A visit with THE Dream Machine

I was telling my friend about my work day. “I watched online videos of THE Dream Machine Innov-is XV8500D from Brother. My conclusion: The machine is a dream!”

We both agreed it would be a good idea to see THE Dream Machine in person. I made an appointment to visit our friends, Carla Plant and Shannon Atmore from Arlington Sewing Machines, for a hands-on demo.

I only planned on staying for an hour but the machine was so much fun I just about closed the store!

Here are some of my favorite highlights from THE Dream Machine.

    1. Massive screen!   I read about the 10.1” LCD screen and also saw videos but until you’ve sat down in front of the machine you can’t fully appreciate it. It’s huge!

 

    1. Crisp & Clear!   I didn’t expect to notice or appreciate any changes when viewing the LCD screen. My eyes aren’t that sophisticated. But that was absolutely the first thing that caught my attention. The colors and images are incredibly crisp and clear. When you view the built-in embroidery designs you can see them clearly on the large LCD screen. Or if you’re like me and load 5 similar versions of the same design and wonder which one is the right one—now there’s no doubt.We have certainly come a long way since the days of small monochrome LCD screens!

 

    1. Live view!   THE Dream Machine features the InnovEye® 2 Technology. This means you can see a live view of the needle area on your screen. What does this mean? Imagine scanning your hooped garment then viewing the actual garment on screen. Then select and position embroidery designs on the garment. Now the project you envision is easier to create!

 

  1. Scan!   Scan a drawing on the scanning frame and turn it into embroidery! Or load clip art from a USB stick and convert it to stitches! All of this can be done at the embroidery machine. It’s no longer a clunky process of sitting at your desktop computer with a scanner, then loading the image into embroidery software to convert the image to a design and then walking over to your embroidery machine to load the design. Whew! I’m tired just thinking and writing a run-on sentence about it!  Now the process is streamlined – it’s all done at your embroidery machine!

     

  2. Massive Hoop!   The maximum embroidery area is 9.5” x 14”. Imagine all the time and grief you can save by not having to rehoop.

  3. Disney!   Whether you’re stitching for a kid or a kid at heart—the library of Disney designs is very extensive.

    I was also impressed with the size of the designs.

    Check out this princess design!

    Carla and Shannon loaded the Minnie Mouse design.

    The design is 12.63” tall. That’s one big mouse!

  4. I’ve seen the light!   Oftentimes I lower the needle to double check the alignment of my design before I take the first stitch. But now I can use the Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker to check alignment on THE Dream Machine.

  5. Never get confused about thread colors again!   Sure, there’s a numbered thread color sequence we can all follow but more often than not, I still manage to get confused on which thread to load next. THE Dream Machine has the INNOVACHROME™ LED Thread Color and Monitoring System. It indicates the thread color I need to install next.The flower image on screen indicates it’s time to stitch the pink portion of the flower.

    The light on the machine shows the same pink color! Wow!

  6. Details, details! Engineers noticed the details!   It’s easy to love all the obvious technological advances in THE Dream Machine. But I also appreciate and enjoy discovering where improvements have been made. Sure they may be subtle but they mean a lot!
    • Skid proof foot pedal.   I’ve heard some people remove their shoes because their foot slips off the pedal. THE Dream Machine has a very comfy, skid proof foot pedal!

    • New Stability Plus™ Frame.   The 9 ½” x 14” frame has aluminum, rubber and ribbed corners. Here’s a close-up view of the rubber on the side of the hoop. The addition of the rubber secures the fabric and helps prevent slippage.

    • Improved Storage for Feet!   I had to do a double take when Carla held the foot storage container upside down. The feet don’t fall out!

    • Keep track of the day and time!   For those of us who get so engrossed in our sewing and embroidery projects, this feature is handy! Now we won’t forget to stop and eat or visit the husband and children! There is a handy display of the day and time on the machine.

These were just a few of my favorite features! I encourage you to stop by your local Brother dealer for a test drive. Even if you don’t think you’re in the market for a machine it’s still good to see the available features. This way when you are ready you will be better able to make an informed decision.  If you want to learn more about the machine, visit the Designs Plus Newsletter for February!  There’s also a special coupon for ibroidery.com.

Special thank you to Carla Plant and Shannon Atmore at Arlington Sewing Machine for giving me a tour of the machine!

 

Here’s your assignment this week:
Tell us your favorite feature of the new Dream Machine! One random comment will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to the DIME website. Good luck!
The winner of last week’s assignment:
If you’re a current Tonight Show fan (think Jimmy Fallon), then you probably know a little about his infamous lip sinc battles. Lip Sinc Battle? Hmm. Do you think those mystery guests would be game? Tell me your favorite Tonight Show host, Carson, Leno or Fallon. A random comment will be selected to win an autographed PAL!And the winner is Wanda! –  “Thought no one could top Johnny Carson, but Jimmy Fallon is closing in…”

 

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145 Comments on A visit with THE Dream Machine

  1. Dee
    February 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm (5 years ago)

    so hard to pick one since it is a dream machine! Excuse me ……had to wipe the drool :). So I think the ability to load or scan a drawing in and turn it into a design on the screen just seems so unreal. What a time saver. Love all these features Thank you for the review

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    • Shirley T
      February 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm (5 years ago)

      I have worn the button out on prior machines, cutting thread. Now its an extra foot pedal! Love it!

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    • Bill Nicholson
      February 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm (5 years ago)

      I love that the machine is electric. No more pumping the pedal like my grandmother had to do. Thank you.

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  2. Valerie Jennings
    February 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Hoop size.

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  3. Marge Burkheiser
    February 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm (5 years ago)

    Where do I start? LOVE LOVE the Dream Machine. Would have to say the addition of the scanning/auto dig is totally awesome and to die for!

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  4. ARLENE
    February 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Im drooling also would love to have one !!!!!!!!!

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  5. Carma Slama
    February 4, 2015 at 12:59 pm (5 years ago)

    The scan and stitch capability is my favorite! That is amazing!

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  6. Donna Fecteau
    February 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm (5 years ago)

    It just looks like an awesome machine. But I think the scan feature would be my favorite and second place would be the color indicator for the thread!

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  7. Janet Uyeno
    February 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm (5 years ago)

    hoop size and the laser pointer

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  8. beth daniels
    February 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm (5 years ago)

    I like the scan feature and that you can digitize designs on the dream machine. It saves a lot of time.

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  9. Denise
    February 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm (5 years ago)

    oh I have to pick 2 ! The skid free pedal and the scan feature! Looks like so much 🙂 this is definitely going on my wish list for now 🙂

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  10. JudiC
    February 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my O my I sew want this dream machine! No doubt the best feature is the scan & convert with no software or computer needed :o)

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  11. Colleen Bell
    February 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh! All so wonderful! But to be honest – a bigger hoop – oo la la! Anything for less hoopings!

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  12. Leora B
    February 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm (5 years ago)

    my favorite would be the live camera view ,and scan feature. that way I would know where to start on my fabric or object that is being embroidered.

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  13. Barbara Dawson
    February 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the scan feature and of course the huge hoop!

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  14. Daniela M.
    February 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Scanner is my favorite.

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  15. Susan J
    February 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm (5 years ago)

    I love, Love, LOVE my Dream Machine! Thank you, Honey! My favorite embroidery feature has to be the camera and scan, but I love the laser guide for quilting without drawing lines. She really is a dream!

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  16. Heidi Halvorson
    February 4, 2015 at 1:24 pm (5 years ago)

    hoop size! WOW!!!

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  17. Rhonda
    February 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I really love the Dream Machine my favorite embroidery feature is the laser guide.

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  18. Carol Adams
    February 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm (5 years ago)

    The feature I liked very much was that the feet do not fall out of the holder – if I just bump mine a little, they are all over the place.

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  19. Marianne myrick
    February 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the laser light, the scan frame, and the giant hoop – it was too hard to pick just one.

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  20. Erich Campbell
    February 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I’d have to go with hoop size, though I’m still clamoring for the big hoops on the commercial machines. That said, I’m amazed what they are doing in the home market these days!

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  21. Doris Van Peeren
    February 4, 2015 at 1:51 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the design positioning feature. I’m forever changing designs to fit small areas and would love this feature. Believe Brother to be the best machine today.

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  22. Paula Blankenheim
    February 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the laser guide!

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  23. Marilyn Knuth
    February 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm (5 years ago)

    whats not to love about the Dream machine? I love the brightly lit , generous workspace.

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  24. Michelle H
    February 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! Dream Machine certainly sums this beauty up! HUGE FRAME!! 🙂

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  25. Maureen Angers
    February 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Have played with this machine and I love the massive amount of built in designs.

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  26. Kathryn
    February 4, 2015 at 2:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Would love a machine that could do all of this!

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  27. Sue Anderson
    February 4, 2015 at 2:58 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the scanning and digitizing features.

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  28. lisa newell
    February 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love my Dream Machine and I what I love most about it is the creative options I have with the scanner.

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  29. Renee Bell
    February 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm (5 years ago)

    To pick ONE feature, would be the Stability Plus Frame! Also LOVE the Drop Light feature. 🙂 Love this machine 🙂

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  30. Monica D
    February 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I want it!!! 🙂

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  31. Merron Kay Skramstad
    February 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm (5 years ago)

    The Stability Plus frame would be my number one feature that I love. Also love the scan feature and the huge screen! Hard to pick just one feature!

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  32. Danae
    February 4, 2015 at 3:13 pm (5 years ago)

    That hoop, it’s so FLUUUUUUFFFYYYYYY! (in my best Agnes voice)

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  33. Karen McDonner
    February 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm (5 years ago)

    I attended a Sit N Sew at our local sewing store and wow the Dream Machine was wonderful. All attendees had the opportunity to use this new Brother and boy did I fall in love with this machine. The super hoop was fabulous and my favorite feature!

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  34. Susan Secore
    February 4, 2015 at 3:22 pm (5 years ago)

    I think I am most excited about the scan and embroider feature. I would love to digitize my own designs this machine would definitely be a dream come true.

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  35. Julie Barkley
    February 4, 2015 at 3:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I think the scan feature would be so fun to play with. It would let my creativity soar!

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  36. Michele in Illinois
    February 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I love how you can program on the machine and the new Disny designs.
    There is a baby bottle full of different pastel colors of Mickey Mouse
    heads/logos. I want the machine just for that design. haha

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  37. Carol
    February 4, 2015 at 4:08 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the fact that you can scan and do pictures to embroidery right on the machine! Also the positioning marker seems to be the “icing on the cake”. Whoever designed this machine spoke with people who embroider; the features reflect that.

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  38. Carrie Cunningham
    February 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm (5 years ago)

    My favorite feature of the Dream Machine is the Thread Color and Monitoring System. How nice to be reminded of the NE the thread color to use!

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  39. Cora Willis-King
    February 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm (5 years ago)

    ZLove the Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker to check alignment, That would make applique a breeze!

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  40. Karla Bannerman
    February 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Silly as it may seem, the clock on the screen would be my favorite feature. All are wonderful, but having the time in front of me would be fantastic.

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  41. Anne Marie Reilly
    February 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, the laser LED Positioning marker is great! So is the skid proof pedal. I’d love to have those features.

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  42. Bev C
    February 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm (5 years ago)

    Definitely the bigger hoop size, it is massive. I have a Brother machine and would be so happy to replace it with this one.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  43. Beverly Belaska
    February 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm (5 years ago)

    I have a quattro but would love to upgrade.

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  44. Sherida Burch
    February 4, 2015 at 6:37 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the larger hoop size. whose kidding I love everything about it.

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  45. Susan Kelly
    February 4, 2015 at 7:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the large hoop!

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  46. zinobia
    February 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (5 years ago)

    I always have craved for a big hoop to avoid multi hooping.

    secondly, with water soluble stabiliser being expensive and not available easily here I use net to embroider FSL items where net slips and spoils the design. So a non slip feature of hoop are just what I was always wishing somebody would think and innovate.

    Third thing which I would love to give a thumbs up is ability to scan abilly to digitise at machine level and embroider. Is it just a basic digitising option or full fledge digitizer that can suffice all digitising needs.

    Also can you resize a design? If yes does it take care of density, stitch length etc too?

    Lots of more questions in mind. Will need to check all the features on brother’s website to add more likes if they are taken care of.

    Thanks

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  47. Kathy
    February 4, 2015 at 7:32 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the scan feature. This is great to take kids artwork and to be able to stitch it. Great machine

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  48. Gladys Stanley
    February 4, 2015 at 8:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Okay so 2 years ago I me a Innovois ve2200 wonderful machine love it but then guess what next year they come out with this one, bummer should of waited, but I love my machine so I will have to have lots of good things for trade in so right now I am still falling in love with mine, so enjoy your new baby

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  49. Jennifer Berry
    February 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm (5 years ago)

    i am most excited about the scan to design feature! I want one for sew many reasons!

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  50. Beth R
    February 4, 2015 at 9:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the droplight feature! Great for knowing exactly where the needle will hit!

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  51. Pamela Snider
    February 4, 2015 at 9:19 pm (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love this machine, but my very favorite feature is it’s ability to take a scanned image and turn it into embroidery. The sky is the limit with The Dream Machine!!!!

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  52. lynda case
    February 4, 2015 at 9:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I have the dream machine and love it. I use it almost every day and just don’t have time to do all that I want to do. Can’t really name a favorite thing unless it is the large hoops.

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  53. Bonnie Gray
    February 4, 2015 at 9:34 pm (5 years ago)

    They have really put a lot into this machine! I like the droplight, the huge hoop and the scan to embroidery feature. Will have to go to a dealer and check this out!

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  54. Rita
    February 4, 2015 at 9:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Would love to get the bigger hoop. Looks to be a great embroidery machine.

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  55. Carol K.
    February 4, 2015 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)

    The scan and stitch sounds really great as does the centering light! SOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOl!

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  56. art
    February 4, 2015 at 9:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks great!

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  57. Pam
    February 4, 2015 at 9:50 pm (5 years ago)

    The scanning. AMAZING,

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  58. Sandy D
    February 4, 2015 at 9:58 pm (5 years ago)

    I would definitely love to turn a picture into embroidery by scanning it in. Awesome!

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  59. Tiffany
    February 4, 2015 at 10:08 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the stippling feature!

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  60. Sandra
    February 4, 2015 at 10:33 pm (5 years ago)

    I love how very large the built in designs are, a lovely machine that I am drooling over!

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  61. Vicky Isliefson
    February 4, 2015 at 10:42 pm (5 years ago)

    My favourite feature is the Droplight. I am tired of guessing at the shadows of the embroidery foot!

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  62. ALI CE CORNELSON
    February 4, 2015 at 10:52 pm (5 years ago)

    An awesome machine! If I could choose only one thing as my favorite, it would be the droplight. I love everything about the Dream Machine. I can see me using the drop light on everything I embroider.

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  63. Karen Moore
    February 4, 2015 at 11:03 pm (5 years ago)

    I think the easy that you can align where to sew your design, has to be the greatest.

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  64. Shirley Clark
    February 4, 2015 at 11:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the big screen and that huge hoop! It would be great for embroidering pillow covers.

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  65. S Hanson
    February 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm (5 years ago)

    The needle drop light!

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  66. Christine Anne Simpson
    February 5, 2015 at 12:03 am (5 years ago)

    What a dream machine, I think I’d like …… all the features best, too hard to choose just one!

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  67. Michelle H
    February 5, 2015 at 12:06 am (5 years ago)

    I think the laser to help you align embroidery is awesome. I always worry about getting designs just where I want it

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  68. Kit
    February 5, 2015 at 12:11 am (5 years ago)

    The needle drop light! And the huge hoop. It is quite the “DREAM MACHINE”

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  69. Ellen
    February 5, 2015 at 12:28 am (5 years ago)

    the hoop and lazer light are my favorites. Wish I had it in the budget for a new machine.

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  70. Barbara McKenzie
    February 5, 2015 at 12:35 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite feature, which is not exclusive to the Dream Machine, is the InnovEye. I have had a chance to play with it on another machine and can see a myriad of ways it could be useful! My not so favorite feature (which will prevent me from ever owning one) is the price!!

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  71. Jean R
    February 5, 2015 at 1:06 am (5 years ago)

    I love the camera and the laser pointer.

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  72. Pam Morrow
    February 5, 2015 at 1:06 am (5 years ago)

    Live camera view – no contest!

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  73. Maga
    February 5, 2015 at 1:15 am (5 years ago)

    The hoop size, the screen and the LED pen. Would love one but am very, very happy with my VQ2 and V3 Innovis machines. Brother machines makes it a pleasure to sew every time.

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  74. Ellie Stratton
    February 5, 2015 at 1:27 am (5 years ago)

    Truly, it is a dream machine with ample of features. Such difficult tasks handled in easy ways and perform so systematic. Thanks for sharing this new update with us. 🙂

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  75. Denyse Rose
    February 5, 2015 at 1:32 am (5 years ago)

    LED pen, and hoop size. Love my DREAM machine!

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  76. Rosa Smith
    February 5, 2015 at 3:31 am (5 years ago)

    Man I want one, so many great features but expecially love the fact that it shows you the color of the thread, I actually love all the features but that stood out for me.

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  77. Terri
    February 5, 2015 at 5:07 am (5 years ago)

    The machine has many awesome features, but the scanner really has me intrigued.

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  78. Kim
    February 5, 2015 at 5:08 am (5 years ago)

    As others have said it is hard to pick one. I like the laser dot for the needle position. Or maybe it is the rubber on the side of the hoops.

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  79. Jan Dick
    February 5, 2015 at 5:17 am (5 years ago)

    How can you choose just one favorite feature?! I am very fortunate to own a Dream Machine. I sat down last Sunday morning for the first time in front of my machine. Keep in mind that I have NEVER embroidered anything – ever. I have no experience. So, I would have to say that my favorite feature is how user friendly the machine is. There are built-in tutorials, visual aids, visual “stops” so you don’t make a mistake and put out an eye or break your machine, and step by step walk through assistance as you go. I successfully embroidered Mickey Mouse from beginning to end with no struggles at all! LOVE LOVE LOVE my machine.

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  80. Diane Cockman
    February 5, 2015 at 5:21 am (5 years ago)

    Laser pointer and then everything else. Beautiful machine.

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  81. Judy Vanarnam
    February 5, 2015 at 6:00 am (5 years ago)

    Hoop size, laser and a huge screen are some of my favorites!

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  82. Diane Bowman
    February 5, 2015 at 6:26 am (5 years ago)

    Definitely the large hoop! Who doesn’t love more space for embroidery

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  83. Cathy
    February 5, 2015 at 7:11 am (5 years ago)

    Ability to scan a drawing and have the machine “digitize”. WOW!

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  84. Susan Tinnerello
    February 5, 2015 at 7:31 am (5 years ago)

    I like to be super organized so the handy foot container is perfect.

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  85. Susan
    February 5, 2015 at 7:48 am (5 years ago)

    Since my hands don’t work as well as they used to, I love the scan feature which allows you to do accurate stippling around applique designs.

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  86. Chrystina Power
    February 5, 2015 at 8:08 am (5 years ago)

    WOW! I knew the Dream was awesome! Saving my money to buy one! Big Disny fan, in fact will be going to WDW this month!

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  87. Debora Kerr
    February 5, 2015 at 8:12 am (5 years ago)

    That is an amazing machine! But sometimes, it’s the minor features that hook me. I love the foot storage!

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  88. Linda Ladd
    February 5, 2015 at 8:30 am (5 years ago)

    Like everybody else, it is hard to choose just one! I love large designs so the larger hoops would win me over!!!

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  89. Deb
    February 5, 2015 at 9:16 am (5 years ago)

    The scanning frame, hands down!

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  90. Joanne Brice
    February 5, 2015 at 9:25 am (5 years ago)

    I would especially love the Disney designs for my sweet grands and great grands.

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  91. Meghan M.
    February 5, 2015 at 9:31 am (5 years ago)

    Wow, there are so many great features! It’s hard to pick just one, but the one that gets me most excited is the color coded light to tell you what thread to load next.

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  92. Brenda Melahn
    February 5, 2015 at 9:35 am (5 years ago)

    Wow … wow … wow … definitely “built in” digitizing!!

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  93. Kristi D.
    February 5, 2015 at 9:55 am (5 years ago)

    Love the larger and easier to understand screen

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  94. Jessie Ramos
    February 5, 2015 at 10:19 am (5 years ago)

    Omg! It’s so hard to choose just one feature that I like the most, everything is great about this machine, but I guess I will go with the Scan feature.

    My favorite Tonight Show host is Jimmy Fallon!

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  95. Pearl Lucas
    February 5, 2015 at 10:26 am (5 years ago)

    Dreaming to have this machine,love the scan feature

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  96. Anon1
    February 5, 2015 at 10:37 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my! This is wonderful, so much to love. I would love to have that hoop size! It is making my sweet machine look puny.

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  97. Patty
    February 5, 2015 at 11:10 am (5 years ago)

    My favorite feature is you can mark with chalk or an erasable marker on your fabric, scan it to the machine and then align all of your embroider with your marks! Fabulous!

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  98. LuLu
    February 5, 2015 at 11:29 am (5 years ago)

    The scanner to design feature definitely! What a timesaver. Even if I had to take out a second mortgage, this machine might well be worth it!

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  99. Saundra Romanus
    February 5, 2015 at 11:33 am (5 years ago)

    It is definitely the large screen. So clear and crisp!

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  100. Pam McDonald
    February 5, 2015 at 11:52 am (5 years ago)

    That is a beautiful machine. I have a friend who has one and I am envious! I love the large hooping and the large screen, so you can see the details. Digitizing is tops as well 🙂

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  101. Mary
    February 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm (5 years ago)

    The laser pointer is the best!

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  102. Barb Grant
    February 5, 2015 at 5:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Gosh! What’s not to love! I love the screen, the laser, and the hoop. I can’t just pick one! Brother has thought of everything!

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  103. Carla Plant @ Arlington Sewing Machine
    February 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm (5 years ago)

    When they unveiled it, I was so excited about the Dream Machine that I had to have one. I’m in Heaven!
    You did a great job highlighting some of the awesome features, Denise. We really enjoyed your visit.

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    • Denise Holguin
      February 6, 2015 at 10:26 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you, Carla, for making the story possible! Had a wonderful time at your store.

      Denise

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  104. Deborah K.
    February 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the scan feature and the super big hoop!

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  105. Kim Heldman
    February 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm (5 years ago)

    I LOVE my dream machine!! My favorite feature is the scanning ability. And the screen is huge, and the laser, and the pen feature. There is so much to love!

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  106. Crissy Caldwell
    February 5, 2015 at 10:47 pm (5 years ago)

    i like the pin point needle laser guide! I think I use the wheel on my machine 20 times a day! That’s crazy.

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  107. Patricia Lines
    February 6, 2015 at 6:33 am (5 years ago)

    Hoop size and scan features are impressive. I have had a demo and the on screen edit feature was GREAT.

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  108. Shelly Christensen
    February 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm (5 years ago)

    I would love the droplight alignment feature, I am always holding my breath when it comes to alignment but all the features are so cool, I would love this machine!!! I wish I didn’t need a new car so badly or I liked walking more. LOL

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  109. allen king
    February 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

    Ilike the INNOVACHROME™ LED Thread Color and Monitoring System feature that tells you exactly where and which color will sew next. Wish my current machine could do that!

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  110. Colleen
    February 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the hoop size!

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  111. Royce Zook
    February 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Takes a lot of the thrill away from owning a multi-needle. So many leading edge features!

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  112. Doreen
    February 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I love everything. If I can only pick one I’d say the larger hoop.

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  113. Joan Shriver
    February 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm (5 years ago)

    Who wouldn’t love a bigger hoop? Love the Disney designs, also.

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  114. Audrey Goodwin
    February 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve done a good job most of my life to not covet my neighbors sewing machine, but this Dream Machine is sensory overload. The hoop size in conjunction with the screen size makes this disabled newbie quilter think she can conquer the world again. I thought I had forgotten how to dream or at least given up on dreaming, then ” the Dream Machine” comes along. You can bet I’m going to enter every contest from now on to get a shot at this beauty.

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  115. Judy Fletcher
    February 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

    This may seem simple; however, I’ve been piecing a lot lately and I love how easily I can sew a straight seam. In addition to all the other great things my Dream Machine can do, it’s great that it just sews so well.

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  116. Chris Sugden
    February 6, 2015 at 8:33 pm (5 years ago)

    My favourite feature on THE Dream Machine is the Droplight™ LED Embroidery Positioning Marker to check alignment. Fantastic feature!

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  117. Debe
    February 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm (5 years ago)

    The laser light.

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  118. Susan Wilson
    February 7, 2015 at 3:47 am (5 years ago)

    I am very impressed with the Dream Machine, and I really like the Scan feature. Just think of the possibilities!! Thanks for the info about the new Brother Dream Machine 🙂

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  119. Gail Beam
    February 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Dream machine plus! Who could pick just one special feature! They are all mouth watering! Would love to have just one of the dream features on my machine!
    Gail

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  120. Jackie
    February 9, 2015 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    The multi purpose LED light.

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  121. Jeanne Hoey
    February 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm (5 years ago)

    I attended a Stitching Sisters seminar in Dec ’14 in Fort Meyers, FL and had the opportunity to use the Dream Machine, and fell in love! In fact, I bought one that weekend!! My favorite thing about the machine just so far, if the screen. The fact it that is so large helps me to see how the design is going to look.

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  122. Leah Geary
    February 10, 2015 at 11:19 am (5 years ago)

    Love almost all of the features, but think the large hoop is great. New to embroidery and still learning how to rehoop. Have an Innovis 1500d with the largest hoop of 6 x 10. Would be great to have a bigger hoop.

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  123. Deanna
    February 10, 2015 at 12:09 pm (5 years ago)

    It would be the large hoop!

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  124. Lorene Nelson
    February 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm (5 years ago)

    I have the Brothers Dream Creator XE innov-is VM5100. wish someone would show a video on how this machine works. am on oxygen 24/7 and is hard for me to get to the sewing machine place to get instructions for some of the things I want to do with this machine. Thanks

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  125. Edith
    February 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm (5 years ago)

    I just love everything about the Dream Machine, but if I have to pick one feature, it is the Laser Guide. My husband is very impressed with the machine as well. Right after I purchased it, I was embroidering one of the beautiful letters with the flowers and he came in and said ” I am not impressed very often, but I am really impressed with what this machine does.”

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  127. Lorene Nelson
    March 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm (4 years ago)

    wish you would show some illustrations on the Dream Creator XE innov”is VM5100. show some of the ideas on how to work the large frame for embroidery thank you lorene

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  128. SHARON BLAYLOCK
    March 17, 2015 at 11:02 am (4 years ago)

    My favorite is the laser light . I also like the scanning to turninto embroidery. What is there not to like on this mahine. LOOOOOOOOOVE mine!!!!!

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  129. Pamela Lewis
    July 15, 2015 at 4:50 am (4 years ago)

    I bought this machine a couple a months ago . left the country to travel ..before I left I did play a little in it . but what was happening ..when I embroidered , about 3,stitches in ..needle keeps breaking . what could be the problem ? About to return home and started thinking about it 🙁

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    • Carla Plant
      July 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Pamela, There are different reasons for this to occur. Any machine can have this issue. It could be in the upper threading or a broken piece of thread in the top tension to name the most popular reasons. I suggest that you call the machine dealer that you purchased the Dream Machine from. They should try to help you solve the issue over the phone. You may end up having to take your machine in so that they can see and diagnose the problem. I’m thinking that it will be something simple.

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  130. SHARON BLAYLOCK
    July 15, 2015 at 10:53 am (4 years ago)

    Love love love my machine . What I like most is the laser light and self threading.

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  132. Arlene
    March 27, 2016 at 6:48 am (3 years ago)

    Can someone direct me to a tutorial that shows you how to embroider a large design that is done by doing top part then bottom part of the design thus allowing you to embroider a very large design
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      Some designs that are sold are made to be embroidered in multiple hoopings. They will have a tutorial in pdf format on the design cd. If you have a design that you want to resize or that is larger than your machine’s maximum hoop size, it would have to be re-sized or split in digitizing software such as Perfect Embroidery Pro.

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  133. Glenn
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    Is the foot pedal completely slip proof? Sewing with shoes on is ok with it?

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