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Thread: Does anyone have this Embroidery Machine????

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...F8&me=&seller=

    Pros and cons???
    I want an embroidery only machine.

    Thanks for any info !!!
    Sue

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    I have this machine on lay-a-way at my sew and vac. They matched the Amazon price, plus I get the dealer support. I too wanted an embroidery only machine-I didn't want to pay for sewing features I would never use. My sew and vac sells every brand, and they specifically told me to get a brother-they said they are the easiest and most user-friendly machines available. I trust them completely, and can't wait to get it.

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    I don't have that particular machine, but I have two Brother Sewing/Embroidery machines and my first embroidery machine was the Brother 280. Every Brother I have had has been fabulous. My little 280 embroidered every bit as good as my high-end embroidery machine. Brothers are very user friendly and easy to learn to use. Have fun.

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    I, too, am a Brother fan. I have a Brother sewing machine, sewing/embroidery machine and serger. My first embroidery machine was a Brother PE-150, I used is for years and sold it and the lady I sold it to has a business and she is still using it. She also bought my friend's and is still using it. They are little work horses.

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    The PE-770 is a great machine!!

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    Susan, I have two brother embroidery machines one is an innovis and I love it. The reason why I bought brother is because you can take it out of the box and embroider and not have to be a genuis to run it. I use pre wound bobbins and love them. any questions let me know....Laura

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    I just got this PE770 this Christmas as a present. Used it to embroider 35 jackets for my swim team kids. Name, team logo etc. It worked like a charm.I think it is a good buy for the money.

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    I have two brother machines. I love both of them. The embroidery machine is awesome.

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    I too, just got this machine for Christmas. Love, love, love it. But I am a huge Brother fan. They are just so easy to use.

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    WOW,that memory stick support,plus it uses embroidery Cards.What a good deal.I have the Brother 150 and the Brother that looks kind of like the one you want to get.

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    I just checked out a www.embroidary.com,you can embroidary on toilet paper.Cool sight

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    Hi, I had the next model down from that ( exactly the same but without USB- but card reader wasn't a problem)
    I found it a really good machine and very easy to use. Only real issue I had with it was that it was noisy. It really helped putting it on a non slip mat as that absorbed some of the noise.

    You cannot really edit the designs on the machine like Janome but you can do all that on the computer so that is easy enough, also doesn't have a colour screen or huge memory...not an issue either. When I am embroidering I either print the design off or have my computer near to hand.
    It doesn't do mega size embroidery but does do large patterns 5 x 7 or larger if you reposition.

    You don't need brother software there are a number of good software sites out there, embird, sew what which are a fraction of the price and easy to use. It uses PES as it's format and all designs come in that.

    What counts with an embroidery machine is the quality of the end product and provided you spend time hooping correctly and using the appropriate stabaliser you will get some amazing results. Also the price on the machine is excellent.

    I upgraded, hence why I no longer have that machine but I do love machine embroidery. There are loads of really fab sites about....best of luck..am sure you will love it. If I can help in anyway as a fellow passonate machine embroidery person please shout.
    Have fun !

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    I have this machine and love it, only had it a couple weeks
    now and I am learning......I think you will love it too .Rita

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    I've been wanting to get a stand alone embroidery machine and I've heard this was is a great one! Would love to know how well you like it!!

    Sandi
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    I am partial to babylock. my friend has the one you are looking at and loves it. It all depends on what you are looking for. I had one and loved embroidering so much i upgraded so I could get the bigger hoop. so make sure it has the size hoop you want and that it has a USB. It is so nice to download your designs onto your computer and then pull them off to your machine. Make sure it comes with some kind of design program. I don't think my friend can edit hers.

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    I am soooooo grateful to all of you who chimed in!!!
    It really sounds like the perfect choice for me.
    Thanks everyone!!
    Sue

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    Hurray! Don't forget to show us what you make :)

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    Brother machines are great..I have the innovis 4000d...But I wanted all the features...I think you will really enjoy it...

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    Susan, I'm following this thread because I think you and I are looking for the exact same thing! I SOOO want an embroidery only machine but can't afford a thousand bucks for it. I was looking at this same machine :D
    Maybe we should both just bite the bullit and get one!

    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I am soooooo grateful to all of you who chimed in!!!
    It really sounds like the perfect choice for me.
    Thanks everyone!!
    Sue

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    It looks like a great machine!

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    Gail, I think I want the one I copied the link to. User friendly means a LOT to me lol
    I don't think I will be using it a whole lot, but just enough to have fun with and make some cool things.
    But who knows???? :D:D
    Let's do it!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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    Susan:
    QVC has the same machine for $659 + $18.97 s&h. BUT they have it for 5 payments of $131.95 + the s&h and applicable sales tax. No other charges like some think there are. Just an idea incase you might want to split the payments up. (No finance charges either!

    http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...oidery-Machine

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    uh-oh....you may have just made it TOO easy for me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnmom
    Susan:
    QVC has the same machine for $659 + $18.97 s&h. BUT they have it for 5 payments of $131.95 + the s&h and applicable sales tax. No other charges like some think there are. Just an idea incase you might want to split the payments up. (No finance charges either!

    http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/v...oidery-Machine

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    You are all the best!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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    I have the PE770ll and just LOVE it. It sews GREAT!!! does 4x4 and 5x7 which is more than enough for me. I will tell you the only con I have found is you really need to use Polyster thread. When I use Ryon it shreds. I contacted Brother and was told the machines are made for Polyster thread. Its also says it in the manuel.
    Others say they can use Ryon but I can't. don't think you'll be disappointed at all. I got mine from a dealer on ebay and paid $597 with delivery. Yes it was new and came with the warrenty. I've had mine for almost 2 years with NO problems!!! Knock on wood!!

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