singer XL6000

mizmeowDecember 21, 2007

I am thinking of buying singer XL6000. I did the virtual tour of the Viking SE and got to like the features, but the price was not for me. The singer XL6000 seems to have many of the same features, not all, but still...

Would love to hear comments, positive and/or negative, regarding performance of the singer XL6000....I looked at the Futura, but when the clerk showed me a sample of an embroidery design done by a Futura 250 and the Viking SE, unless it was some sort of manipulative technique to sell a higher priced machine, there was a difference in the quality of the design, just cleaner edges, filled in more completely.....was it just the power of suggestion or bad eyes? Does a machine like the Viking SE or Singer XL6000 really produce a better embroidery design than, for example, a lesser machine moneywise?

I have never done machine embroidery before, but am good with software and competent with regular sewing machines and, I should mention, I am fearless and determined....but I want a good machine that produces as good a quality design as I can afford....can anyone out there help me?

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I have a almost brand new XL6000 with all attachments for sale. The embroidery parts are still in an unopened bag, never attached to machine. Nothing wrong with it, I just have some health issues and need money to help with expensed.


    Bookmark   January 5, 2014 at 9:23PM
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I have had the XL 6000 for six years and have found it wonderful. Not only does it have the double thread automatic threader but it is much quicker than most other models. You can connect directly with the computer to download any of your patterns. I use HUS but it will take other designs. It is very easy to use and has color display. You can store some designs right on the machine and it has built in design also.

The other option is the new Futura 400 XL. I have been thinking of purchasing it as it is less $$$ than the 6000. It is a really nice machine and I could use it at our winter resident.

It depends on how much embroidery you want to do. It you are going to make a sell quilts etc then the 6000 is good. I also think the new 400 XL is very adequate and chaper. I do know that you can find the XL 6000 online through eBay (if that is allowed to say here I hope) however the 400 XL will still be cheaper. It is not as fast as the 6000 but good. It also has a nice stitch and a larger frame than the 6000.

If there is anything I can help you with please don't hesitate to email me.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 12:38PM
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