Sandy Shapiro
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Buying an embroidery machine.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Van Sickle Dec 17, 2015. 13 Replies

I am looking for input. I want to buy an embroidery machine and don't want to spend a lot of money. I am looking at the Brother Machine 950D and the Baby Lock, Sofia both around the same price. Does…Continue

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Carol Van Sickle replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"I had a Singer CE200 for several years and wore it out.  I then bought a Husquvarna Viking N/Class 600E and I love it.  I can do digitizing right from the machine program and have done logos for local businesses in my area.  The…"
Dec 17, 2015
Lynnae Clark replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"i own a brother 1700d an I love it.. i can do all hoop sizes up to a six by ten.. only one i cant do is a 8x8 but it works like a charm an so simple to use... enjoy..."
Oct 13, 2015
Deb Fischer replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"I sew on the Sofia all the time and like it a lot.  It's well built, solid and user friendly.  Given a choice, I would pick BabyLock every time!"
Aug 6, 2014
C. Sage replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"The sofia only has a 4x4 embroidery field, it is also a sewing machine as well as embroidery.  the last time i priced one it was around 900.00 USD  There is a Brother PE770 that runs around 700.00 USD and it has a 5x7 embroidery…"
Jul 30, 2014
Sue Barnabee replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"If two machines you like are about equal in price, go with the one with free classes and service.  Ask around about service.   Also take in your own fabric to test on the machines.  Make a list of all of the features you want before…"
Jan 28, 2014
Pam Meade replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"I had a Baby Lock Sophia and it only did the 4x4 and then I upgraded to the baby lock Ellure and and it does the 5x7 and it has been great. The Brother I had I had horrible customer service and brother you will most likely have to send it out to…"
Nov 15, 2012
Ellen Dunning replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"I had a Brother Disney machine and was not happy, always needed repair.  I traded it in for a Bernina Artista 630 (combination embroidery and sewing) and LOVE it.  I really think you get what you pay for when it comes to embroidery…"
Oct 16, 2012
Beth Miller replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"I have a brother pacesetter and I love it. I wanted one that would sew and embroidery because I live in a small house and don't have room for 2 machines. I bought my machine used from a dealer. I've had it about 4 years and it works like a…"
Aug 12, 2012
L Freeman replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"Are all these machines mentioned, Brother machines? I have a Memory Craft 10000 and it works great."
Apr 2, 2012
Lyns replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"I have a 900 and love it, BUT have found it to be too small. Didn't think I would ever get into quilting when I brought it.  Now looking at the 1500D or 4000D. (Australian machines) can afford the 1500 but the 4000 is my dream…"
Aug 8, 2011
BARBARA replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"Most important is the repair service!!!!  We moved from Illinois to Indiana and now have to drive 100 miles round trip to get things done.  I have the Ult 2002D and the PR600II.  I am planning to get the new Quatro2 for Xmas.  I…"
Aug 6, 2011
BARBARA replied to Sandy Shapiro's discussion Buying an embroidery machine.
"Brother and babylock are the same machine. Usually the babylock is priced higher. I always buy brother."
Aug 6, 2011
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"Welcome to Stitch Chat Sandy - you will find some very nice and talented people here"
Jul 31, 2011
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Buying an embroidery machine.

I am looking for input. I want to buy an embroidery machine and don't want to spend a lot of money. I am looking at the Brother Machine 950D and the Baby Lock, Sofia both around the same price. Does anyone own these machines and can tell me about them. Thanks,Crafty4231See More
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At 7:32pm on July 31, 2011, Phyllis said…
Welcome to Stitch Chat Sandy - you will find some very nice and talented people here
 
 
 

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