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Date: 10/20/10 12:35 PM

Will be available tomorrow for introductory of $799.95 Singer has it tagged as "sold out" until 10/21. Looks like it has a large arm area plus embroidery. Says it serges, too? Very interesting:
Singer Futura Quartet


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Date: 10/20/10 1:19 PM

It looks interesting. Did you see some of the other sm HSN has too? I did not realize they also have Brother sm. ....Are you thinking of get that Singer? ....

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Date: 10/20/10 1:27 PM

They have excellent introductory prices, makes you want to buy everything new that comes out! I bought the Singer L-500 when it came out and as much as I wanted to like it, I returned it. I didn't think the stitch quality was the greatest and it made a weird sound(to me).
However, this new machine looks like it has a bit of the Pfaff/Viking influence with the buttons above the needle area. And it does have a nice large sewing area. And it does embroidery. And I have a perfectly fine Brother QC-1000 and PE-750D...
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Date: 10/20/10 2:40 PM

It appears to not have an auto presser foot lifter option nor a knee lift lever. Not seeing anything about a thread trimmer, either
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Date: 10/20/10 5:03 PM

I looked at the Singer website to get more info on this machine, and I didn't see anything. HSN says it does embroidery designs--what size?? 4x4? 5x7? Does it run on a USB cable, or does it use a stick? I love the independent bobbin winder. That's such a time saver! But the picture doesn't show enough to make me happy and I feel there isn't enough info about it. But I like the idea you can send it back...

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Date: 10/20/10 5:08 PM

All the info is on the hsn.com site:
Extra-large embroidery field

* 64 square inches for ease in embroidering large projects
* Two embroidery hoop sizes: large 6.23" x 10.23" and smaller 4" x 4"
* Convenient snap-on style hoops
* Multi-hooping capabilities (triangulation method)

Embroidery-specific features

* Connect directly to your computer via USB Cable
* 125 built-in designs including animals, holidays, flowers and more
* Design browser, 3D realistic view, 3D realistic print, change colors, trace design, reduce or enlarge design and more
* Built-in lettering program with 5 fonts and 30 lettering frames
* Embroidery block indication and selection sew all of one color at the same time
* 1-degree increment rotation for precise positioning

There's a whole list of more features.
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Date: 10/20/10 6:32 PM

I had the Futura 100 and was so unhappy with the machine. I never used the embroider features. Actually I really tried to like it, I had gotten a great deal and wanted a "new" machine. But the stitches were awful really really awful

If you are interested in the futura line join the futura yahoo group they are really wonderful
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Date: 10/20/10 6:33 PM

Its definitely interesting to get 6 x 10 field for that price. Sure wish we could know something about its quality since I've not got a lot of faith in new Singers but you never know!! i sure like the price and features!
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Date: 10/20/10 8:39 PM

As for it's serging ability, I see that this machine comes with a serging foot. Maybe it is the same as what is known as a side cutter that can be purchased for some machines on line which is a different type of serging ability that the Janome Jem Gold Plus has with a cutting mechanism on the machine that swings down.
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Date: 10/20/10 9:24 PM

I agree it looks like it does a lot. However, is it just me, or does anyone else think the machine just looks cheap? For a sub-$200 machine, a bit of that is expected. For $800, it'd be nice if it looked rather more substantial.
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