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Thread: need a mini machine

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    I just joined a quilting class. Instead of 'uprooting' my Baby Lock Espire from it's place in my sewing room, I would like to get a small Janome. It would be convenient and much easier to handle. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    I have the Janome Gem. It's sews great and is very portable. I use it more then my Featherweight for taking to classes.

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    I absolutely love my Janome Jem 760 Platinum. It is a fabulous little machine at only 12 pounds. I do all my piecing on it and I plan to take it cross country to a retreat this fall.

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    The one I found is the Janome Sew Mini. It is less than 5 pounds and all I will use it for is piecing. I don't want to spend a lot of money, but I also want something that works well. I know Janome is a good brand.

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    Will you piece your whole quilt with this one machine? Apparently it's the best thing to do, using one machine so there won't be any differences in the " seam used.

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    I just got a Kenmore 190110 (made by Janome) recently for my portable machine. I have a Janome 6600 as my main machine. The Kenmore really does the trick because its light and portable. It was really reasonably priced at $250. And the great thing is that I can use all of my Janome feet and parts with it also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Will you piece your whole quilt with this one machine? Apparently it's the best thing to do, using one machine so there won't be any differences in the " seam used.
    Hadn't thought about that! I suppose I could be working on 2 quilts. One in class and one at home. :idea:

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    My Grand daughter has the Sew Mini. I take it on vacation but it seems to sew a little slow for me. ( Perfect for her though )

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