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    Janome sewing machines

    I was wondering if you wonderful folks could give me some input on Janome sewing machines. I have a friend that has a limited income.... and her sewing machine recently went belly up so, she is using a yard sale fine that hops off the table when she sews, so I thought maybe Santa could find something that is reasonable in price that he could drop off at her house this Christmas. She wants to replace her broken machine with a Janome but it doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles but she would like to have some fancy stitches, so since I'm going to help Santa I thought perhaps you folks/elves could give me some input on what you think is a good machine and still reasonable. Thanks to all of you and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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    I have two Janome Jems and they have never given me one minute of trouble. They are portable and priced very reasonable for the quality.
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    The Janome 3160 is a nice little machine, don't know the current price for one tho.

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    I have a Janome Memory Craft 3000 and have sewn on it for almost 20 yrs not. The only thing that has ever been done to it is normal service. I love it
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    I have heard lots of good things about Janome. Personally I don't have a Janome sewing machine, but I do have Janome serger and it has been very dependable and easy to maintain.
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    I don't know your price range, but I think one of the Magnolias is under $300 and they are so pretty.

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    I bought the Janome Harmony for my DGD...$89.00...and I keep it set up at my house. I run to it when I need a quick fix on someting or to do straight stitching! LOVE it!

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    This is probably not what you're looking for...but I got a Janome "Sew-Mini" in June. It's 5 pounds, very small, noisy, no light, and has only one foot. But it is a great sewing machine to cart to guild meetings and when traveling. I love it for what it is...a good little lightweight 'traveling' machine.

    I had a Brother sewing machine that lasted me 6 years. Probably would have lasted longer, but either was dropped or something fell on it during it's summer journey to see grands. I replaced it with a higher end Brother, and am pleased with that so far.

    I also have a Goodwill machine - a Janome New Home that is probably 30 - 40+ years old. All I've done to get it to work was clean and oil it. It's a tough, old mechanized machine and I truly enjoy sewing on it.

    I don't think you can go wrong with a Janome, but Brother is a good machine, too.

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    I bought a Janome machine for my daughter a couple of years ago http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Janome...VVviewprod.htm

    and fell in love with it! I recently bought my own Janome http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/...uilting/DC5100 and fell in love all over again!

    Hope that helps a bit and if her machine she has now is jumping on the table she is using she is going to have to get a sturdier table because every machine will jump. I had mine on a foldable table and had to move it to a more substantial table ( took my mother's vanity, removed the mirror and it worked out perfectly!)
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    I had a New Home (now Janome) for 40 years and loved it. I gave it to a friend and purchased a HT2008, which is a low level machine but works very well. The current version is DC2012. A friend has the Magnolia and really likes it. I really don't think you can go wrong with even a cheaper Janome. As someone else said, Brothers are also good. Just stay away from cheap Singers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I had a New Home (now Janome) for 40 years and loved it. I gave it to a friend and purchased a HT2008, which is a low level machine but works very well. The current version is DC2012. A friend has the Magnolia and really likes it. I really don't think you can go wrong with even a cheaper Janome. As someone else said, Brothers are also good. Just stay away from cheap Singers.
    I, too, love my Janome and I hear all good things about Brother, too. I fully agree with staying away from Singers.
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    I have a Janome 3050 DC and I love it!!

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    I have a Janome Memory Craft 4800 QC and I love it.

    You should check out the Janome's offered on Amazon.com as they have several under $300. The Janome 2212 is only $179 and there's no shipping cost. It has 12 built in stitches and is kind of cute!

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    I think that any Janome you choose will turn out to be a workhorse. The bells and whistles tend to come along with other things like quieter sewing, but I have three Janomes varying in price and they are all great. Choose the model that has the best price with the most features and you won't go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I had a New Home (now Janome) for 40 years and loved it. I gave it to a friend and purchased a HT2008, which is a low level machine but works very well. The current version is DC2012. A friend has the Magnolia and really likes it. I really don't think you can go wrong with even a cheaper Janome. As someone else said, Brothers are also good. Just stay away from cheap Singers.
    I also have the HT2008 and I love it.

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    I think the magnolias are good and reasonable, i think they sell them on overstock
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    I have two Janomes, a Memory Craft 11000 Special Edition and an AQS 25th Anniversary. I love both of these machines and recommend Janomes machines to anyone!

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    I only have Janomes too. Recently I bought the 7700 model LOVE IT I had used a Decor Excel model for nearly ten years and it only ever had services done to it (its now my back up machine) and I just bought my daughter a JR1012 model to learn on. I haven't had any problems with any of them. Would recommend janome to anyone.
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    I own 5 Janomes .... I wouldn't trade them anything. It's true they are workhorses and rarely need repair. Good luck and hope she can find one within her price range.

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    I've owned Janomes for years - decades actually, but who's counting. Love them. I think you get a lot more for less money with a Janome than you do with some other brands.
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    I have owned three Janome's. My very first one is a 6500 that I won on a quilt run several years ago. We have a beach house where I like to sew and I purchased a Jem for there. It didn't have the blanket stitch, so I replaced it with the next model up that had that one stitch. I love them - just basic maintenance is all I have ever done and I use them a lot. My husband has commented from time to time that when I walk in the door at the beach house, I set up and that machine runs almost the entire time I am there (he's exagerating), but it just goes and goes and never gets tired. I would recommend them any day.

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    What a wonderful friend you are to her and Santa. I am sure no matter what she receives she will be thrilled. While I do not have a Janome, I have heard nothing but good things about them. I do not think you could go wrong getting her one. Best of luck shopping, and Merry Christmas to you as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Renfro View Post
    I was wondering if you wonderful folks could give me some input on Janome sewing machines. I have a friend that has a limited income.... and her sewing machine recently went belly up so, she is using a yard sale fine that hops off the table when she sews, so I thought maybe Santa could find something that is reasonable in price that he could drop off at her house this Christmas. She wants to replace her broken machine with a Janome but it doesn't have to have all the bells and whistles but she would like to have some fancy stitches, so since I'm going to help Santa I thought perhaps you folks/elves could give me some input on what you think is a good machine and still reasonable. Thanks to all of you and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
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    I think it depends on the budget and what it is to be used for. After many years of having just one machine, I now have 3, all Janome. I have a small portable to take to group, a really heavy duty straight stitch machine for almost everything and a higher level machine with lots of fancy stitches. IMHO, quilters' machines are not a one size fits all situation. For a very limited budget, I'd suggest a garage sale hunt.

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    I have 3 different Janomes and wouldn't change brands.

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    I nave a 11000 have had no trouble in 5 years not been back to the shop
    I would buy a janome great machine

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