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Thread: Janome's new quilting machine

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    Janome's new quilting machine

    I have been looking for a quilting machine that will fit my space. Janome is bringing out a new model that is very much like the HQ Sweet 16. It is on their website, but no price of course. I am anxious to talk to my dealer and find out how far out of reach the price is. lol I have been looking at the HQ Sweet Sixteen, but I am happy to find that my local dealer will be selling the new Janome. I'm more comfortable buying from someone I know. I have been with the same dealer since 1969. I have bought a lot of machines from them over the years. The great part is that DH is the one that brought this machine to my attention. He had been surfing the net and discovered the new machine. I'm taking that as a good sign that the machine might be a possibility. lol I have been trying to convince DH that we don't need the sofa in the great room. That would be a great space for Janome Crown Jewel. Maybe he thinks the new Janome is a good compromise. lol Works for me! I'm not holding my breath, but maybe there is hope.

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    I hope you get one. My friend did and she really likes it. Good luck.
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    What is the model number? I can't find it on their website at all!
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    I just checked the Janome site and can't find a long arm on it. Also did a search for a Janome Long Arm and got nothing. So apparently it hasn't been released yet.

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    Keep us posted! I have had various brands of sewing machines - but must say Janome has been the best. I'd be interested in the model number too - not in a position to trade but would love to read about it.

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    I think we're mixing up two different machines. Janome just announced a new Horizon (the 8900) which is an upgrade to the 7700. The Horizon is a domestic sewing machine with an 11" throat. No word on pricing yet, but here's the press release: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...012+MW20120830

    They have had available for some time a true longarm - the Janome Artistic Quilter, available in 18" and 26". Here's a link to the 18" version: http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/Ar...esticFrame.php. The 18" runs about $7500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    What is the model number? I can't find it on their website at all!
    Sorry! I typed Janome and it should have been BabyLock. My dealer actually sells both brands and I have and love both brands. It is the BabyLock Tiara. Sorry for the confusion.

    http://babylock.com/quilting/tiara/
    Last edited by nstitches4u; 08-31-2012 at 12:16 PM.

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    That looks identical to the sweet sixteen, down to the stitch regulator. I wonder if it is the same machine, rebranded?

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    Please consider what you will be doing most of the time with the machine and give a realistic trial run to the mchines you are considering. I have a Janome 1600P, which is straight stitch only and is a real work horse. I also have another Janome with fancy stitches. My dealer advises a straight stitch machine for use on a frame or for general FMQ work. He sells both brands but says the 1600P (QC) is the best for the workout I give my machines. I have been quilting since late 2000 and completed almost 500 quilts.

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    I am also in the midarm quilting machine market. I had one on a frame that I never used.. then sold it.. then wished I hadn't sold it... now I'm looking around to see what I want to get. I would be curious to see how much the Babylock is going to go for. I tried out the Janome Horizon 7700 and didn't care for it I hate to say.
    I also was looking in to a Sunshine 16 machine http://sunshine16.com/Home_Page.html It's not the prettiest machine in the world but it sounds like it would sew up a storm. They are about 3 1/2 hours away from me. I might go out there one day once I narrow down my options and take it for a test drive....

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    I've been considering the Sweet 16, so this is definitely something I'd consider. The pricing and options may make the difference. I don't have dealers for either company very close by and that's a factor too on how service will work.

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    This Baby Lock looks interesting. I may have to check with the store I bought my Brother from since they also carry Baby Lock.
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    I hope someone can find a price for the baby lock....the sweet 16 is 5 grand (way too much for me). I'll search around for the sunshine one and get a price on that. Keep me posted. Thanks

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    The Sunshine 16 in a free standing table runs $2,395 according to the website.
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    Janome dealers typically sell the Artistic 18 long arm quilting machine. From what I can find out the price is approx $7.499.00
    Way out of my budget!!
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    I tried this sunshine machine last year at the show in Oaks, PA. It was not a bad machine. Hope they are there this year. I would like to try it again as I am wanting one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric View Post
    I am also in the midarm quilting machine market. I had one on a frame that I never used.. then sold it.. then wished I hadn't sold it... now I'm looking around to see what I want to get. I would be curious to see how much the Babylock is going to go for. I tried out the Janome Horizon 7700 and didn't care for it I hate to say.
    I also was looking in to a Sunshine 16 machine http://sunshine16.com/Home_Page.html It's not the prettiest machine in the world but it sounds like it would sew up a storm. They are about 3 1/2 hours away from me. I might go out there one day once I narrow down my options and take it for a test drive....

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    I mostly quilt on a Juki TL98QE, does not have the extension table. I bought one to use on it and it works great for me. It is straight stitch only, it is great because all I do is quilt on it. I have a small space and use it on dining table. Works for me and only about 700.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    Sorry! I typed Janome and it should have been BabyLock. My dealer actually sells both brands and I have and love both brands. It is the BabyLock Tiara. Sorry for the confusion.

    http://babylock.com/quilting/tiara/
    The BabyLock Tiara is made by Handi Quilter as is all of the BabyLock long arm quilting machines, ie: the Crown Jewel. The BabyLock Tiara is the Sweet 16. You can only buy a BabyLock from a retail location in person. If the dealer stays within the BabyLock guidelines to keep their BabyLock dealership, they will not list pricing online or give pricing out over the phone or via any other method than in-person at a retail location. You can however, get pricing and purchase a Handi Quilter over the phone or online.

    On another note: if you are accustom to pushing your project thru and don't mind struggling with a large quilt, the Tiara or Sweet 16 will do fine. With a sit-down model, you are not driving the machine but driving the quilt. The upside, Handi Quilter introduced the True Stitcher (stitch regulator) earlier this year. It operates on wireless technology. Go to http://www.handiquilter.com/product/...een-trustitch/ to see more details. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin chris View Post
    Janome dealers typically sell the Artistic 18 long arm quilting machine. From what I can find out the price is approx $7.499.00
    Way out of my budget!!
    Chris
    The Artistic 18" long arm is made by Tin Lizzie (made in China) and is an inferior product in comparison to the BabyLock made by Handi Quilter which is made in the USA. Spend a little more money and get a trouble free fully upgradable American made product. You can by the Handi Quilter online or over the phone. Happy quilting!

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    That Sunshine machine looks very interesting. I wish they would make the HQ 16 sit-down machine just like that, with the little extension table that can sit on any table. The HQ as is being sold right now is out of my price range, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipstich View Post
    The Artistic 18" long arm is made by Tin Lizzie (made in China) and is an inferior product in comparison to the BabyLock made by Handi Quilter which is made in the USA. Spend a little more money and get a trouble free fully upgradable American made product. You can by the Handi Quilter online or over the phone. Happy quilting!
    I didn't know this at the time, but knew from quality when I tried these machines. The Babylock Crown Jewel is smooth, very nice. I tried the Janome sit down a few weeks ago and didn't care for it - especially the stitch regulator - ugh!
    Judi in Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judi in Ohio View Post
    I didn't know this at the time, but knew from quality when I tried these machines. The Babylock Crown Jewel is smooth, very nice. I tried the Janome sit down a few weeks ago and didn't care for it - especially the stitch regulator - ugh!

    Which model are you referring to as the "Janome sit down"?

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