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Date: 9/25/13 5:36 PM

Hi All, maybe I was up too late one night but saw the SEQS-6700 on HSN and decided to go ahead an purchase. I haven't received it so am anticipating.

I was unable to locate an embroidery unit for the Designer SE that I had purchased so re-sold and got almost all my money back. The kids also love Japanese Anime, so it might be fun to have the software that will digitize clip art.

I had a singer futura a long time ago...I think a CE-150 or somesuch (like probably 10 years ago) and there was always troubles with the thread breaking etc. Hopefully, they've resolved some issues with these newer models and at least is HSN so I can just return if it's really terrible.

I also must say I've mostly kept my SMAD in check recently...I guess the Designer SE was a tad bit of a hiccup...but hopefully this singer will do what I want it to do and all will be happy in my very cramped office.

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Date: 9/26/13 5:13 PM

Good Luck and happy sewing!

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Date: 9/27/13 0:05 AM

I have the 6700 and love it. It took a learning curve and is temperamental, but once I got to know her, she is a great machine.

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Date: 9/27/13 0:06 AM

Hope this turns out really well! Isn't HSN fun!!!! Darlene practically sells me every machine she touches. But so far I have been strong...Let us know how your machine is!

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Date: 9/27/13 8:44 PM

She is here, but I haven't had a chance to try her out. Wow that is a HUGE box. The nice UPS man put it inside the door for me. She is out of the box too.

I will be so very happy to be able to do some large embroideries. I seriously considered buying a Ruby, but I just really can't justify the cost right now. I do have a viking machine for regular sewing and plan to mostly just embroider with the singer. I'm a computer geek by trade so should be ok with a fussy machine.

I have a boutique sale coming up so need to make some pretty things to sell.

I will give her a try, hopefully this evening...and let you guys know how it goes.

Yes, I like Darlene and she is a great salesperson. I really enjoy watching her. She has some really great ideas.
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Date: 9/28/13 1:53 PM

Well, I opened up the box and got her out. And have been playing all morning. NICE NICE machine. I did have to change out a hard drive in my laptop (I'm not a fan of windows but will use if it makes my SM go. :)....

I'll write a review after I've had the machine a while...but I tried embroidering some designs. All I have are .pes format designs...no problem they work without a hitch (load into software and stitch out).

This machine has a cool thread spool holder that attaches to the back of the machine. I did watch the HSN video again and Darlene shows how to thread and said to always use a thread net. I thought why not and put on a thread net and made sure to get the thread into that upper guide via "flossing" and voila. I did not have a single thread break through 4 designs that I stitched out. :):):)

I did do some regular stitching to start with too...but I doubt I'll be using this machine for regular sewing. The only thing I would say is that some of the accessories and such do feel like maybe cheaper plastic than say the hoops and things you get if you buy a $5999 machine. Then again I paid $799 for it. I really do like the software too. I've never used the Viking or Bernina software so really don't know how it compares to those...but it seems to do the job.

I was able to auto digitize a design that the kids like from their video games in like 5 minutes and I'm sure if I work with the settings it would turn out even better. So yep...I think being able to digitize things is going to be really really fun.

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Date: 9/28/13 6:08 PM

Does sound like fun! How quiet is it?
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Date: 9/28/13 8:36 PM

Leslie,

I do have to say it's on the loud side. I don't mind the noise it makes so far. Probably not a good choice if you want to embroider in the middle of the night while the family is sleeping. I guess that's why I was up watching HSN the night I bought the machine.

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Date: 12/29/13 3:34 PM

I also bought the 6700 in Sept and liked it so much, I bought the Quintet when it was debuted in Nov. Both are fantastic. Previously I had a Brother PE270D and while I like it, I felt stifled by the 4x4 field. The 6x10 field is soooo much fun to play with! There are some amazing facebook groups also if you ever need help, search Futura on fb to find them.

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