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Out of the frying pan into the fire!

Old 04-22-2014, 08:41 AM
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Default Out of the frying pan into the fire!

After many months of research I finally did it, I ordered a brand new in the box Brother PQ1500s. I am so excited and nervous too. I know that this is not a big purchase to a lot of people, but to me it's BIG! I got a good deal, as good as on AllBrands.com. I can't wait till it gets here. It is going to be such an improvement over my present machine. I think the harp space excites me the most. The thing that makes me nervous is that it's mechanical. I haven't had to set up a machine in many many years and I hope that I don't have too much trouble learning how to use it. I can't take any classes because the dealer is an hour away and with my work schedule it just won't work. I work 12 hour shifts and work weekends. Not taking the classes makes me a little nervous also, but I know I can depend on everyone here to help me out. Sorry about rambling on but this is BIG!
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:14 AM
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Congratulations and it is exciting. But maybe you can take a day off to take a classe if needed. It always helps but know it is a hard decision.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:17 AM
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Congratulations!! When I got my new machine I kept the manual close by and referred to it often. When I had time, I went through the book regarding the specialty stitches, etc. It is fun and BIG!
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:22 AM
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Congratulations! You are going to love a new machine and I wish you many happy hours of creating!

When I got my big Bernina I never took any classes. Just studied the manual for the basic things and looked stuff up as problems arose. There's a learning curve with any new machine, but soon it will your new best friend!
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:02 AM
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I am in a thinking mood about ordering this machine. The dealer gave me a manual to take home so that I copuild go through it.
Here in Eastern Canada, I will be paying approx. $1700 for it (taxes included). That's what is keeping me thinking instead of buying. That's a lot of money for me and, really, the throat space is the only thing I really want.

Congrats and good luck.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:05 AM
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If the manual is well-written - and you study it - you should be in good shape.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:28 AM
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I love my 1500s. Do not worry, that machine is a simple, straightforward machine, very easy to operate.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:53 AM
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I have one. One thing I do is bypass the three hole bar when threading I use the far right hole as a thread guide only. I had a problem with the needle coming unthreaded when using the auto thread cutter and this stopped it. And do not do not do not keep a spool of thread on the far right spindle. I had the end of the thread catch in the fly wheel (going fast it draws loose thread in) and it was a mess to get it out.

There is a yahoo group just for owners of this machine. It has tons of info.

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Old 04-22-2014, 12:17 PM
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My Daughter has this machine. She loves it and is her only machine. She pieces and quilts with it. It is a straight stitch only machine. Most important is to oil it as per the manual. If you can use any sew machine then you can use this one. Very dependable and easy to use.
My two use all the time machines are almost exactly like it. I love them both. This machine is cheaper than my machines.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:26 PM
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I got one of these about 6 months ago. I need to get brave and use it more. LOL!!
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