want an embroidery machine

msubulldog1July 16, 2006

I am interested in purchasing an embroidery machine. I plan to use it for family use and maybe some public use (to make a little extra money at Christmas). I don't want to spend too much money but want a nice one. I looked at the singer ce-100 but don't have room near the computer to put it. Does anyone have any advice for another unit?

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stitchntime9

Research the manufacturer sites and you will find one you like. I think you want a stand-alone type machine...so keep researching...it's an expensive hobby by the time you get through purchasing machine embroidery thread, a variety of stabilizer, needles, etc.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 4:15AM
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joansews4u

I agree it is an expensive hobby & unless you spend a good bit, you will have such a small field that you will be limited to what you can do in one hooping. Re-hooping is no fun. It is hard to get things lined up even again.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 8:02PM
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Islay_Corbel

I have the Janome 300E and I love it. It's simple to use, doesn't require any expensive software - I just use Embird to convert and re-size etc. It had the 4x4 and the 5x7 field. Wonderful machine.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2006 at 2:47AM
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jaynay

also check out used machines i have a used one $400 bernina deco 600 it is a little older but fine for me and love it i also bought a magic box $300

    Bookmark   July 21, 2006 at 12:46PM
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