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Thread: Janome purchases that make life easier.

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    I recently did some searching on Janome's website and found three items that weren't included in my Janome 6500 machine's initial package.

    One is a gathering foot that works like a charm! Not the big old noisy rufflers that look like a huge walking foot, this is a tiny metal foot that snaps on the shaft adaptor. It works perfectly! The gathering is adjusted by changing your stitch length.

    Second is an applique foot. It is a very small plastic foot that snaps on too. It works well too, because there is very little of the applique under the foot so you can turn sharper corners and control the appliqueing better.

    Third is the free motion bobbin case for " free quilting and hand look quilt stitch". It fits Janome 11000, 6600 and 6500. But I believe it is included in the 6600 initial purchase?

    I could NOT believe the difference in my free motion quilting when I popped in the new bobbin case.

    My "local" LQS (200 kms away) ordered them for me and I had them in a few days. All three are worth adding to your stocking stuffer list! Feet were 12.95 each and the bobbin case was 29.95.

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    WOW those are awesome additions to your machine!!! :D :D :D

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    I forgot to mention that I have used the free motion bobbin case for regular sewing and it works fine, so you don't have to keep changing the cases for short spurts of work.

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    I have a Janome. Thanks for the info.

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    Thanks for the tips! I have a Janome and will be checking into getting a bobbin case for fmq. I think it would be sweet of Santa to leave it in my stocking. ;-)

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    I have a Janome 6500 also. I'm very interested in the applique and fmq feet.

    Thanks for the info. I will contact my nearest Janome outlet.

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    i got the FMQ bobbin last week. popped it in yesterday..going to stipple a baby quilt today..i am so hoping this is going to be a great purchase!
    did you change any of your upper settings?
    I have the 6600..And i love her!

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    well, Mamagus, i just spent too much time for my own good looking at all the accessories for my machines at the Janome site. my list of desired bell & whistle accessories is now a whole lot longer. :roll:

    naturally, the next search - for places to buy them - caused me to stumble across even more goodies to add to the list.

    i don't know whether to hug you or something less grateful. :lol: :lol: :lol: :XD:

    oh well ... since the search also led to a better understanding of how that gathering foot works, i guess you'll get the hug. i've had one for years. it came with useless "instructions" so has gathered nothing but dust. i can finally put the stupid thing to use. :P

    yeah ... i'd say that's definitely worth a hug ... or two ... or three. ;-)

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    yes, it is a special bobbin case..has a blue arrow on it, instead of the red, that is on your bobbin case now..it is supposed to make it so you don't have to make any adjustmants on the bobbin case when you are FMQ'ing..it is already set for you..I hate messing with the tensions..i just end up more confused when i do! lol! I will let you know how it goes today, when i do a trial run with it..

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    I can use the fmq bobbin case for regular sewing, but if I was starting a big project of piecing I'd pop it out and use the regular one.

    You may need to fiddle a little with the tension before you start with the fmq bobbin case but once you have it make a note of it and you'll know what settings to use.

    Also I don't know if I mentioned it or not but I have been freemotion stippling with my feed dogs up (happy accident) and the results are more even and less jumpy if you get what I mean. I still use the freemotion foot with the spring on it, but the results are more pleasing to my eye!

    Patrice, the three things I bought were well worth the money! Please let us know if you find other items worth the expense for these beautiful machines!! What is top on your listÉ

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    I tried to fmq with my Janome 6600 without the bobbin case and got really bad results. Popped in the new case and got really nice stitching.

    A friend of mine purchased her 6600 at the same time I did. She doesn't need the fmq bobbin case. So I think it just depends on the machine. But I do love the case, but not too excited about the "hopping foot" they sell. Mine doesn't hop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    Patrice, the three things I bought were well worth the money! Please let us know if you find other items worth the expense for these beautiful machines!! What is top on your listÉ
    top on my list is the Acufeed Ditch Quilting Foot for the 6600p.

    now, if they'd just come out with an open-toe version ... (i'll bet they do. they finally put an open-toe walking foot on the market for the rest of the janome machines. that sucker is worth every penny. :P )

    i want one of those accessory boxes, too. one came with my 6600p, but i want another for my other machine. so much better than a pile of feet to search through when you need to use something special.

    the others are pretty pricey and i'm not sure yet i'd put them to enough use to justify the expense. (we'll probably know the answer to that question shorty after my income tax refund arrives. :lol: )

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    I have a Janome dealer in the area, I must pay a visit! Thanks for the information.

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    Mamagus - On going through my Janome feet and looking at the website, I am just wondering if the applique foot is the same or different to the satin stitch foot F.
    I also have the MC6500P.

    Could you please clarify that for me?

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    The applique foot is very different. It has very little of the plastic touching the fabric. Enough to feed it but makes it much easier to turn the fabric in tight circles. I liked how it felt like I was in control and not fighting the feed dogs.

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    a short info page of various feet..
    http://www.sewfancy.com/feet.htm

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    found this! cool short video clips on using different feet!
    http://www.sewingmachine-sales.co.uk...-with-idt.html

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    DId you notice that Janome is now making treadle machines?

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    Mamagus - Thanks for clearing that up.

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    AHAH!!!! i just found an open-toe accufeed foot for the 6600p listed on a uk website. they also show a 1/4" accufeed foot!

    WOOHOO!!!! i'll be calling my dealer tomorrow! (he'd better not tell me to call the uk. :lol: )

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    ruffler and a gathering foot are two different things....

    I love them both depending on what I need done. The gathereing foot will only gather NOT take pleats.

    I was in the Chat a bit ago and no one there



    Connie

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    My dealer has all of those feet..i have them also.
    i have 3 so far.open,1/4" and SITD..i love them. if you have trouble locating them, let me know, i can get them for you..

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    i just found everything at allbrands.com. they had all the accufeed feet, plus a few other goodies too tempting to pass up.

    mamagus ... i'll need some of those hugs returned when the charge hits my account. :shock:

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    Or I could just let you quietly sob on my shoulder! Until you try them out and see what a wicked good choice you made!

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    i already have one sammiched and waiting for the ditch-stitching foot. i wasn't looking forward to quilting it without one. the standard accufeed is actually pretty useful in the ditch. i, on the other hand, am not. :lol:

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