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sewing/embroidery machines

ruby3 | Posted in General Discussion on

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?


  1. Pattiann42 | | #1

    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

    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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