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Thread: Does anyone have a Bernina Deco 500?

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    Super Member Ms Grace's Avatar
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    Someone I know has one for sale. It's just an embroidery machine.
    But thought I could use it for making quilt labels or something.
    She's only asking $150 for it. It's in perfect condition.
    Any thought? Good or bad machine??? :roll:

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    I had the Deco 350 and loved it...for that price it would be a great machine .
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    [quote=Ms Grace]Someone I know has one for sale. It's just an embroidery machine.
    But thought I could use it for making quilt labels or something.
    She's only asking $150 for it. It's in perfect condition.
    Any thought? Good or bad machine??? :roll: [/quote}

    i believe that is the best price i've ever heard of 4 a bernina----i would grab it in a heartbeat : :-o :-o

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    Well, I did buy it this weekend. I'll try to get a picture posted tomorrow. I must go cook dinner for my family or they may leave me soon. I've been in my sewing room all day. :roll: :roll:

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    DEFINITELy buy it lol

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    OK, took a couple of quick pictures. It's only an embroidery machine, but works excellent. I wanted it to do my quilt labels and monograms.
    Sorry the pictures are fuzzy, not sure what mega pixel to set the camera on yet.
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    wow !!! wadda great deal---i recently won a deco 600 on ebay for $255 n i thought that was a good deal---u really hit the jackpot-- :thumbup:

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    I have a Deco 500 and really like to use it. Simple to learn and a real work horse. Designs are hard to find so I would suggest you get Magic Box and then you can download tons of patterns from the internet. pes. format is a very popular format and you should be able to expand your designs. Remember you can only use 4x4 desgin field. Have fun and enjoy your new toy.

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    You got a steal. I paid $1500 for the same machine almost 20 years ago. I traded it in on a newer model several years ago but with the same pes format. I have a huge collection of software. At one time I used it almost daily. If my daughter ever produces offspring I will be cranking it into high gear again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    You got a steal. I paid $1500 for the same machine almost 20 years ago. I traded it in on a newer model several years ago but with the same pes format. I have a huge collection of software. At one time I used it almost daily. If my daughter ever produces offspring I will be cranking it into high gear again.
    Wow! That is a big price difference. Any tips? :)

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    Just got this machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace View Post
    Wow! That is a big price difference. Any tips?
    I just got the Deco 500 used like the one you have. I have the manual but cannot locate the built in fonts! Can you tell me how to get to them??

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    All you need to do is touch the capital A on the screen. That should take you to the alphabets available on the machine. Enjoy.

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    it would be perfect for the labels

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    I have 3 or 4 design CDs for a Bernina Artista If you can use on your machine let me know and you can have them just pay postage. I got at yard sale and cant use on my brother.

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    It is a great little work horse, enjoy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy2 View Post
    All you need to do is touch the capital A on the screen. That should take you to the alphabets available on the machine. Enjoy.
    When I touch the capital A it only shows me the option for upper and lower case of standard block letters. But the lady said has different fonts ; (

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodim View Post
    It is a great little work horse, enjoy...
    Do you know how to locate the different fonts?

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    Bernina Deco 500- help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nrwatts View Post
    Do you know how to locate the different fonts?
    Hello! I am new to this forum. Hope someone can help me out. I just got a used Deco 500 and am having a problem. It wants to stitch, but the top thread keeps winding around the bobbin. I'm using embroidery thread, rethreaded countless times, put the spool on a table spool holder....don't know what to do next. Any ideas? Thanks

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