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#94780 Nov 18, 2012

I'm new and am considering buyin a 340 Deco. I like the new 580 but can't afford the price. I own a 440QE and was going to buy the embroidery module but am concerned about it interfacing with my computer. Do you like the 340 Deco? I've never embroidered before will this be a machine that I won't outgrow?

Thanks

DSKM



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#94781 Nov 18, 2012

I bought a Deco 600 or 650 I think was the model number and within 3 - 4 months I wanted more. The one I bought only did a 4x4 pattern and I wanted bigger. My machine had issues and on the way back to Chicago it disappeared so I got a 640 and have never looked back. The newer Deco's do a 5x7 embroidery I understand so you may like yours just fine.

Maryanne



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#94784 Nov 18, 2012

I purchased my Deco 340 1 year ago.. I've loved every minute of embroidery on this machine.I had never done machine embroidery before.. I love the fact that this Deco does not require a computer connection to embroider.. I do my designwork on my computer, transfer it to my flashdrive stick and insert that into the Deco,.. When I go to class I can download the design from the class room computer onto my flashdrive stick and be embroidering while the other students are still trying to get their laptops up and running.. I also purchased an Aurora 450 the same day I purchased my Deco.. I love the 450 for all my sewing needs.. I can embroider a project on the Deco while sewing on my 450.. Hope you enjoy the Deco also.. Terry



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From: dskmtats dskmtats@...>

To: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:33 PM

Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] 340 Deco

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I'm new and am considering buyin a 340 Deco. I like the new 580 but can't afford the price. I own a 440QE and was going to buy the embroidery module but am concerned about it interfacing with my computer. Do you like the 340 Deco? I've never embroidered before will this be a machine that I won't outgrow?

Thanks

DSKM







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#94785 Nov 18, 2012

If you have never embroidered before I think you would like the Deco very much. It is a great machine for beginners and it still offers a very good embroidery area (more than the oval hoop for the Artista/Aurora machines as well as the 580 and I suspect it will have a good resell value if you decide you don't like to embroider. With a 440 and a 340 you would have a great combination. If you know already you want to embroider large embroideries then take a look at machines from other companies that offer larger hoops.

I regret getting a combi-machine when I got into embroidery initially but at the time, 1995, it was the only option. When the module for that machine died I looked at the 440/340 combi but I eventually bought my new combi-Bernina 6 years ago only because I did still have the first machine to sew on and because I got a good deal. I couldn't have my machine hooked up to a computer so the unit for a 440 was never an option for me.

When one of my current machines gives up the ghost I will certainly look for a seperate embroidery machine to combine with a machine like the 440.

Have fun looking around and good luck with your choice. Whatever you choose come back and tell us what you opted for.

Maga



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#94786 Nov 18, 2012

I bought a Deco 340 a year ago and really like it. I couldn't justify spending a lot of money on an embroidery machine, but I wanted something I could play with and make small things. I take embroidery classes once a month and it has done fine with all of our projects. I have a Janome 6600 and this allows me to sew while embroidering. There hasn't been a project that would require a mega hoop, and I guess that would be the only negative thing if you wanted to make large items. I like that you can transfer designs by USB or card (I haven't used a card, no need).

The only other machine I considered was the Janome 350, but my local dealer is not very good and the Bernina dealer is. Don't knowmifmyou know this or not, but the Bernette Deco 340 is made by Janome and Janome make great machines. Good luck and whatever you decide you will have fun with it.

SandyB







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#94787 Nov 18, 2012

I love my Deco 340!!!!

She's the gal I haul to embroidery classes. No extra modules to carry with. You can do larger than 5 X 7 designs with hoop splitting. Comes with two hoops.. 4X4 and 5 X7.. Uses a USB to transfer designs and an exp format.. I have a 730 and 440QE. with modules but, prefer to take 340 all the time.

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Allie



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#94788 Nov 18, 2012

I have a Deco 340, in addition to my Artista 730E. The Deco 340 was bought to supplement my 730E when I am sewing on that machine.

I really like my Deco. It stitches beautifully. It doesn't have the editing features of the 730E and probably doesn't have all the editing features on the new 580, but if you have software, you really don't need to worry about that. The price is a very reasonable investment, in case you decide that embroidery is not for you. If you outgrow it, you'll keep it as a secondary machine or sell it.

As for software, which in my opinion is essential for really enjoying machine embroidery, the Deco 340 reads the .EXP format. Therefore, you can buy the Embird software online for a very reasonable price, and add on the other features as you desire. This keeps the cost quite low. You can always buy the Bernina software later, but it is very expensive. IMHO, Embird is enough for the Deco 340.

Doris W. in TN> I'm new and am considering buyin a 340 Deco. I like the new 580 but can't afford the price. I own a 440QE and was going to buy the embroidery module but am concerned about it interfacing with my computer. Do you like the 340 Deco? I've never embroidered before will this be a machine that I won't outgrow?



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#94802 Nov 18, 2012

I purchased the BuzzXplore software to manage my designs and just recently added BuzzWord. I find these are the only ones I need and they are a lot less expensive and easier to use than the others I looked at.

SandyB



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#94803 Nov 18, 2012

Embird is good for all machine formats except art. It is the easiest to use made.

Sent from my iPadDoreen







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#94805 Nov 19, 2012

I have just recently purchased a new to me 730e & am very glad my Embird that I have used with my old machine (not Bernina) is still usable. I have the Bernina software 5, but it doesn't work on my windows 7. So now I am very happy! Nancy AZ



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#94835 Nov 19, 2012

I have another question. Isn't the editing that you can do on the screed of the 340 enough or that you can edit on the computer then download to the 340? Why would it be necessary to buy more software?

Debbie



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#94843 Nov 20, 2012

I do not know anything about a 340 but editing is mire that what any machine can do. Splitting designs rotating and combining. Cutting piece out if you don't want to use it all. This is just a small sample of what software can do.

Sent from my iPadDoreen


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