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So, who watched the Brother V-Series unveiling today?

Old 07-30-2012, 06:20 PM
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Default So, who watched the Brother V-Series unveiling today?

Just as I suspected, it appears these Brother machines will be competing directly with the Janome 11000 and 12000. There's one quilting machine, one with just embroidery, and a third with the whole kit and caboodle.

Here's the website for those who want a "sneak peak". Unfortunately, that's pretty much all they are giving us right now. Apparently August 20th there will be more information available and the machines start selling in September.

http://www.brother-usa.com/Homesewin...-Machines.aspx

Instead of playing a song with a lovely model pointing at flowers, I would have liked something with a little more substance about the machines (LOL). I expected a bit more out of this big "launch". But that's just me, I suppose.... I'm not even in the market for a machine, just curious!
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My husband is in Nashville this week for business, he texted me that there is a Brother convention going on in his hotel. Boy, do I wish I had gone with him!

The sneak peek was probably enough to get some people into their dealers to ask about the machines....
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I started "thinking" this weekend (which is dangerous to say the least) that I might sell my lower end Brother combo sewing/embroidery machine and get an upgrade. I did a search and found that in the combo machines, there is a lower end and a higher end...not much in the middle!! I also have a Brother embroidery only machine which I love but would probably need to sell both to even have a down payment on something in the new V series (or take out a 2nd mortgage on my house...LOL) I sure would like to go to the Brother dealer and do some "testing" though!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:46 PM
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Of course; the video is just a tease; they want to keep us going back to see if there's more information; keeping the interest high. I'll bet those babies are gonna cost a very pretty penny! But the 11.5 work space would be a dream.
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I agree, I was like are they selling sex or sewing machines. The model really made me lose interest if that is how they are going to market their product, that is a poor choice. If i didn't know they were selling sewing machines I really would not have guessed by the model.
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I don't get the video at all. Was it even about sewing?
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Okay, the first video when you go to that link was really, really lame. What the heck was the marketing department thinking, seriously. However, there's another video that shows a bit more about the machines. Click the red button on the right side of that page, fast-forward to about 5:25 in the video. As Donna said, they're launching 3 machines: a quilting machine, an embroidery machine, and a combo quilting/embroidery machine. All 3 machines have an 11.25" harp, but I was surprised to see they only stitch about 1000 stitches per minute. And of course, no price range is given.

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Does anyone remember Star Search, and the "model" category?? That's so much what that video reminded me of!!
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I didn't like their video either. It was short on information and boring. Their marketing department is unaware of how to interest quilters and sewers.
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Glad I wasn't the only one who thought that whole dream-sequence-with-model thing was LAME!
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