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Thread: Just brought home my Dream Machine..I hope

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    Junior Member scrappylady's Avatar
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    Does anyone own a Janome 7700 Horizon ? I have finally brought one and would like to know if there is a forum out there on this machine. Are there any tricks that you Ladies would care to share with me. It is 30 miles to the Dealer who did give me some instructions, but they weren't all that knowledgeable. The other dealer is 50 miles and she doesn't like to give lessons if you do not buy from her...understandable. So I'm teaching myself. Not always good :-D Thanks.

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    Hi..congratulations. Yes, there are several of us who have the Horizon. I just love mine (had it almost a year now) although I've been a bit slack with my sewing lately. I just jumped straight in and haven't had any problems with anything. There is a yahoo group and it's well worth joining. I can pm you the link as I don't think it will allow me to post it in here.

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    Super Member miss_ticky2's Avatar
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    Never mind...I can't post the link in pm either :( If you do a search in Yahoo groups for JanomeHorizon7700 you should find the group.

    Good luck :)

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    I bought my Horizon in Oct 2010. I love the machine, some of my favorite features are: the thread cutter, the space between the needle and the motor, the adjustable speed control. I have had difficulty changing the walking foot, but have finally got it figured out. Two of the features that I don't use are the push button to sew without the foot petal and the bar to lift the presser foot with your knee.

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    I;m 99% sure that I;m going to order one,wish I could try one out first but the local dealer doesnt have one

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    I bought mine awhile ago as well, and like auntmag, don't use the lift (I am very short) or push start button. I do love the border foot though, just started using it for half square triangles,It has a perfect 1/2" line, so when I lay my square on a corner of a block I can use the excess fabric and make another 1/2 square triangle, someone posted a tut about it, this board is great! I do find with the table that if I slide my fabric straight up toward the foot, the under peice of fabric can catch on a slight opening between the table and machine, even when both are level, maybe watch that. I also blew my mother board the first week I had it because the breaker blew, so I would recomend a really good surge protector. Jamone replaced it no questions asked! You have a great machine there, have fun!

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    Junior Member scrappylady's Avatar
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    Thank you for the info. I have been looking at this machine since it came out and kept telling myself " I'm going to get one" So today it came home with me and I trying to make "friends" with it. I have a DC2010 that I love but I wanted something I could quilt lap quilts on instead of bothering friends for small projects. I'll check out Yahoo tonight.

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    This board is great. I never expected replies so soon. Thanks Ladies. My husband laughs when I tell him someone answered from Australia, Kentucky, Grand Pararie, Colorado. what does he know :D

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    The dealer should have given you enough instructions on operating your machine to feel comfortable, I would say at least 10 lessons.

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    It is the distance I have to ride 30 miles one way and I start back to school this week UGH She did give me a few lessons but the salesman who showed her knew less than she did. They send a video that is helpful, so i'll muddle through it.

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