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ELIZABETHsz
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Date: 7/28/14 3:30 PM

I am fairly new to embroidery but not new to sewing. I have upgraded by serger and sewing machine, and now it is time to purchase an embroidery machine. However, I am having a difficult time trying to figure out which one to buy! I went to the local shop and they suggested the Janome 6600 however I don't need that much "machine." I really just need an embroidery machine. Suggestions please!!!

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Date: 7/28/14 3:47 PM

Hi, Did you need an embroidery machine or a sewing machine? The Janome 6600 is only a sewing machine. Harriet

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Date: 7/28/14 3:56 PM

Hearty recommendation for Babylock. I have the Ellegante 3 which is sewing and embroidery, but they have some newer machines that are embroidery only, which might be more what you're looking for since you just upgraded your sewing machine.

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Date: 7/28/14 4:12 PM

Whoever told you to buy a Janome 6600 to do embroidery is just plain nuts! As was mentioned above, it's a sewing-only machine.
I ought to know.

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Date: 7/28/14 4:16 PM

I didn't think it was an embroidery machine but I smiled and nodded. To confirm, I am looking for an embroidery machine, preferably embroidery only since I did just get a new sewing machine.
Thanks all!

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Date: 7/28/14 4:46 PM

I've been very happy with my Brother Dreammaker. It's embroidery-only, has a huge field to work in, auto threads, cuts jump stitches, and stitches out beautifully.

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Date: 7/28/14 9:45 PM

The Babylock Spirit, its lovely.

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Date: 7/29/14 0:27 AM

I have been very happy with the Janome 350E. Very easy to use, not fussy about thread or needles and does beautiful embroidery. It is only one I have experience with so can't compare with others listed but you might want to check it out.
It is an embroidery only machine.

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Date: 7/29/14 2:41 AM

I wish the Dream maker had programmed in Disney. I love the Disney I have on my Brother 1250D, and would also love to have a larger hoop machine.

I don't really need all the extra sewing features though. I have more than enough on the Brother and also my small Pfaff for the garment making I do.

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Date: 7/29/14 11:18 AM

I have the Brother DreamCreator, which is a combo machine and part of the same line as the DreamMaker. I love the embroidery I get with it, so I would recommend the DreamMaker as well, if you're just looking for an embroidery only machine. Good luck!

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