Yippee! You will also need the card reader. Brother Cards by themselves are no longer available anyway. Amazingdesigns also has a card and reader system. Have fun!
Good for you! Your sister was really thinking when she bought that - grabbed it before someone else did and it sounds like she did great!
I have this machine! First emb one I ever bought and I am still using it after over 8 years. I paid $435.00 so your sis got a bargin! This is what you will need to tranfer designs from your pc to card. the things by the box is what comes in it.I just wanted to show the box so you would know what to look for. You can load designs on card over and over again and it holds a lot of designs at one time. Good luck, gotta go on my bus route. Toogie
Wal mart had this PED-Basic for $40.00 at one time, they clearanced them. They must not have realized what they had, as they still sell the machines. If you get this, then your designs are limitless, as long as they are 4x4 size, pes format. Maybe you could find a used one for sale, but make sure it has these 3 things. It also comes with a book, which I didn't show.
great gift! enjoy :)
that is just wonderful news Meri! I am so very happy for you & getting to see your sister after such a long time is simply the best! ~hugs Loralye~
Have fun with your machine. That is so wonderful
Oh my your sister is such a blessing to you .Give her a big hug from me for you ok Carolyn
What a wonderful sister. Now you can have twice the fun.
God bless you both.
Wow! What a lovely gift. You will have lots of fun with it I am sure.
Congratulations !! I have an SE 270D and I love it!!
What a lovely surprise have fun lucky you
Lucky you! Have fun
Wow! That's great! I bet someone died & their family didn't want or need the machine! OR know what it was worth! Enjoy, enjoy!!
Now how fortunate can you be. what a nice sister you have. this is indeed something to have joy in your heart about
Sure is a wonderful sister! I have one of these (I actually won it). It only has one speed (400), but chugs along very smoothly. There is something wrong with the computer part so I haven't been using it for designs, but I LOVE it for sewing. Do all my piecing with it. So portable. I got a PED basic from walmart.com. It comes with a lank card that you can put your designs on. I can use this in my Babylock machine, also.
You can go to brother-usa.com and find the manual for it to download. Also can get the PED software from there, so you can see how it works. (If you buy the PED box/card, they will tell you to dl from the website instead of the included cd-probably because it is outdated)
Good luck, and if you've any questions as you go along, I'm sure one of us will have an answer.
Wonderful Sister...is she for loan...I'm adoptable! I've never seen the like at any garage sales I go to, so happy for you. :-)
Lucky you on all counts!
Double Congrats! A sister visit, and a huge deal on your new Brother! ***FLOWERS***
Hi Meri. Nice to see your post again. I have this machine just not the D version. It was the first one I purchased. I love it because of the portability and it goes with me to the 2 quilting groups I attend. I no longer use it as a embroidery machine just for sewing and she has been a very faithful one. Have fun.
What a great deal and lucky you.
Nice sister. She did good.
HI EYEZ..congrats on your new machine. I had a 270D briefly..didn't like the way it threaded, but I guess I was used to the old way. Anyhow, please don't spend your $$ on cards...just one can cost you as much as the PED Basic software by Brother that comes with a card reader/writer & blank card that you use over and over. And it will hold oodles of designs at ea transfer. It normally sells for less than $100 or just a smidge over. Check Allbrands, Walmart & Sears on line, Ebay, Amazon. I lucked and got it for $85 a while ago on ebay.
I AGREE---PED Basic for the machine is great----you can download designs, store on your computer, load and unload the card FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE Brothers!!!
Two wonderful gifts in 1 day. Congrats to you.
Try the yahoo group Sew Its For Sale. You can post an in search of and if anyone has the item for sale they will contact you directly. I have used it a number of times with great success both as buyer and seller. Hugs. Nan W
You will also need at least the starter Brother software to be able to put your own designs on to a card. And that of course means you need a reader/writer box.
It looks as if Christmas has come early for you. What a shame that I sold all my old cards on the Internet a few months ago as I could have sent them to you. The cards are not that easy to find these days. Enjoy your 'new' machine.
What a wonderful sister you have!! my word the thought of getting your Christmas designs stitched out in double time is exciting.. Make sure you put the design cards on your Santa list...
That's wonderful news Meri, I do hope you can find some more Brother cards. I love having my 2 machines going side by side. Love Chris
What a lucky girl I love surprises
What brilliant news.
Brother cards tend to be pricy when bought new from a dealer but are often much cheaper when bought on ebay secondhand. A rewriteable card need the software to use it and that would then be used to transfer any design to your machine. Have fun with both machines stitching at once. What is the Janome machine that you have?