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Thread: Help find a good Large-Throat space sewing machine

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    I'm looking for a good sewing machine that has a large throat pace. No smaller than 9" but want large. Have looked into the new Horizon by Janome. Just a little to high. Are there any ya'll can suggest that has the decorative stitches, etc. like the horizon? But the cost a little cheaper? I've tied checking online, but found not all will give the throat-space size. Needs to be a good sturdy machine too. Thanks in advance to all of you for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prayerquilter
    I'm looking for a good sewing machine that has a large throat pace. No smaller than 9" but want large. Have looked into the new Horizon by Janome. Just a little to high. Are there any ya'll can suggest that has the decorative stitches, etc. like the horizon? But the cost a little cheaper? I've tied checking online, but found not all will give the throat-space size. Needs to be a good sturdy machine too. Thanks in advance to all of you for your help.
    You can get a Janome 6600 or 6500 for much cheaper than the Horizon. There's not much difference between the 6600 and the Horizon...just a bit bigger throat plate ( and the 6600 already has a 9 ) and more stitches.

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    Thanks I'll keep them in mind. But do you know of any that has the larger space like the Horizon... Would really like the 11" clearance...

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    Maybe the Elna version of the Horizon..you may be able to get it for a few hundred less. But, a lot less for that throat space-nope.

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    I'd investigate Jukis. It depends on what else you want. The upper level fancy machines with the throat plate and stitches like the Horizon will be insanely expensive. Now if you want a straight stitch industrial machine with a large throat plate, they are out there.

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    I don't know how much the Janome is, but you might want to check out the Viking Sapphires. The 835 will be the lower price of the models. I have the 830 (previous model) and love it!

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    You might look at some of the Pfaff's as well.

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    Janome 6600! Had mine two and a half years, never had a problem, quilts king size, pieces immaculately, so pleased with it.

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    I, too, have Janome 6600 and so far love it! Have only had it since early November but have been sewing like mad with it since :-)

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    I have had the 6600 for almost a year and LOVE it

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    HOw much does the Horizon cost ?

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    The Horizon can go from $2500-300 depending on your dealer and promos etc. I got mine in July, and despite one problem that was quickly fixed, absolutely love it. I don't think you are going to find another machine with all these features for less. My hubby was surprised (not upset, just a little sticker shock) until I told him how much the equivalent Bernina was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prayerquilter
    Thanks I'll keep them in mind. But do you know of any that has the larger space like the Horizon... Would really like the 11" clearance...
    I have a Pfaff Expressions 2.0 and it has a10 inch throat and I can easily quilt a king size.

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    Just priced the Elna 740 eXellence, the Elna version of the Horizon. $2999, no promo or discount since it's new. Only one foot that fits the Accufeed comes standard. On board foot storage is cool, but if I were buying now, I'd go with the Janome Horizon with more Accufeed feet, and a promo of roller bag and thread and what not, supposedly $250 value. And Janome avail for $2500. Pfaffs with 10" throat also all more than $1500 around here. For $1000, either a Juki with fewer stitches or the Janome 6600 with autocut but no freearm or the Babylock Quest Plus with free arm, no auto cut, but a dual feed which is closer to the Pfaff IDT, if not identical. You'd have to bargain for the BLQP for $1000, but I think you could get there. I have one ($1300+extras) and it's FABULOUS!

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    Thank you every one for your help. All of your suggestions are great. Gives me a push in the right direction. Might take a little while to get there but I believe I'll get that perfect machine. Thank you again all.

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    I've been quoted around 2500.00. But still looking at other dealers for the best quote.

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    Here is a quilting machine in SD. http://sd.craigslist.org/art/2093244797.html

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