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Old 01-16-2010, 07:40 AM
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I am interested in a embroidery machine.........Would appreciate your suggestions for model and etc. Also your experience if you own one............l What should I look for when making my selection...........
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:43 AM
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I have a Brother INNOVIS'- 1500D. It came with lots of designs, one big and one smaller hoop, quilting foot, walking foot, etc. I really like it. I do quilting and embroidery on it. I am fortunate to have someone at the place I bought it that works on the machines, does maintenance etc.
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I have a Pfaff machine and love it. I lived in Missouri and purchased the machine there and had unbelievable support from the shop owner and unlimited free classes. I since have moved to Texas and have no support for this brand in the area I moved to.
I would say that the most important thing is make sure you purchase from a shop that will be there for all your questions.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:57 AM
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Just a general observation to start with - buy the biggest machine you can afford. If you start out with the capacity of only a 6 inch hoop, you will always want to embroider something larger. Most of the embroidery machines will also do sewing, which means you can construct the blocks for a quilt, sew garments or drapes, or whatever you want.
I've got a Brother Innovis 4000D which I have upgraded to a 4500D. I have 4 hoops, endless built-in embroidery designs, endless fancy stitches, it's really pretty amazing. The draw to the Brother brand is their contract with Disney. I have an entire section of Disney embroideries - the Princesses, Micky, Minnie, Pooh, the list goes on. Most people who have this machine absolutely love it!
The new Brother Quattro is unbelievable. The best thing is the ability to zero in on a specific spot to place your embroidery. You really need to see this demonstrated, because hooping correctly is hard.
All that being said, I have been wishing that Brother would offer the same size super large hoop that Pfaff has......but there isn't enough throat space to accommodate that size hoop on the Brother. Also on the plus side for Pfaff is an excellent software that is available to edit embroidery designs or create your own embroidery designs......but I believe their software is compatable with almost any brand of machine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:02 AM
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I agree with what CasaManana said. So many designs out since I bought my machine are to large for by 4 X 6 hoop and there are not larger hoops available for mine. The cheaper machines like mine (Singer Futura CE 200), do not have the same capabilities as the more expensive ones. If I was to do this all over again, I would have kept saving money until I could afford a better machine.
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I would start with what is your budget for this machine and go from there. I paid less than 400 for mine but it only does a 4inch area, For now that is ok with me. I can download anything I want for free of the internet with the ped basic. It all centers on how much you can spend. I love my machine.
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I love my Pfaff. It does everything I need.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:43 PM
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My husband got me a Brother Innovis 2500 for Christmas & I love it. It has 3 hoops and does everything I want it to. He's the kind of person who does a lot of homework first before buying, and my daughter said he spent hours searching and talking to people.
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I also love my Pfaff..does more than I will ever get done or realize it does
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:37 PM
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I saaw the demonstration of the Brothers 780D. I think this is what I want. I like the memory stick.......The 5x7" hoop was interesting too.........does anyone have information to share on this machine.
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