Alice I ended up getting one from Echidna--Just found your poat on the machine.Thanks for your info about the clear contact.I am waiting to see when they will be coming to Toowoomba to demonstrate it--sandra
Hi, I have another question. Which model do you have, the red one [CM100DM] or the blue one [CM550DX]?
I bit the bullet and bought it. My dealer still had his introductory price AND he had a return today from a lady whose hubby bought it for her at Christmas when what she wanted was an embroidery machine. So, he knocked off $50 more because it's used and replaced the mat she had tried out with a brand new one. We played on it for about an hour because he is teaching a class on it in two days and hasn't figured it all out himself.
Lucky you! Keep us informed.
Thank you, Alice, for your review. I was thinking of getting one. Thanks also for the tip on the clear contact...won't waste my money on the sheets they sell.
I am sure the dealier will tell you that you can't use clear contact, but it works fine for me. :)
Alice thanks for letting us know what you think of this machine!!! I love the pics you included as it does show how nice the cuts fit into the appliques! Now I have to make a decision or think about it for a while! LOL - thanks again, Laura*
Great to hear, I have seen this machine demonstrated at our local sewing machine shop and was quite impressed with it. But the price is $699.00 Aussie dollars and I went ouch!
The Silhoute I have just ordered is half the price in Australia,
A friend of mine that has it recommended it, as I could not afford 699.00 either.
Looks great from Canada:):)hugs
They look really nice! Tell me where I can find a picture of this machine,
Good luck to your future projects as well!
Thanks for sharing.
On the Brother site there will be one.
Thank you for sharing. I've heard a lot about these lately but I can't justify a new toy : )
Thanks for figuring it out and the contact money saving tip. Could have used this for lots of school things when my kids were little and if I find the need in the future I will remember your information.
Thanks for sharing and for the great tips too.
I can hardly wait to get a cutting machine does the scan and cut connect to the computer, is there any software with it? I am thinking format conversion or paint. Thanks so much for this review.
It does not connect to the computer it scans directly into the machine or you can use the patterns that are on the machine or from a usb stick, Brother has a site where you can create the svg files but I have not had time to really test that out.
Alice thanks for the very detailed results that you have had with your new addition to your sewing/embroidering machines. It looks very interesting but while I am interested I am not planning on buying in the near future. I loved your comment on not reading the instructions - a woman after my own heart
Thank you, Alice for sharing what you are learning about this new machine! I really considered getting it also. But, I decided I just didn't want to branch out that far. I have so much to do now, and so little space, I decided not to add another element to my hobby - at least for now. It sure looked like lots of fun! Thanks for the great info!
Thanks for sharing. I still haven't decided whether or not to treat myself.
Oh, go on Sue.......................you know you want to......
Sue just think of the fun you will have with one AND the new ideas you can create
Caroline is, of course, quite right but just remember to read the instruction manual before you start using it! tsk....tsk
Sue is a sensible woman and reads instructions and writes good ones for her designs too
I have heard there are 2 versions of this machine, so research well before purchasing. (as per usual) :-)
So over-all you think it works well and is worth the money? next thing is can I come over for some lessons I'm in Sydney...
Sure Marianb, I am in Brisbane so any time you are up this way let me know.
Marianb, Echidna Club are having a day on 5 April in Sydney and they will be showing the Cut N Scan as part of the day. I am not interested in it myself. But the other stuff from the day does interest me.