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Thread: I'm considering a new embroidery machine. Input needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squilter
    I have 3 Brother machines, a sewing/embroidery, a sewing and a serger and I love them. I did have some problems like you are talking about and took it in to the dealer and it was out of time. Also, a lot of times they will take trade-ins, might check into that.
    I have considered having mine repaired...but I've also thought about trading it in...I don't know what to do with it yet. It upsets me. I do love the way it sews. And it sews, it just doesn't embroider....I shouldn't brag!
    I have an older mechanical Brother that I do believe is also out of time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    I am on my 4th Viking embroidery machine and loved them all. Everyone is different, however, so I would recommend you go to all the dealers in your area and try as many machines as you can. Buying through a dealer will give you the option for lessons on your machine and answers on any questions you may have in the future. Also ask the dealers about any used machines thay have. They usually offer a warranty.
    That is a great idea, but there are really not many dealers in my area. There is one that I know of, and it's 1.5 hours away. I plan to go there sometime soon.

    I'd LOVE to go to an expo or show....now that would be FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I just don't think you'll get many of those options without spending in the thousands, but if you do let me know! ;) I paid around 500 for my singer futura and love, but it's not a commercial machine, that sounds like what you want.
    good luck
    I have the Singer Futura 150 and I just love it! It is a great machine for embrodiery and sewing. Mine was about 600.00 cause it came with all the software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    Have you looked into the possibility of getting a Babylock Enterprise? It does cost some money but it sounds like what you are looking for. Try http://www.babylock.com/embroidery/enterprise/
    That looks like a really nice machine.

    Isn't Baby Lock related to Brother???
    Brother makes the sewing machines and sells them to babylock, and they put their name on it and they market it differently, like the qc1000 is the espire and the quatro 6000 is the ellisimo, the only difference is that brother has the my custom stitch feature that is only on their machines. Feet and attachments are all interchangeable

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    maybe just service that one for sewing , and get an embroidery only model that is higher end, either way expensive machines with computers need to be kept in good condition.

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    maybe just service that one for sewing , and get an embroidery only model that is higher end, either way expensive machines with computers need to be kept in good condition.

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    I have A viking SE and A viking #1+ wich is 13 years old runs like A charm.I love my vickings.

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    maybe go for the brother quatro 6000, its expensive, but i have seen it in action, its really nice. I would get one if i could afford it. I think they run 8000. From what the lady at the show said the 1500 can do most of the same without all the bells and whistles runs about 2000. The duetta 4500 is also very popular. I wouldn't mind having one of those when my espire gets old. You would still be able to use all of your attachments for sewing from your other machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Quote Originally Posted by darlin121
    Have you looked into the possibility of getting a Babylock Enterprise? It does cost some money but it sounds like what you are looking for. Try http://www.babylock.com/embroidery/enterprise/
    That looks like a really nice machine.

    Isn't Baby Lock related to Brother???
    Brother makes the sewing machines and sells them to babylock, and they put their name on it and they market it differently, like the qc1000 is the espire and the quatro 6000 is the ellisimo, the only difference is that brother has the my custom stitch feature that is only on their machines. Feet and attachments are all interchangeable
    Thank you. I tried looking it up and was unable to find what I was looking for. I was sure I'd heard they were basically the same brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    maybe go for the brother quatro 6000, its expensive, but i have seen it in action, its really nice. I would get one if i could afford it. I think they run 8000. From what the lady at the show said the 1500 can do most of the same without all the bells and whistles runs about 2000. The duetta 4500 is also very popular. I wouldn't mind having one of those when my espire gets old. You would still be able to use all of your attachments for sewing from your other machine
    Thanks, but I am finished with Brother. I had some problems a couple years ago, and Brother's customer service was very bad. I have not had good luck with the Brother brand. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    maybe just service that one for sewing , and get an embroidery only model that is higher end, either way expensive machines with computers need to be kept in good condition.
    I do like the way the SE-270D sews. Sew smooth. I like all the different stitches it does, too. It just really annoys me that it doesn't do all the pretty embroidery it's supposed to do. Oh, well. We will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtspools
    I have A viking SE and A viking #1+ wich is 13 years old runs like A charm.I love my vickings.
    I've heard a lot of good things about Vikins. Thanks for your reply.

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