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Thread: Brother CS6000i vs. Brother SE350

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    Ok everyone,

    I think I have narrowed the machines down to two.
    These are the two that I am interested but I can't decide on which to get.

    Now, the plus is the SE350 is also an embroidery machine and both can do Buttonholes and FMQ (which are the two features I wanted to have for sure!)

    The price difference is CS6000i for $170 and the SE350 for $350.

    I am willing to spend the extra money if I think it will be worth it.

    I was just wondering what your personal reviews are on these machines.

    I have read great reviews about both but would like some advice from fellow quilters!

    Thanks,
    Nikki

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    Just got my SE350 and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it so far. Haven't done much, played a little with the embroidery but I'm really looking forward to using this machine!!

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    Good to know :)
    Thanks for your input PQ.
    Thats the machine I am sort of starting to lean towards.

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    I have a Brother SE350 and l just love it! I do embroidery on it all the time. I do not use special thread just the 1.99 cones from Joanns and whatever I have on hand. It is such a smooth sewing machine compared to my old one. If you get it you will want to get the PED Basic so you can download patterns from the internet. I have hundreds of designs downloaded.

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    I have read about getting the PED basic. That purchase might have to wait a little but I like the idea of basically unlimited possibilities

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    i have the se350 and i just love my machine. very easy to learn how to use. i tried using my old machine and didnt realize how much the extras that the se350 has makes it even easier. the Auto cut for the thread is my favorite button.

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    I have the cs6000i and I sew love it

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    I have the CS6000i. I love it! I can do FMQ on it. I also have a viking iris on top of it for embroidery, so if the other does this, you might want to consider for the extra money. My viking cost over $700 refurbished so it might be worth the extra $200.

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    Your comments are all so helpful! Thank you so much guys!

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    I also have the C6000i and it is wonderfull, but sounds like the other one is too. I have yet to have a problem with my machine.

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    I also have the 350, and I love it. It's easy to use, lots of stitches, nice and quiet. Also, the 800 help # is always answered by someone who knows whats going on, which was a big help to me when I first got the machine!

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    Don't have either machine but I have a general comment about the embroidery feature: When the machine does the embroidery, will you be content to sit there and watch it work? I had originally wanted an embroidery machine and realized that I would still need a "regular" machine to do the sewing. Just a thought.....

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    That is a good point Martina! I will have to keep that in mind!
    Might be something where one night is embroidery AFTER I have my projects finished, or finished to a point :)

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    I think I am STRONGLY leaning towards the Brother SE350 now...

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    Ok...I changed my mind.
    I think I am going to go with the CS6000i.

    I think I will get too distracted with the embroidery and I dont do enough that I require my own embroidery machine.

    So I decided to save that extra money for a beautiful pair of Nine West pumps I have been walking by every morning LOL

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    It's funny that you brought up the brother SE-350. I just bought it and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE IT. It does every thing my other machine doesn't do. I love the embroadering, easy to load, and easy to change threads. :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma1
    It's funny that you brought up the brother SE-350. I just bought it and I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE IT. It does every thing my other machine doesn't do. I love the embroadering, easy to load, and easy to change threads. :) :) :)
    I also just got an SE350 and I too love it!! Do you know if we can use a 5x7 frame or just the 4x4?

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    My frame measures 5x7 which is the medium according to the manual you can order the small and large frame so they should work on it.

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