During the class, I was able to stitch just one side of the think scarf they had for us in the project kit. This presented an opportunity to stitch the other side on my Designer Diamond when I got home.
|Designer Diamond deLuxe front|
|Designer Diamond deLuxe back|
|Standard Designer Diamond front|
|Standard Designer Diamond back|
My Conclusion: No significant visual difference. In the coming month I hope to find some time to be able to use a Designer Diamond deLuxe in the store to test some thicker threads and observe the quality. I'll also want to try the same design, especially one with a higher stitch count. At convention they did show some designs that had a higher stitch count and the difference was observable. But as all of know that embroider often, hooping and stabilizer also play a part in the final product.