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Thread: what sewing/quilting machine would you recommend for me to purchase?

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    I will invest in a new sewing machine next year and looking for one that can handle regular sewing plus quilting with a little embroidery features, automatic height adjustment, automatic threader, cutter with needle up/down feature. I have been looking at brothers, babylock, janome and bernina???? what are your comments, suggestions???

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    Maximum price? Will it be your only machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alisainfl
    I will invest in a new sewing machine next year and looking for one that can handle regular sewing plus quilting with a little embroidery features, automatic height adjustment, automatic threader, cutter with needle up/down feature. I have been looking at brothers, babylock, janome and bernina???? what are your comments, suggestions???
    Have you considered Husqvarna Viking? The Ruby is a nice machine that has embroidery, 10" throat and some of the other features.

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    I just purchased the Janome Horizon 7700....pricey but, to me, worth it.

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    I love my janome 6600p. Sews great and can handle the quilting nicely

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    Love Janomes but if you want embroidery as well, might wait a while as I heard they are coming out with a better model than the 11000. Depending on how much you can spend, might look at the Babylock Ellisimo, Brother Quattro or Viking Diamond. I am sure Pfaff has a wonderful equivalent but am not familiar with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alisainfl
    I will invest in a new sewing machine next year and looking for one that can handle regular sewing plus quilting with a little embroidery features, automatic height adjustment, automatic threader, cutter with needle up/down feature. I have been looking at brothers, babylock, janome and bernina???? what are your comments, suggestions???
    That's exactly what I want. Just a machine to piece, quilt and a few embroidery stitches. I also want good lighting, auto threader, cutter, up/down needle, 11" throat, and maybe some stitch memory, auto tension, and probably forgotten something. I have looked at a couple machines but have not researched all.

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    I have a Janome 11000 and love it - wonderful embroidery, and great sewing. My Mother and sister have a other Janome and love them. I know that 11000 is pricey but the features are great. You just have to keep the bobbin area really really clean!

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    If you really want an 11" throat, that really narrows it down quite a bit. The Janome Horizon 7700 has it, so does the Elna version of that, the 740 Xcellence. Pfaff QE 4 is 9-10", I think. Babylock Quest Plus, Pfaff Smarter, Elna 7300 Quilting Queen, and Janome 6600 are all cousin machines with 8 5/8". Quest Plus being replaced by Serenade, might get a new feature or two. Dunno about Vikings. Bernina 830 has big throat and costs $10,000 or so. Other Berninas have 7" throat or so.

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    What do you think about the Brothers PE770 Embroidery only machine? Any feed back will be appreciated>

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