Does this machine exist?

Old 04-15-2015, 06:09 AM
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I own a Brother Nouvelle 1500S, which I absolutely love. It is heavy duty, sews a great straight stitch, and has a nine inch harp. I use it for 99% of all of my piecing and quilting. Problem is I have gotten used to that large harp and when I need to do a satin stitch on my Janome DC3050 it seems like the work space is so scrunched together. I would buy another machine in a second if I could find one just like my 1500 with satin stitch capability. Does such an animal exist in the same price range (under $1,000)? I've searched on line with no success.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:32 AM
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I think that in order to get a larger harp with a machine that has more than a straight stitch you will end up paying more than $1,000
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I have ONLY stitched on my Bernina 1530 which has a 7" harp that works for me. I look at new DSM and it makes me almost faint from the high prices!!
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Janome 6600 and 6500 have 9-1/2" harps; the 6600 probably costs more than your budget new but you might luck out on a 6500 for around that price. Or look for either of them used.

I have the 6600 and it's a great machine. It's high shank so probably can't use the feet from your 3050 but the bobbins, at least, will be interchangeable.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:44 PM
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What about the Janome 6500-6600 series? You may be able to find a used one in your price range...
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Check out the Janome 6300. It has the same wide harp as the 6500 and 6600, but fewer stitches. If you look around, you can often find it for $999.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:39 AM
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Check your private message box. I purchased a floor model Janome 6600 for $1299, no sales tax. Reputable dealer, included extra feet....and full warranty.
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Thank you everyone for taking the time to respond. I looked up all the recommended options and found they all do a pretty good job of filling my needs. I'm a little leery of buying a used machine on the internet so unless I could find a used machine locally ie the Bernina 1530 or the Janome 6500-6600 series, something I could actually touch before buying, I probably wouldn't go that route. But that MC6300 is so exactly what I want and new too. Again, thank you for your recommendations!
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My daughter has a Juki that is almost like my Brother PQ1500s, but it has fancy stitches, whereas the Brother is strictly straight stitch only. Her machine was just under $1,000, if I am not mistaken.
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Donna: Do you happen to know the model number?
Lady Diana gave me some great tips. She not only recommended a reputable dealer but recommended the Janome6600. The machine has everything I could want but is slightly above my budget. The Janome6500 is a little cheaper but still above my original budget, it had everything I was originally looking for. Then there is the JanomeM6300 that is under my original budget and still has everything I wanted. The Janome 6600 had a fantastic built in walking foot that works very closely with the feed dogs to prevent puckering and underneath folds, plus it has more stitches than I could use in a lifetime. What a quandary, went from not being able to find a machine to having three very good options. Any recommendations?
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