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From: dustibunni
Date: 11-17-2005, 08:45 AM (1 of 8)
Hi, can anyone give me advice re: buying a new machine ( last one was a bernina in 1968 - its still chugging along) Have been using a EuroPro for a couple of years, now ready to jump in to a "computerized model"
I'm checking out the Brother NX 400 - does anyone else have that model?
Just joined quilters guild - made my first table runner. Also checked out Janome 6260 QC but a little more money than the Brothers model. Any advice would be appreciated.
User: dustibunni
Member since: 11-17-2005
Total posts: 2
From: carman
Date: 11-17-2005, 10:10 AM (2 of 8)
i just want to welcome you to the boards, i am sure there will lots of info coming your way.
User: carman
Member since: 04-17-2000
Total posts: 692
From: dustibunni
Date: 11-17-2005, 11:02 AM (3 of 8)
Yes, I'm new to this - and will look forward to chatting with sewers/quilters and crafters. I'll be posting lots of questions i'm sure. dusti :coffee2:
User: dustibunni
Member since: 11-17-2005
Total posts: 2
From: esrun3
Date: 11-17-2005, 10:39 PM (4 of 8)
Welcome to the boards! I'm sure someone here has the machine you are checking out. I'm partial to Singer myself.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: KarenQuilts
Date: 11-18-2005, 01:08 AM (5 of 8)
I have a Brother NX600 and love it!

User: KarenQuilts
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 5
From: SandyGirl
Date: 11-18-2005, 06:52 AM (6 of 8)
I posted this question on another board. While you need to make a decision about the brand/features you want for sewing/quilting, you will also want to consider other options such as walking feet, 1/4" foot, free motion quilting ability, decorative stitching, automatic thread cutter (at the end of the seam)how about an embroidery mode..? I bought my Janome w/the goal to incorporate embroidered designs on my blocks. So far, I have not used it for that but will. Bernina just introduced a free motion foot that has a stitch regulator. Sounds awesome! I just hope Janome comes out with a version of this....learning free motion will take some time. Since my Janome is only 6 months old, I am not in the market for a new machine. I love my MC9700 though so that makes all the difference to me. Have fun learning and shopping. Read those quilting books too....they will inspire you!
User: SandyGirl
Member since: 09-16-2005
Total posts: 97
From: LauraM62
Date: 11-18-2005, 07:04 AM (7 of 8)
It was funny to see your post as dh is bugging me as to what I want for Christmas I started thinking about a new sewing machine :smile: I thought a nice computerized model would be fun. I looked online at the Brother NX-400, then did a Google search on them to see if anyone had reviews on them. Here is just one set of reviews, from Pattern Review (http://, some aren't as happy with them as I'd want to be, especially when they started talking about a clunking noise that comes from the machine :nc:
SW Indiana

If everyone cared and nobody cried; If everyone loved and nobody lied; If everyone shared and swallowed their pride; Then we'd see the day when nobody died --'If Everyone Cared' by Nickelback
User: LauraM62
Member since: 08-10-2003
Total posts: 246
From: JoanieB
Date: 12-10-2005, 09:12 PM (8 of 8)
I received a new Brother CS8150 last year for Xmas, and absolutly love it. Welcome to the board.

Jonaie B
User: JoanieB
Member since: 01-28-2005
Total posts: 68
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