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    Brother quattro 2

    I have been looking at the brother quattro for several years. I LovE the "snowman" feature that lets you line up the embroidery perfectly. I have a pfaff 2170 and love to do embroidery. But ive been wanting to get a longer arm machine and bigger embroidery area. Does anyone who has this machine feel that it's worth the money? I sew for at least 2 hours everyday - sometimes more, so whether I'd use it enough or not is t really a question. Thanks for your help!

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    I saw it demonstrated when I took my ULT for repair..said retail price was $9995.00, but they were selling for ( think) a bit under $8000.00. I can't justify spending that much when I already have 2 ULT's...but was almost swayed when he told me it cuts it's own jump stitches. Imagine that, you never have to clip & trim again! This was the Quattro 2 --the latest.

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    Don't have the quattro but it is my dream machine, very top of the line, with all the bells and whistles you can dream about. I definitely think its worth the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Don't have the quattro but it is my dream machine, very top of the line, with all the bells and whistles you can dream about. I definitely think its worth the money
    Oh my gosh, and here I thought you were a Babylock girl! I would at least give the Babylock Ellissimo a look see. Same snowman feature which is cool for sure. Plus way to many more to mention. I just attended this weekend an embroidery event featuring the Ellissimo, the price was way under seven thousand and was loaded with extras. Either way.....your gonna be happy!

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    I agree, look at the Ellisimo. I purchased mine in October and LOVE it.

    Oh, and this is my 200th post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotta-sew View Post
    Oh my gosh, and here I thought you were a Babylock girl! I would at least give the Babylock Ellissimo a look see. Same snowman feature which is cool for sure. Plus way to many more to mention. I just attended this weekend an embroidery event featuring the Ellissimo, the price was way under seven thousand and was loaded with extras. Either way.....your gonna be happy!
    Holy Cow. WHERE did you find the Ellissimo for "way under seven thousand"? Almost 2 years ago when I bought my big Janome I had really wanted the Ellissimo, but the dealer in FL was asking an even $10 grand!!! I'd have bought it right away for under seven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davis2se View Post
    Holy Cow. WHERE did you find the Ellissimo for "way under seven thousand"? Almost 2 years ago when I bought my big Janome I had really wanted the Ellissimo, but the dealer in FL was asking an even $10 grand!!! I'd have bought it right away for under seven.
    WOW!! 7,000, 10,000 and here I'm am paying my 4,500 for my Viking Ruby and I thought that was a lot. I can't see paying that much but who knows in the future. My Ruby cuts the jump stitches, lets me do so much right on the machine and has the large hoops and the list goes on so I've spent thousands less and have so much that I don't even know it all yet.
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    I have had the Quattro 2 for 7 months and love it!! I spend 7 to 8 hours a day now in my sewing room quilting and embroidering on this awesome machine. The only difference between this machine and the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold is the designs that are installed on the machine. If you need info, why not join the Yahoo group for Ellisimo/Quattro owners? I learn something new every day from this helpful group.

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    If you can find the earlier model Quattro or Ellisimo, you can probably save a lot of money.

    The Ellisimo Gold has the three upgrades built in and a higher resolution display. Lots of people are ho-hum about upgrade 2. I have upgrade 1 which is key in my mind. I paid $6000 for mine in April 2011 which included upgrade 1. If you were inclined to add an upgrade, you'd still be well below some of the prices quoted here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotta-sew View Post
    Oh my gosh, and here I thought you were a Babylock girl! I would at least give the Babylock Ellissimo a look see. Same snowman feature which is cool for sure. Plus way to many more to mention. I just attended this weekend an embroidery event featuring the Ellissimo, the price was way under seven thousand and was loaded with extras. Either way.....your gonna be happy!

    You do know that Babylock is owned by Brother right? :-)
    clsurz

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    I have looked at several different embroidery machines and hands down the Quattro 2 is the best. I recently bought it and paid cash for it at $7000 which included tax $458. Best purchase I've ever made regarding any type of electronics.

    This machine purrs like a baby. It comes fully loaded and has everything I was looking for and than some. I dad done my research before going to a dealer and knew what it was selling for in most places. The cheapest I had found it at online for dealers was at $8996.

    This machine is so intuitive its not even funny. As a machine it does more than embroider and you can sew, quilt also with it. I may use those features one day but for now I bought it as an embroider machine.

    I had looked at Babylocks Ellismo but felt it was lacking things that I was looking for at the time which now escapes me.

    This machine has two usb ports (one for your usb flash drives, and one for your mouse) and has a port for your laptop/computer. I love the larger sizes of the hoops. It has a resume function that some machines does not have. It also has custom design feature which is accessed from the CD included in the package. It has print and stitch technology which some machines do not have. I especially love the onscreen Auto resizing up to 200% of original design and in playing with it I found I can use the mouse to enlarge certain designs even higher than what the original design is if you want to.

    Some of the other features I especially love are the Pen Tablet which allows me to embroider hand drawn designs and signatures and the Bobbin Work Kit which includes 14 Embroidery Patterns. It also has camera-like InnovEye Technology which is a plus for me. I also like the Snowman Embroidery Positioning Maker which most other machines don't have. I also like the 4 included embroidery hoops which many machines don't have but one or two at the most in the smaller sizes. I could go on and on with features this machine has that no others have.

    I especially love the embroidery quilting it will do. It is absolutely awesome. I've seen first hand from our embroidery instructor her quilting she has done on this machine all embroidered and it looks more professional looking than some professional quilters do.

    What is also nice is the 11 On-Screen Instructional Videos. No need to try and find it in a book or online. Although it is good to go online at a place like youtube and others to see what folks are creating with this machine.

    I especially like to use it to do lace, tatting, and cutwork with. It makes beautiful gift items.

    I had it a week before every trying it out because I wanted to learn all I could first so use it to view the video's included in the machine as well as play with the features to get familiar with how it works.

    There isn't anything this machine won't do. It even has 36 built-in quilting stitches including the 1/4" and mock hand quilting stitch.

    Another most important feature for me was "does it allow sewing using the start/stop button" and it does unlike other machine combo's I've seen on the market. Most of the others require you use the foot pedal for sewing/quilting and a start/stop button for embroidery. The Quattro 2 allows using the start/stop button for sewing and you never have to use the foot pedal.

    I'm very happy still experimenting to see what this baby will do and loving it. When I went to the dealer he was trying to show me models that cost in the 4-5 g range and I wasn't having it cause I already knew what I wanted so he went ahead and ordered it. I don't think he was going to argue with me with cash in hand. LOL

    What one has to consider is "what do you want it to do"? And you do research on what you want it to do and go for that one. Also if you can have cash in hand goes along way to getting what you want at the price you are willing to pay for it. I truly was expecting to pay close to 8 g's for it so went there prepared to pay that much but they had a sale going on at $7500 and some change and I asked him what was the best price he could give if I paid cash. I don't think he took me seriously and thought I'd use a credit card but I wish I had a camera when he saw me pull out $100 bills. He wanted $7000 if cash and I told him the 7 g's would include tax. It took him a couple minutes to get over the shock and than said yes. I think he was pondering if he should or shouldn't and am happy he did.

    Anyway now I digress GO FOR THE BEST MACHINE YOU CAN AFFORD based on the most important things you want it to do.

    Buying a machine is no different than buying a house or say a car. Before buying these one usually will make a list of what you want in a home or in a car and than try to get the best price for it.

    So get the best machine you can for what you can afford and maybe a few years down the road you can get an upgraded machine for what you can afford than.

    I remember going to this same dealer at least 15-20 years ago to look at embroidery machines and they were nice and demonstrated it but back than $4500 for there top of the line machine was something I could not afford. Shoot I could not even afford a cheaper brand. I really did not have two nickels to rub together back than but I told myself one day I would get exactly what I wanted and would pay cash for it and almost two decades later that is exactly what I have done.

    Prior to buying the Quattro 2 I was looking at Babylocks but something kept me from buying it. I knew it was lacking something and did not know what until I started researching and comparing machines and came across the Quattro 2. I actually was looking at the Innov-is 5000 and still wasn't satisfied with it nor the Ellismo Babylock until I kept searching and found the Quatrro 2. I had even looked at the Isadore and shortly was considering that one but like I said when I read all the Quatrro 2 did and viewed video's online and researched it more when I walked out of this house about 3 weeks ago I knew that was the one I was buying.
    clsurz

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    I have looked at several different embroidery machines and hands down the Quattro 2 is the best. I recently bought it and paid cash for it at $7000 which included tax $458. Best purchase I've ever made regarding any type of electronics.

    This machine purrs like a baby. It comes fully loaded and has everything I was looking for and than some. I did do my research before going to a dealer and knew what it was selling for in most places. The cheapest I had found it at online for dealers was at $8996.

    This machine is so intuitive its not even funny. As a machine it does more than embroider and you can sew, quilt also with it. I may use those features one day but for now I bought it as an embroider machine.

    I had looked at Babylocks Ellismo but felt it was lacking things that I was looking for at the time which now escapes me.

    This machine has two usb ports (one for your usb flash drives, and one for your mouse) and has a port for your laptop/computer. I love the larger sizes of the hoops. It has a resume function that some machines does not have. It also has custom design feature which is accessed from the CD included in the package. It has print and stitch technology which some machines do not have. I especially love the onscreen Auto resizing up to 200% of original design and in playing with it I found I can use the mouse to enlarge certain designs even higher than what the original design is if you want to.

    Some of the other features I especially love are the Pen Tablet which allows me to embroider hand drawn designs and signatures and the Bobbin Work Kit which includes 14 Embroidery Patterns. It also has camera-like InnovEye Technology which is a plus for me. I also like the Snowman Embroidery Positioning Maker which most other machines don't have. I also like the 4 included embroidery hoops which many machines don't have but one or two at the most in the smaller sizes. I could go on and on with features this machine has that no others have.

    I especially love the embroidery quilting it will do. It is absolutely awesome. I've seen first hand from our embroidery instructor her quilting she has done on this machine all embroidered and it looks more professional looking than some professional quilters do.

    What is also nice is the 11 On-Screen Instructional Videos. No need to try and find it in a book or online. Although it is good to go online at a place like youtube and others to see what folks are creating with this machine.

    I especially like to use it to do lace, tatting, and cutwork with. It makes beautiful gift items.

    I had it a week before every trying it out because I wanted to learn all I could first so use it to view the video's included in the machine as well as play with the features to get familiar with how it works.

    There isn't anything this machine won't do. It even has 36 built-in quilting stitches including the 1/4" and mock hand quilting stitch.

    Another most important feature for me was "does it allow sewing using the start/stop button" and it does unlike other machine combo's I've seen on the market. Most of the others require you use the foot pedal for sewing/quilting and a start/stop button for embroidery. The Quattro 2 allows using the start/stop button for sewing and you never have to use the foot pedal.

    I'm very happy still experimenting to see what this baby will do and loving it. When I went to the dealer he was trying to show me models that cost in the 4-5 g range and I wasn't having it cause I already knew what I wanted so he went ahead and ordered it. I don't think he was going to argue with me with cash in hand. LOL

    What one has to consider is "what do you want it to do"? And you do research on what you want it to do and go for that one. Also if you can have cash in hand goes along way to getting what you want at the price you are willing to pay for it. I truly was expecting to pay close to 8 g's for it so went there prepared to pay that much but they had a sale going on at $7500 and some change and I asked him what was the best price he could give if I paid cash. I don't think he took me seriously and thought I'd use a credit card but I wish I had a camera when he saw me pull out $100 bills. He wanted $7000 if cash and I told him the 7 g's would include tax. It took him a couple minutes to get over the shock and than said yes. I think he was pondering if he should or shouldn't and am happy he did.

    Anyway now I digress GO FOR THE BEST MACHINE YOU CAN AFFORD based on the most important things you want it to do.

    Buying a machine is no different than buying a house or say a car. Before buying these one usually will make a list of what you want in a home or in a car and than try to get the best price for it.

    So get the best machine you can for what you can afford and maybe a few years down the road you can get an upgraded machine for what you can afford than.

    I remember going to this same dealer at least 15-20 years ago to look at embroidery machines and they were nice and demonstrated it but back than $4500 for there top of the line machine was something I could not afford. Shoot I could not even afford a cheaper brand. I really did not have two nickels to rub together back than but I told myself one day I would get exactly what I wanted and would pay cash for it and almost two decades later that is exactly what I have done.

    Prior to buying the Quattro 2 I was looking at Babylocks but something kept me from buying it. I knew it was lacking something and did not know what until I started researching and comparing machines and came across the Quattro 2. I actually was looking at the Innov-is 5000 and still wasn't satisfied with it nor the Ellismo Babylock until I kept searching and found the Quatrro 2. I had even looked at the Isadore and shortly was considering that one but like I said when I read all the Quatrro 2 did and viewed video's online and researched it more when I walked out of this house about 3 weeks ago I knew that was the one I was buying.
    clsurz

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    I have the Baby Lock Ellissimo and would tell you that it is a dream. The Tacony Corporation makes Baby Locks. Nidec Corporation makes the Brothers.
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    I bought the Quattro 2 last July and haven't regretted it for a moment. It is a fabulous machine and I anticipate it will be the last machine I buy for a long, long time.

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