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    . If you go to the top of the page and in search put embroidery machine lets chat, there is a thread listed there under that name that is just a source of info.
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    It's a Janome 350 and I can t wait for her to arrive!!

    Thanks for all the input! I was concerned about thread quality,etc. I. Ever consider what my new girl might prefer!!
    Face the world with a smile...You never know when someone you meet will need one!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I have thrown all of my RobinsonAnton away. See how different people have different likes! . You will find you experiment anyway.
    We are all so different; I have great luck with this one. You'll find you'll use different ones for different projects. Rayon if for that shine, but sometimes you'll use cotton and for all these different threads you'll have to have different needles to play with because just because one needle says it plays well with one thread it will also depend on the stablizier you are using. Don't go big until you figure out what projects you'll do and what colors you may use more than others. I know that you want to just jump in there and get it all but I'd hold off. Even stabilizers are different from brands to brands. I've just recently found out about one for use on top of towels instead of water soluable called melt and something, can't remember. What makes it better for towels is that what is under the stitches stay and what's not stitched down melt away with a low iron. By it staying under the stitches your design stays better. I hope we all have helped with all of our opinions; which is what you asked for. HA HA
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbieKT View Post
    It's a Janome 350 and I can t wait for her to arrive!!

    Thanks for all the input! I was concerned about thread quality,etc. I. Ever consider what my new girl might prefer!!
    I just went to a class with a Viking educator and she said it wasn't a matter of a machine preferring certain thread it's a matter of finding the right needle to make it happy. Just food for thought.
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    I took a class on the weekend, because I wasn't able to drag my Baby Lock Ellisimo out to the shop, they let me use the Big Bernina, boy I have to say, you are right it was very tempermental, I am sure glad I didn't buy that machines. I came home and thanked God that I purchased the Baby Lock Ellisimo, what a different, and my machine is also a very expensive machine.
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    I find that my Baby Lock Ellisimo, doesn't like for the Floriaini, and I love that thread, the colors are great. I use a lot of the Sulky, that I try to get on sale at Joanne's when they have the 50% off. I also use Isacord, that seems to work very well, have used other also, but the only one that gives me problems is Floriaini, it frays and hangs up in my machine, it is a big pain, messes up the sensor. Different machines like different threads, I have lots of thread, but buy the colors I like, if it is something I use a lot of I will buy more than one. For me, I would just a soon buy the ones I like, for buying the big packages of thread, some of which you might never use. I also don't like the little spools, for they are to small unless you are doing something very little. I get the spools with 1100 yards on the most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WandaVA View Post
    When I bought my Janome 350E, the dealer recommended Madeira polyneon thread. She recommended against rayon, because it is not colorfast and could melt with a hot iron. I bought my thread from The Sewphisticated Stitcher because their prices were good, but also because I could choose my colors, rather than take whatever colors were in a set. If you buy 48 spools from them, you get a free case; I bought 144 spools, so I have 3 nice cases to store the thread. I have never had any problems whatsoever with the Madeira polyneon, but I would suggest that you ask your dealer what he/she recommends, because different machines may want different types of thread.

    Have fun with your machine! I use mine on a regular basis, and am very happy with it.
    I am just about sold on the Janome 350E. I have played a bit at the dealership and keep coming back to that one. A little beyond the budget I gave myself but feel like she calls to me whenever I am in the store. Of course so do some of the fancier more exspensive machine LOL but I can't justify the extra expense for the bells and whistles. I really think the 350E will suit my needs without growing pains too soon on. It sounds like you have no buyer regret with this model.
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    [QUOTE=nangars;5246282]I find that my Baby Lock Ellisimo, doesn't like for the Floriaini, and I love that thread, the colors are great. I also use Isacord, that seems to work very well, have used other also, but the only one that gives me problems is Floriaini, it frays and hangs up in my machine, it is a big pain, messes up the sensor. Different machines like different threads, I have lots of thread, but buy the colors I like, if it is something I use a lot of I will buy more than one.

    I was told that if you find a thread that shreds then try going up in size of the needle and that should help. I did that with a project that I was doing and it called for polyester thread, size 11 sharp needle. I had tons of the cone thread that I wanted to use up and since this wasn't a project that would be put under a lot of stress I figured it didn't matter. I had some of the thread would be great and then it'd start breaking and shredding. It took me a while but finally I went up to a size 14 sharp and it did great and I got the project finally done. Also, when it comes to colors, when I buy them I try to get at least two colors close enough they can be used to shade each other with. That was what I noticed my first problem was with my first project, I didn't have enough tones of thread to add the shading most require. Now I always buy two that could be used for this if need be and that has saved me alot here lately.
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