Best machine opion for Monograming

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Hi!  I'm so glad to have found this group.  I have been looking at
purchasing an embroidery sewing combo machine, but my head is spinning
from all the research and options.  I have a questions for you all, as I
haven't been able to find an answer through my research.

If I'm wanting to purchase a machine, either combo unit or stand alone, to
really only monogram my children's clothing what hoop size should I get.
I'd like to have the option to make the letter 3'' high.  I've read that
with the Brother 350 sewing and embroidery, that it only creates letter
that are 1'' high.  

Many thanks for your help!


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Hi!  I'm so glad to have found this group.  I have been looking at
purchasing an embroidery sewing combo machine, but my head is spinning
from all the research and options.  I have a questions for you all, as I
haven't been able to find an answer through my research.

If I'm wanting to purchase a machine, either combo unit or stand alone, to
really only monogram my children's clothing what hoop size should I get.
I'd like to have the option to make the letter 3'' high.  I've read that
with the Brother 350 sewing and embroidery, that it only creates letter
that are 1'' high.  

Many thanks for your help!


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Best machine opion for Monograming



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Hi!  I'm so glad to have found this group.  I have been looking at
purchasing an embroidery sewing combo machine, but my head is spinning
from all the research and options.  I have a questions for you all, as I
haven't been able to find an answer through my research.

If I'm wanting to purchase a machine, either combo unit or stand alone, to
really only monogram my children's clothing what hoop size should I get.
I'd like to have the option to make the letter 3'' high.  I've read that
with the Brother 350 sewing and embroidery, that it only creates letter
that are 1'' high.  

Many thanks for your help!


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Best machine opion for Monograming



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Hi!  I'm so glad to have found this group.  I have been looking at
purchasing an embroidery sewing combo machine, but my head is spinning
from all the research and options.  I have a questions for you all, as I
haven't been able to find an answer through my research.

If I'm wanting to purchase a machine, either combo unit or stand alone, to
really only monogram my children's clothing what hoop size should I get.
I'd like to have the option to make the letter 3'' high.  I've read that
with the Brother 350 sewing and embroidery, that it only creates letter
that are 1'' high.  

Many thanks for your help!


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Best machine opion for Monograming



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Hi!  I'm so glad to have found this group.  I have been looking at
purchasing an embroidery sewing combo machine, but my head is spinning
from all the research and options.  I have a questions for you all, as I
haven't been able to find an answer through my research.

If I'm wanting to purchase a machine, either combo unit or stand alone, to
really only monogram my children's clothing what hoop size should I get.
I'd like to have the option to make the letter 3'' high.  I've read that
with the Brother 350 sewing and embroidery, that it only creates letter
that are 1'' high.  

Many thanks for your help!


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Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
flmarchmom wrote:

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As far as I can tell from the on-line specs and descriptions, the
built-in letters and monograms may be limited to 1" lettering, but it
has embroidery hoops available up to 4"x6".  You wouldn't use the
built-in lettering, but would have to acquire or create additional
embroidery designs.

It accepts a proprietary format memory card, which can be purchased
loaded with embroidery designs, either pictorial or alphabetic. With
appropriate software and a blank card, you can also
     purchase and download an infinity of designs
     create your own designs
     download free designs

You are not limited to the software offered by Brother; Just to make
your decisions more difficult, almost ANY embroidery software program
can create designs compatible with Brother's format. However, you also
need a special device attached to your computer (a card reader/writer)
that can write to the proprietary card.

The need for such a card and card reader is, at least to ME, a major
turn-off. I much prefer embroidery systems that can use more readily
available means of exchanging data with a computer, such as plug-in
USB memory cards.

  - Herb

Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
Just to add to this.

Or direct connect and download to the machine with no portable dongles
required at all. ie. Many new machines take a cable connection directly to
the embroidery machine.

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Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
Joesepi wrote:

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A network connection would be ideal - preferably wireless. Unfortunely
the sewing/embroidery manufacturers seem to stay ten years behind [3"
floopy disks anyone?]. We had a cable connect Pfaff at one time and it
was a real pain in the neck looping it from the computer to the sewing
machine unless they were right next to each other. Of course then it
was a proprietary cable, too.

  - Herb


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Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
We have two Brothers at the moment, one has USB connection and one floppies.
Everytime a PC is replaced the floppy i/f begins to scare me. I am hanging
on to my drives for dear life. USB has limitations in length, also but we
manage about 15 feet (5 metres). This almost implies a dedicated PC for
embroidery though. At $250 a crack that isn't unreasonable anymore.


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Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
Joesepi wrote:

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I invested (a very small amount) in a couple of usb floppy drives.

Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
I guess that should insure compatibility for the lifetime of the machine,
probably. I found floppies had bad head misalligment problems when they
started promoting the USB memory keys. For 10-15 years previous they were
never a problem and used for file backup. Real nasty when living on dozenss
of systems that were behind in technology.



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Re: Best machine opion for Monograming
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Thanks for your thoughts Herb.  I finally found a sew vac store that
answered all my questions and they pretty much said what you did.  I did
purchase a Brother 240 becuase of the USB connectivity.  Thanks again!


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