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Embroidery Machines / Re: Storing an embroidery unit
« on: February 16, 2021, 16:38:45 PM »
Thanks for all your replies.  You've confirmed my thoughts that I should probably keep it in the original packing.  No room under our beds unfortunately, already occupied by crates of fabrics!

Embroidery Machines / Storing an embroidery unit
« on: February 16, 2021, 11:37:10 AM »
I'm a lucky new owner of a Brother Innovis V5 and my husband is drawing up plans to build a sewing cabinet for it, and I'm just wondering which is the best way to store the embroidery carriage/unit.  Should it be kept flat and horizontal or can I stand it up on end secured against a side of the cabinet?  I don't want to risk damaging it after just a few uses!   We may be able to allow a few more centimetres to keep the unit in the polystyene packaging it came in.  My sewing cabinet seems to be getting bigger by the minute  >:)

That's  brilliant!  Just what I wanted.  Thank you so much.  Now why couldn't Brother have directed me to the manual??   DH will be pleased, it will give him something to do over Christmas rather than watching TV  >:)

Have a lovely Christmas  :toast:

Have you tried asking the shop to give you the measurements? I'm sure they'd be happy to help, given that you have placed the order with them.

Yes I did.  They don't  have them, only the size of the sewing area.  They offered to measure one when they get them back in stock, but that may not be till March or April.

Wow, 31 1/2" that's big!!  Thanks for that measurement, it gives me an idea how much space I nèed to the left of the machine for the embroidery unit. The plan is for just the machine to lower into the cabinet when not in use as it will be living in my dining room.  I'll then attach the embroidery unit as and when I need to use it.  It's odd that shops don't specify the overall measurements of machines, and all Brother could tell me was the actual sewing space available.

Thank you for your replies  :)

Thanks for you quick reply.  I've been looking at Horn cabinets, nice but sooo expensive.  However I might ask about ordering an insert for the Brother machine, which I will need anyway, that way we'll know what size aperture will be needed.  I definitely won't discourage DH but I sometimes have to rein in his enthusiasm a little.  He's been looking for a new project for after Christmas and it seems I, or my new machine, are to be it!   >:)

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from the Isle of Wight
« on: December 22, 2020, 20:50:49 PM »
Thank you all for such a warm welcome.  I think I'm going to lime it here  :)

Sewing Machines / Brother Innovis V5 Limited Edition - information needed
« on: December 22, 2020, 16:05:20 PM »
I've decided to upgrade my sewing machine to allow me to make larger quilts and embellish them with embroidery.  After weeks (ney months) of research I have pre-ordered a Brother V5LE (from Frank Nutt) which seems to more than cover my needs.  Because of current world problems I may not receive it for months but in the meantime my husband is keen to build a sewing cabinet for it with airlift mechanism.  So, I need to know the overall dimensions of the machine eg length, depth and height for him to be able to draw up plans and cut apertures etc.  I have asked several retailers for dimensions but unless they have that machine in their shop they just don't know.  Even Brother couldn't help me! 

Does anyone have a Brother V5LE and could they kindly measure it for me?

I'm a newbie here and this is my first post.  Sorry to start with a request for help  :|

Thank you in anticipation.

Hi, I'm new... / Hello from the Isle of Wight
« on: December 22, 2020, 15:21:47 PM »
I have been sewing all my life. My grandmother taught me to use her hand crank Singer when I was about four and I am still using it today, together with my trusty Janome machine.  I don't do much garment sewing these days though I do make my own trousers.  Most of my needlework seems to be items for the home or gifts for family.  Over the last eighteen months I have been teaching myself machine quilting and have made several cot and crib quilts, so I hope to widen my knowledge from the more experienced quilters here.  I look forward to 'meeting' you all.

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