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Thread: Janome Continental M7

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    Janome Continental M7

    Just wondering if anyone has seen/tried this new machine....and what does it cost? Would love to have that much throat space!

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    I had not seen this machine until reading this thread. It looks amazing. I like that the screen is above the work area instead of the side. My only frustration with my Skyline 7 is that occasionally when bunching a quilt, the quilt touches the screen and can change the stitch. Itís not all the time so itís a minor nuisance but... I donít need a new machine, anyway. Iíve had my Skyline less than a year. I love it compared to my old smaller Brother machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has seen/tried this new machine....and what does it cost?

    $8000 is the MSRP, or at least that's what folks are reporting on Janome's FB page. Have not yet seen what the street price is.

    There was a photo posted somewhere on the group that had a closeup of the stitches, and they were not very good. I'll try to find the thread.

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    if you look at Janome's site and scroll down to see the photo of the stitches, you'll see what I mean. The site claims they are the "heirloom" stitches, but they look pretty darned wonky to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MicheleC View Post
    ... My only frustration with my Skyline 7 is that occasionally when bunching a quilt, the quilt touches the screen and can change the stitch.
    look at the black menu bar on the right of the touch screen.
    you will see a little icon shaped like a key.
    i believe this is the settings lock icon.
    while it's active, your settings can't be changed until you unlock it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    look at the black menu bar on the right of the touch screen.
    you will see a little icon shaped like a key.
    i believe this is the settings lock icon.
    while it's active, your settings can't be changed until you unlock it.
    Thank you, PatriceJ! I will try that next time. Iíve used it to lock it when away from the machine so my daughter doesnít touch it but I didnít know if I could sew while it was locked. I suppose I should have looked in my manual. 😄

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    I hadn't looked closely enough to notice the quality, or lack of quality of the stitches. The harp space just knocked me out. Thought the name sounds a little pretentious. Anyway, at $8,000 I think I'll stick with my Janome and my old Kenmore a bit longer!

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    I tried the M7 at the Sewing Expo a few weeks ago. For the money, I is not worth it for me, particularly if the stitches are wonky. I did not check the stitches closely....other ladies wanted a try. I did check the stitch sample on Janome's site and all of their "heirloom" stitches were wonky. It has some new features and looks to have a huge throat space....but my Janome 8900 and Janome 15000 have a little over 11".....so 2 inches and an automatic throat plate exchange are not worth paying $8000 or a little less. If you measure your throat space....I have a S7 too, is it worth $8,000 for 5.5" more to the right of your needle? Will that 5.5" make that much difference in quilting your quilts? If throat space was a problem for me, I would look for a mid arm machine. Just my thoughts. Janome makes great machines that last a very long time with no issues. Stitch quality is more important to me than the throat space. I think they missed the mark on this one.

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    One thing about the new high end do all machines of any brand; the updates for it are usually around $700 or more per update. There are great deals to be had on trade ins for the newest machine. It pays to stay one step under the newest. There will always be a newest.

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    My local shop is selling it for $5999.99. The stitches should be the same as the earlier versions. I don't think a longer bed should effect stitch quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana View Post
    ... all of their "heirloom" stitches were wonky. ...
    if i understand correctly, the ones shown on the website were specially programmed to look as though they'd been done by hand, which would be less perfect than those rendered by a machine.

    the difference between a 9" space and the size of the M7 would make a huge difference.
    just not huge enough for me to rush to buy one.
    for that money i could get a machine with a wide throat which also does embroidery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    One thing about the new high end do all machines of any brand; the updates for it are usually around $700 or more per update. There are great deals to be had on trade ins for the newest machine. It pays to stay one step under the newest. There will always be a newest.
    fruitloop Hi, Not all upgrades to high end, top of the line machines is $700 or more. Just wanted to say that since this is a discussion about the newest Janome M7, I wanted to let you know that I bought the Janome 15000 in 2014, they had an update in 2017 that included ruler foot capabilities and a ruler foot, several other feet including a specialized 1/4 inch foot and plate, an update to the Horizon Link digitizing software, and a couple of other things, I forget what all was included in the update but the cost to me was an optional 150.00. I chose to get the upgrade because it kept my machine up to date and it was well worth the cost of 150.00. Can't speak about other brands as I have only had Janomes since I started back sewing in 2005 after I retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitloop View Post
    One thing about the new high end do all machines of any brand; the updates for it are usually around $700 or more per update. There are great deals to be had on trade ins for the newest machine. It pays to stay one step under the newest. There will always be a newest.
    Babylock/Brother updates are free. Easy to check on the website, download to usb, and update the machine.

    Babylock/Brother upgrades are through the dealers and do cost accordingly.

    Just a difference in definitions between updates & upgrades for these.

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