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From: Addicted2Sewing
Date: 03-12-2007, 10:38 AM (1 of 4)
I am looking for a reasonable priced Embroidery Machine. Mind you that I am new and have no clue how to work one. We are on a budget and my husband refuses to let me pay over 1000 for one. A friend told me about a place that sells used ones. Any advice on this would be helpful. Thanks!!
User: Addicted2Sewing
Member since: 02-01-2007
Total posts: 133
From: Tom Land
Date: 03-12-2007, 03:27 PM (2 of 4)
Make sure the "used ones" are from a reputable dealer. Then make sure it is current enough that you can still get accessories for it. Looking over past threads you will find a number of dos and don'ts. Make sure you buy somewhere you will get lessons and all the help you need. Don't make the costly mistake of thinking you can figure it out. There are too many things to learn.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: paroper
Date: 03-14-2007, 10:39 PM (3 of 4)
Check out the Brother PE700 embroidery only machine. I have a dealer who deals with Janome and the Brother embroidery only machines and she says the Brother is far better from her standpoint...and it is less money.

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: Addicted2Sewing
Date: 03-15-2007, 08:16 AM (4 of 4)
Thanks for all the info. I do plan on getting a brother, just not sure which one....the one thats the easiest maybe lol. I'm still trying to talk my husband in getting me one. Which my birthday is coming up guys....cross your fingers and wish me luck that he gives in and buys me one :bg:
User: Addicted2Sewing
Member since: 02-01-2007
Total posts: 133
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