Need Advice on Good Machine for Limited Use

lulie___wayneSeptember 24, 2007

Hello, everyone. I have been doing embroidery by hand most of my life, but am interested now in possibly purchasing a machine which I can use to make quick initials on our granddaughter's clothing and possibly our linens, towels, etc. With durability and price in mind, I would like advice on which machine would be the best one for me for this limited use.

Thanks in advance.

Lulie Cosby

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If you have a decent sewing machine, you may want to consider an embroidery only machine. I have a Janome 300E which is embroidery only and the price is reasonable, you can probably get one for around $1200.00. I have had mine for about 2 1/2 years and it is a workhorse. If you want to spend a little more, the 350E is a step up and cuts the bottom and top threads, which saves alot of time. I recently acquired a Brother 8500 which is a sewing and embroidery machine and costs about $2500.00 on sale, and honestly, there is no difference in stitch quality. The advantage of the Janome is that it uses a generic card and card reader, thus saving some money rather than having to buy only a Brother one, like you do for the 8500.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 7:06PM
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Thanks for the information. I really would like just an embroidery machine, since I have a couple of nice sewing machines.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2007 at 1:26AM
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For heaven sake DO NOT buy a Huskystar EM10. In a little over a year mine has been replaced once, spent more than 3 months in the shop and is now going back to the factory for the same chronic problems. i am pulling my hair out. When the machine works it is a dream, but motor keeps stalling and bobbins won't wind.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2007 at 4:21PM
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