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Thread: Janome 11000

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    Hi,

    Does anyone own this machine? The Janome 11000 embroidery? What do you think about it? Have you had any problems with it?

    I'm seriously looking at one as my Memory Craft 9000 died this week.

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    i bought one in November. I love it. the only problem i have is getting the tension just right for quilting. if i use different colors in top and bobbin, i usually get the little pin-dots on the back. but, since i've always had that problem it may not be the machine. :lol:

    i compared models for more than a year before i settled on the MC11000. the newest Viking (Diamond, i think) compares favorably in terms of features and price but the nearest dealer to me is 4 hours away and i was too lazy to drive that far to see it in person. since every other comparison i'd made brought me right back to the MC11000 i don't wonder "what if". i know i made a good choice. :-)

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    I do not have the Janome 11000 but I do have the 10001. Have had it almost three yrs without a problem. My 9000 is still working and my daughter sews on it all the time. No problem with that one either. Seven yrs ago I bought the 3500 to take to class as the other one was too heavy. Janome is my choice of machines. Good Luck. Also you might want to ask if they are on special sale or if you could purchase a floor model at half the price. I also got the card reader so I could use all my mamory cards from the 9000. Marge

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    If you plan to do a lot of machine quilting, I would consider one with a stitch regulator. Bernina, and I think, Viking, offer the stitch regulator now but also think the other manufacturers will follow shortly.

    Suzanne

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    Hi,
    I have all Janome's too. My 9000 will be 14 yrs. old this year. It has blown fuses is the only problem I've had with it. Good machine. But now I'd lke to have the larger embroidery area. I have decided to go for it. :!: My sewing store that I always buy from will not be carrying this line any longer, so I am getting a great deal on the one they have left. They are giving me the Digitizer Pro kit and a few other extras. I also have the 1600P, which I call "The Beast", it is wonderful, and a serger, don't know it's number off hand, but it is good too.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Know what you mean about a store 4 hrs. away. Mine is almost 2 hrs. away. But the people are so nice I always go back there. Have been dealing with them for 14 yrs. No one in our area carried Janome then. But that was the brand I wanted, and I still think it is the best. I like that it is one machine, no extra unit to add to it, to embroider. I will be going down to pick it up on Wednesday. wonder how long it will take to get to know it. I just bought a bunch of lace embroideries and would like to have some done for Easter. I will have to change them all over to the new language, but that shouldn't be too hard. I have Buzz tools to use. Or I guess I can do it with the Digitizer Pro they are including with the sale. I'll be busy next week having fun!
    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats8e8
    Hi,

    Does anyone own this machine? The Janome 11000 embroidery? What do you think about it? Have you had any problems with it?

    I'm seriously looking at one as my Memory Craft 9000 died this week.

    Thanks,
    Pats8e8
    I love my Janome 11000SE. had it about 6 mos. Had a 9000 for 15 yrs and never had a bit of trouble.

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    I love my Memory Craft 10,000 and I have lusted after an new 11,000SE! I have always had great success with my Janome. I have used the Viking equivalent at a sewing show during my classes and found I liked the amenities available on my machine more. My Janome runs smoothly for both sewing and embroidery.

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    I love mine also.
    I have quilted 2 lap through all 3 layers. Not a proble
    The first I used poly bat and had a little trouble hooping tight enough but sec one used machine batting I think was 80/20 and had no problem.
    Gale

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    Does anyone else have trouble resisting downloading of free patterns?
    I now have 3 RW CD's full !!!!!!! Don't know how or when I'll use them all.......but just in case!

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    I have had my Janome 11000SE about a month now and I love it~ I also have a MC9000 which still runs fine and while the 11000 is embroidering, I can stitch on my 9000. I'm still learning alot about it, but have made some fantastic wallhangings on it. The large embroidery surface is awesome! Go for it, you won't regret it for a second!

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    I have a Janome 10001 and I love it. I have taken it in 2 times for a general checking over and the report came back that it was fine. I have had it for about 5 yrs and basically without problems. I like being able to quilt and embroidery without having to switch machines. oh, btw, I am new to you. I have been lurking, learning and enjoying reading from all of you. I have been waiting to post about something I knew about. So now you know who I am and hope to contribute in the future.

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    I used Janome 300E and 350 which were great little m/c embroidery starting machines but the 11000 offered greater embroidery area and functions etc. I have daughter and friends with Janome 11000 and glad I chose the Brother Innovis 4000D 3 years ago. Whilst 11000 machine seems reliable at first there have been problems with upgrades and parts. Several of our local dealers are no longer carrying Janome machines at all and the 11000 is now obsolete - I understand that there will not be any future models made. I have another friend who is an expert dressmaker and appliquer who has bought the latest Bernina and after using 11000 has much to learn so has not progressed as well as she hoped - she works part time and is always being interrupted at home to make clothing etc for others. Think twice about the 11000 - the extra 40mile hike for demo could be well worth it.

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    janome machines offer a lot more features than you get for the same price for other brands. maybe that's why the dealers made the switch.

    i thought more than twice. i have no regrets.

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    No regrets here either...

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    Hi all, well my 11,000 is a year old now and I love it. I use it a lot, love doing embroidery and am always looking for "plain clothes" that I can put some design on. And yes, I do download free designs, but find that I am always running up a bill on my credit card with Embroidery Library. Their designs sew out so well. I too have tons of designs, need more time on this earth to use them at least once! I think Janome is the best of the best. No regrets ever on changing from Singer to Janome. Thanks everyone!

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    Hey Reggie, where in CA are you??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats8e8
    Hi all, well my 11,000 is a year old now and I love it. I use it a lot, love doing embroidery and am always looking for "plain clothes" that I can put some design on. And yes, I do download free designs, but find that I am always running up a bill on my credit card with Embroidery Library. Their designs sew out so well. I too have tons of designs, need more time on this earth to use them at least once! I think Janome is the best of the best. No regrets ever on changing from Singer to Janome. Thanks everyone!
    I wait now for every months new freebies......

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    I have a jamome 8000 and I love it. It sews beautiful. I don't do the embroidery, I just use the blanket stitches for applique and the some of the other stitches. I have never had the first problem with this machine and it has never been serviced ..I do all that. I switch to my brother quilt club or to my Bernina Record 930. Now my Bernia is electronic and I wouldn't trade it for all the world. I mostly sew..so these machine give me everything I need and if I need a few fancy stitches now and then, the Jamome or Bernia will do it.

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    I have had my Janome MC 11000 SE for 18 months and love it. I am especially happy with the way it does embroidery. I sew and quilt on it as well. My advice would be to purchase your Janome from a reputable dealer that will provide training on both the sewing and embroidery features of the machine. My previous sewing machine was not digital, and I must admit that there was a learning curve for me to enjoy its many features!

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have the Janome 11000SE too. I have some questions and need help!
    1. For straight stitching (piecing my blocks), the stitches appear to "run together" in other words, no stitch definition. I have no "nesting" on the back of the blocks.

    2. I've had the Janome in for service and cleaning about 1 month ago.

    3. Even using the walking foot for quilting a small quilt, the sewing appears like one solid line.

    Is this a stitch length problem, tension problem. I've kept it on the factory default.

    I'm asking for help as I'm not a "sewer" and this is a lot of machine to work with. Any help and thoughts would be appreciated. I've played around with stitch length and tension, etc and no luck. I use good thread and needles. I don't think the needle or thread is the problem.

    Thanks everyone and Happy early Mother's Day to all

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