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Old 05-30-2012, 12:50 PM
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It is OK you will get use to it, and you can use what ever works best for you! Enjoy your new machine!!!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:54 PM
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i love all those features, but I must say my favorite feature on mine has to be the auto- threader!....
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jodimarie View Post
I sew/quilt with my Brother 1500 and HATE the thread cutter!!!! I like to pull out a nice long thread tail and then cut it off....when I use the thread cutter feature, it would cut the tails so short, that the thread always pulled out of the needle and I had to re-thread. figured the 2-3 inches of ''wasted'' thread was so much better than the frustation I felt every time I used the thread cutter and had to stop and re-thread. LOVE the needle up/down function and LOVELOVELOVE the entire machine...she sews as good as the day I brought her home almost 10 years ago!!!!!
I had the same problem with my Babylock Serenade: the thread pulled out of the needle, and sometimes out of the previous two guides and disappeared into the body of the machine! I found out the thread cutter doesn't work well with all kinds of thread. Try Guttermann or Mettler thread. Mine works great every time with those threads. I think it is also ok with Essentials thread by Connecting Threads, and Aurifil thread.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:16 PM
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I also have the Janome Memory Craft 6600, love it, love it, love it. I really like the needle down feature, the knee attachment, the built in walking foot, the qarter inch foot, and the needle threader. Must admit I don't use the thread cutter as I also like a longer tail on my threads.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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I was like you when I first got my Janome 6600. I 'made' myself start using it once, and now I am addicted! Plus....it saves a LOT of thread! Who knew!!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:37 PM
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My Brother 400 had it's first problem this morning, after ten years of absolutely trouble free stitching. The thread got stuck in the tension guide somewhere. I haven't had time to get it free yet, but will after work tonight. The machine has needle up/down, knee lift, automatic thread and cutter, gobs of fancy stitches but no embroidery. Other than the PR600, it's the best purchase I've made in years.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:24 PM
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I love ALL the features...needle threader, automatic up/down, cutter, 1/4 inch foot and I could go on and on. LOL :-)
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by momjoy6 View Post
I agree on the needle up/down feature and the 1/4" foot but I DO use my thread cutter almost all the time. It won't take you long to get used to it. Congrats on your new purchase.
Ditto for me. With my new machine I rarely used the thread cutter then someone enc. me to start using it. Now I don't know how I did without it!
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:08 AM
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I love the thread cutter and try to use it on my other machines However, I'll confess I don't used the needle threader. I find it quicker and easier to do myself!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:31 AM
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On my 6600, i don't care for the needle threader that much, but i love it on the 11000. The auto thread cutter i LOVE. If i want a longer thread for burying, i just pull the fabric out a ways and then push the button. Since i usually pull the bottom thread up when starting sewing, its not a problem with it getting stuck. But i keep trying to use it on my FW! Thats when i really miss it!! Ha ha vintage is nice, but I do love the bells and whistles on the new ones!
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