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Is a brother quarttro 6700D a good sewing machine?
Looking to do swimsuit and embroidery on it.
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Date: 9/1/13 3:34 PM

Searching for the very best sewing machine out there and the brother quarttro 6700D came up. It is very pricey I must say. Althrough just want to get some opinion out there. I would be doing more then just the swim suit sewing.

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Date: 9/2/13 9:22 AM

I have the Brother Pacesetter 7500, for a number of years now, and I use it for all my sewing. It is still going strong, never had a problem. Also have a 2001D again no problems. I don't think you will go wrong with a Brother machine.

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Date: 9/2/13 12:12 PM

Hope you have a serger for sewing your swimsuits !!!!

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Date: 9/3/13 0:32 AM

I have had 2 brother TOL models and neither gave me problems, both easy to sew with and could sew through denim easily. Just take your materials into a dealer and test it out. If you do more sewing than embroidery you might be better off getting the dreamweaver VM6200D. as it handles sewing better than the quattro, it just doesn't have the camera for embroidery but has other great features. The muvit foot can sew through anything. I love my dreamweaver, try it out you will be impressed

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Date: 9/7/13 0:48 AM

How does the muvit foot go with sewing fine fabrics, knits etc? Is it possible to get a 1/4 inch seam with such a big foot? The dreamweaver looks like a very nice machine.

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Date: 9/7/13 11:46 AM

Hi RynV,

I own the Brother DreamWeaver VQ3000. I've owned various brands of machines over the years, and this machine truly is a dream to use.

The MuVit foot which comes with the machine has a "plain" metal attachment. This past May Brother introduced a "marked" MuVit foot attachment. It has red reference lines. It snaps on the MuVit foot. I'm inclined to think they will be offering other snap on feet for the MuVit foot as time goes by.

I turn on the DreamWeaver Laser light. Move it over to 10.0. The laser light goes either direction across the needle plate of the machine. In this picture you can see I have the laser set in conjunction with the 1/4" mark on the MuVit foot. The MuVit foot also has a menu option in the machine to adjust how much pressure it exerts on different fabrics.

See the beam of laser light on the far right edge of the fabric---

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Date: 9/7/13 2:27 PM

I don't know about knits yet but I have a knit dress to sew soon and will try the muvit foot on my scraps first so I will let you know how it goes. As for the seam allowances the laser and the pen really allows you to mark where you want your needle and your seam allowance. This machine does everything. It embroiders so beautiful as well and you can use the pen for positioning embroidery as well, just love the pen, the laser, and the muvit foot which is why I chose it over the quatto which has more embroidery features that make embroidery very easy and nice, but I also sew and find the dream series has better sewing and better sewing features.

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Date: 9/7/13 7:31 PM

wow, thanks Angie Rose for explaining it so clearly. This machine is looking better and better and I will definitely go and test drive. My main concern was how it would go with 1/4 inch seams and you have clearly shown it's no problem. What's the feed like with the other feet?

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Date: 9/7/13 7:34 PM

Thanks Brotherlover, I would appreciate your feedback on knits. I don't sew many knits on my machine because it doesn't handle them very well and it's very frustrating.

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Date: 9/7/13 8:36 PM

I have made gymnastics leotards that have turned out well just using a sewing machine. I really like the "lightning" stretch stitch that my Brother machine has, as well as the three-step zig-zag for elastic.
My Bernina 1230 doesn't have those stitches, that's why I got the Brother.

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