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Thread: love my new going to class machine

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    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
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    love my new going to class machine

    I have two excellent machines, a Janome and a Viking, but they are both so heavy to take to classes so I have been looking for an inexpensive light weight machine for a while. I finally bought the Brother PC 420 PRW. It is a limited edition, (PRW stands for project runway ). I was skeptical to say the least, and had almost decided to return it, but I opened the box and started playing and boy I was so impressed with this machine. It sews beautifully, has an automatic needle threader that works better than the ones on my high end machines, it has a knee lift, a thread cutter, and comes with a walking and quilting foot included. I am in love with this machine and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good machine to take to classes. I found it on line at Walmart for $399, more expensive on some of the other on line stores. I am doing a happy dance. The 1/4 inch seams are perfect, something I usually struggle with. You can see a video of it on youtube. The manual is excellent, has many many stitches, and is a great buy in my opinion.

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    in my stash mostly
    I have a Bother that has been a hard worker for several years now! Love them. Even a class I went to decided to buy these for classes.

    Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine.


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    Have fun with your new toy!

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    In a lot of cases the cheaper machines will be at least as good as the high end. I also have thought of buying a lower end Brother. I have heard so many good things about them.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Junior Member trennag's Avatar
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    I have a brother sq9000 that I use for classes and love it! I used it for almost 5 years as my main machine and it never complained! I was thinking of trading it but I love it too much!
    Brother SQ9000, Baby Lock Crescendo

    Slowly but surely restoring these lovely machines...
    Singer 66 (1929) Singer 27 treadle (1909) Singer 99 (1925)

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    I've made many quilts and clothes on a cheapie Walmart Brother. I love that machine.

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    Count me in as a lover of lower end Brother machines. I have one at home and one at each of my son's. They are all different models but they all work great and are not at all fussy.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Southern California
    Love my brother SQ-9050 it is awesome. I actually like it alot better than the bernina 550QE I sewed on in january. Have always loved my low end and high end brothers
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

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    Super Member jemma's Avatar
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    adelaide /australia
    my daughter is very happy with her little brother---i am thinking of getting one for workshops

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    Clay Springs AZ
    I have a couple of Brothers and no problems and they were cheap.
    Bought a small Brother Embroidery machine with a 4 in embroidery area. It does all I want it for and it only cost 300 dollars.
    Great machines.

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    Southern England U.K.
    I bought a Toyota Eco 15A for 97 from Tesco direct a year ago. It is lightweight with 15 preset stitches. I bought a walking foot from Amazon for 8. This is a tough little machine. Although I have other more expensive machines I find this machine reliable and have made 6 quilts and lots of Christmas Stockings and repaired pairs of jeans in the past year.

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