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From: tcifreo
Date: 01-20-2007, 03:14 PM (1 of 7)
I was wondering if anyone had a Brother 270D - I am trying to find a machine - I have never embroidered before and wanted a combo. Any suggestions?
User: tcifreo
Member since: 01-17-2007
Total posts: 8
From: ClareSS
Date: 01-20-2007, 05:08 PM (2 of 7)
I got my 270D last March. I'd never had a machine that embroidered before, although I've been sewing for years. I am delighted with it! It was very easy to learn to use and does a great job embroidering the designs. And, the price was right for me, too.
User: ClareSS
Member since: 04-05-2006
Total posts: 17
From: bnbmom
Date: 01-20-2007, 09:07 PM (3 of 7)
I bought one last June. It is a great machine to learn on but there are a few downsides. The biggest is the limit to a 4x4 area. If you want to add a name or combine designs then you must rehoop. I bought a three position hoop and that works well with some things. But is does a good job for the price. I wanted a brother because I love Disney and they are the only ones that have the Disney designs. The sewing part works well too but I find myself not wanting to switch back and forth so I just usually use my regular sewing machine for that. I have had a few minor problem with tension and thread getting stuck in the bobbin area. But overall I think it is a good deal for the price but also be aware that you will probably have to buy it online because the only store that I know of that carries it is Wal-mart and they might not always have it. I bought mine on e-bay and was pleased. I do want to upgrade to a higher model brother but I an hesitant about spending that much money.
User: bnbmom
Member since: 07-23-2006
Total posts: 12
From: tcifreo
Date: 01-21-2007, 08:45 PM (4 of 7)
I finally got up the nerve to ask my husband if I could get the Brother Innov-is NV 1200 and he said yes - I am sooooo excited - I am trying to go tomorrow and get it. Thank you for the advice and I will let you know when I get it.:smile:
User: tcifreo
Member since: 01-17-2007
Total posts: 8
From: Tom Land
Date: 01-21-2007, 10:26 PM (5 of 7)
I wanted a brother because I love Disney and they are the only ones that have the Disney designs. .[/QUOTE]

Please nobody read anything into this as a recomendation or condemnation of brand or model. It is an overall statement. Designs are no longer a reason for buying a specific machine. You can now use anyones designs on any brand.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: paroper
Date: 01-21-2007, 11:08 PM (6 of 7)
Tom, that's true except for the encrypted CD's. That is true of the Disney CD's and it is true of the CD's that were made for the 200 Bernina machines. The old 200 CD's can't be even opened with Bernina software...have to use the Bernina CD drive for the 200 (or 730). Fortunately, Bernina moved away from that but not so with the Disney products.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: mommydionne
Date: 01-23-2007, 03:12 PM (7 of 7)
yes... and believe it or not you cannot use the disney designs on a brother machine that is not designated "Disney"!!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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