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Thread: Machine choices

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    Hi. If you had to make a choice between these machines, which would you choose?
    1. Quest Plus $1599.00
    2. Q Choice Pro $999.00
    3. Janome Memory 6600P $1395.00
    4. Janome Horizon 7700 $3000.00
    5. Innovis QC1000 $1795

    Also, our local sewing center has the Crown Jewel on sale for $7695.00 (they say it's regular $11,900.00) with software. Should I wait a couple of months and save up for this long-arm...or go with one of the 5 choices above???

    Thanks for your advice!
    Cyndi

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    I got the Janome 6600P for Christmas. I love it! Really easy to use (I don't feel like I need an engineering degree to sew), the manual is user friendly (the only thing is doesn't tell you is how to oil it -- I need to figure that out). It does everything I want except make coffee!

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    What about a Viking for 999??

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    So do you do your actual QUILTING on it, or just your piecing??

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    I purchased the 6600P about 2 months ago, but I paid 1049 for it. Its a very good quality machine and I can recommend it highly. The new Horizon 7700 looks like a very nice machine, but it is more $$$. It all depends on what you're willing to spend and what you want out of a machine.

    What Viking model are you looking at for 999? Vikings really are nice machines, but then again, you need to decide what features are important to you.

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    I got a Sapphire 835 for 999

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    If I had the money it would be the Janome Horizon.

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    It depends on what you plan to do with it and what machine(s) you all ready have.

    I think the new Janome 7700 is overpriced right now because of the hype. You don't have the Viking Sapphire on your list and it was selling for $900 at Paducah which I thought was an excellent deal.

    There is also an Elna 7300 which is very similar to the Janome 6600 on your list.

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    Have you tried out all of these machines yourself? It's a lot like buying a car; what is the best fit for one person may be very uncomfortable for another.

    Here is another thread about machines I ran across here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-18099-1.htm

    You may want to do searches on these specific models to see what other comments may have been posted about them on this forum.

    I don't think it's a good idea to invest in a longarm until you have done a year's worth of research to determine which one would be right for your situation. If you are a new quilter, definitely do not buy a longarm until you have some experience under your belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    It depends on what you plan to do with it and what machine(s) you all ready have.

    I think the new Janome 7700 is overpriced right now because of the hype. You don't have the Viking Sapphire on your list and it was selling for $900 at Paducah which I thought was an excellent deal.

    There is also an Elna 7300 which is very similar to the Janome 6600 on your list.
    999 isnt far from 900
    :P

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