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Hello Beverly,

I'm currently spending a lot of time in two German groups on Facebook, one  
for creative sewing, one for sewing for the chubby. One woman asked about an  
embroidery machine and I passed on your excellent advice about looking at  
what kind of data format the machine needed and so on. Some say that they  
are so fond of their Brother V3 - which reminded me to ask which machine you  
use. (I boasted with your skill, without naming names, though) ;-)


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You are welcome to name names and share my web site (there is  
nothing for sale there).  ;-D

Mine are Singers,  Quantum XL 5000 and XL 6000.  They use a  
proprietary design format, so I ended up having to buy the software  
and dongle, but I'm VERY happy with it.  There was a fairly steep  
learning curve on using the software, but I do like it.  I can  
convert purchased designs, using either the proprietary PSW 2.0a  
software, or Embird whenever I can't find a design I want in the  
.psw or .xxx format and don't want to bother digitizing my own.

I bought mine based on a few criteria:

    First, I have always had Singers, starting with my trusty 401A  
bought new in 1960, still humming along like new.  (I now own *four*  
of that model, one of which resides at my granddaughters home).

    Second, our own Pogonip/Joanne was raving about the endless  
bobbin feature: page  
29.  Sounded good to me! (Threading it was tricky at first, but now  
I can do it blindfolded.)

    Third, the stitch quality.

The year I was making younger DD's wedding gown, I was in the local  
sewing machine store for other supplies, and they were having a  
close-out sale on the XL5000.  I watched them demo it, including the  
snazzy bobbin re-wind and thread exchanger, and the quality of the  
stitch-out.  I was sold.  Bought it on the spot.

Believe it or not, I was so enamored with it that when I was  
embroidering the GROSS of pillowcases for the local Highland Dance  
group under a tight deadline (remember? ), I bought a used one, the newer  
XL6000, on e-Bay so I could set up a production line. The XL6000 has  
a big improvement to the thread exchanger, so I bought third one for  
parts, and the spare 6000 thread exchanger is on my 5000 now.  Yes,  
I own THREE Singer Quantum embroidery machines.  They keep the four  
401As, the two Bernette MO2-3-4 sergers, the two Huskylock sergers,  
and the Babylock coverstitch machines company.  :-)


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Thank you! I didn't post the whole treasure on Facebook for fear of it  
getting lost. Pearls, you know... ;-) However, I sent the lady a private  
message in which I offer her the whole, including a translation, if desired.  
And I will save it as a word doc. for myself, since you never know. One day  
I might buy one... ;-)


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