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Thread: New Brother Sewing Machine

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    When I started quilting 12 years ago, i didn't own a sewing machine, and I made the first one all by hand, a queen size made out of just 2pieces of material, matched for the front, and the same for the back. I turned the edges to the back and hand stitched them down before I even had it quilted :shock: :lol: :lol: It was blue with lots of bird houses and flowers . I quilted around all the items in it. It is still in use today in my daughter's den, and she wouldn't take nothing for it. :-D I have learned a lot since then. We had 2 sons getting ready to leave for College, and I wanted to make them a quilt to take with them. My DH went to walmart, and came home with a cheap Singer sewing machine. And I have done all of my piecing on it since then, I love hand quilting, and will always quilt special quilts by hand, but have been wanting a machine that I could quilt with. I had been going on line and looking, and making notes.
    DH stole the # of the one I liked best, in our small budget, and ordered it for me :shock: I was soooo surprised Christmas morning! :-D It is a Brother *Project Runway, limited addition*.
    It has 13 different feet, including one for quilting, and the feed dogs drop, so hope to learn to FMQ. It also has the double needle for those fancy stitches. :D :lol: there is a drawer in the arm, when you remove it, for all the feet and other thingys. And the lid has storage in it also. I have read the book through once, and am reading it again. Want to know as much as I can before starting using it. There are lots of Fancier and more Expensive machines out there, but this one is just perfect for me!

    I am so blessed



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    Awesome Machine and a keeper of a DH! You are going to love playing with all the new things it can do!

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    Way Cool. I have the Brother cs6000i. It looks alot like yours.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_8yoflstsh6_b I love it. I'm so glad you got it

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    Hooray, Ninnie!! What a great and thoughtful DH you have. Enjoy your new machine (and DH).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    Way Cool. I have the Brother cs6000i. It looks alot like yours.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_8yoflstsh6_b I love it. I'm so glad you got it

    Wow, they do look a lot alike! :-D

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    cool huh? i soooooo love mine. i bought it when i started quilting back in may 2008

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    Very, very nice -- machine and hubby! :D

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    What a wonderful man that DH of yours! I know you are going to enjoy your new machine and I can't wait to see what you make with it. Have you named it yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piedmont Quilter
    What a wonderful man that DH of yours! I know you are going to enjoy your new machine and I can't wait to see what you make with it. Have you named it yet?

    No name yet, but I am sure one will come to me :lol:

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    Ninnie, congrats on your new machine. What impresses me most is that you read the instrucion book and are reading it for a second time!!! Have had my machine for 20 + years and only look at my book when I am stumped!!! LOL

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    I started out with a $40 Singer and several years ago bought me the Brother cs6000i and used it like 6 ways to Sunday. I now have the Brother SE350 and love love love it. Haven't learned the embroidery part yet but still love it. It has a couple of stitches that the 6000i doesn't have and sews faster.

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    Congratulations on your new machine. What a wonderful hubby!

    I got my new machine about 15 years ago. I got it because it was all mechanical and I still love it. We bonded! It is just a New Home Limited but it was the first machine that didn't give me a lot of fits and it isn't tempermental. I appreciate this machine. Since that time, I've bought vintage Singer sewing machines which I have always loved, but I have to admit that I would never get rid of that New Home Limited. To me, it is the tops!

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    Hope you have threaded that beautiful machine and at least tested every button! It's wonderful!

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    awww, I am so happy for you Ninnie.
    Your hubby seems to do a lot of sweet things. He really loves you,...but of course, - we all do! :wink:

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    What a great Christmas gift and a wonderful hubby. Have lots of fun with your new machine.

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    What a wonderful husband, just to go and do something that kind and thoughtful. Guess you'll be keeping both for quite a while!!! Bea

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    Quote Originally Posted by margaret light
    What a wonderful husband, just to go and do something that kind and thoughtful. Guess you'll be keeping both for quite a while!!! Bea

    That's for sure! :-D

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    I have a Brother machine, and so does my DH. Mine cost about $165 on eBay, and his cost $89 at WalMart. We both do all our piecing on them. They are good, basic machines for that purpose. I have had mine for 2 years now. He has had his for 1 year. My Mom has the same as his, and she also likes it fine. Although they are not top of the line or have all the bells and whistles, they do the job reliably. If I were going out to spend $$ thousands on a new machine, I would still get a Brother because of my good experience with them. That's my 2 cents worth!! :D

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    Congratulations on your new machine!!

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    WooHoo Ninnie!!! :D:D:D
    (((HUGS))) to DH for putting such a big smile on your face and enabling you to venture off in another aspect of quilting :D:D:D

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    Nancy Zieman has an awesome workbook for learning how to use different presser feet :D I borrowed it from the library and had a lot of fun playing with it :D:D:D

    Fancy Footworks, there is also a video available.
    I have seen it in the usual discounted sites :D:D:D

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    Inquiring minds want to k ow if you have fired it up yet? I am waiting impatiently to see how she works and you with her!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Inquiring minds want to k ow if you have fired it up yet? I am waiting impatiently to see how she works and you with her!!!!!
    :roll: :roll: Well, cute, not yet. But in my defense, I have been busy. I ma now taking town the tree :roll: And I did take the plastic off of it! :shock:

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    Come on, come on, the tree will wait. We want to see what your machine does, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee????

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    Come on Ninnie; throw a saddle on and take her for a ride. I have a Brother (lower end) but I love the drop-in bobbin and it did a great job on the buttonhole stitch. I'm actually debating whether I want to give that machine to my friend or my first Pfaff. Decisions decisions.

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