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Thread: New Toy!!

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    OK, as you may know I usually do everything by hand, but I am developing some interest in trying to do some things on machine.
    The drawback being my machine is so basic... like just one step up from needle and thread. And not really financially or mentally ready for a "really good" quilting machine. Well, I went to Target the other day and saw a machine that said it has "quilting features" and the best thing.. it was on sale!
    Under $100.. well, ok.. so it's only a dollar under .. but still under..lol
    I mulled it over, came home, went back and did a little more reading .. then saw it was the ONLY one on the shelf... to make an already long story a touch shorter.. it is now sitting in my living room. It's a Brother XL 3750.
    Not real fancy, but does have a walking foot, a quilting foot and a 1/4" quilting foot, a "flat bed attachment" to make the bed larger to support big projects.
    Also has a number of built in stitches, buttonholer, etc... Nah.. I'm not excited.... nah.. not me...lol Hope this was a good buy.

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    have fun with your new toy!!!!!

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    Wow Tippy, what a great find, I need to get on down to Target!

    Hope you have a lot of fun with it!

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    sounds like you can't go wrong with that toy. Be careful, it can be like drugs ...once you try the "light" stuff, it's easy to get addicted to the "heavy" (read EXPENSIVE) ones...

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    Woo Hoo Tippy!!! How could you pass up a deal like that??? I bet you are going to have lots of fun with your new machine :D :D :D

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    A new sewing machine thrills me, even the old ones I find at the thrift stores. You will love it! You got a great buy too.

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    Tippy, have fun with your new baby ! I have several Brothers and just love them :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    sounds like you can't go wrong with that toy. Be careful, it can be like drugs ...once you try the "light" stuff, it's easy to get addicted to the "heavy" (read EXPENSIVE) ones...

    What a great deal! Enjoy your machine, it can be so much fun to play with a new toy. But boy, is Esqmommy correct. After a while you start coveting all the bells & whistles, I especially am lusting over the automatic thread cutter! LOL

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    Me too...unfortunately, can't swing it now!!!

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    yippee! A new toy for you! How fun, tippy! Enjoy it and may it never give you a moments trouble.

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    Congratulations, I now pronounce you Tippy and Brother - lol. One of mine is a Brother and I love it. I bought it primarily to take to the occasional class since I didn't want to lug my higher end machine in the car.

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    Wow ow you' ll be a fast lady now.....have fun :D

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    YIPPEE!!

    congrats on the new sewing machine. you're gonna love it. you don't need a top of the line sewing machine to produce excellent work.

    you're going to be amazed at how much work you can get done by using a machine.

    you'll be able to put together a lap quilt in a few hours.

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    Yea sounds like an AWESOME buy to me. I have a brother 650q with everything you just described plus maybe a few more extra's and I paid ALOT more than $100.00 ENJOY :D :D :D :D

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    Yea! Hurray for you! Glad you found this, I'm sure it's going to give you many years of enjoyment and help you produce many, many great projects. :)

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    Sounds to me like you got a great deal! Have fun getting to know your new toy!

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    Congrats. Sounds like you got a good deal.

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    Gee, that sounds great. Has everything you need to keep you going for quite a while. Enjoy and have fun!

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    I would have thought the walking foot, quater inch foot, quillting foot and flat bed would have almost cost what you paid for everything. If you look at it like that, your machine was almost Free! Well done.

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    How happy you will be with your new toy! What a great find and at a great price! All those extras are going to be sew nice to have! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    WooHoo!! Way to go!

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    Great find. You are going to have so much fun with this new machine. Keep us posted on the new things you are doing with it.

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    Oh fun a new toy! Happy quilting to you.

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    I also bought a Brother quilting machine. It was 129 dollars several years ago. It is a good machine but did not have a needle down feature or a large throat so it is my fall back machine if my expensive one breaks down.
    It was well worth the cheap price and is still working fine. Yes it came with all the things you mentioned and that made it a great buy.

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    Tippy,
    Congrats!!
    I bought the same machine a few months ago. It does great. My only problem is the throat is only 5.5". There is no way that I will be able to quilt a king on it so i'm going to try the fun and done. I've quilting a baby quilt on it and it worked out fine. I'm almost ready to free motion a lap size but that will have to wait for a few weeks. Going on vacation at the end of the week (Yeah!).

    Oh, and when I use my cone of thread to piece I place it in a vase behind the machine.

    Have fun!

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