Brother embroidery machine?


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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Polly Esther
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
That will be one of their industrial embroidery machines. You want a domestic. Something along these lines?
Embroidery only: >
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Or a fancy dual sewing and embroidery job? >
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Kate XXXXXX
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 22:08:52 -0600, Polly Esther wrote (in article ):
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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Maureen Wozniak
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
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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Michelle C.
Hi Polly, Here is a link to my sewing machine dealer, they have several Brother machines in different price ranges.
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this helps. Bonnie NJ
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Bonnie NJ
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
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Witchystitcher
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
"Witchystitcher" My Brother 8200 is still going strong! I think it must be at least 10
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Polly Esther
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
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Bonnie Patterson
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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Sandy E
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" Howdy!
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Polly Esther
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
Reply to
Witchystitcher
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
Reply to
Pat in Virginia
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
Reply to
Pat in Virginia
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
Reply to
Pat in Virginia
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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Pat in Virginia

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