It’s been quiet around here lately and if you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to, I’ve been knee deep in researching the Babylock Unity sewing machine. Not only the Babylock, but also the Brother Dreamweaver XE. I found that there is alot more info out there about the Brother Dreamweaver, and not as much about the Babylock version – the Unity.
This thing is just amazing & I’m sooo excited to start sewing on it. Hopefully it will lead to some fabulous Unity reviews, info, and tutorials for my readers.
I have to tell you, it was quite a process to research and review sewing machines. I started this over a year ago and, quite frankly, was never quite comfortable enough to make this huge purchase. Initially, I was just looking for a better sewing / quilting machine. Something that had a thread cutter.
But then I took a free Craftsy quilting class, and realized that I would want a machine that has a large throat so that I could quilt on my machine. (I still have to quilt that top that I made in the class … and can’t wait to do it on my new Unity sewing machine with it’s Digital Dual Feed System (called the MuVit foot by Brother)).
I started out looking for a Husquvarna machine like the one that Amy Gibson uses in the video tutorials on the Craftsy website. However, I just didn’t ‘click’ with the local dealer when I went in and so I stopped in at another store in the St. Louis area to check out a Pfaff machine that had been recommended to me via a curtain workroom owner. Turned out that they didn’t sell Pfaffs any longer, and exclusively sold Brother sewing machines.
I was almost sold on a Brother Innovis Laura Ashley machine, but I wasn’t quite ready to pull the trigger and buy. Instead I decided my old sewing machine would be fine and I would get an embroidery only machine for now, then purchase a better sewing machine later. I ended up getting a Brother PE770. I didn’t like it, and sold it a couple months later.
That was just before Christmas last year, and I just let it rest. Until Summer. I found myself back in Heyde Sewing and took a peek at the Brother Dreamweaver series. It was impressive! I came home and did more research on them and after a couple of months, decided I would buy the Dreamweaver. I ended up switching to the Babylock version, the Unity, because of the dealers (bought the Babylock at Jackman’s Fabrics in St Louis) and a longer warranty(3 years). Now I’m taking classes to learn more about the machine at Jackman’s Fabrics – (4) 2 hour sewing classes, and (3) 2 hour embroidery classes.