Machine Embroidery

what machine do you use?
by shuli2
June 15, 2009 at 7:12 PM

hey i'm shuli a beginer

 . .  just wondering what machine is good? i am looking at the singer futura 150/ 250


  • Nichole123
    June 16, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I have a Simplicity SE3.  Nothing fancy and can only embroider 4x4 area.  I did not want anything too big or the 2 in 1.  I wanted something simple and easy to use.  I love mine and have used it for 3 years.  I do not do anything big.  It's all in what you are looking for.


  • KarlasKreations
    June 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    I have a Janome 10001.  I would love to upgrade to the 11000!   I just love my Janome machine.

  • grlygrlz2
    June 25, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    I just received the Singer CE-250 as a gift. Haven't even taken it out of the box.  Am anxious to get it going.  I am waiting for my laptop to get out of the shop (tomorrow) so I can play all weekend!!! :o) Glad I found this group!


  • momkids30
    June 28, 2009 at 12:20 AM

    I have the Singer CE-200 and love it . I would look for one you hook up to a pc.

  • yellowroseslh
    September 5, 2009 at 11:58 AM


    I am new to the group. The machine I have
    is a Brother combo sewing/embroidery and
    it is the NV1000, it has a 5x7 emb field and
    I have several friends who got machines this
    year and they are limited to 4x4 only they really
    wish now that they had gone with a machine
    that would allow them to do 5x7 designs.

    Here are a few sample of some of the designs
    I have done on recently.

    I was commissioned to make 7 of these trucks
    for a friend who is putting the blocks into memory

    The above designs were made to use for
    fabric post cards and mailed out for "wacky"
    holidays (sewing machine day, jugglers day, hug day & smile day).

    I have had my machine since December 2006
    and am very happy with it, although I do dream
    of someday having enough money to buy a machine
    that is of the "industrial" kind so that I can set it
    up with more then 1 thread color at a time and let
    it do its thing.

    Oh well nice to dream about but not likely to happen
    anytime in the near (or distant) future.

    Just THINK about what you want to make and
    go for what is within your budget. I have another
    friend who bought the Brother PE700ii and just
    LOVES the machine it can do 5x7 and she spent
    about $800 (1/2 of what mine cost me).

    This is of course just my 2 cents worth of advice.
    I know that there are many who may not agree
    with me on it.

  • swiseone
    February 25, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    I recieved a Brothers 400 SE for my birthday.

  • rattlt97
    March 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    I have a Singer CE 200. 

  • annebeckett
    April 8, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I use a Melco professional machine and WIlcom EDS software for digitizing.  I've been doing this for over fifteen years.  SInce I digitize files for other embroiders, including those with home-machines, I sometimes run into problems that I am unable to solve for my clients.

    Right now, I have a woman with a (newer) Pfaff.  I did a design for her, which came out great, but she cannot read the pfaff formats (I don't know how her machine is formatted, and neither does she!  She is very new to the biz.  Anyway;  she does not have a program to preview her designs on computer screen (which I found very odd, but maybe she has it, yet has not downloaded it?)./  Can anyone help me to help her to reformat her machine to read pfaff files?  Or, would anyone know what sorts of files (other than PES) that she COULD read with a pfaff?

    Here's the design;  I hate to take her money, even at discounted professional rates, unless she CAN use it.  Thanks so much!  -- for me, and for her (I am sure)!


Machine Embroidery

Active Posts in All Groups
More Active Posts
Featured Posts in All Groups
More Featured Posts