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    Another Newbie from Michigan

    Hello Everyone, I am from Clarkston Mi. Love to quilt and have become rather addicted. thinking of a new sewing machine. Looking at the Janome 8900 or a Used Bernina 820 QS. I have a Janome that I have used for years and it needs to be upgraded. Any opinions? I like the idea of the dual feed on the Bernina and some of the quilt stitches.
    I love modern quilts and just about everything else as well.

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    Hi and welcome to the board, Dew. I'm sorry I can't help you with the machine selection. I have a Janome 4800 QC (which is now retired - like me) and it has all the functionality I need.

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    Welcome from SW MI. I was where you are a couple months ago, looking to upgrade my 30+ y/o mechanical machine. I was set on getting a Bernina, but when all was said and done I ended up with a Baby Lock. Good luck in your search and be sure to try out as many machines as you can before making a final decision.

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    Hello from Howell Michigan! My first machine was a Bernina...loved it! When it died after lots and lots of use I decided it was time or a upgrade. I wanted another Bernina but we don't have a dealer near here and I was tired of driving to get it cleaned,ect. I bought a janome 6600 from the local qs and love it! The sewing table that comes with it is great and I think the throat space is a little bigger. Test drive both brands a choose what's best for you!

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