I recently did some searching on Janome's website and found three items that weren't included in my Janome 6500 machine's initial package.
One is a gathering foot that works like a charm! Not the big old noisy rufflers that look like a huge walking foot, this is a tiny metal foot that snaps on the shaft adaptor. It works perfectly! The gathering is adjusted by changing your stitch length.
Second is an applique foot. It is a very small plastic foot that snaps on too. It works well too, because there is very little of the applique under the foot so you can turn sharper corners and control the appliqueing better.
Third is the free motion bobbin case for " free quilting and hand look quilt stitch". It fits Janome 11000, 6600 and 6500. But I believe it is included in the 6600 initial purchase?
I could NOT believe the difference in my free motion quilting when I popped in the new bobbin case.
My "local" LQS (200 kms away) ordered them for me and I had them in a few days. All three are worth adding to your stocking stuffer list! Feet were 12.95 each and the bobbin case was 29.95.