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Thread: Feedback on Janome 6600

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    My new machine is a Janome 6600. Terri suggested that I ask the board about fmq on this machine. I was kind of upset my husband paid so much for this machine and someone said that it does not have a stitch regulator on it ( that is on a Bernia, I think ). Does anyone have this machine and can you learn to fmq with it . I would love to learn to do the thread painting or fmq. Is the Janome 6600 a good machine for this are has my hubby spent a fortune for a machine that I am not going to be able to do this with. ( It was a fortune for us I know there are machines that cost alot more but I will probably never OWN one. thanks Teresa

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    Here is a link to the review page for Janome on the patternreview.com website. It looks like there are many reviews for Janome models listed as either 6600P or Memory Craft 6600.

    http://sewing.patternreview.com/SewingMachine/Janome

    I hope this helps you.

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    Thankyou

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    You can fmq on a Janome; I know, because I have one.
    There is a bobbin case you should buy for fmq. It is made especially for this model to do fmq and will stop knots or tangles.
    I'm not as good as the man who demonstrated the machine when I bought it, but if you're willing to put in time and practice, you can make beautiful things. There are also attachments to fmq (probably in the previous link that I didn't follow).

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    You can certainly fmq on this machine! (You can fmq on almost any domestic sewing machine, even the ones that won't drop the feed dogs. In that case, you can cover the feed dogs.) It is a great machine. I almost bought one, but I already have a great Bernina 1230 and could not justify the additional expense. The Janome has a larger area under the arm, which makes fmq easier for large quilts, has a much larger flatbed, and it has the automatic thread cutter I covet. The only thing it doesn't have is a free arm for sewing cuffs and pant legs.

    I'm pretty sure a Bernina with the stitch regulator would cost a *lot* more than the Janome 6600.

    A lot of quilters on this forum have the Janome 6600 and really like it, so I think your dh did well (except for not consulting you first!).

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    I have a 6600. I like it. I have done FMQing. It takes practice. I don't really know what you mean by a stitch regulator.

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    your husband made an excellent choice.

    i agree that a stitch regulator would be a fabulous accessory if available. i must also confess it wouldn't do me a bit of good. my fmq is already consistent. consistently stinko! :XD:

    with or without a regulator, fmq takes a lot of practice to master. and once you master it, you won't need a regulator. ;-)

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    I bought a 6600P specifically to be able to do fmq and I haven't been disappointed. It takes practice as it will with any machine. The optional bobbin case with the blue dot is specially for fmq and takes care of any tension problems - although I sometimes use the supplied bobbin with no problem - depends on which threads I'm using. The large bed makes manoeuvring a large quilt easy. I have the table for this model which improves ease of use even more.
    The accufeed system is excellent - never a pucker or trouble with quilting layers.
    I'm a fan!

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    Your DH made a great choice. I love to FMQ on my 6600. The answers above are all what I would have said. I tried out both brands before deciding on the Janome.

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    I love my 6600! And yes, you can FMQ..

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