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  1. #11
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    I love my Janome 6600p I have had it for a year now. It really depends on how much money you want to spend and what features you want, I researched for a year lol. Go to the dealers and compare in your price range.
    Dawn

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    I'm not interested in embroidery machines since I am a die hard quilter.
    I have a Pfaff 4400 that I purchased several years ago and I just love it. It is used for quilting, piecing, and ordinary sewing. It is smooth and moves the fabric beautifully with the IDT walking foot. Never any problems. I hope to buy another Pfaff in the near future, one of the new ones with the large center. This larger center gives more room to move the quilt through while quilting. I highly recommend the Pfaff machines. That is the upside.

    Here is the downside:

    First: I could have purchased the same basic machine but with fewer built in stitches and without the ability to write names and initials for much less money. I really haven't used those features, have only played around with them. My first word of advice is to critically evaluate just what you wish to do with your machine then purchase accordingly. Buying more features and paying more money for them is not sensible if you don't use the features.

    Second: Purchase from a dealer in your area that offers classes and/or will teach you how to use the extra features. I purchased from a local dealer who is only interested in making one sale after another and has no interest in teaching you how to use the machine. He is an expert repair man but with a Pfaff you will seldom need a repair. The next Pfaff I purchase will be from a dealership run by ladies who will be willing to take their time to assist me.

  3. #13
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    Right on about going with a dealer who is interested in you as a sewer/quilter and offers classes! That's why I bought my Pfaff where I did! Right now I don't have a lot of tiem to sew :cry: because with the spring/summer farm work I do a lot of running for my sweetheart, so I really appreciate my time when I CAN sew!

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    I also agree regarding reputable dealer. BUT bought a husquavarna with the idea of service and advice. The dealership closed within a week and now all the people that bought this brand are out in the cold or 100 miles away from person to person help. If I have to live with this reality I might as well go for price!!!

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