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Thread: Brother SE 270 D computerized embroidery and sewing machine. Anyone else have it?

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    Just wondering if any others have the Brother SE 270 D. I got one for Christmas this past year. I'd been wanting one for a long time.
    i haven't used it much, though.
    Seems like every time I start to work with it, one of the kids does something or the phone rings or ...you get the idea.

    Do you have cards for yours or the PED Basic Embroidery software that you download embroidery designs from your computer and put onto a blank card via the USB?
    I think I'd like to have the PED software. I found it online for $129.73 w/ .75 shipping at Wal-Mart.com. That is the cheapest I've found it so far.

    Well, just wanting to talk to someone else who has the machine and see what all you've done with yours.

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    I have that machine and I have the PED basic. I got mine for my birthday in Oct, and I've used it a pretty good bit.
    I'm still learning the different things it can do.
    The best thing is to have several thread cassettes, so you can change thread quicker.


    ~Shelby~

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    I don't have one, have toyed with the idea to get one. But I want more info. When you get all the quirks worked out please let me know what you think of it. Do you have to buy alot of softwear to use it? What comes with it? Should I even consider going in that direction if theres alot of time involved, as far as setting it up, and getting creative?


    PS LOVE THOSE PUPPIES

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    Shelby~That is awesome that you have the PED. I would say the extra thread cassettes would be handy! I love how you just push a button and it cuts the top and bottom threads right there. You just have to take out your project! Like magic!!!!
    Where do you download most of your software from? Can you buy the cd's and use those? I'm sure you can, but just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky
    I don't have one, have toyed with the idea to get one. But I want more info. When you get all the quirks worked out please let me know what you think of it. Do you have to buy alot of softwear to use it? What comes with it? Should I even consider going in that direction if theres alot of time involved, as far as setting it up, and getting creative?


    PS LOVE THOSE PUPPIES
    So far, I love mine. I suggest you get online and look at and compare this machine and similar ones. I think it is the best deal for the money. Wal-Mart.com has them. You can go to www.brother.com and see the machine and all its features. Just go there and search on SE 270 D
    oh, what am I saying? Just get it! You'll love it! You don't have to buy any software to use it. It comes with built in stitches and designs. you can buy cards for it for different embroidery designs, or you can get the PED and download what you want onto the card. Embroidery designs that come built in are Disney (Mickey)...that is what it is...brother SE 270 D(Disney). I hope you find this site helpful. It tells all about the machine, what it can do, what it comes with...etc.
    http://www.walmart.com/appliance-housewares/sewing-machines/brother-computerized-sewing-embroidery-machine#Features+%26+Specifications

    HTH!!
    my puppies will be 6 weeks old tomorrow. they are pom/chihuahua/terrier mix! they are so sweet! the mommy is my little dog. she will be 7 yrs old next month. she is black! this makes the second time she has had 3 diff. puppies, 3 diff colors. one didn't make it this time. we lost the little black one that looked just like mommy.

    AND...the only things you will need to buy are some stableizer for the back of your fabric to do the embroidery on and some machine embroidery thread in colors to match the designs you want to do.

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    Thanks so much, I will put it on my list to get, very soon. Those puppies are so precious, Sorry about the litle black one. I have 2 brother machines. I've had one for 10 yrs and upgraded to the CS6000, and I love them both. No you can't beat them for the money. I find Brother machines to be really good work horses. They should advertise more, because they really aren't expensive, and perform so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky
    Thanks so much, I will put it on my list to get, very soon. Those puppies are so precious, Sorry about the litle black one. I have 2 brother machines. I've had one for 10 yrs and upgraded to the CS6000, and I love them both. No you can't beat them for the money. I find Brother machines to be really good work horses. They should advertise more, because they really aren't expensive, and perform so well.
    I bought my first sewing machine in 2001, I think. It is a BROTHER LS 1520. It was around $97. I love it. I just wanted to upgrade to the embroidery and all the extra stitches, plus you can always get some new designs when you get tired of the others. I think I will have it forever, since I can upgrade it! :) I still have my LS 1520, and I'm keeping it!
    My dad got my mom a a new brother for c-mas 2005. It is pretty much the same machine as my LS 1520, but it is slightly different. It has a few more stitches on it and is a little bit of a different color. It was around $75! I paid about $25 more for less functions a few years ago!
    I got my first brother by selling enough stuff on eBay to pay for it! We had less money then! My Mom's first machine was a brother. She still has it. It is probably about 26 years old. That's why I bought a brother, because she's had that one for as long as she's had me, and it is still good as new!

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    What a testimony for Brother machines,Kind of reminds me of the Timex logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky
    What a testimony for Brother machines,Kind of reminds me of the Timex logo.
    LOL! I go on a bit much sometimes. I just don't get out enough! :shock: :lol:

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    i am new here i have a 2500d brother embrodery and sewing machine i love i just havent gotten use to it yet i had another one and i loved it it was the same just a couple of years older and we had a house fire last year and that was the only thing that i wanted back and hadnt got use to it dorothy from west tenn

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    I just recently got this machine, I've embroidered quite a bit of stuff on bags for my kids... although I do have a couple of questions if anybody is familiar and can answer.

    First of all, can I do a design, say mickey mouse and a name stitched all at the same time, instead of doing them separate and having to move the hoop?

    Second question, can I do more than one word at a time, I can't seem to find a space to put in between words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrystalC
    I just recently got this machine, I've embroidered quite a bit of stuff on bags for my kids... although I do have a couple of questions if anybody is familiar and can answer.

    First of all, can I do a design, say mickey mouse and a name stitched all at the same time, instead of doing them separate and having to move the hoop?

    Second question, can I do more than one word at a time, I can't seem to find a space to put in between words.
    I don't know that you can do the mickey mouse and a name at the same time or not? BUT...what you could do is select your mickey mouse and then go to adjust and move it to the top of the hoop area...then, when you finish it, you could do the name and adjust it to the lower area of the hoop. You could do that all without taking the hoop off.

    I haven't tried to do more than one word at a time. I'm still just learning, and it sounds like you're ahead of me! If I do find out anything more, though, I will let you know.

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    Thanks for the answer, I'm also having a problem when I embroider words, they never come out straight! They're always slanted a little. Any advice? I need to get a smaller hoop, I have some mini totes, and I tried to embroider one and I couldn't bend the back of the bag back, and so I tried it and ended up sewing the bag shut, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrystalC
    Thanks for the answer, I'm also having a problem when I embroider words, they never come out straight! They're always slanted a little. Any advice? I need to get a smaller hoop, I have some mini totes, and I tried to embroider one and I couldn't bend the back of the bag back, and so I tried it and ended up sewing the bag shut, LOL.
    Slanted words? hmmmm. are you choosing the font that is a bit italicized? Maybe the thread tension needs adjusted a bit or maybe the material in the hoop isn't tight enough. I don't know!
    Sewing the bag shut sounds like a trick I would do! LOL!
    Cute baby, too! I have two!

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    I'm having trouble setting the hoop straight, I try to use that guide, but when I look at it, it's never perfectly straight.

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    HI THERE. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME? MY HUBBY BOUGHT ME A SE 270 DISNEY EMBROIDERY MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS AND I LOVE IT. I HAVE SEWN SOME DIAPER BAGS AND PUT MICKEY AND MINNIE ON THEM. THEY ARE SO CUTE SO I THOUGHT I WOULD EXPLORE A LITTLE MORE AND BOUGHT THE PED SOFTWARE FOR THE MACHINE. I FOUND SOME REAL CUTE PES FORMAT EMBROIDERY DESIGNS AND DOWNLOADED THEM TO MY COMPUTER AND I AM HAVING SO MUCH TROUBLE GETTING THEM TO COME UP ON MY MACHINE. WHEN THE SOFTWARE IS ON THE COMPUTER IT SAYS IT'S ON THE CARD THEN WHEN I INSERT THE CARD INTO THE MACHINE IT SAYS THERE IS NOTHING ON IT. I'VE TRIED THREE DIFFERENT DESIGNS AND THEY ALL SAY THE SAME THING. I EVEN EXCHANGED MY SOFTWARE THINKING MAYBE IT WAS THAT. NO LUCK SO FAR AND I'M GETTING VERY DISCOURAGED. MY MACHINE HAS BEEN TAKEN GOOD CARE OF AND I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE SLOT ON THE SIDE OF THE MACHINE WHERE THE CARD GOES IN SO I'M NOT SURE WHAT ELSE TO DO. ANYONE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM OR KNOW WHAT ELSE I SHOULD TRY? AT FIRST I THOUGHT MAYBE WHEN I DOWNLOADED THE IMAGE ONTO MY COMPUTER IT WAS IN A ZIP FOLDER SO I USED WINZIP TO FIX THAT PROBLEM. I USED TO SEW ALL THE TIME ON A REGULAR MACHINE BUT AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE EMBROIDERY PART OF THIS MACHINE SO PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! :)

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    After reading about what you have to go through I'm glad I got the Signer Futura CE100. All I have to do is plug it into my computer and open the program and go. I don't need to get any other softwar or cards. I just download any designs I want to my computer. My machine recognizes all these formats FHE CHE XXX PSW PEC PES HUS SEW EXP DST and PCS
    and I can still be on the computer reading the message board like I am now. I happen to have a design embroidering as I write. I took awhile looking and reading before I decide on this one. OH I did buy an extra set of hoops so while one is working I have the next ready to go save a lot of ime.

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    JODI: I don't know. Sorry. I can't even get the program to work for unzipping files on my computer. You should call brother. I bet they'd be more than willing to help. Let me know what you find out. Here are the numbers: (901)379.1010 1.866.236.6835

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    I had a similar problem but not exact. I bought a new printer but couldn't get the software to download. I thought there was a problem with the printer so I took it back. A very nice young man there told me it could be my AOL antivirus control. My computer saw it as problem coming in so it didn't allow it to download. What I had to do was go in and disable the antivirus, it has an on/off control. Just turn it off temperarily, download your software, then go back and turn it on. I don't know it this will solve your problem but it's worth a try.

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    Thank you so much for the info. I'm going to call brother today and I will let you know what I find out. I'll also try the antivirus shut off on my computer to see if that helps. I really appreciate the help! I'll let ya know. Jodi

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    Ok, I had the SAME problem, but go to BUZZTOOLS.com and you will get the software you need from there. I have tried 3 other programs, like Winzip, and a couple of others and Buzztools is the ONLY one that makes life simple and you can transfer the things to your machine, THEN, put them in Buzz tools and open them and voila, they are there and you can write them to the PED and stick in the machine. Afew steps, but you have all the stuff now, you may as well use it.

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    Thanks so much for the tips! I'm going to try it tonight and I'll let you know if it works. I really appreciate the help! It gets discouraging after a long time of no answers and it not working. I hope this works!

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    Buttercreamcakeartist,heres a question? since you bought it from walmart. if you needed to could you take it lets say to hancocks could you take a class so they could teach you to use it properly

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    i just saw the machine your talking about for 397.76 at walmart.com .... was it a sale or something ?very intrested in knowing.thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarah
    Buttercreamcakeartist,heres a question? since you bought it from walmart. if you needed to could you take it lets say to hancocks could you take a class so they could teach you to use it properly
    I don't know. I'm not familiar with Hancock's. I live nowhere near any shops or stores of this sort. I'm sure if you pay them for lessons, they'd probably do it.
    I have figured out mine pretty well. Just play with it a bit.

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