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Thread: Went in to buy an Ottlite - Came out with an Embroidery Machine ! ! !

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    Junior Member Groovy Pieces's Avatar
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    Went in to buy an Ottlite - Came out with an Embroidery Machine ! ! !

    Hello Friends . . .

    It's always a treat to go to Joann's; it's a good 45 min drive from me. I decided to take my 20% off entire purchase coupon for being a newie to the newsletter list & buy an ottlite; coupon good for regular and sale items. Lucked up on a desk lamp on clearance for $19.99 (after the math, $16 & change - not too shabby ).

    Well . . .I also had fabric to get cut. The line was about 7 deep. As I was patiently waiting, I could hear the Viking Rep explain the in's & out's of a particular machine. I moved closer to the women to hear more & see the demos. When I finished at the cutting table, I engaged the Rep; we continued to talk about "the good, the bad, & the ugly" of this machine, AND I test drove that baby for 4.5 hours ! ! !

    My husband put an APB out on me by blowing up my cell. Can't complain - at least he missed me .

    Anyway . . . I came out with the H Class 600E. (I'm sure the embroidery veterans already know this. . . ) it's a sew/embroidery machine with a 4X4 & a 10X6 hoops, good software (to me, since I'm a RAW GREEN NEWBIE), user friendly, & I really like the workbook & manual I printed out for reference & to make notes. There a some you tube tutes to explore as well. For me, the price was right at $999 (not the floor model). Viking is retiring this line to bring bigger & better models in its place. I also gleaned that Singer, Pfaff, & Viking virtually roll off the same assembly line, so some applications are interchangeable - if I understood that correctly. And the best part: trade-in & trade-up value is a "win-win" situation even up to 14 months from purchase.

    I'm ssssssssssoooooooooo excited - I'm going to dive in, fire him up (yes, my machines are MALES - I will be the only hormone in my sewing room ! ! ! !) & embroider something . . . Thanks for letting my share . . .Lots of questions to come . . . GP
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    Congrats on your new machine. I bought a cheapie brother and absolutely love it. never thought I'd be an embroidery person, but I'm now a mad stalker looking for new patterns.
    ​Nancy

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    You will have TONS of fun!!! there are many free downloads you can try. Be sure to share your experiments with us.

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    My kind of shopper! Enjoy your new machine
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    Plumtree and others,

    Where do you find the free embroider downloads.....I'm new to all of this.

    Thanks!

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    Go onto Yahoo groups.....there are groups on there that give great free designs.
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    WOW I'd call that IMPULSE buying but seeing as you test drove him for 4 1/2 hours I don't know if it qualifies! Hahaha!

    Sounds like you don't have any explaining to do about 'what you bought while you were out'.

    Hey LADIES - I think we could show this thread to those that complain when we buy a few more yards of fabric! We could tell them "keep complaining and I'll shop for bigger and better" Hahaha! ROFL

    AWESOME for YOU!
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    I think this is hysterical - and CONGRATULATIONS!! Glad to see you actually got the light as well - I love my OTT light.

    You will have a great time with your machine - can not wait to see what you do with it.
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    Have fun with your new toy!!!!!!!!!!!! I have an old Pfaff (7570) embroidery machine and I keep it busy.
    Pat M.

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    Congrats ln your new machine,I am partial to vikings sine I have two,enjoy it
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    Must agree they are very similiar so I understand the mistake. Congratulations on new machine enjoy.
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    Congratulations on the new machine! You are entering a fun and interesting (sometimes expensive) world of embroidery...now off to find a design so I can get back to the machine.

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    I have the H Class 500E, looking to up grade some day for bigger hoops. Mines uses 4x4 and 6x6 hoop.

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    You test drove it for 4 1/2 hours??? LOL I can't even sit at my own machine for that long!

    Seriously though, congrats on the new machine and all your wonderful purchases!!! Sounds like a very fun (and productive!) shopping day for you!

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    Be sure to check out the embroidery thread on the board. Lots of help ... and links to tons of freebies.
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    Congratulations! I know you will love it. I haven't let the embroidery bug bite yet but I'm getting close. I can relate to the cell phone calls when I'm out and about. After the first one of where are you and when are you coming home I turn the ringer off. LOL
    Got fabric?

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    Congrats on your new machine!!!! I love Viking machines!!!!

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    Congrats! How fun. I want one!!

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    I love the title of your thread! Sounds like so much fun!! Congrats on your new purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Be sure to check out the embroidery thread on the board. Lots of help ... and links to tons of freebies.
    THANKS, bunches ! ! ! ! When I started hanging around this site, I thought I saw an "embroidery machine chat" type thread; for the life of me, I couldn't find my way back to it. . . .GP
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    You will love it!! I had a Brother duetta 4500 and in March I traded it in (and up) for a Babylock Ellisimo Gold and I am in heaven....in debt too LOL but since I was able to take advantage of 48 months interest FREE, hubby said to go for it! who am I to argue?

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    How exciting, congrats!

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    congrats on your new machine and goodies, Love my embroidery machine, Pfaff 7570, (have 4 of them) hope you have as much fun on yours as I do with mine!! Happy stitching!!
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    Congrats on your new machine! Show us some pics when you get something made!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Enjoy your new machine....

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