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Thread: What do you know about this machine?

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    My BF got a Brother to take to classes. She says it's possessed. Took it back several times while on warranty and after, but it just didn't work right. She finally traded it in on another brand. I would keep the Kenmore. My favorite machine was a Kenmore limited edition from the late 70's or early 80's. I gave it to my niece because I thought I needed all the bells and whistles. Dumb move on my part! Donna

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    I am on my second Brother machine, have the top of the line Quantro and am extremely happy with it. I do think with any machine one thing to consider is service and repair, as we all know it will be needed at some point in time. I currently have to travel almost a hundred miles for factory service (which is the only way to repair your machine) In my very large town, there is just not any reliable sewing machine service people....I am sorry to say this is becoming a thing of the past and I am sorry to see that.... For my Bernina I do only have to travel 25 miles. But one thing I do like about Brother is that you can order Brother feet directly from them, Bernina you do have to go to a Dealer.
    Do not be afraid of a Brother, decent machine....

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    I have the Brother SQ 9000 (the 9050 came out since) and It does very well. I wanted a lighter machine to take to classes and this is 10 #.

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    "But my biggest complaint about it is that it's so light it scoots away from me constantly as I sew!" Get some of that Rubbermaid stuff that lines drawers. It is soft... and it holds the machine in place. I have a CS6000i also. I have been sewing on my machine for close to 5 years. Not a bit of problems with it. And if your bought your machine new, Sewnoma, it should last at least 25 years. It is warranted that long.
    Anita in Northfield, MN

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    Machines do not have to cost a lot to be good... Take care of it, use decent thread C&C is fine for the low end machines.... i have a brother dealer that explained to me that Brother has come a "long way"...
    I read reviews for a machine a Walmart for about 90.00 that had fabulous reviews...
    On the Singer note.. i bought a CG Singer model 500 for 185.00 on line,, that is one of the best machines ever!!!
    fast and heavy dute,, you can find it on YouTube... but i would recommend getting the 550 for just a bit more....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I have a Brother CS6000i (I think that's what the model is) and it's a pretty good machine. Not sure how it compares to this model but my biggest complaint about it is that it's so light it scoots away from me constantly as I sew!! Otherwise I think it's a decent machine for the price (I bought it for about $150 on Amazon). Lots of stitches, lots of feet, and no troubles with it missing stitches or being a "thread diva". I DID, however, realize that there's no way to lube or really maintain this machine so I don't think it'll be something I'll still be sewing on in 20 years. But it was so cheap, I guess that's okay.
    Just put that rubberized shelf liner under your machine. It will stay put!!!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Thank you for your information! She will go by your recommendations. As usual the QB members Rock!!
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    I have had 2 Brother machines and now use a Baby Lock which is also Brother. I'm not familiar with that particular machine but I have never been unhappy with any Brother that I have had. I sewed for many years on a $160.00 Brother from Walmart that I just recently gave to my niece.

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    I don't know, but I love my old kenmore!
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    My Daughter had a very low end Brother from Wal Mart and made quilts and quilted on it. It worked great, she used it for about 3 years. She has now upgraded to the Brother 1500 with a larger throat. She calls it a cadilac.
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    Take a look at thread "Good price on a Janome Machine". That's a great deal if it doesn't have any repairs needed.

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    My old Kenmore is 55 years old and when the walking foot or the darning foot is on it, it quilts like a champ. I love my Janome, but I have friends who have a Brother that they think is the best thing since sliced bread. froggyintexas

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    Get that old Kenmore serviced and it will probably long outlive an el cheapo plastic machine.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    My first machine was a $99 Brother from Wal-Mart and she sewed fine. You just have to clean and oil them regularly. My second machine was a Singer I paid $500 for, same thing - clean and oil and they'll run for ever. Now I've a Janome 7700. He, Sonny, has a lot of bells and whistles.

    I would have never spent a ton of money on a machine until I new I would utilize him to the potential. If your daughter is just starting out, a low end machine will get the job done, as long as it stitches well. This helps if the quilting bug has not sunk her teeth into her. When I first started quilting, life - job - kept getting in the way and now that I'm disabled it's the only thing that keeps me going.

    Or, Christmas is only six months a away, maybe everyone can pitch in to get her a slightly better machine with a few upgrades. Joann's usually has a black Friday speacial for $79 and last year it was a singer. My friend was lucky and the store by him did not receive their shipment so they upgraded him with the nachine that was on sale for $99 with needle threaders and needle position is adjustable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
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    bnabylocks are not made by brother. i talked to the distributor here and there is a babylock corporate office in my city. babylocks are distributed by brother but not made by them, different technology.
    Im sorry but that's wrong. Many Babylock sewing machines ARE made by brother. The Babylock parent company is Tacony.

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    I have had several Brother machines over the years and loved tbem. I also love Janome, Babylock and Husquevarna Viking. I love my old mechanical Singers. In fact, I never met a sewing machine I didn't love. Lol Well, there was one Singer portable that I had when DH was in the Army. It was.dog! The tension wouldn't stay in adjustment. I traded it for a Brother, that I loved. The reason I changed to Janome and Babylock is that my dealer now sells those brands. Most major brands are good. Be sure you have a good dealer who stands behind the machines they sell.

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    http://www.brother-usa.com/Homesewin...oductID=NX450Q This is a really good machine for about $700. If you expect it to last, this would be a good choice. I also have the Brother cs6000i and it's a great little machine to take to class but at that price I don't expect it to last long.
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