to get the Ellisimo. Haven't found one yet. My machine has only 87000 stitches so I am thinking it is still too new for me to trade up. But I sure am jealous!

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    Congrats on your new baby- It is such fun to get a new toy. Be sure to show us what you make with it!

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