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Old 04-17-2019, 07:39 AM
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I have the 30. It weighs about 13 lbs without the ext table. I paid $399.99 for it using Amazon Prime with free shipping, rolling tote and the extra quilter's feet package included.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:19 PM
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Well for me that machine is no good. The thread keeps breaking as it gets caught inside of machine. So now I realllly do not like owning this machine. Just have the cover off and fixed again. It should be ok for a couple weeks before I toss it as I feel it's junk and don't want to pass this on to someone else. From a couple others I hear this machine is great or junk.

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Old 04-17-2019, 02:22 PM
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The thirty is the one I'm looking at online.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by true4uca View Post
Well for me that machine is no good. The thread keeps breaking as it gets caught inside of machine. So now I realllly do not like owning this machine. Just have the cover off and fixed again. It should be ok for a couple weeks before I toss it as I feel it's junk and don't want to pass this on to someone else. From a couple others I hear this machine is great or junk.
Which machine are you talking about?
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:53 PM
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Which machine are you talking about?
The Janome 3160QDC.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:17 AM
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thanks for the reply, I am sorry you are having such a time with the 3160. I guess sewing machines are like any other "thing" we buy.....you get good ones or you get a bad one. Luck of the draw sometimes.
If I was having that problem with my 3160, I would definitely be looking for a replacement ASAP.
Good luck with the Sparrow 30 if that is what you decide on.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:38 AM
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Well life got in the way. My sons US trip is put off for 6 wks. I bit the bullet and put it into the dealer for service. Took it back next day as I felt it wasn't a whole lot better. Instead of thread breaking every 6 inches or less I can sew 30 minutes or more before the top thread bread
ks and sometimes the top thread forms a loop on the bobbin side.. She said it was all operator error. I got in a snit and took it home and decided its already crap so I'll make it more crappy. Googled my problems and sorta fixed it.It's really noisy so I also put a drop of oil in the bobbin area. The stitches look great but when I need to rip out a mistake it's really too easy to take the thread. I suspect tension problems Is the sparrow as loud as it sounds on the videos.
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by vschieve View Post
I would recommend checking our the Pfaff Passport 2.0 or 3.0 before buying. They each weigh 6.5 kgs which converts to 14.33 pounds. They each have IDT, a Pfaff trademark which is a permanent walking foot. The 3.0 has 30 more decorative stitches than the 2.0. Check it out!
https://moresewingfabrics.blogspot.c...30-sewing.html
About 2 years ago 3 of my quilting friends each got one of the Passports. I think the 2.0. Oddly enough all three of them have had a lot of trouble with them requiring many dealer trips. None of the 3 would have it again. Maybe a bad batch?
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:57 AM
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I’ve 2 Passport 3.0s now. One is in a SewEzi table which I love. Awesome machines for quilt piecing and general sewing. Really nice straight, zigzag, and blindhem stitches. Good price. Lightweight. I don’t think I’ll buy a fancy machine again.
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