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Thread: I did it! Janome 7700 is now mine.

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    Junior Member loreen's Avatar
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    I did it! Janome 7700 is now mine.

    I went to the quilt show at the Oaks in Pa. Saturday I picked out this for myself. It was between this & the 1600p. I just thought for the few $$ more the 7700 was the way to go. I really wanted one of the long arms but I just do not have the $$ for that.

    I can not wait for it to be delivered & I can start to play with her. I am going to name her Maxi.

    Any pointers and or tips would be greatly appreciated.>>

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    Wow, congratulations on your new machine!
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    You are going to love it. I have the 6600 and it is my perfect machine. I can only imagine what the 7700 is like.

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    congrats and enjoy
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    You are going to love it!! There is a learning curve, but then again I only sewed for a few months before I got mine so I was new to everything. I love it!!! I do all of my own FMQ'ing and that alone paid for it. I do have the blue bobbin case which I leave in all of the time. The gene washer also was a huge help. And when you FMQ get the white gloves, can't think of the name of them at the moment...but what a difference! Good luck and have fun!!!

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    Congratulations! You're gonna LOVE it!!!
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    I am really, really, really jealous!!! Congrats on your new machine
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    Congratulations enjoy learning your new machine. The white gloves referred to above is called machingers not sure on the spelling. I bought a pair a couple of years ago but haven't used them yet. Any gardening gloves with rubber nubs work really well. I have about 8 pairs stored up. They last a long time and will last longer if you take them off before removing safety pins.
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    Congratulations! Did you end up getting it from the Mt. Pocono Sew & Vac booth? I purchased an Accuquilt from them and they were selling their Janomes like they were ice cream on a hot day. if you did, I was really impressed with that business and would recommend people to go there.

    Now, off to see what a janome 7700 is ...I have the basic janome- and I really like the quality. Had mine for 15 yrs and 1st time I had to have it serviced was last week (for an itty bitty problem).

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    have a janome 7700 and love love love it. It is the best machine I have owned.

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    Congrats! I upgraded to the 7700 a few weeks ago - love love love it!

    One of the things I like to do is to create a 'Stitch Map' for myself. Take a 4 or 5 inch width-of-fabric cut - I used cream muslin - leave it folded and stick a scrap of batting between the layers for a little mini quilt sandwich. Then do a line of each stitch that's on your machine. Amazing how different they can look stitched out compared to the teeny diagram on the display.

    Enjoy!
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    congratulations---ive had mine 2 weeks--she purrs--i made a mess of my first bobbin wind so looked at you tube there is a great vidio i learn better from seeing--leah day on you tube--is worth watching too--enjoy+++

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    Thank you & yes I did get it from them. I have been looking for over a year now doing the leg work on which I liked best. It won out. I think I will be able to grow into it. I do FMQ on my little machine now so I am excited about the harp size.
    Quote Originally Posted by callie8799 View Post
    Congratulations! Did you end up getting it from the Mt. Pocono Sew & Vac booth? I purchased an Accuquilt from them and they were selling their Janomes like they were ice cream on a hot day. if you did, I was really impressed with that business and would recommend people to go there.

    Now, off to see what a janome 7700 is ...I have the basic janome- and I really like the quality. Had mine for 15 yrs and 1st time I had to have it serviced was last week (for an itty bitty problem).

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    That is a great idea. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM View Post
    Congrats! I upgraded to the 7700 a few weeks ago - love love love it!

    One of the things I like to do is to create a 'Stitch Map' for myself. Take a 4 or 5 inch width-of-fabric cut - I used cream muslin - leave it folded and stick a scrap of batting between the layers for a little mini quilt sandwich. Then do a line of each stitch that's on your machine. Amazing how different they can look stitched out compared to the teeny diagram on the display.

    Enjoy!

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    You will love the 7700

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    Have fun with your 7700, make sure to share your first quilt with us.

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    i got one two years ago October and it was a wonderful decision. No buyer's remorse here. It has made sewing a real pleasure--though I enjoyed it before. You can do just about anything you can think of to do with it.

    My only suggestion...don't get all enthusiastic about the cleaning and pull out the wick in the bottom under the bobbin thinking it is lint. I did that!

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    I got a 7700 from my DH for Christmas last year - he actually went to the dealer ALL BY HIMSELF and bought it! To some of you, this may not seem like a big deal, but if you knew my husband......

    Anyway, I love this machine!! It's so much quieter than my Bernina and I love the 11" throat. FMQ is a breeze. I haven't even begun to try out all the bells and whistles because it's so fun to just sew on it. I got the 1/4" foot and a SID foot for the Accufeed, both of which are wonderful.

    If I had any complaint about the machine, it would be that it's a little heavy to carry into a class or retreat. Easily solved by the purchase of a wheeled carrying case (or I just take my smaller Bernina to class...)

    Congratulations - you'll love it..
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