|hello, this is my first time on, very new, looking to buy a sewing/embridery machine. been sewing for 30 years…just sewing and quilting , nothing exotic. Ready to branch out. Am looking at a Brother Innov-is 1200 or Baby Lock ellure. Any comments?|
Both are good machines. I personally think Baby Lock rocks!
Read up on machine embroidery so you will know what to ask for. I recommend Embroidery Machine Essentials: How to Stabilize, Hoop, & Stitch Decorative Designs by Jeanine Twigg.
Home embroidery machines all have the same basics, then come the bells & whistles.
My number one recommendations is to get a machine that uses the usb media stick. This will be used to move designs from your computer to the machine. There are gobs of free embroidery designs on-line. Brother and Baby Lock also have freebies.
A good site that has lots of discussion on machine embroidery is sewforum.com.
Choose the dealer you like best. They will give a free lesson on operation of the machine, but ask about classes.
Edited 7/25/2007 10:59 pm ET by spicegirl1
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