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Thread: Singer Futura?

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    Singer Futura? I have a chance to get a decent deal on one and wanted to know if anyone has one ? had one? pros cons?
    I have other work horse machines I just want one to kind of play with embroidery with
    Thanks for any suggestions and comments

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    I have one, and I would not recommend it. There was a problem with the first one (bobbin issues) and it had to be returned and the second one doesn't have the bobbin issue as bad but it's only slightly better. I wish I had waited and bought a different machine.

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    I recently bought a Brother SE 350 for less than $400.00 and Love it, I have already embroidered on everything I can get my hands on and it is a regular sewing machine also. I bought the PED basic for downloading designs off the computer ($120.00) and it is worth every penny! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I would recommend this if you want to dabble at embroidery, It only does a 4x4 inch designs but so far it is big enough. Great machine for the price.

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    i have the singer futura 200 and i'm extremely happy with it.

    i average about 3-4 hours of sewing a day, 6 days a week, since the day i purchased it 6 years ago.

    i've never had 1 problem with the machine and its never been in the shop for servicing. DH does routine cleaning/check ups for me.

    i don't do tons of embroidery but what i have done always looks wonderful. i like that it reads so many different embroidery formats.

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    reading this and paying attention. I bought a used one months ago and this week end I plan on overcoming my fear and set it up and start to use it. I read the books 3 times- now, just to plug it in and get going. Why do I obsess over a stinkin' machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    reading this and paying attention. I bought a used one months ago and this week end I plan on overcoming my fear and set it up and start to use it. I read the books 3 times- now, just to plug it in and get going. Why do I obsess over a stinkin' machine?
    you should use it, its so user friendly. there's nothing to be concerned about.

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    Thanks for your comments !Does anyone know what the difference is between a 250 and a 350?
    I also saw a White 4400 that had a lot more doodads with it and was cheaper ????

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    i haven't stayed on top of the new models and the difference since i'm not in the market to replace my 200 but i'm sure the singer website would offer that type of information.

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    Oh dear . . . You're tempting me . . .

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    Oh dear . . . You're tempting me . . .

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    I was given the CE 100 as a birthday present a few years ago, when they came out with the upgrade to to CE 200 I did that, it added a few nore bells and whistles, it can read almost any embroidery format and you can download directly to your computer, nothing else to buy, you do have to have it connected to your computer to talk to it bit once you get it going you can go on and use your computer as usual. I like mine better for piecing than I do my other but keep it hooked up for embroidery.
    How much are you getting yours for? (if you don't mind me asking) mine was barely shy of $500.
    oh and you can buy more programs, photo stitch, hyperfont, and more I can't remember the names of.

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    i purchased the 200 six years ago new for $450.

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    I have decided to go for it LOL! Now to find the best deal. the difference between the 250 and 350 is editing software that I am told you can get for cheaper than the $200 price difference.
    Lots of online dealers selling lots of different packages. the lowest was 649 and goes up depends on whats included.
    Going to talk to hubby tonight ( since I have been on medical leave from work for a couple months) but I am sure he will be fine with it even if he doesn't quite understand WHY? i need another machine. I gave him a great analogy when I started looking. "You know how it is when you need a socket and don't have one that fits?" LOL. He understands. :wink:
    I will let you know what I find

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