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From: kamckiou
Date: 01-12-2007, 11:30 PM (1 of 6)
I'm considering buying one of these Brother machines. I was wondering if anyone had one and could tell me how they like it. I've been sewing for a long time and I'm looking forward to addding embroidery work to my projects. I'll also be adding my daughter's name on her white lab coats (med school).
User: kamckiou
Member since: 12-27-2006
Total posts: 5
From: mamadus
Date: 01-13-2007, 03:17 AM (2 of 6)
the Brother embroidery machines are among the easiest to use. As with most any machine, shop around and find a dealer you feel comfortable with. I started out with a Brother pe-150, then went to a 2003D, now have the BAbylock Emp-6 (same as the Brother pr-600) and feel free to ask any questions you might have...

life is too short, not to explore
User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
From: mozeyrn
Date: 01-13-2007, 12:10 PM (3 of 6)
I'll be sure to keep my eye on this thread since I am interested in the 2500d (the 4000d is too expensive for me). The dealer I found that sells these isn't too far away (1/2 hour). I'm trying to get a Saturday afternoon when my dh can watch our dd so I can at least go and try it out. My dd's name is 9 characters long so I need a field size bigger than 4x4.
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: IsabelleB
Date: 01-15-2007, 09:53 AM (4 of 6)
I have the 3100D. I bought it second-hand because I couldn't afford a new one. I've had it for more than 2 years and never regretted my purchase. Brother machines are excellent for sewing as well as embroidering.
MO is right, it is essential to have a reliable dealer.
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: kamckiou
Date: 01-28-2007, 12:12 AM (5 of 6)
I surprised myself - got a good deal an an Viking Designer 1 USB. Love it! Added Corel Drawings X3 for the software. Now I have to get all my thread and get going. It's been fun reading the different posts about thread, etc.
User: kamckiou
Member since: 12-27-2006
Total posts: 5
From: Tom Land
Date: 01-28-2007, 12:08 PM (6 of 6)
Good deal Kim. over time you will be much happier with the D1.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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