Can anyone tell me if they have this machine and if they would recommend it?
I have it. I have had it a month now. I love it. It sews like a dream. It only took a day of reading the manual and playing with it to get comfortable. The manual(s) are wonderful. Also, the dealer will train me, but I have not gone in yet. I have a couple questions about a foot. The wide throat is awesome--real elbow room for manipulating things. It sews so straight that I barely have to touch the fabric. Lighting is so bright that I could see the dark threads! (A real problem for me). I also considered my shop, which has the best repairman in the area. Consider your dealer too. If anything goes wrong, I wanted to know it would not be extra complicated.
Hope this is helpful.
Thank you for answering my inquiry about the Laura Ashley NX2000. I purchased mine over a year ago and love to sew on it. I have made several quilts, wall hangings, pillows, curtains, etc. I have had no trouble at all and that's a good thing because my dealer offered not training what so ever. The Brother web site is very helpful if you have a question. Thanks again, Ruth
I too have had this wonderful machine for about a year, and I am still very happy with its performance. I am always discovering new things that I am able to do with it. I am able to sew a quarter inch seam with different feet and different settings. It has a lot of options for quilters and lots of presser feet are included. I have done grid quilting with the walking foot, and fmq with the included fmq feet.
It is terrific with applique and has a stitch for invisible machine applique. The decor stitches are amazing and some are programed to stitch wider than 7 inches.
It is a very intuitive machine and can alert you to prevent errors or mistakes.
It is such a joy to sew and quilt with this machine that I find myself smiling at times when I am sewing. I would recommend it without hesitation.