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Thread: Okay, it's between the Brother PE770 and the Janome 350. Which one can I get the bigger designs on??

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Hi friends,
    This will be my last post on embroidery machines!
    I mentioned that I want embroidery only. You have all given me great ideas on both.
    I'm wanting the most versatile of the 2 and I can't tell which one that is.
    I would like one that isn't limited to really small designs.
    So........ which one can you get larger hoops for?? And what would be the sizes??
    I'm done........HONEST !!
    Thanks for all your help :)
    Sue

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    Awwww c'mon Sue, don't stop now! :lol:
    David

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    Aren't you the wise guy!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha
    :D:D

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    And as usual.....I'm following behind her closely to see what ya'll say...LOL :D

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    I hope they aren't as bad as DAVID!! hahaha

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    In optional accessories for both machines hoop sizes are listed, janome - giga hoop 9.1 in. x 7.9 in.
    brother - extra large 12x5 inches.

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    Thanks, Midge! :)

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    Ok Susan, which one have you decided on????

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    Jerudy, Amazon has the Brother for a decent price, even if you add up the extras so I'm leaning towards that one.
    What do you think?? :)

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    Well, I have to say the PE 780 because I have one on layaway at my LQS. The reason I went with the 780 instead of the 770, is they were offering a special on the 780 and for a few $$ more you get a thread set and a few other extras, plus they included some classes with it. They said the only difference between the two was the Disney patterens are included on the 780. Although I chose it because of the classes, you may find a Minnie or Goofy on my shirt collar at one of the quilt shows.

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    Jerudy, I should probably get one locally b/c of classes. But everyone said they are both very user friendly so then I got to thinking that I'd be okay with it. But I don't know......
    Not getting many bites on this post- I think I've beat this one to death lol :D

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    Well good luck with whatever you decide. I can't wait to hear the results and see your embroidery designs. We can compare notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Not getting many bites on this post- I think I've beat this one to death lol :D
    Nah.....it's just early is all ;) I can tell you though at this point, you're probably only gonna get feedback from folks who either have a Janome or a Brother...LOL. Those with the Janome will prefer it and those with the Brother will prefer it. So......what's the difference in price? That makes a difference.

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    Gail, price difference isn't all that much. I think the Brother is a bit cheaper but I'm starting to forget everything lol :D

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    I have a Brother for class and have had Janome embroidery machine in the past. As to longevity of machines, I would bet on the Janome anytime. Currently, though my sewing/embroidery machine is the Babylock Ellisimo so am really unbiased.

    Don't forget dealer support is very important.

    Good luck and can't wait to see your first embroidery project!

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    I was talking to a friend the other day, and she told me she had purchased the Brother PE770 for her daughter! She said you could get the Brother at JoAnn's. It has a wide selection of designs, but about the bigger designs, I don't know.
    Steffie

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    Really??? I didn't know Joanne's carried it, thank you!
    Maybe I can play with one :D

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    I would go Brother, if I had to do again. I have the Janome 300E and have had a lot of bobbin trouble. I have heard there are many people with this same problem with Janomes. I'm shying away from Janome. Some love them, I'm not one of them. I do enjoy embroidering on items and personalizing them. It is a lot of fun!

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    They do but they are higher:
    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...Id&imageType=m

    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Really??? I didn't know Joanne's carried it, thank you!
    Maybe I can play with one :D

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    I just have the Brother SE350, was lucky an found at Walmart on clearence for $189.00. Anyways, I am bad with computer stuff,but the Brother is SO easy to learn on. It came with a disk, to pop into your computer and watch,and that really helped me! I am sure both machines are nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I just have the Brother SE350, was lucky an found at Walmart on clearence for $189.00. Anyways, I am bad with computer stuff,but the Brother is SO easy to learn on. It came with a disk, to pop into your computer and watch,and that really helped me! I am sure both machines are nice!
    Carrieanne, are you serious?????????
    Holy cow, that's a fraction of the price at Amazon!!
    Good for you!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Yes,last year I read about people finding them at Walmarts. Called all the stores near me, and one was left in Whitewater! They clearenced them when theywent to the SE400, mine cant hook up to the internet w/o a special cord. BUT, perfect to learn on!

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    For about the 4th time, I have the Janome 350E and love it. Each machines has their own format (language) that they read. I feel that it is important to have the USB port. Cards are too hard to find and very expensive when you do. The bobbin issue with the Janome 300E the lady mentioned is as simple as an adjustment. Whenever a machine has a thread cutter, it is wise to let the thread cutter do its job and stop. Sometimes we are over-anxious to see what our work looks like and we jerk before the thread cutter is done. There is a tiny spring on the bobbin area that needs to be treated gently. It will do the work that needs to be done but it needs to be treated as a surgeon treats his tools. Whatever you decide, you will truly enjoy a new machine and doing things you only dreamed about. Just my nickel's worth Susan.

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    I'm looking for a purchase in the future also. There are 2 things that stand out for me. One is the abiltiy to resize within 10% up or down on the Janome. The Brother doesn't state the machine will do that and 2nd the construction. The Janome 340e is ball bearing construction and will last forever. 2nd is a very important consideration for me and is the main reason I purchased the 6600 for quilting. The only thing that I don't really like about either machine is the LCD is in gray scale not color.

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    Someone slap me....I want a bigger Brother!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will NOT get another machine, I will not...........

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