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    Janome 49360 from HSN

    My DH bought me the Janome 49360 from HSN for my birthday after researching it from a post here on the Board. I've had it for several weeks, and am happy to report it's a great little machine. Weighs only 12.5 lbs so is perfect to take to quilting classes. This machine is the same model as the Janome 3160, see - http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/...ilting/3160QDC

    It has an automatic needle threader, automatic thread cutter, blanket stitch for appliqué, needle up/down, and many additional feet. It is truly a little work horse.

    My other machines are the Bernina 730 and Pfaff 7510. Frankly, I am a little disappointed when comparing the Bernina to the Janome. My Bernina does not like Aurifil thread and unthreads itself constantly. It also leaves a clump of bobbin thread when beginning a new sew. The (quite less expensive) Janome does none of these things. The only concern I have is the tension seems to be a bit tight. Might require an adjustment at the Janome dealer.

    I am happy to report this little machine is definitely a keeper. Love Janome! GREAT value for the price.

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    I love my Janomes, I have 4 of their $100 models I teach with and then my 6600--I will say tho that my 6600 leaves those thread nests at the beginning almost every time.

    Glad you are enjoying your new machine :-)

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    I also have 2 Janomes and love them both!

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    congrats on your new machine. have fun with it.
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    i have four janome and i love every one.

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    Wow, good to know. I have a Janome Memory Craft 9000, which does embroidery and I love her dearly, but glad to hear there is a lighter, cheaper version for classes and stuff. Will suggest it when folks ask me about a good starter machine for kids. Thank you for posting.

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    A guild member ordered one and she loves it. It sews very quietly. She uses 70wt bobbin thread and 50 wt 2 ply top thread with a size 80 needle for piecing. I always ask about thread/needle when someone gets a new machine and has no complaints.
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    Congratulations on your purchase. check out the tension information at Superior Threads, unless you have a drop in bobbin you should be able to adjust that. On your Bernina why not check with your dealer - I have a 730 and use aurifil along with every other thread with no problem. On the nesting - are you holding your threads when you start to sew? the unthreading is normally just a small adjustment. I have other machines also (Pfaff / Brother - no Janome yet) but I love my 730

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    Any machine can make a thread nest when starting. If you find that yur machine produces these, a simple fix is to hold onto your threads when you start and it won't happen. You only need to hold for a couple of stitches when starting a seam. :-)

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    Enjoy your machine!!!!!

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    Good to hear this machine did not disappoint. I always wonder about the machines sold via the television if they are as good as they make them seem.

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    The great thing about HSN is you can use it for 30 days and return it if there is a problem. No hassle returns. Just save the box and packing info. A dealer won't let you do that without trying to fix the problem until the return window is closed.
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    I might have to look at it. I need a new machine desperately ... Just not a lot of funds so might look into a used one.
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    Yes...enjoy your Janome! Hubby made a good choice. I got a Janome Magnolia 7330 in January and I love it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn53 View Post
    Any machine can make a thread nest when starting. If you find that yur machine produces these, a simple fix is to hold onto your threads when you start and it won't happen. You only need to hold for a couple of stitches when starting a seam. :-)
    Hi Unicorn! Thank you for your response. There's nothing to hold onto because it has an automatic thread cutter and the bobbin thread would be too difficult to try to pull out to hold onto. With all this technology, it can complicate things too much sometimes. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    A guild member ordered one and she loves it. It sews very quietly. She uses 70wt bobbin thread and 50 wt 2 ply top thread with a size 80 needle for piecing. I always ask about thread/needle when someone gets a new machine and has no complaints.
    BellaBoo, you raise an interesting idea. What is 70 weight thread, and is the 80 needle a universal? I believe Aurifil is 50 wt and 2 ply. I love Aurifil thread...I've never thought of using a different bobbin thread to correct tension problems.

    I am definitely going to take the needle out and look at it with a magnifying glass to try to determine what kind and size it is. And thanks for the 30 day return policy, didn't know that either.

    Thanks for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Hi Unicorn! Thank you for your response. There's nothing to hold onto because it has an automatic thread cutter and the bobbin thread would be too difficult to try to pull out to hold onto. With all this technology, it can complicate things too much sometimes. LOL.


    I use starters and enders whenever I can. No birdsnests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esardi View Post
    I use starters and enders whenever I can. No birdsnests.
    I was going to say that as well--that is why so many people use starters and enders. It eliminates the problem totally. I have a Janome 7700 and I use leaders and enders at times.

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    I also bought this machine to take to classes since it is so light. I did not want to take my Horizon.

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    I also purchased the 49360, haven't had a lot of time to play with it yet, but everything so far is great. I found threads on here referring to it, and HSN has a video you can play. It was their show stopper or whatever during craft week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    BellaBoo, you raise an interesting idea. What is 70 weight thread, and is the 80 needle a universal? I believe Aurifil is 50 wt and 2 ply. I love Aurifil thread...I've never thought of using a different bobbin thread to correct tension problems.

    I am definitely going to take the needle out and look at it with a magnifying glass to try to determine what kind and size it is. And thanks for the 30 day return policy, didn't know that either.

    Thanks for the information.

    Connecting Thread Pro on the cone is 70wt. Superior Bottom Line is 60wt Aurifil bobbin thread comes in 60wt and 80 wt. Most name brands of thread has a 60wt or higher thin thread. I use Titanium coated Organ topstitch needles size 80/12 for piecing as I use thin thread in top and bottom. If I use 50wt 3 ply in top and bobbin I use a size 90/14. Connecting Thread Essential is 50 wt 3 ply. I have large cones of 100 wt and 80 wt bought from a commercial embroiderer bankrupt sale some years ago. The Aurifil 80 wt cone is 18,500 yards. I'll never run out of bobbin thread so I don't shop for it to know all the new ones available.
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    Thanks so much for your info! I have been searching for an affordable 3160 and wasn't sure if this one was it. The only thing I am wondering though is does the extended table come with it? If not can you get it somewhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty40 View Post
    Thanks so much for your info! I have been searching for an affordable 3160 and wasn't sure if this one was it. The only thing I am wondering though is does the extended table come with it? If not can you get it somewhere else?

    Yes, the 3160 does come with extended table at no extra charge, however, the one through HSN does not come with one.

    You might want to consider getting the 3160 anyway, because the local dealer will give you free lessons, as well as any support that you might need, which HSN obviously can't give.

    Good luck!

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