You will need 2 separate machines. I have 2 embroidery machines-a Janome ($2500) and a Viking ($5K). HATE both. Would easily sell them. Honestly. Don't get me wrong-they are wonderful do do the occasional monogrammed towel, and I HAVE put my horses name on turnout sheets only-nothing heavier, but it is not easy.
if you have the time to take classes and meet with groups, monthly, that is great-they were always making some tea caddy or something I could care less about, so I never went and muddled through on my own. To get the most you really HAVE to go to the classes. I went to one. Once they told me I could not even sew over a pin (which I can do easily with my HD singer that I love, that cost $150) I had heard enough. Oh-and with the computers-don't blow the lint……you have to brush it. REALLY?? For $5K it should brush it for me. And the thread has to come off the TOP of the spool…never the bottom….I am not even picky about my TP. It really is ridiculous.
Then there is the whole issue of which (not cheap) backing to use for what project…..
But-of the 2-I would keep the Janome. Much more user friendly, but then again, not the computer programs to make the embroidery truly endless.
Let me know if you want to buy one…I am serious as a heart attack. Most of my sewing is on my new(er) Singer HD. LOVE it. It will repair horse blankets, etc, and guess what?? It is not all computerized, so if it breaks, it is an easy fix! Or-buy a new one!
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