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" To Sew: Perchance to Dream"
Dreamweavers, Dreammakers and other Dreamy machines
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Date: 10/16/13 6:08 AM

This thread is for those of us who have fallen under the spell of Brother's amazing, precise, responsive, versatile, supercharged yet purrfectly quiet V range of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines. The Dreamweavers, Dreammakers and Dreamcreators of this world.

I will start by saying I test drove just about every TOL, near TOL and wannabe TOL out there in my search for the perfect machine. And I found it. So much so that I ordered not one but two of them, the Dreamweaver sewing/quilting only VQ 3000 and the embroidery only Dreammaker XE VE 2200.

I have said it elsewhere and I'll say it here. I was stunned by how well the Dreamweaver handled everything I threw it at, all weights, textures and imaginable configurations of fabric, with nary a stumble or hiccup along the way.

I searched the net high and low for negative reviews of the Dreamweavers and I found not one. I found only glowing, enthusiastic unmitigated praise.

So this is our opportunity to compare notes, projects, hints, and even problems we may encounter along the way.

So what do you like, what don't you like, what could your machine do better? Because one thing's for certain, those Brother boffins have been paying very careful attention over the years and have quietly delivered a machine that is truly worthy of any sewist: smooth, intuitive, precise, with brilliant feed, brilliant features and state of the art technology all leading to amazing, fuss free results.

This is with normal feet and default settings. But if leather or lace is your thing, the muvit foot rocks. It's like a walking foot on steroids. It's a motorised foot on a conveyor belt with ten different settings specifically designed for tricky fabrics or fabrics of different weights ( I attached a silk lining to a very heavy wool with absolutely no puckering).

So feel free to share your experiences, creative journey, actualised and aspiring projects, and general Dream-related talk here.

To AngieRose, who pointed out these machines' existence and capabilities to me, I would like to extend a big

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Date: 10/16/13 11:19 AM

I don't have one, but they look wonderful and from what I have read here - they are! Bumping this up on hopes Brother owners will flock...

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Date: 10/16/13 12:52 PM

Just checking in to say I'd leave my husband for my Dreamweaver XE.
(not really, but he's smart enough to never come between me and my machine)


One of the few gripes I had about the machine when I purchased it was it didn't come with the extension table. I bought one a couple of weeks ago. If you don't have it, get it. It makes FMQ a breeze.

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Date: 10/16/13 1:44 PM

It is a very quiet machine. I traded in a Designer SE for the Dreamweaver and the difference in sound is very noticible. I really like the fact that it has an "old fashioned" presser foot lifter....but still has the pivot feature. It also has a button to lift the foot....or a knee lifter....so you can pick which of the three you prefer.

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Date: 10/16/13 2:51 PM

Quote: Addierecoy
Just checking in to say I'd leave my husband for my Dreamweaver XE.

(not really, but he's smart enough to never come between me and my machine)





One of the few gripes I had about the machine when I purchased it was it didn't come with the extension table. I bought one a couple of weeks ago. If you don't have it, get it. It makes FMQ a breeze.

Thats okay.. I would trade Mr. P for a chain saw and a weed wacker..
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Date: 10/16/13 6:19 PM

I think my husband is convinced I'd leave him for the Dreamweaver, which I'm sure is why he has offered to build me a cabinet to house the Dreamweaver, just to make sure I keep him around a bit longer. He, too has learned not to come between me and my machines, or question my purchases beyond an initial startled "WHAT?"

And yes, I will be getting the table as it comes standard with the VQ3000, another reason I decided to go with separate machines. The table would have been $200 on top of the combo. It all adds up.

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Date: 10/16/13 6:23 PM

Pigling, would that be a Husqvarna chainsaw?

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Date: 10/16/13 9:52 PM

I really wanted the combo, so I didn't purchase the table when I got the machine, to spare my husband some anxiety. But I found a new one on ebay for $59.00 and couldn't resist.

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Date: 10/17/13 1:59 AM

That's a lot better than $200!

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Date: 10/17/13 10:03 PM

I love mine, have not found one bad thing about it yet other than it weighs a ton and not easily portable. I thought my espire was heavy, dreamy makes my espire feel like a featherweight. I just got my tru stitch regulator and had fun playing with it the other night. I am always amazed at what my muvit foot can do. There is a dreamweaver yahoo group for those that don't know, even sews knits very well. I am impressed with each moment I spend with dreamy. I was mad that as expensive as it was that the table didn't come with the combo or at least all the quilting feet, but I found the feet for cheap, and got the table with my regulator thrown in so all is good now.

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