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Old 01-16-2011, 10:37 AM
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I need your help in deciding whether to get this machine. Is it a good one and will it help me in quilting? I have a Brother XL3500 right now and I was looking for another machine to help me in quilting. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:39 AM
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The first thing you want to check is the size of the throat plate.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:41 AM
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It looks like it is the same size as mine that I have now.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:55 AM
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There are many conflicting reports on the Brother machines, but, I have a really basic one and it is wonderful. No complaints at all.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:00 AM
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I gave my sister the XL3500 in May-it was a good little machine, just didn't do what all I needed. I just bought my mom the 6000 for Christmas and she loves it! She has sewn on both and says the 6000 is great!
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by littlesister
I need your help in deciding whether to get this machine. Is it a good one and will it help me in quilting? I have a Brother XL3500 right now and I was looking for another machine to help me in quilting. Thanks for your help in advance.
i have this machine, and i don't think you can get a quilt to go between the needle and the inside of the machine, it's a stuggle , but it's a nice machine for other things, and i love that it has speed control and you don't have to use a foot pedal.
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I was talking to a gentleman who quilts at a garage sale last September, he had this machine and absolutely loved it. After he'd had it for a year, he bought one for his daughter for Christmas. I recommended it to the mother of one of my student's who wanted to get her daughter a machine for Christmas and so far no complaints! So I think it's a good deal.

There is also an upgrade to this machine. It has a few more stitches but other than that, the only difference I could see between it and the 6000 was the warranty and the price. It's the XR9000. I think Amazon has the best prices on these machines.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:51 AM
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Thanks to all of you for your comments. I will look at Amazon and other places for the best price.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:29 PM
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I have one and I love it for piecing! But the throat space really isn't big enough for doing the quilting. Since I don't like doing that part anyway, it's not a problem for me.

Got it from Walmart.com.... free shipping!
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:31 PM
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I have one. I have to agree, it's difficult to quilt anything very big. But for piecing, it's great!!!
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