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Thread: New to the Site/ Buying a new sewing machine

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    Good Morning to all my fellow quilters !
    I am new to this site. I have Dilema.. I am in the midst of a buying a new sewing machine..I currently own a brother XL 6562. in which i learned to quilt on and i bought it about 14 years ago. I have made many gorgerous quilts with it but all have been either hand tied or sent out for quilting...I also own the Janome 350 E embroidery machine which again is a gorgeous machine..
    My Dilema comes in which machine to buy. 1.) Baby Locks Symphony. 460 stitches Gorgeous to look at online but cant touch one in a store have to order it. 2.) Janomes Horizon Beautiful machine i have tried this one out. Largest working space. only 250 stitchs 3.) Brothers innov`is NX 2000. 430 preloaded stitches 30 on cd.
    All machines are gorgeous all have a little something different about them one thing in common all in the same price range..
    My question to all of you is anyoe have a recommendation or a comment if any of you own one of these three machines?
    your input is very much Appreciated. Thank you for your time
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    Thank you all

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Hello,welcome from Kentucky.Glad you;ve joined us.

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    Welcome from Kansas!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Your quilts are lovely. I can't help you with your machine search, but I am sure you will find the information you need.

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    I just want to say WELCOME and I love your quilts!!! :D

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    Welcome from Minnesota! ~~ beautiful quilts!!

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    Can't help you with the machines but DANG.....the Harley quilt is beeeeutiful!!! Its different than the typical black and orange....not that there's anything wrong with those colors, but everything Harley seems to be those colors. Again, kudos...
    Judy

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    I've had a Brother CS8072 (cheap Walmart machine that has been ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!) for almost 7 years. It has just started skipping stitches when sewing from thin to thick to thin layers, along with a "spring" noise. A repairman (familiar with Brother machines) said it sounds like just a timing issue which is easily corrected in a "tune up" and that Brother machines newer than 5 yrs old are "just a piece of junk" due to a major change in construction 5 yrs ago. Of course, he wants my business....but to add credibility to what he said, my Brother Innovis QC1000 ($$) that I bought less than 2 yrs ago does not have as nice a stitch as the 8072.
    So.....you may want to talk to a few repairmen & get their feedback before you decide!
    Welcome to this site - I'm new, too! From Georgia.

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    welcome!

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    country girl and survivor here
    I dont think you can get more country than where I live

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    a warm welcome from western KY

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    Welcome from Tennessee! As to quality, I think Janome beats the rest hands down, however, for features, I would go with the Babylock! I owned Janomes for many years and only switched to Babylock because I wanted the additional features. I do find that Babylock uses more plastic in their machines. Janomes contain more metal gears and internal parts than the others. Good luck and your quilts are awesome!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    Your quilts are beautiful!!

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    I have the Janome Horizon and love it.

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    Thank you for the comment on the Harley Quilt...
    The colors were choosen because our harley is white and the words harley davidson on the tank are blue with black highlighting the blue with some grey in there i should have posted a picture of the bike huh? thank you

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    Thank You

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    Thank you to all of you for your in put on my quilts these were all made on the Brother XL 6562 machine which i bought back in 1997 from Walmart...It has never done me wrong... however i wanted more features... and I have choosen...............The Janome Horizon my dealer actually sells brother and Janome and he took them apart so i could see the quality inside and that is what sold me... i need the durability because i do sew more then quilts i hem Jeans and Carhart fabrics and i wanted to make some draperies so i need the durability and i am sure i will never need to replace it due to it breaking down... Thank you all so much for all of your kind words... and i am glad to have joined you all

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    Ann Claire I love this quilt OMG !!!!!

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    Hello and welcome from California! What to do? Oh, lucky you :)

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    Lucky you...nice quilts also...I'm on the hunt for a new machine...I currently have the Quantum XL100 Singer and I love it...truthfully, in the 15yrs of owning this baby, It has never ever been in the repair shop... :oops: I know VBG.....but I just took her in 2 days ago and there wasn't much repair to do on it...other than my thread cutter (which can't be repaired :cry: the repair guy said it's still a good machine, it also has the embroidery attachment...so I will just set it up for that once I get a new machine..so on that note.....I have been researching and well in all honesty Janome has won hands down for me...I looked at both the 6600P and the Horizon...I love the Horizon, but the 6600P will service me just as well as the Horizon as I have a longarm....so I just have to make up my mind on one of the two......but I'm going to wait until after the new year or after we come back from Hawaii as we are gone for 5 weeks....

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    Hello and welcome from Germany!

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