Feb 06, 2023 - 08:44 AM
Also, buy the highest level machine you can afford. So many people will buy a low-end machine with only a 4 x 4 capacity and they quickly find out they want one that can also do 5 x 7 designs. And ultimately, you'll likely want one more bigger size hoop, too. But those two sizes are important.
I would look at Viking, Baby Lock, and Brother, rather than an off-brand.
Ellen and I both have Viking Epic 2 machines which we love madly, but that is the top-of-the-line machine and if you're just venturing into machine embroidery, you may not be ready for that investment. You can always trade-up in the future. But if you don't get at least a 5 x 7 capability, you will be discouraged, I think.