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janome or singer?

Old 09-15-2011, 06:19 PM
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I am debating between buying a new singer or a janome the singer has 600 stitches/alphabet and thread cutter but the janome is just a basic 30 stitches but seems to have a better reputation then the new singers any body have any input pros or cons? the machines are a 9960 quantum singer and the janome marigold
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:25 PM
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New Singers are not made by the same company that made the old ones many of us love. I've heard nothing but bad things about the new ones :(
I've had no experience with Janome but I've heard lots of good things about them :D
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:29 PM
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I love my janome. I have a singer too and its okay. Don't have either that you are looking at though. Try them.both out if you can.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:30 PM
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I have a Singer Futura I got in 2006. I have been very happy with it. I have only ever owned Singers so I don't have any type of comparison.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:35 PM
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I have 3 Janome machines and would highly recommend getting one!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:35 PM
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Janome! They stand behind their machines when there's a problem. Lotsa features for the money.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:37 PM
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All 5 of my machines are Janome's and I wouldn't give a plug nickel for a new singer. They are basically throw away machines. I have a Janome 2007 DCLE and it has the nicest blanket stitch for applique than any of my other machines.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:39 PM
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Also consider the Kenmore by Sears. I got one that is made by Janome for considerably less than one that has the Janome label on it. I believe it to be identical to one of Janome's models - just with a Kenmore label. Just make sure that you buy one of the models that looks like the Janome because I am not sure if all of the Kenmores come from the same place.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:52 PM
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I have had Janomes for the last 25 years and love them. (I actually have only had 2 over that time period which I think says something about the quality of them!) My new Janome is a Horizon and it is the BEST machine ever! Good luck with whatever you choose!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:55 PM
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I got a new singer for my birthday 2.5 years ago. It did EVERYTHING. Now that the warranty is up, it does NOTHING. Don't buy Singer!
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