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Thread: Janome Horizon 7700

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    Janome Horizon 7700

    I'm hoping someone on this wonderful board can help me. I recently purchased a Janome Horizon 7700 and I love it. The only thing I'm having a problem with is getting a nice smooth satin stitch to go around applique pieces. I talked to the dealer and all she said was I had to "fiddle with it". Has anyone with a Horizon found out how to do a nice satin stitch and would you be willing to share your secret? Hope everyone on this board has a nice Holiday season!!

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    I don't have this machine. Have you tried adjusting the top tension? Could be it is too tight. Someone with this machine will come along with help or suggestions .
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    i just purchased the macine. i have only done straight stitiches on it.
    next week i get to go for my afternoon they are going to teach me how
    to work the machine. it sure is pretty.

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    "Fiddle with it"? What kind of an answer is that? Is this what they teach at the Janome Training the dealers have to go through? I don't care how much the machine cost -whether it was 100.00 or 10,000.00 dollars - "Fiddle with it" is NOT an acceptable response to a customer concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    "Fiddle with it"? What kind of an answer is that? Is this what they teach at the Janome Training the dealers have to go through? I don't care how much the machine cost -whether it was 100.00 or 10,000.00 dollars - "Fiddle with it" is NOT an acceptable response to a customer concern.
    Ditto. Walk in and ask them to show you.

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    Any satin stitching usually means you need to lower your top tension. Try that. You may also need a stabilizer underneath your project. A tear away would work best.

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    Funny "in reference to how they are training their dealers" comment--when I picked up my Babylock at my dealer after a cleaning and repair, I asked if I could use the 1/4 inch foot from my Janome on my Babylock (I had the foot with me and showed it to her). Her answer--if you can get it to work, it should work. What a rediculous answer!!! So, I asked her if there was an equivalent foot from Babylock other than the foot included with the machine as I don't find that one to work at all. She went and looked in the store for well over 5 minutes and then came back and said "no".

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    i did a small test before i got it---just stabaliser--tear away worked a treat and i slowed it down a bit---i am haveing problems with crepe backed satin puckering my dealer is quite happy for me to take a sample to sort out the problem
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    I purchased the Horizon 7700 in November. I was trying to get the satin stitch to match a project that I had started on another machine. Never could get a good stitch. I will finish that project on my other machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelinaMaria View Post
    Funny "in reference to how they are training their dealers" comment--when I picked up my Babylock at my dealer after a cleaning and repair, I asked if I could use the 1/4 inch foot from my Janome on my Babylock (I had the foot with me and showed it to her). Her answer--if you can get it to work, it should work. What a rediculous answer!!! So, I asked her if there was an equivalent foot from Babylock other than the foot included with the machine as I don't find that one to work at all. She went and looked in the store for well over 5 minutes and then came back and said "no".
    AngelinaMaria, I have a Babylock Serenade, and I find the quarter inch piecing foot (single hole foot with a wide opening and two narrow front feet---mine is marked "RE") which comes with the machine to be very accurate. Just keep the edge of the fabric running just along the outer right edge of the foot. I usually don't bother to watch there, though---I prefer to watch the quarter inch line which is etched into the needle plate. Run the edge of the fabrics along that and it is extrememly accurate. HTH

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    There is a Janome 7700 Yahoo group. Suggest joining it to comiserate with all the other 7700 users. Lots of info to be had there.

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    JustABitCrazy--the 1/4 inch foot that comes with the Babylock Espire (the newer model from a few years ago) is an "O" foot and the positioning of the hole and the edge blade makes you fight with the feed dogs. You have to continually fight to keep the fabric to the right along the foot edge because the feed dogs want to force the fabric off to the left. I've seen a few people comment on this as well. I will have to look up an "RE" foot and see if that may work on my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    "Fiddle with it"? What kind of an answer is that? Is this what they teach at the Janome Training the dealers have to go through? I don't care how much the machine cost -whether it was 100.00 or 10,000.00 dollars - "Fiddle with it" is NOT an acceptable response to a customer concern.
    I totally agree!

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