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Thread: I got my new machine!

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    I got the Janome Heartbeat Truth. A little more than I expected to spend, but hopefully it will be worth it.

    I didn't think I was going to get it at first as they didn't know what the price of ti was. :lol: The owner was at some convention and the workers didn't know the price. I guess they are a brand new dealer for the Janome's.

    So the worker put in a call to the owner while I hopped over to Joann's to do some scrap shopping. When I got back, they had prices for the machines.

    I'm so excited. I can't wait to try it out. I have to wait until the kids go to bed tho. Only 7 more hours to go! Gah! I don't think I can wait that long.....

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    Congrats on your purchase. I hope you are very happy with it. I am :mrgreen: with envy. I am using a 70's or 80's singer that my mom got for me at a yard sale. It works well though, thank goodness b/c it will be a while before I can purchase a new one.

    Kyia

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    Congratulations. It's probably going to be a looong 7 hours. :lol: :lol:

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    So glad you got your new machine !!!! When I got my new one a few months ago I felt just like you, only my kids are all married so I could hardly wait until hubby was gone to work lol. Congrads on you machine enjoy!!

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    Congrats on your new machine, isn't it fun getting a new one :D :mrgreen: :D I will be looking in the picture section for all your new quilts :D

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    Daddy took the boys to grandma's for a BBQ, so I was able to shake hands with it. I've got 50 stitches and that auto needle threader??? A miracle! I always HATED threading those stupid needles. Too cool!

    I just can't find the 1/4in mark on it tho. I think that's a pretty important mark, no? :shock: The book doesn't mention it either. :?

    part of the deal with this thing is the shop owner will teach me how to use it! I just have to call her next week to set up a time. That will be much needed! :lol:

    Now I'm going to practice sewing pieces together. If I'm lucky, perhaps I can do a few pieces of the actual quilt! Woot!

    Oh! Does anyone know if Janome takes plain old bobbins? Or do I have to buy their specific ones? I bought some bobbins from Joann's and would like to be able to use those. They seem to match up by holes and size. I don't want to wast my thread rolling a bobbin if it wont' work.

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    Congrats on your new machine. Happy sewing.

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    Congrats! It's fun trying out all the new bells and whistles!

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    Cool machine!!!
    You'll probably want to get the 1/4 inch seam foot.
    Happy sewing

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    I would not take a chance on putting just any generic bobbin in the machine. I would wait and ask the dealer what she recommends. I have three Janome's and love them. Bobbins are cheap so don't ruin a new machine until you talk with the dealer. I do know Singer bobbins will not work. Good luck and enjoy. Marge

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    Congratulations on your new machine! What fun! I got my Janome The Heart Truth machine in October and I love it!

    I agree with FancyFoot, invest in a quarter inch foot. I bought the Janome Quilt Kit which included a walking foot, 1/4", open toe, and free motion foot.

    And you can use Class 15 bobbins which you can get at Jo-Ann's.

    Have fun with your new machine. Doesn't it sew like a dream?

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    Congratulations on your new machine! Happy sewing.

    Judith

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    Woo Hoo ! New toy ! Bet it gets a LOT of use !!
    Chairjogger

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    Congrats on the new machine!!! I've had an older basic Bernina for about 12-13 years that works great but only has 6 stitches. My husband surprised me with a Janome 6600 for a combined birthday/Mother's Day gift recently and it just blew me away. It seems so high-tech compared to my Bernina. I've sewed a little with it but still getting used to it! I can't wait to play with it more this summer after we're done with our home-school year! Have fun with your new machine!!!!!

    TetonStitcher

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    Congratulations. I have the Janome Quilters Companion and I don't know what I did without it. I agree with the other quilters - don't use any other bobbin. You can get a 1/4" foot for your seams, I have one, but do sort things out with your dealer when you meet.

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    oh congrates on the new machine. I'm working on the hubby to get me a pfaff which i think is way to cool oh the stuff we can make with all those fancy stitches. :lol: Enjoy and lets see some quilts.

    Renee

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    Congrats on your new machine! I have the Janome 6500 now for 2 years and love it. But I did break my auto threader somehow and haven't taken it in yet to get it fixed, I miss it. You'll love yours. It took me some time to get the hang of it, but worth the effort.

    You'll be stitching up a storm and trying all your new fancy stitches for certain.

    hugs sue

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