February 6, 2010

Learning to use the Brother LB-6770 Embroidery and Sewing Machine

I received a Brother LB-6770 Embroidery and Sewing machine for Christmas and it took over a month for me to finally plug it in and start learning how to use it! As you can see from the above photo, it comes with lots of accessories and supplies including 6 presser feet and 1 embroidery foot. My family ordered this one from Costco and it came with 12 spools of colored embroidery threat and 1 spool of bobbin embroidery thread. The reason my mom and I wanted this machine was so we could use the fancier stitches in the quilts that we make and also embroider fun designs onto the quilting fabric that we use.

Here is a closer view of the machine and all the stitch selections that are offered. There are 67 built in stitches and 70 built in embroidery designs. You can expand the variety of embroidery designs by purchasing cards that contain different themes and fonts.

I must admit that looking at the pile of manuals that came with the machine was a little daunting. But once I got started, I found the machine to be very user-friendly and intuitive.

A close-up of the needle machinery

The LCD touch screen is very clear and easy to use.

This model comes with automatic thread cutting which is a wonderful feature! The speed control has a huge range from very slow to extremely fast.

I sampled a few of the stitches that are available and was impressed with how precise they looked. I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about the machine and getting into the embroidery aspect as well. So far I am very happy with it! I will continue to post reviews as I use the machine and learn more about it.

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