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DIME Magnetic Hoops


DIME Magnetic Hoops
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:23:29 AM »
Are they worth the staggering amount of money they cost????


Code    Model    Size    Price + postage

LM1   1500, 2200, 2600, 2500, 800e, 4000, 4100, V3, V5, V7, XV, XP1, Innovis 1, Laura Ashley 5000   5x7    £150
LM2    V3, V5, V7, XV, XP1, Innovis 1   8x8    £195
LM3   1500, 2200, 2500, 6700D, 2600, 800e, Laura Ashley 5000, 4000, V3, V5, V7, XV, XP1   4X4   £140
LM5    V3, V5, V7, XV, XP1, Innovis 1. For 4000 area 17x30cm    7x12    £195
LM6    700, 700e, 750, 1200, 1250, F440e, F480e,    5x7    £150
LM7    XP1, XV
If upgraded- V3, V5, V7, Innovis 1)    8x12    £205
LM8    1500, 2600, 2500, 4000, 800e, 4100, V3, V5, V7, XV, XP1 and Innovis 1, Laura Ashley 5000   6x10   £195
LM9    XP1, XV, Innovis 1    9.5x14    £220
LM10   XP1, XV   9.5x9.5   £220
LM11   XP1   10.5x16    £220

????   :faints:

The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again


Re: DIME Magnetic Hoops
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 15:54:41 PM »
I can't see them being worth that unless you are doing a lot of multiple hooping such as on quilts, and repeatedly doing it. £200 is a lot of time that needs to be saved to justify the purchase.
Present 'garage' contains 2 x 28K hand crank, 99K hand crank, 66K hand crank, 66K treadle, 201K treadle, 99K electric, 416, 6104, 401G, Futura 1000, Innovis NV1250 and a Jones CS treadle. New arrival Brother XE1 Stellaire


Re: DIME Magnetic Hoops
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 18:07:42 PM »
I bought the DIME Snap Hoop Monster for my Bernina back in January. It was $219.99 plus postage from the USA of $57.95, which totalled £227.24 - a lot of money. I bought the 16" x 10" which is huge. However, in my opinion, it was worth paying that because I used it to quilt an all-over design which I would never have been able to do with a traditional hoop. It would've taken me weeks, but equally I would've thrown it out of the window before I'd finished it. :S The equivalent size Bernina hoop is equally expensive but wouldn't do what the DIME hoop does.

It's amazing for using on a quilt BUT I wouldn't use it for traditional embroidery - the fabric moves around too easily for my liking. I'm very lucky that I can keep the DIME hoop just for quilting. I used part of the inheritance I had from my dad to buy it because I know he would've approved. <3

I also suspect the hoop affects the speed of my machine considerably but I haven't had the time (or inclination) to do the tests needed to verify this.

I hope this helps.
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath


Re: DIME Magnetic Hoops
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 12:21:37 PM »
Ive seen your quilting for myself and its lovely so its something Im very interested in.

I too would like the longest hoop by a decent block size to get the most out of it ... but needs I think must wait until I reestablish some income
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again