Hi and welcome from the UK. I started to write a welcome yesterday but got called away. I have two Brother machines, one a Galaxie 3000 which is brilliant and is elderly and uses floppy discs... I also have a PR650 which again was not new when I bought it (it was the dealers demo machine) My knowledge of Viking machines is limited so there will be folks who can help you with that machine. Brother machines are very user friendly and easy to use. To start thread up put some fabric into the frame and have a play, see what you can get out of the machine. After you have understood the basics start on something you intend to keep. I used to keep a notebook of what I had done so I would remember for the next time. Machine embroidery is great fun. Keep asking the questions and you will keep getting a wide variety of answers. Good luck and have fun
Good morning Malyles, a big Aussie welcome from me too. I've got a Husqvarna Viking Ruby Royale machine, but started off with the Husqvarna Designer 1 years ago. I also have a Brother Quattro Innovis 11 6700D (Disney)
First of all, where do you live in the world?
Secondly, make sure you get a good technician who is close by that you can call upon. You really need someone who knows your machine.
There are sites on the web showing you how to download designs. I am assuming that you have a USB (memory stick) that you can use in your machine. If you have any questions, just put them in the COMMUNITY section. Anywhere you see the little hand symbol is where you can look at and ask questions. Again if not sure just ask, love Chris, Newcastle, Australia
Welcome to Cute. I also started with a second hand embroidery machine. There were no instructions. I learnt so much from the amazing Cute family. Ask away and we will do our best. Sarah (South Africa)
You guys may think this is silly, but I have actual tears in my eyes from the welcome I received. Thank you. My nerves about embroidering are now somewhat calm. Thank you for the warm welcome!
We are glad you are here!
Welcome. You Will love it here. Great people who Will become your friends.
Big WELCOME to Cute.... You have come to the right place! We have a wonderful worldwide community of sewing, crafting and embroidery lovers... Hoping to see some of your creations posted in Projects too!
Welcome to Cute! Have fun and sew away! Hugs, Judy...
A big welcome to Cute.
Years ago when I purchased my machine used from a private person, I had no idea how to get started. I learned most everything from the members here that are so helpful. Just reading the posts was full of information already. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Some one usually has the answer.
Angie, thank you so much for your response because that is EXACTLY how I feel. I have no idea how to transfer the files I purchased to my Viking and there is so much more I need to learn.
Welcome! You'll find plenty of folks ready to help you here. Don't forget we were all beginners at one time - don't be afraid to ask questions. Just have fun! You're gonna love this group and your new hobby!
Welcome! There are a lot of very knowledgeable people on this site and they are very helpful. Have fun and don't overwhelm yourself. Tonya
Welcome to this site It is the best. Lots of people who are very talented . Just ask away and we will try to answer your questions.. Then just sit experiment and have fun at your machine. Don't be afraid to jump in. You learn quickly by trying. Suzanne
Welcome! Just start by doing some of the designs on your machine, get the feel on how they are made. Good luck!
Welcome to our site. Lots of good info from members who have same machines. I have Bernina machines so am no help. Ask your questions and someone will answer or point you in right direction.