Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
Last Christmas I bought myself a Janome Memory Craft 6600 after considerable shopping. This machine can sew better than I can! I love it for these reasons:
- it has the largest available space between the needle/machine (what IS that space called???)
- it has a moveable walking foot
- it has a locking stitch for either beginning or ending sewing
- it will cut thread at the needle
- it has a needle threader
- it is smooth and quiet
- it's extremely easy to use (my 10-year old granddaughter uses it)
- there is a speed regulator
- needle up/down option
As you can see, I could go on and on....
I looked at the Pfaff, too, as my quilting friend recommended it but the Janome came out ahead for me.
They go on sale once a year - worth watching for.
Mum and I saw a demo of this machine a couple weeks ago at the Canadian Quilters Association Quilt conference here in St. John's and we drooled. Mum said this would be her "dream machine". If all goes well (the money gods that is) between now and the Christmas season I think I'm going to be a good daughter and get her that machine for Christmas. Oooh the look of shock she will have on her face!! I just hope she will let me play with her new dream machine.

I am seriously looking at a Janome stand alone embroidery machine. I'm thinking about getting one next Spring. I will hope to be moved into my house and have my sewing studio built. Right now I just don't have the room for it.

I have to agree with you, that memory craft 6600 is a gorgeous "dream machine" :)