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I don't want to embroider Donald Duck on 800 baseball caps.  Not even one
pegasus on our tea towels - but - I've seen some really nice, very nice,
lettering done on a Brother embroidery machine.  I can write very well in
cursive FM - could even do the Declaration of Independence if motivated.
Witchy (Linda) puts some good-looking lettering on her blocks for Hugs and a
neighbor's friend can too.  Friend says she has a Brother that it is
easy-going and wasn't expensive.
    So.
    Brace yourself.
    I wandered over to ebay to see if I might want to give DH a basic
embroidery machine made by Brother.  The first one up?   Yeeeesh!   One that
costs  $ 110,000.00.
    Don't think that's what I have in mind.
    Does anybody have any idea what I do have in mind?  Polly
 


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I hope this is a typo. $110,000.00 is quite a price for a Brother machine.
I know some Brother models used to be available at Walmart, maybe still are.
I have a friend who has a Brother embroidery machine and is quite happy with
it. She makes doll clothes to sell at craft shows and on-line, and uses the
machine to embellish them, as well as other personal  uses. I believe her
husband purchased the machine at Walmart, for nowhere near $110,000. Hope
you can find one you like. Keep searching....
Linda
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M Enneking wrote:
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That will be one of their industrial embroidery machines.  You want a
domestic.  Something along these lines?

Embroidery only: >
http://www.bambersew.com/BROTHER/BROTHER-SEWING-MACHINES/BROTHER-INNOVIS-750E-EMBROIDERY-MACHINE/p-67-68-1424 /



Or a fancy dual sewing and embroidery job?
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On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 22:08:52 -0600, Polly Esther wrote

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I have a Brother PE-750D.  (The D is for Disney, which I didn't need because
I don't want to embroider Mickey on my tea towels, but I got a good price on
it.)  That is probably more along the lines you are looking for it.  It comes
with some very nice lettering and a 5" x 7" hoop.

Maureen


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Thank you so much for the help.  There won't be any lessons or classes
available and I don't want one that's so complicated that I couldn't use it.
And - I don't want one that's so cheap it will be a pain.  No.  The $
110,000.00 was not a typo - but it just may not be necessary to go so
carried away.  Polly


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Polly Esther wrote:
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In my research for a new "someday" sewing machine, I checked out Brother
Quattro on ebay.  Yep.  $4,400.  Don't think so, not ever.

Sorry, I can't help you, Polly, but I do commiserate.

Michelle in Nevada

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That's a fantastic price for that machine.   Worth every penny.
Gen

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Kudos to anyone who can afford it Gen.  :-)  Thanks for the info.

Michelle in Nevada

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Hi Polly,
Here is a link to my sewing machine dealer, they have several Brother
machines in different price ranges.
http://www.poconosewandvac.com/index.cfm?siteid=3D4&itemcategory=3D24131&pr =
iorId=3D0&ProductId=3D27715
Hope this helps.
Bonnie
NJ

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My Brother 8200 is still going strong! I think it must be at least 10
years old now. You certainly don't need to Quatro or the 4200 to do
lettering. I had purchased a used Bernina 440 with the embroidery
attachment. I thought it would be great because the embroidery field
was bigger, but I much prefer my Brother. Sold the Bernina because I
thought my 8200 was even better on the stitching side and I just move
too fast for the BSR - never got the hang of that.

Overstock.com currently has a Brother machine for $312.99.

Linda
PATCHogue, NY
Queen of Boxtops



On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 22:08:52 -0600, "Polly Esther"

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I truly do admire and respect the wonderful things that the finer embroidery
machines will do - but they're just not on my list of things to learn.  ( I
also have great admiration for watercolor painting and flying airplanes but
we'll
put those off for a while.)  All I really want to achieve just now is some
fine lettering like Linda can do. Thank you, thank you.  Polly

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Polly,

I use my Bernina 160s lettering to do quilt labels. There are three
alphabets and I use the plain one. For my niece Adiana I printed her
name over and over again with three little hearts between each set. It
went all around the 1.5 dark green inner border. It does take some
thinking to program but it's worth it. When I turned on the memory to
make sure it was clear it wasn't, it printed out what I put on my
Dad's quilt label eight years ago. Some memory!

Bonnie, in Middletown, VA


On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:50:39 -0600, "Polly Esther"

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Howdy!

So, you want to get a Brother for your husband.
Isn't it a bit late for that?  Maybe not, with the wonder drugs out there
these days.   So sweet of you to consider the DH when looking at these
machines... wait a minute... did he actually SAY he wants an
embroidery machine?   hmmm?   Pollll-lly!  ?  !

R/Sandy


On 12/16/09 10:08 PM, in article snipped-for-privacy@mid.individual.net, "Polly

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It works for us, Sandy.  He gets me a Harley and I choose a mink coat for
him.  It's a win, win exchange.  I'm going to need some adult supervision
with buying the embroidery machine.  Once I got out into USB, cards, and
PEDs I was baffled.  Polly

"Sandy E" <wrote> Howdy!
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You can do lettering on the machine directly without the PED, but it
is easier and you have more control with the PED, however a solution
that is just as effective and much less expensive is Embird with the
fonts you want. You will want a machine with a USB port if possible,
otherwise you have to invest in either the PED or another card reader.

You also will find yourself using the embroidery more than you thought
you would.

Linda
PATCHogue, NY
Queen of Boxtops

On Sat, 19 Dec 2009 08:43:02 -0600, "Polly Esther"

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Do not go for that Brother .... it is never good to scrimp on a sewing
machine of any flavor. You really can't expect to get one of quality for
under $200,000. Besides, your DH is worth it!
Smirk. PAT

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Re: Brother embroidery machine?


Do not go for that Brother .... it is never good to scrimp on a sewing
machine of any flavor. You really can't expect to get one of quality for
under $200,000. Besides, your DH is worth it!
Smirk. PAT

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Re: Brother embroidery machine?


Do not go for that Brother .... it is never good to scrimp on a sewing
machine of any flavor. You really can't expect to get one of quality for
under $200,000. Besides, your DH is worth it!
Smirk. PAT

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Re: Brother embroidery machine?


Do not go for that Brother .... it is never good to scrimp on a sewing
machine of any flavor. You really can't expect to get one of quality for
under $200,000. Besides, your DH is worth it!
Smirk. PAT

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