Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brother NQ3500D Review!

Over the past little while we've had a new addition to our sewing room!
Brother Canada has kindly asked my my daughters and I to try out their new NQ3500D Fashionista - Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery machine.
How could we say no to that?!

It was perfect timing, too. I had just given away Laura's & Rachel's old Pfaff sewing machines, so they were pretty excited when this beauty arrived on our door step. 

Like the Brother DreamWeaver that I love and use all the time, this new machine is a licensed Disney embroidery machine. It's also computerized and has many of the awesome features that the DreamWeaver has, including my favorites; automatic thread cutter and needle threader! 

If you click on my instagram feed above, you can see many of the projects the girls and I have been working on using this fantastic machine. All 3 of us are really getting into the quilty swaps on instagram and having so much fun with them! Laura made a paper pieced open wide zipper pouch where the main element was an intricate flag. She's also working on a "Nerd" quilt and has made a paper pieced Star Trek block with it. I've made a top secret mini quilt that I can show you in August! It's a very cute applique quilt. I love the blanket stitch on the NQ3500D. It's just right for machine applique. Rachel's also having fun with paper piecing. She's working on blocks for a Dr. Who quilt.

With the 35 Disney embroidery options, we're going to make some cute baby things for my little nephew. I'm thinking onesies, fabric books, picnic blanket.

One thing I love about all Brother sewing machines, including this one, is you can just take it out of the box and immediately start using it. Everything is so straightforward and easy to use. There are no problems with tension or anything. It stitches perfectly smoothly every time. 

Have you tried a Brother sewing machine yet? 
You will love it!