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Date: 5/30/14 10:42 PM

Has anyone purchased the new maxi hoop for the Bernina 7 series machines?How do you like it? What does it cost? Sounds tempting, depending on the cost...

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Date: 5/31/14 0:05 AM

I don't have the Maxi hoop, but my dealer sells it for $429. I do have the Jumbo hoop with the same closure mechanism as the Maxi hoop and it works great.

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Date: 5/31/14 10:33 AM

I bought the maxi hoop for my 780 and it is great. Love the closing mechanism like on the jumbo hoop. It is pricey though-- $400.00. It callibrates with the machine better than using the jumbo hoop.

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Date: 5/31/14 8:49 PM

Thank you for the info! Sounds like this is one for my wish list!
Have you ever seen hoops put on sale?

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Date: 5/31/14 11:17 PM

I've never seen the hoops put on sale. But, I may go ahead and get mine soon, I hope.

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Date: 6/1/14 1:27 AM

Please take this post in the intended spirit of a genuine question. I love Berninas and sewed on them exclusively for near 40 years. I almost bought one last year. For the features I wanted in my price range, I went with a Pfaff Creative Performance.

My question is why are these large Bernina hoops so pricey? The equivalent for my Pfaff is around $150 less, give or take. Bear in mind I'm a newcomer to embroidery. I haven't made a side-by-side comparison Pfaff to Bernina or examined how the more expensive ones are made. I've held a Bernina hoop and nothing jumped out at me in appearance. However, those of you who use the hoops all the time would know if there is something superior in the design or quality. I well know the Bernina feet are engineered in a specific way and have a particular hand feel. I actually wore out the bottom of my edgestitch foot. Any ideas about the hoops? TIA.
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Date: 6/1/14 1:31 AM

I don't have an embroidery hint for my bernina, but my best guess is it's expensive because it's a Bernina.

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Date: 6/1/14 2:04 AM

Maybe, but on the Bernina feet I can see the engineering and excellent workmanship, so that cost seems justified. I will say I've been entirely satisfied with the Pfaff feet.

As a new machine buyer, I was only looking at the up front cost comparison for machines. I hadn't bought a new machine in many decades and it didn't occur to me to look at accessory prices. I did look at the feet and liked that the Pfaff had many to work with their IDT feed system. Bernina added that technology much more recently and at the time I shopped there were fewer feet to work with their version of IDT. That may have changed, or will soon, since they have this wonderful feed mechanism and surely customers will want and love the coordinating feet.

I've learned no machine is and has everything. The Pfaff doesn't have the knee lift I so adored on the Bernina for all those years. Also the included Pfaff "organizer" software is only for PCs. As a Mac user it was entirely useless for me and I had to buy something. Embrilliance works fine for me, but it was an added cost; no one advised me about that before I bought my machine.

I'm adding these thoughts to be crystal clear that I'm not assuming anything about this brand is always better, cheaper, etc than that one. I have no back up machine and who knows? If one came into my life, might it be a Bernina? Thrifty DH is sleeping, so let's leave it at that thought and not disturb him.

Back to my original question, Bernina owners- any other ideas on the hoop costs seeming to be pricey?

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Date: 6/1/14 7:26 AM

I have no idea why the Bernina hoops are so expensive. The closure system on the Jumbo and Maxi hoops is really unique. It makes your project so easy to hoop -- wish all my hoops opened and closed like that.

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Subject: Snap hoop monster Date: 6/1/14 7:31 AM

These are made for both Bernina and pfaff. Love mine. Be sure u get monster snap as earlier didn't work well.

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