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Old 12-15-2015, 06:33 AM
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Does anyone out there have the Designer Epic. What do you think about it. I think I love it and am teetering on the fence about buying it. Lot of $ but does everything. I love my Diamond but think I might love epic more. So if anyone has any input...would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks, Reba, aka Carol
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:24 PM
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Have you test drove this machine yet?? Make sure it has all the features that you need and want just like you do before buying a car.
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:28 PM
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I'm not sure what it is but whatever, yep, I agree! Test Drive!!
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Have you test drove this machine yet?? Make sure it has all the features that you need and want just like you do before buying a car.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:12 PM
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Not all the previous attachments work on the Epic. The Epic's bag won't fit in most trunks. I don't have the Epic, but a lady in a class has one, and she can barely manage it do to the size.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:53 AM
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It looks like a very interesting machine. I have the original diamond, but jut use it for embroidery and love it. They are big and heavy machines that is why I usually leave it at home.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:38 AM
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Update...I did order the machine.it sews like a dream. Simply in love with it. It should be in today. I guess I could still bail out but do not think that is going to happen. it will not travel with me as nabobw is right. Way to big!! I remember going through this when I bought the designer 1 and then the original Diamond! I think as a wife and mom I am used to putting my desires at the bottom of the list. They are giving me 5000$ for my original Viking, I paid 1000 for it in 1975. I think I stressed over that purchase too!
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Wow, you r getting 5k for a machine you paid 1k for in 75.... I did not realize that DSMs appreciated that much.....except for FWs.....good luck with your new "appliance"........
I am not into embroidery that much...my BL is low on the capabilities list..ok with me. My question to those who have these super duper ones...what do you do/ make with them....?
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Congratulations! Enjoy your new baby and be sure to show us just what she can do.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:32 AM
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Having recently bought my own new machine, enjoy it. It's so much fun exploring what a new machine can do.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:52 AM
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I have a Brothers Dream Machine and just finished embroidered and quilted pot holders all in the hoop. Also just used embroidery to quilt a huge quilt, embroidered sweatshirts fo my daughter. Projects are endless! I love my machine, but it is heavy to move. I just purchased Brothers Dream Fabric frame that uses my machine to free motion quilt but in smaller sections. Still learning to use this new process, but exciting!
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