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Mtngranny
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Date: 8/4/14 9:56 PM

Hi all,

I have an oppty to purchase a used Baby Lock ELlure ESL from 2003 for $225. I'm seeing mixed reviews on these online, but at this pride it seems like a great deal to get started with an embroidery machine, even if I later want to upgrade to something newer/better. The price seems consistent or better than what the go for on ebay.

I already have a BL quilter's choice sewing machine that I love, and the Ellure could also double as a second machine for my dd to use. What do you think? I appreciate all feedback.
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Date: 8/6/14 11:32 PM

Assuming you can test it before you purchase I would say it's probably OK. Keep in mind that this DOES NOT use USB to transfer designs so you will need to purchase PED Basic or Palette PTS to transfer designs to a re-writeable card. This generally runs $100 to $200. Also, these older BabyLocks do not take the same bobbin as your Quilter's Choice and, if I remember correctly, they are high shank so the feet are not interchangeable. Just a few things to keep in mind. Since you do have a good sewing machine, I would look at the Brother 770 emb. only as an entry machine. It uses USB and can generally be found online for around $600.

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