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Want to Purchase embroidery machine

Old 01-16-2010, 07:25 AM
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Hello from Georgia.

I have been quilting for about two years. Recently became really interested in a embrodery machine....... Anyone own one of these machines or have had experience with . Any suggestions will be appreciated
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:52 AM
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What do you want to spend? That is the first question you can go from 3 or 4 hundred to thousands. I paid about 400 for mine but mine only does 4x4 so there are lots of things to consider.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:58 AM
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I have a Bernina 640E and really like it. They are expensive, you get what you pay for. I have been quilting for a few years and wanted my machine to do some extra decorative stitches and ended up also getting the embroidery module. It has been fun but lots of new things to learn, thread types, stabilizers etc. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:54 AM
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I have an Brother Innovis 2500D and I love it. It is very user friendly and has so many extras. Good luck shopping.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:00 PM
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I have a Pfaff. It's nowhere close to the top of the line but does everything I want.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:08 PM
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If you have the money to spend I would go with an embroidery machine that can talk directly to your computer. The technology is changing so fast you might find yourself with an outdated machine a week after you purchase it. I have a Bernina Deco 650 it uses the PES format which is fairly easy to find. It is the format used by Patterns from Nancy's Notions and Martha Pullen. My machine will only do a 4" motif but that is a lot larger than you think. Mine uses little cards that plug into the machine. I also purchased a "Magic Box" that converts other formats to PES and puts them on a blank card that I can reuse. I have at least $1500 tied up in various cards and CDs for my machine. Many I have used over and over and some are still sealed in their original cases. There is also a lot of money to be spent in thread, stabilizers and different hoops etc. Think about it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:23 PM
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I have the Brother Quattro,it is awesome,I really like it but it is very expensive,they usually have some kind of deal when you buy it,you should go to a dealer they can sit down with you show you all the machines and tell you all the deals and you should also get free classes with any machine that you buy at a dealer,I always have
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:08 PM
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I have a Pfaff 2144 and I love it. I have several size hoopsto go with it. The embroidery is beautiful and I am finding ways to bring it into my quilting. I love embroidering things for the grandkids.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:27 PM
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Have not used mine yet.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:39 PM
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I have the Babylock Ellisimo BLSO-very expensive-If I were buying again, I would get a cheaper machine. :roll: :roll:
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