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Brother Ult-2002/1 V. Designer I

snivsl | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Deciding between these 2 machines.  Would like to know people who own them who can give me a list of what they like and do not like on these 2 machines.

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    SandraC | | #1

    I have both these machines and love them both.  I use the D1 for sewing and the ULT for embroidery.  The major reason for embroidery on the ULT is the ability to just transfer a design to a disk, insert it in the machine and stitch out.  The D1 requires a special format that must me done on the computer in order to stitch them out. 

    I must admit I do very little sewing on the ULT, I leave it set up for embroidery.  The D1 is a wonderful sewing machine and the sewing advisor settings are right on the money.

    Both machines offer updates on the web and are a breeze to install.

    If you have specific questions let me know.

    Sandi

    1. snivsl | | #2

      I have an old Elna TOL for 30+ yrs.  If you had to buy one machine for both sewing and embroidery which one would you buy?  By the way on Viking software can the embroidery do 1-90% increment rotation, I'm talking about additional software not the one that comes with machine.  I know on the Viking itself it only goes in 90 degree increment rotation.

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        SandraC | | #3

        Which one would I buy?  That's a tough question.  I'll take the easy questions first, yes you can rotate designs in the software to any degree you want.

        Now, I guess since I'm primarily a sewer I would buy the Designer1 since it is an excellent stitcher.  I have embroidered on it a little many months ago (had to make sure it worked).  The embroidery is good, I was pleased.  I keep daring myself to do the same design on both machines to see if there is a significant difference but I haven't yet.

        All in all I don't think you will go wrong with either machine.

        Sandra

        1. snivsl | | #4

          Do you think I'll end up loving the embroidery part so much that I'll end up using my old 30+ Elna for sewing again while the D1 will be embroidering?  If so , maybe I should get the Brother or will I love D1 so much I'll just want to add another machine!

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            SandraC | | #5

            Your Elna might very well be brought into action if you start to love the embroidery!  Just one thing, if the embroidery bug bites you'll find instead of just accumulating fabric for sewing, the quest for all the stabilizers and threads and designs begins.

            You'll have a wonderful time of it, enjoy

            Sandra

          2. snivsl | | #6

            Still deciding between these 2 machines ?  Any others out there who can give me more details on the pluses and minuses of these machines.  Would really appreciate it.  I'm leaning towards D1 because I can only purchase 2 machines although the basic consensus is D1 for sewing and Brother for embroidery.  Although I still have my old Elna would like to update my sewing too.  Wish I had the money for both as some of you do, but it's already spent on my new BL Evolve serger which I love and a new computer to handle my new sewing machine when I get it.  Can't be too greedy, my DH has been so accomodating.  Maybe a few years down the road if I find I'm realy sewing a lot.

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