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    Embroidery Machines

    How many of you have had the high-end priced Embroidery Machines ( such as the Husqvarna Designer SE ) and then have also purchased a cheaper machine that also embroiders ?

    Do you find that the lower-end priced machines embroider just has well as the higher end prices machines ?

    Just curious. I have a Viking / Husqvarna Designer SE ....and have wondered at times if I could have gotten a much cheaper machine that would have done the same thing the machine I have now does.
    Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
    http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

    "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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    I have the SE and the Ruby, a friend of mine has a brother and she says it does not do as well as the higher end machines

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      #3
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      I got a futura about five years ago. I constantly hear bad things about them but honestly I've never had any issues! I don't use it much anymore but when I did the only issues I had was running out of thread haha

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        I have a Viking Rose. I love that machine because it does perfect applique stitch's and never had a problem with it. But it only had a 4'' hoop and you had to use a card and overlays on the buttons. Totally un-user friendly. I jumped so far to the other side by getting a Babylock Ellegante. USB, 12'' hoop etc. I was using it strictly for embroidery until I started wanting to make some quilts and needed to use a walking foot. It's like I got a whole new machine!
        🌺 Lorie

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          I have a brother that embroiders and sews. It came with a 4" hoop but I was able to get a larger hoop that I can move for larger projects. I don't embroider much with as I do more quilting than embroidery but when I use it, I have had not trouble with it.
          "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." Martin Luther (founder of the Lutheran Church)

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            A lot of times it is not how the finished embroidery looks, it's what was the process that is the difference between various priced machines.

            The things that you pay more for are more editing options on the machine vs having to do it all on a computer and transfer the design.

            You pay more for a larger variety of hoop sizes.

            You pay more for the ability to park the hoop, remove it, then return it to where you left off in your stitch out.

            You pay more to have the machine move the hoop out of the way to change bobbins, then return it to where you left off in your stitch out.

            You pay more to have more built in designs.

            You pay more to get a bigger embroidery field and more maximum stitches per stitch out.

            There are more features, I haven't had enough coffee yet to really remember them all! There are things like having the machine cut all the jump stitches and pull the threads to the back. The ability to store lots of personal designs on the machine.

            And that is just on the embroidery side of them machine! You are talking about sewing/embroidery combo machines, so haven't even touched what sewing features you get when you pay more for the machine.
            Cathryn

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              I have a 7 year old Janome 300E embroidery only machine. It is a little work horse, it does most everything I want. I dream of the $8,000 machine, but right now, I don't really need it. I am thinking when the grandbabies start coming I will graduate up.
              "She who dies with the most fabric wins"

              Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom."

              Julie
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                Not sure I know what you mean by high end priced machines since I have no idea what the Husqvarna's cost, but I have 3 brother machines ranging in price from $400.00 to $7000.00 and I love them all and they all do a wonderful embroidery stitch, the cheaper one maybe not as nice but the 4000D and PR 10000 are wonderful machines. I personally love the Brother machines .

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                  Originally posted by Rhonda D. Matzker View Post
                  I have a brother that embroiders and sews. It came with a 4" hoop but I was able to get a larger hoop that I can move for larger projects. I don't embroider much with as I do more quilting than embroidery but when I use it, I have had not trouble with it.

                  Which Brother do you have? I've been looking to get one to help me with quilting my tops. I have a Brother quilting machine now and love it. Also, if I may pick your brain,... How easy is it to quilt the tops with your machine?

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                    I use a combo sewing/embroidery machine. The only reasons I would want a stand alone emb machine is to get larger hoop area or so I could use both machines at the same time. My Janome's largest hoop is 5X8. It's good for most things I make but a larger area would enable me to do some nice designs on quilt blocks.
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                      My Designer cost $7900.00 and it was on sale for $5864.00 when I purchased it.
                      What I meant about "high-end" was machines that cost as much as mine did ....other than that, I didn't mean anything else by the phrase ( geez, I hope I didn't offend anyone! ) .....
                      I know of women that have purchased the Singer Sewing machines that embroider, and really like them. I have wondered at times if when I travel if it would be better to buy something cheaper that would embroider(??) .....as I don't want my SE stolen ...( even though it is insured.) I would freak out if my Designer SE were stolen !

                      Thanks everyone....I got my answer.....I don't think I would be happy with any other machine.....I really like my Designer SE..... I just need to use the embroidery more.
                      IF anyone knows of any Tutorials out there for embroidery that's easy to follow, I would appreciate it. I need to start taking embroider classes more, so that I am comfortable using the embroidery. For the most part I am leery of using the embroidery for fear I am going to "break " something ! ....which is silly. Letting that embroidery unit just set there is such a waste....
                      Again, if any of you has or knows of video tutorials for beginner machine embroiders, I would really appreciate it !

                      I have every single thing that came with the Designer SE when it was purchased in 2006 ( January 11th 2006 is when it was purchased ) I went a little crazy when I bought it.....if there was something out there for that machine, I purchased it, ALL the hoops, tons of thread, tons of designs......etc.
                      While I have embroidered some .....I don't use it as much as I thought I would, and I really want to be able to use it more.
                      Thanks !
                      Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
                      http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

                      "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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                        I was afraid of my embroidery unit for about 2 years. The best thing I did was just take it and USE it! I was also afraid I was going to break something, or mess it up,too. Once I started I realized I was actually hooping my stuff upside down! I was snapping needles like twigs in my bobbin area, my poor abused machine.

                        I found the most helpful for me was to talk to other people that had my machine. They are the ones that made me realize my HUGE error.

                        And I was not offended at all by your question! My machines (I have 2 embroidery machines) did not cost that much, they were both around $5,000. I LOVE my machines!
                        Cathryn

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                          red.. There is an embroidery group that started. Don't be shy and come join
                          🌺 Lorie

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                            My two favorite embroidery web sites are [email protected] and oregonpatchworks.com

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                              Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                              red.. There is an embroidery group that started. Don't be shy and come join
                              Oh yes...please join!
                              TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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