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Thread: Got my Horizon :)

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    congratulations. Yes it may have cost more than all those other things but it will give you more pleasure, relaxation,creativity and love than all those other things combined. Enjoy every waking moment with your new baby.

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    I am soooooo jealous, I want one! I haven't looked at them yet, just seen the advertising. WOW!

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    Congratulations! Have fun!

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    Good for you! I remember when I got my "expensive" machine, which now is probably not even "expensive"! I have never been sorry. Enjoy it!

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    I bought the new Horizon about 2 months ago - absolutely love it! I know you will too.

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    I got a Horizon after managing with a Babylock QC for 5 years. After 3 months, I haven't found anything it can't do well. I've been teaching myself free motion (using guidance from Leah Day's site, machingers and super slider), and suddenly I'm FMQ'ing a full size quilt. Whee! I don't like much jewelry so I guess this is my diamond necklace but way more useful.

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    Would someone please post where we can see a picture of the Horizon everyone is talking about? Got me curious now!

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    [quote=purplefiend][quote] I'm torn between the horizon and the bernina with the bsr. i want the bsr AND the 11inches! and i'm not gonna buy the bernina 830. sigh.
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    If you haven't tried the Bernina BSR. you might want to test it before you buy it. I tried it and didn't like the way it works.
    I've been free motion quilting for years with no BSR and I like to run the machine fast and move the quilt slower; the BSR doesn't like it that way. The dealer agreed that it wasn't for me. I have tried it several times and decided I could do without it.
    I do most of my quilting either with a Pfaff 1222E
    (35 yrs old) or my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875 with a 10" throat(1 yr old).
    Sharon
    intresting. i do plan on playing around with it before buying it. we live 5hrs away from the nearsest dealer...
    i'm hoping that the bsr will help me move beyond stippling. (which i think i've actually gotten pretty good at, definately not perfect, but satisfactory in my world!) :)
    also, the bells and whistles on the machine do beckon. but i think the horizon shouts loudly in the bells and whistles department as well! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyB
    I know there are a lot of you who love your Berninas, but even with the bsr I went back to Janome--traded my QE for the 7700 and am soooo much happier! Biggest reason--the bobbin! Hated having to stand on my head to clean out the bobbin case! Also didn't care for oiling it--always afraid I'd over or under do it! But love my Janomes! As for the bsr, yes it was nice, but practice with the start/stop feature, and can't tell a difference. Hope this helps.
    I sew quite a bit with either a Singer 15 treadle & Singer Featherweights, older Berninas and a Pfaff 1222E and they all have the bobbin case that you hate. lol I'm used to them, so its second nature for me.
    It took me quite a while to get used to the drop-in bobbin
    that my HV Sapphire 875 has.
    good to know! thanks! :)
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    Congratulations, have fun!

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    Go to Janome.com - Tells all about the machine.

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    oh you lucky person you getting a horizon..I have had it on my wishlist since it came out and am trying so hard to be good! I am hinting to my husband and in 2 years time I will be 50 so maybe I will get one then!
    I know a long time to wait but dont all good things come to those who wait! :lol:

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    Whoo hoo! Congratulations on your new baby!. Have lots'o'fun and let us know what you name her!

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    Congratulations - have fun playing.

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    Hi I just had to make a comment here. (this is my first time here just registered) I too have the Horizon which I bought in July and although I love this machine am I the only one who has found that the instruction manual and DVD somewhat lacking.( very hard to understand)
    I am located in England by the way in Bedfordshire and everyone here who bought this machine at our LQS have made the same comments and most recently we attended the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and went to the Janome stand to put our views to them and discovered that there were a lot of other people making the same comments.
    Needless to say the Janome staff were useless and tried to move us along. One member of staff made the comment that there will be a guide book eventually but not for at least another year.
    I don't want to give the wrong impression here I think the Horizon is wonderful but I do feel that given the amount of money we have spent 1800 we should have some free tuition with this. Other companies i.e Bernina send new owners for a days tuition at the head office in London.
    By the way love this site and have been watching for a few months now.

    Cheers

    Doreen

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchworkdivaGB
    Hi I just had to make a comment here. (this is my first time here just registered) I too have the Horizon which I bought in July and although I love this machine am I the only one who has found that the instruction manual and DVD somewhat lacking.( very hard to understand)
    I am located in England by the way in Bedfordshire and everyone here who bought this machine at our LQS have made the same comments and most recently we attended the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and went to the Janome stand to put our views to them and discovered that there were a lot of other people making the same comments.
    Needless to say the Janome staff were useless and tried to move us along. One member of staff made the comment that there will be a guide book eventually but not for at least another year.
    I don't want to give the wrong impression here I think the Horizon is wonderful but I do feel that given the amount of money we have spent 1800 we should have some free tuition with this. Other companies i.e Bernina send new owners for a days tuition at the head office in London.
    By the way love this site and have been watching for a few months now.

    Cheers

    Doreen
    Maybe I am one of the lucky ones, but the dealer I bought mine from here in US gives free lessons for as long as you own the machine! It is even written on the sales slip. Maybe you should check with your dealer and see what they might offer.

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    Hi Bethd our local dealer will give tuition aswell but I just feel as though Janome could have made an effect to give us clearer instructions in the manual and mabe in the DVD some visual guidence
    i.e how to use each of the feet in more detail. Anyway I still love the machine and don't want to give the impression that I am a moner.

    Now I have registered I look forward to participating in future discussions.

    Doreen

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    I haven't tried many of the feet - been so focused on FMQ practice - but now will be more aware of your thoughts on the book's limitations. So I've only had trouble with the book/ dvd on figuring out how to thread the needle (Babylock was much easier). Trial and error solved this problem.

    I read that they will be replacing the 1/4" foot: have others heard this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanabeth
    I haven't tried many of the feet - been so focused on FMQ practice - but now will be more aware of your thoughts on the book's limitations. So I've only had trouble with the book/ dvd on figuring out how to thread the needle (Babylock was much easier). Trial and error solved this problem.

    I read that they will be replacing the 1/4" foot: have others heard this?
    I did hear that they would be replacing the 1/4" to better accommodate for bulky material or several layers of seams. My understanding is that as long as you register your Horizon online with the serial number, they will automatically send it out to you when it becomes available (Sept/Oct timeframe is what I'm told by my dealer.

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    Congrats on your new machine! You have many years to get acquainted and see what all she can do. Best to you~

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    Congrats on your new Horizon. I got mine about 2 months ago and call her Becki-Sue! I'm still getting use to all the things that weren't on my previous 6500; lots of new toys. Enjoy.

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    My local dealer was great! Offers free lessons any time I want it. In fact, my friend (the one who is "guilty" of turning me on to this machine) bought hers in Dallas and can't go to get the training. My dealer said to bring her with me and we could make day of it - free of charge. Said he is just glad to have people supporting the sewing industry. Now that's service!

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    ENJOY YOUR NEW MACHINE---AND STOP WORRYING---YOU ARE WORTH IT.

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    I did hear that they would be replacing the 1/4" to better accommodate for bulky material or several layers of seams. My understanding is that as long as you register your Horizon online with the serial number, they will automatically send it out to you when it becomes available (Sept/Oct timeframe is what I'm told by my dealer.[/quote]

    Thanks for the information- I'll be on the lookout.

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    The Horizon has the Acufeed system and you can buy the specialty 1/4 inch foot that works with the Acufeed for you thicker fabric. Always exact 1/4 inch seams for piecing and thicker projects. Absolutely love it and my Horizon!!

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