Sewing machine

Finally! :)

Moderators: B Michaelson, southernbelle, jessm, 1daysoon, reapage, Honey Bunny, unaffected, maddy, TrebleLily

Sewing machine

Postby scases » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:43 am

I want a new sewing machine. Nothing wrong with mine. It works perfectly but I want to do some quilting and I don't have the capability to do free motion because I don't have a large work area. I need some recommendations.

This is what I have
http://www.brother-usa.com/Homesewing/M ... tID=XL2600

And this is what I am looking at it comes with a quilt extension table
http://www.brother-usa.com/HomeSewing/m ... TID=SQ9000


I wish I could find a sewing, quilting and embroidery all in one.
Me - 35, DH - 36
DD - 13, DS - 11, DD - 3

http://casesfamily.blogspot.com/

Image
Image
Image
User avatar
scases
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 3231
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 am
Location: New Orleans, LA

Postby scases » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:52 am

I think I found an all in one. I have a friend that has this one. I am going to ask her about quilting with it. The other one comes with all the quilting feet. THis one doesn't but it is an embroidery machine.

http://www.brother-usa.com/HomeSewing/m ... 0&tab=spec
Me - 35, DH - 36
DD - 13, DS - 11, DD - 3

http://casesfamily.blogspot.com/

Image
Image
Image
User avatar
scases
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 3231
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 am
Location: New Orleans, LA

Postby MightyMarj » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:28 am

The second one doesn't say anything about quilting in the description though. Do you do more quilting or more embroidery? Are they both programmable for embroidery? Are they about the same price? I want to get into quilting as well and have tried to do it with my singer curvey (which I love), but it's a no go. I'd have to send it off to get the top quilted, and then it wouldn't be all my work anymore. So I'm curious to see which one you end up with since I might upgrade in a couple years.
Me: 34 DH: 38 DS: Colvin, 6 DD: Georgia, 4 DD: Ella, 4, from Russia
Baby #4 c-section scheduled for July 28!
:angel: Aug 2012 at 5 wks 3 days

Adoption story http://aplantingforhisglory.blogspot.com//, Love fabric? http://www.etsy.com/shop/mightymarj
User avatar
MightyMarj
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 1845
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:00 am
Location: Texas

Postby scases » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:08 pm

The SE-400 is primarily for embroidery but has quilting mentioned in the manual. The SQ-9000 is a sewing and quilting machine with a quilting extension table and all the feet needed to quilt. The se-400 is $300 on ebay and the SQ-9000 is $100 on ebay. Both are refurbished. I contacted the seller for the SQ-9000 and they said all accessories are included. I even mentioned what the Brother website had listed and he said everything is included.

For now I am going with the $100 one. I haven't embroidered before and I would only occasionally do it and only for fun or to play around. My machine just doesn't have a lot of room to work with once I get about 1/4 in on a quilt so the quilts I have done I have done the quilting by hand. I want to do free motion quilting.

Here is the one I found - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 512wt_1112
Me - 35, DH - 36
DD - 13, DS - 11, DD - 3

http://casesfamily.blogspot.com/

Image
Image
Image
User avatar
scases
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 3231
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 am
Location: New Orleans, LA

Postby MightyMarj » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:00 pm

scases wrote:The SE-400 is primarily for embroidery but has quilting mentioned in the manual. The SQ-9000 is a sewing and quilting machine with a quilting extension table and all the feet needed to quilt. The se-400 is $300 on ebay and the SQ-9000 is $100 on ebay. Both are refurbished. I contacted the seller for the SQ-9000 and they said all accessories are included. I even mentioned what the Brother website had listed and he said everything is included.
For now I am going with the $100 one. I haven't embroidered before and I would only occasionally do it and only for fun or to play around. My machine just doesn't have a lot of room to work with once I get about 1/4 in on a quilt so the quilts I have done I have done the quilting by hand. I want to do free motion quilting.
Here is the one I found - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 512wt_1112


Sounds awesome! Happy quilting! I'd love to see some of your quilts if you don't mind posting some pics. I've done some simple baby quilts just stitching in the ditch, but I'm interested in making a larger one for when DD moves to a big girl bed in about a year.
Me: 34 DH: 38 DS: Colvin, 6 DD: Georgia, 4 DD: Ella, 4, from Russia
Baby #4 c-section scheduled for July 28!
:angel: Aug 2012 at 5 wks 3 days

Adoption story http://aplantingforhisglory.blogspot.com//, Love fabric? http://www.etsy.com/shop/mightymarj
User avatar
MightyMarj
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 1845
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:00 am
Location: Texas

Postby scases » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:59 am

I got my new sewing machine and once I finish the cross stitch project I am working on I will be making a baby quilt for a friend. I am so excited to use it. Now I have more motivation the get this project done.

Here is the one I got. I bought it because it is specifically made for quilting and I would like to start making more quilts.

http://www.brother-usa.com/Homesewing/M ... k1RuXNZ7EU

and here are reviews on it

http://www.sewing-machines-for-beginner ... ne-review/

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/allRevie ... d=14237606
Me - 35, DH - 36
DD - 13, DS - 11, DD - 3

http://casesfamily.blogspot.com/

Image
Image
Image
User avatar
scases
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 3231
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:00 am
Location: New Orleans, LA


Return to Hobby/Crafts [NEW!]