Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Sewing Machines > Who would have thunk it..... ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Who would have thunk it.....
Brother Dreamweaver XE
Mittskitt
star
Mittskitt
Intermediate
WV USA
Member since 5/1/06
Posts: 176
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 6 members like this.
Date: 10/6/13 3:43 PM

Well I now own the Brother Dreamweaver XE. I am stunned....to put in mildly. Keep in mind that my reason for buying this machine was the lighting and the laser guide, in order to help my failing eyesight. Had only seen pics of it, some videos, and read everything on the net I could find. Bought it without sewing on it. I would have never, ever thought that Brother made a machine of this quality....and its not even their top of the line. It's like a super souped up Juki 600 (which I also own) with embroidery added. Feeds just as well, if not better. I have a feeling someone who sews wrote the software program for the touch screen. This is my first Brother sewing machine in over 40 years of sewing. I would have never predicted I would ever own one. Somewhere along the line Brother hired some good engineers and have quietly snuck into the TOP market and Viking, Pfaff, Bernina etc etc better pay attention. If you get a chance to try one out or the Babylock equilivant, please do it.....and no I am not affliated etc etc. Just passing the info along.

------
Brother DreamweaverXE
Juki f600
Janome 1600P
Babylock Imagine

ShantiSeamstressing
star
ShantiSeamstressing
Advanced Beginner
Member since 6/11/10
Posts: 1577
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 10/6/13 4:55 PM

WoW! Enjoy........!!!!!!!!! This sounds exciting. Please post a review when you are comfortable to share about it; it'll be so fascinating to hear what you discover.

PattiAnnJ
star
PattiAnnJ
Advanced
OH USA
Member since 12/3/06
Posts: 6858
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 4 members like this.
Date: 10/6/13 5:18 PM

Have been using a Babylock for several years now. This is why I recommend people shop with an open mind and not be set on any particular brand.

------
I dont give them Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think its Hell. Harry Truman

"Improvise, adapt and overcome." - Clint Eastwood/Heartbreak Ridge

Addierecoy
Addierecoy  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MO USA
Member since 5/30/13
Posts: 319
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/6/13 5:54 PM

Congratulations, it's an amazing machine. I've had my Dreamweaver XE for a few months and love it. The more you use the machine, the more you are going to find things to love about it. I agree, whoever designed them had to be an avid sewist.

Julkane
star
Julkane  Friend of PR
Intermediate
PA USA
Member since 9/14/07
Posts: 688
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mittskitt <<
thumbsup 8 members like this.


Date: 10/6/13 6:31 PM

Congrats on your new machine. I am not a brand snob; I try to own one of each brand.

------
Elna Excellence 740, Pfaff Quilt expression 4.0, Janome 300E, Brother 8500D, Babylock Ellageo, Janome 900CPX CoverPro, Brother 5234 Project Runway Serger, Singer Treadle, Singer 66, Singer 99

http://juliannasjourney.blogspot.com/

SewLibra
star
SewLibra  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 12/2/08
Posts: 697
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/7/13 0:37 AM

Being a Viking owner years ago, then a Bernina owner, I also never thought I would buy a Brother. I thought of them as cheap because I saw them in Wal Mart. But I eventually did buy a Brother from my local dealer a few years ago and I love it! The computerized Brother machines in the $400 and up range are quality machines packed with features. My Innovis-80 cost me $645 in 2009 and still has a perfect stitch. The stitch never needs to be adjusted like my Bernina mechanical 1008 does sometimes. My only complaint is the speed is so slow in comparison to the 1008 - that machine is crazy fast. I also love my new Brother 1034D serger, which has replaced my hard to thread Janome serger. Brother rocks in my book! :-)

------
SewLibra
Brother SB4138, Bernina 1008, Brother 1034D, Janome Harmony 9102D

RynV

RynV
Intermediate
AUSTRALIA
Member since 9/1/08
Posts: 376
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Mittskitt <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/7/13 0:55 AM

Mittskitt, who, indeed would have thought that Brother would be coming up with such a stellar machine? I'm in the market for a new machine and have so far test driven several well known brands. All were at similar price points and with similar features, all of them one machine down from TOL. The Dreamweaver's performance in every respect was so far ahead of the competition that I was absolutely stunned. It was super quiet, with brilliant feed on all types of fabrics from chiffon to several layers of denim. The others either chewed some of the more recalcitrant knits at the start of the seam or baulked at super thick denim seams. Not the Dreamweaver, and that was with ordinary feet, default settings and no horrid humpjumper to coax it along. This machine purred and did everything I threw at it exceptionally well. I would have ordered it there and then but I'm waiting for the Quattro 6750 to come out (in Australia) this week just to make sure the Dreamweaver is the machine I want.
I have no doubt you will love your new machine. It really is a superb performer, and the muvit foot rocks!

Sandygirl
Sandygirl
Intermediate
IL USA
Member since 8/18/10
Posts: 250
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 10/8/13 6:52 AM

A die hard Janome gal....I want the Brother Dreamweaver combo too! Side by side to the newer Janomes, i was so impressed! (Not looking at janome 12000 or 15000... Too expensive!)

Who knew??

Sandy

------
My first quilt! Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.

speattle
speattle
Member since 2/10/11
Posts: 287
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Julkane <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/8/13 1:50 PM

LOL! I may be on the way to joining you. I have a Brother, a Pfaff, a Kenmore, a Singer and an Elna!

Now, who am I missing?

RynV

RynV
Intermediate
AUSTRALIA
Member since 9/1/08
Posts: 376
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/15/13 5:37 AM

Ok, I guess it was inevitable after all my waxing lyrical over these machines that I would end up ordering one. I actually ended up ordering two, the sewing and quilting only Dreamweaver QV3000 and the stand alone embroidery machine Dreammaker XE VE 2200, which is in keeping with my realisation that having separate machines for separate functions will make my sewing life easier, more streamlined and therefore more productive. Because the Dreammaker has only just been released in Australia, I basically got a really good package deal with lots of extra goodies thrown in that would be a lot more expensive if I purchased each item separately.

So I'm stoked and excited and also stunned, like Mittskitt.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> Who would have thunk it.....

Merchants on PR
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Online Sewing Classes
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Kwik Sew 2852 girl's unitard
photo
Review by Passion4Se... on 2/27/11
Read Review

McCalls 6049 Pattern( Size )
McCalls 6049 Pattern( Size  )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Loes Hinse New York Dress
Loes Hinse New York Dress

Details
Price: $16.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

EvaDress SE30-6690
photo
Review by DoggyGirl on 12/22/06
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Skinny Jeans Digital Pattern ( Size 12 mo -10 years )
Peek-A Boo Skinny Jeans Digital Pattern ( Size 12 mo -10 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

PatternReview Annika A-Line Skirt Digital Pattern (Print at CopyShop)
PatternReview Annika A-Line Skirt Digital Pattern (Print at CopyShop)

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

The Whimsy Bag
The Whimsy Bag

Details
Price: $7.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Jennifer Stern The Perfectly Fitted Shirt by the Cup-Full Pattern ( Size 16-24(Cup B-DD) )
Jennifer Stern The Perfectly Fitted Shirt by the Cup-Full Pattern ( Size 16-24(Cup B-DD) )

Details
Price: $20.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN