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Thread: sewing machine choice

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    I am about to purchase my first sewing machine. I have pretty much decided on a Janome 3160 for $699. Can I get your opinion on this machine? I want it for quilting only---I think..

    thank you in advance of you sage advice.

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    You need to put this post in the Main topic, not pictures,lol!!

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    I have a Bernina and I love it. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

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    I never hear anything bad about Janomes! I dont have one, but alot of people here love theres!

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    I don't have that machine, but how exciting for you!! A shiny new toy, YAY!!

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    We have several Janomes and really like them. One feature that seems to be consistent with these machines is their tension. No messing around it is consistently wonderful. My experience with some more expensive machines has not been as wonderful when it came to the tension. Fopr the money they tend to pack a lot of features.

    My main machine is the Janoma 6500, 6 1/2 yrs old and used daily, and I would highly recommend the 6500, 6600 or 6700. I really like the automatic thread cutter, knee lifter and extended bed for quilting. Actually would not like to do without it. There is also a sepperate bobbin winder. Very nice so you do not have to take everything off the regular set up in order to wind the bobbins.

    I am not familiar with the model you mentioned. Hopefully some one will respond that has the machine. I did google it and do not think it has the longer bed, automatic thead cutter or a knee lifter. Maybe if you could safe up a little more it would be well worth it. Also try and test "drive" it at a dealer before you buy.

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    My Janome is 17 years old and never been in the shop. It is very reliable and most important, easy to use.

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    Welcome from Colorado

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    I love Janomes!

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    I've never heard any bad things about Janome machines. I have a 3500 I had for 11 yrs and it's still going strong. I just got a 6600 that's working well for me and I even have a Sew Mini that I use for papercrafting.

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