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    Question lightweight sewing machines

    I am thinking about purchasing a lightweight janome it only weighs 10lbs does anyone else have any experience with this machine it is 3128 I just want it to take to quilt board meetings once a month.

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    I have a Jem Gold (which I leave at an all day Open Sew where I go twice a week) and a Jem Platinum which is my everyday home machine
    They are both lightweight and I love both of them
    If I could only have one, I'd get the Platinum as it has needle down function and, more important, does a scant 1/4".
    I also have a Bernina which was always my workhorse and I still use it to machine quilt. It's 20+ yrs old and very heavy.

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    I have a 12 lb. 3160 that I absolutely love! It's a full size machine and has needle down and the auto thread cutter. I just love it!

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    I bought a Janome 8050 at Hancock's to take with me for charity sewing and I love it. It's very lightweight and does a great job.
    Gloria 

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    I have two Janome Jem Golds and they are years old and no problem at all from either one. Kids sew on them, beginner sewers and a couple of nephews who had a who can make the machine go faster race and the Jems are still sewing like new.
    Got fabric?

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    I have the Jem Gold, too, and I take it to classes and QOV groups and have never had a problem.

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    For a small light weight machine I will take a vintage Singer featherweight any day. I have 3 and they take turns going with me to classes and quilt groups. If you feel a need for reverse try their big sister the Singer 301.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    Have never tried a Janome, but I love my Featherweight!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I have a Babylock Audrey. Love it.


    Kathie


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    Another happy Jem Gold owner here. I've had it for 7? years now. Like anything, clean and oil it.

    piney

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