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Message Board > Sewing Machines > New Brother Machine: Laura Ashley NX2000 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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New Brother Machine: Laura Ashley NX2000
Looks like QC 1000 with more stitches
Margaret35
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Date: 6/5/10 10:45 AM

I just noticed this on the brother web site. It is a limited edition. I wonder how it will be priced and if there are any more differences between it and the QC 1000. It doesn't look like babylock has come out with an equivelent yet.

I hope that someone can look at tis machine and give a review. I don't have a brother dealer close to me.

Margaret

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Date: 6/5/10 11:23 AM

New machine

Looks like alot of stitches you will never use.

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Date: 6/5/10 11:37 AM

I spoke to my Baby Lock dealer yesterday. Baby Lock is coming out with alot of new machines. One being the Espire which is equilvalent to the QC1000. My dealer said it will have more stitches. I think they are scheduled to come out is September. So the current Espire's may probably be discounted. HTH

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Date: 6/5/10 12:53 PM

Interesting, wonder how they came up with Laura Ashley???
How'd you figure there are a lot of stitches you wouldn't use (well, I think that's the case with any machine with a big inventory of stitches to romance and lure us!), didn't see them, you mean going on specs?
Interestingly on the QC1000 and some other Innovis models there are some built in stitches people would use more - if they knew about them. I demo'd these at the dealer I worked with (not even the other staff knew about them) and the response was amazing. They are built into one of the menus of deco stitches and just look like another deco line stitch - tulips or scrolls/waves or loops and such. But. When you stitch them out.... they're sewn multidirectionally and are 1-1/2" - 2" wide! Great for quilting sashings, borders!

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Date: 6/5/10 1:17 PM

Karen you are so right. My Baby Lock dealer gave me a Baby Lock book which compares different models. He stocks mostly the higher end machines. When I ordered my Quilter's Choice 2, he didn't have a clue it had multi-directional feed. I went on the website and it is not emphasized there either. You'd think they'd make it a salesman pitch. Since then he has ordered a few BLQC2 and Decorator's Choice machines. He is realizing not everyone has thousands of dollars to spend on a sewing machine. If he would sell say 3 of the BLQC2 in a day, it would be like he sold one of the higher end machines. Also, he gives a year to upgrade, so he may sell the higher end in the long run anyway. IMHO it's a win win situation.

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Date: 6/5/10 3:48 PM

Quote: Karen Roth
Interesting, wonder how they came up with Laura Ashley???

How'd you figure there are a lot of stitches you wouldn't use (well, I think that's the case with any machine with a big inventory of stitches to romance and lure us!), didn't see them, you mean going on specs?

Interestingly on the QC1000 and some other Innovis models there are some built in stitches people would use more - if they knew about them. I demo'd these at the dealer I worked with (not even the other staff knew about them) and the response was amazing. They are built into one of the menus of deco stitches and just look like another deco line stitch - tulips or scrolls/waves or loops and such. But. When you stitch them out.... they're sewn multidirectionally and are 1-1/2" - 2" wide! Great for quilting sashings, borders!

karen my viking has deco stitches even though they are pretty I would never use them. I dont quilt. Its a great machine for a serious quilter.

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Date: 6/5/10 5:01 PM

I would love to have something like this,, I have the D1, I just started making the Latte Quilt,, ( an absolutely beautiful quilt), BUT, even with all the stitches in its menu's , there are still some I would like to have,, in doing this quilt, over half of the stitching is done on the sewing machine,, with decorative stitches of one sort or another,, the lady that put out this machine was using a Bernina,, well one of the selling points for me on the D1 was LOTS of different stitches,, but as many as it has,, there are still some I had trouble finding for certain stitches on this quilt,, I know I can't make it exactly the way the quilt is done,, but getting stitches close would be nice,, and some of the D1 stitches aren't really even close,,
it almost makes me wish there was a CD out there for D1 of just different stitches for sewing use..

ETA. ha ha,, oops i was trying to say, the lady that put out this "book" was using a Bernina,, even in preview I miss things,,,
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Date: 6/5/10 5:23 PM

My local dealer has had this Laura Ashley machine featured in his summer news letter. The newsletter states.."English in every stitch." It also says the machine has 460 stitches not 430 as the posted link shows and I think it also states that it comes with 3 free motion feet.
I saw that the machine has the My Custom Stitch. My Brother Innovis Q has this feature too, but I have never used it. I do love my machine.

I see that Brother has a 1250 model..which looks like the Babylock QC2 and BLDC2 models with the dark smokey lids. It is different from the 1250D combo that has Disney that I saw on the Brother website. Maybe the 1250 is a model only sold in Europe.


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Date: 6/5/10 5:26 PM

The decoroative stitches are not a necessity, but they are nice to have when you do need them. You may not need them now, but who knows if you will want them in the future. The old saying buy as much machine you can holds up here. OH, BTW, you picked a beautiful machine. I hope you have years of enjoyment with it. Flo

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Date: 6/5/10 8:47 PM

The machine has 430 stitches on board and then it comes with a CD with 30 more stitches. I think it uses a USB cable to move them to the machine.

If someone was thinking of buying the QC1000, they shoud check this machien out. I would love to have this machine. I have a brother PC 6000 that has a lot of great features, including the omnidirectional stitches. It is missing some of the features of the newest machines, but not enough for me to buy a new machine at this time. But, I love brother/babylock machines.

Margaret

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