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Old 12-01-2011, 05:16 AM
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Need some feedback on the Brother SE400-computerized?" sewing machine--I am looking for one to use for embroidery-quilting-and just sewing? Does anyone have one? Like it? Is it worth it? i think it only does a 4x6-is that too small? Would appreciate any feedback--positive or negative ?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:21 AM
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Did you use the search feature to see if there have been prior threads about it?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:34 AM
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I have the
Brother se350 and love it Amazon has the se400 for a great price right now, that is where I got mine it also has very good reviews and they are easy to use'
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:38 AM
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Sorry,if i was going to buy a embroidery machine i would pay a little more for one that has a 5x7 hoop.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:56 AM
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I have the Brother SE270D and the PE700II (embroidery only). I started with the 270D with a 4x4 hoop and soon realizied that I wanted a larger embroidery area so I bought the 700II. I still use the 270D for regular sewing and a backup to my 700II for embroidery. Love them both!! Mine were refurbished machines I bought from a dealer and I've gotten great support on the 2 issues I've had....minor and over a period of 4 years!!

FYI, I was looking on Overstock.com and they have some great prices on their Brother machines, too!
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:24 AM
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I have the Brother SE270D and have been very happy with it. It was my "daily driver" for about 6 years, withstood pretty heavy use. I didn't use it as much for embroidery as I did for piecing and garment sewing. I may be wrong, but I think you can additionally purchase a 5x5 hoop for it. I have since acquired a Janome 1600 and a Brother 1500, so I don't use the "baby brother" as my daily driver anymore, but I do use it for buttonholes, zig-zag, etc.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:34 AM
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The SE-400 is at Walmart for about $389. Check Amazon for reviews. A lot of people seem very happy with it, the only drawback being the hoop size.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:08 AM
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My DH bought me 1 last christmas and i love it,if you like to do 4x4 designs then this is the one for you.I wanted to make bigger embroidery designs so i went out and bought a Bernina which i love too.The brother is easier to take to classes as its not as heavy as my Bernina.I have done regular sewing on it as well as my quilting with it.
I would check Walmart on line to see if the price is cheaper.I know that ebay has these but watch outt for the price as well as the shipping. Good luck i hope you find the machine that your looking for.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:52 AM
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I have heard it is a good machine for the price. I dont have one but I have heard a few from this site that do and really lke it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:40 AM
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I have heard nothing but good about this machine too. I was considering it, but was concerned about being limited to a 4x4 design size.

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