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Singer Quantum Futura

ACheryl | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Has anyone had any experience with this machine? I have two good sewing machines, don’t need another one, but I lust in my heart for an embroidery machine. I have an available laptop. This SEEMS perfect. I saw one demonstrated but it didn’t provide a lot of information. I would just be doing decorative things, not heavy duty embroidery.

I also notice the price has dropped. Often that means a new and improved model is coming. Do you know anything about that?

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  1. malice40 | | #1

    I purchased one (quantum ce200) several months ago $100 dollars below MSRP.  You can get that price anywhere now.  Becareful of a price lower than that.  Often those are factory serviced machines and not new ones.

    The difference between the ce100 and the ce 200 is that the former has 80 built in embroidery designs whereas the ce 200 has 129.  If you are interested in digitizing your own designs, then the ce 200 comes with the autopunch software and the ce 100 does not.  It would cost approximately $200 to purchase it separately.  Other than that the two machines are the same.

    The neat thing about the machine is that performs the functions of top of the line machines at a VERY reasonable price because you use your computer to transmit designs to the machine and don't need a lot of expensive internal hardware.

    If you have never owned an embroidery machine before, the ce 200 becomes a very good entry level machine.  It has a slightly larger hoop field than most of the entry level embroidery-only machines like the Simplicity SE 3 that I just gifted to my sister because I don't need it any more.

    There is a discussion group on yahoo that you should certainly check out before you purchase.  I believe it is called Futura Embroidery.  I lurked on it, gathering large amounts of information about the machine before I purchased it.  It was amazing how much information I gleaned pro and con just by reading the posts.  For example the first production run of the ce 200 had serious bobbin case issues.  Also many people had trouble threading it correctly.  There was a company spokesperson who also lurked on the site, and he brought these issues to the company's attention and apparently they were corrected.  I urge you to put your questions before the group for discussion or response.  You will get really detailed answers from people who love the machine and use it a lot.

    Right after I bought my ce 200, I saw the top of the line singer quantum xl6000 demonstrated, and I decided I HAD to have it.  I have just received it but have not played with it yet.  (I have to clean my sewing room first.)  The thing cost three and a half times as much as the ce 200, but even with all its bells and whistles, it basically does no more than the ce 200.  They both are reputed to embroider and sew beautifully.

    I haven't decided whether or not to keep the ce 200 or sell it.  I always develop strong attachments to all of my machines, but I am running out of space in my sewing room, so I'll probably have to decide what to do pretty soon.

    I can't answer your question about whether or not the ce 200 is going to be upgaded, but I can tell you that if you you belong to the Quantum Futura group, you will find out faster there than anywhere else.

     

     

     

     

    1. ACheryl | | #2

      Thanks. That helps a lot. I was aware of the differences and wondered why anyone would buy the 100. At the Singer store they told me the Quantum Futura was slow and generally seemed to be pointing out the negatives. I will go to Yahoo and see what I can discover. Again, thanks.

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