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    Junior Member mrsk's Avatar
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    machine question

    I am experienced quilter/sewer looking for a new sewing machine. I have been looking at a Brother sewing machine. Does anyone have any advice on any of the Brother models? Or other brands you would recommend for quilting in the $100 to $700 price range?

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    I have a Brother Nouvelle 1500S and it is my absolute favorite machine (I own 7 machines, 2 of which are Brothers.) If you want to buy it new, Allbrands.com usually has it for $599 and they have very satisfactory customer service. I purchased mine from a quilter friend who had it on a frame and wanted to upgrade. I got both frame and machine for $400. That machine is my "daily driver" and a real workhorse.

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    I LOVE my brother machines. I have the inova NX-400 and it is my favorite. I sew every day and it never disappoints. I didn't buy that machine from them, but I have bought machines from allbrands.com and I've never had a problem.
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    I bought a Janome Platinum and am really impressed with it. It's a smaller machine that is great for traveling but it's not a wimp. Have you considered looking at a Janome?

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    the PC-420 runs about 400 and they are very popular, love my brothers.
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    I have Janome's (3) and they are work horses however my DIL has a brother and she loves it. So go try them all out to see what you want.

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    My Daughter has the brother 1500 and loves it. She pieces and quilts large quilts with it.
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    I have the Brother Nouvelle 1500S. It is straight stitch only, great for piecing and machine quilting. Many in my guild have mid range Brother machines, $400 plus and never have a problem that they gripe about. I like all new machines!
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    I have a Brother XR9000. I have had this machine for 3 years and have sewn with it 4 days a weeks & sometimes more. 3 years ago I paid a little over $200 for it. If I remember correctly I bought it from Amazon, but I'm not sure of that...it was online anyway. It has never given me a problem. Although, I did wear out the automatic needle threader, but have heard that happens a lot with all different types of machines. It does have some nice decorative stitches. I have used them, but not a lot. When using the decorative stitches I mainly use the blanket stitch for appliqué. The biggest fault I have with this machine is the small throat space. Are you wanting a basic straight stitch machine? Or do you want decorative stitches? Good luck & let us know which machine you decide to get.

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    Brother machines are great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I have a Brother Nouvelle 1500S and it is my absolute favorite machine (I own 7 machines, 2 of which are Brothers.) If you want to buy it new, Allbrands.com usually has it for $599 and they have very satisfactory customer service. I purchased mine from a quilter friend who had it on a frame and wanted to upgrade. I got both frame and machine for $400. That machine is my "daily driver" and a real workhorse.
    I have this machine also and I LOVE it!! After I learned how to properly thread it, I've been very, very happy with it. I looove having eh extra space for free motion quilting and the stitching is perfect!!

    The only negative is that the walking foot doesn't have a space for a guide bar...

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    I have all these PQ feet. They fit my Brother 1500. My friend bought a box of Brother feet at auction from a bankrupt dealer. http://www.brother-usa.com/Homesewin...3#.UgwQAJKURXk Scroll down to PQ feet.
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