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Thread: Janome MC 350E - should I keep or send back?

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    Janome MC 350E - should I keep or send back?

    DH brought home a gently used (4 month old ) Janome MC350E last night. Surprise, surprise! I have one week to decide if I want to keep or take back. Can't decide what to do. Looking for some help deciding. Thanks!

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    I have a Janome 300E that I've had since 2004 and I love it. You can use many different size hoops on it (the giga hoop is very large) and it will do embroidery on all kinds of things. I have three granddaughters so I have made many things for them. Personally, I wanted a stand-alone embroidery machine (rather than a sewing/embroidery) and I have never been sorry for that decision. Try it...you might like it.
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    You need to list your reasons for why you want to keep it and why you want to return it.
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    Thanks Angel Bear. I'm just a little unsure how much actual use I will get out of it. It's very easy to use. Made a great butterfly last night right out of the case. Thinking I could make my quilt labels on it; its an idea. The price is very good so I'm leaning towards keeping it.

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    Good suggestion!

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    I buy most of my designs from www.emblibrary.com They always have free designs and discounted designs and things on sale. I would suggest you visit their site for ideas. They have quilt designs and beautiful lace projects. Play with it all week and then decide.
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    I would keep it. I'm sure you will find a use for it. Of course, I still have my 51 year old first machine.
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    I would keep it. I have heard good things about that machine. You will probably be sorry if you take it back?

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    I have the Janome 200 E. We purchased it to embroidery my DMIL's name on her dresses when she was in a nursing home. I use it now for my quilt labels and once in a while a design for a few things around the house. When I do use a special design, getting all of the thread can be expensive. I'm really glad I have it, and you should keep yours if it doesn't hurt your pocket book.
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    My 350e is 2 years old, and I love it! I love making quilts with embroidery (as well as pretty labels). I buy most of my designs at emblibrary.com, but I have a membership to designsbysick.com, and they have very nice designs also.

    If my 350e ever leaves this house, it will be because Janome has a new and better embroidery machine...or I've gone to quilt for the angels.

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    I also have the 350E and really like it, it is easy to use. If Janome will just come up with another stand alone embroidery machine that could do larger designs, I could really go for that.

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    Thank you Angel Bear for your suggestion of the www.emblibrary.com site. Lots of patterns to try.

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    I have a 300e and I love it...I have made Christmas gifts which people loved and labels for my quilts as well as a quilt for my granddaughter...I like the fact that it is a stand alone machine and I can be sewing on my other machine and embroidering at the same time..it is not an inexpensive hobby but for the money it is great!
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