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Old 09-04-2012, 11:30 AM
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Question lightweight sewing machines

I am thinking about purchasing a lightweight janome it only weighs 10lbs does anyone else have any experience with this machine it is 3128 I just want it to take to quilt board meetings once a month.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:07 PM
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I have a Jem Gold (which I leave at an all day Open Sew where I go twice a week) and a Jem Platinum which is my everyday home machine
They are both lightweight and I love both of them
If I could only have one, I'd get the Platinum as it has needle down function and, more important, does a scant 1/4".
I also have a Bernina which was always my workhorse and I still use it to machine quilt. It's 20+ yrs old and very heavy.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:18 PM
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I have a 12 lb. 3160 that I absolutely love! It's a full size machine and has needle down and the auto thread cutter. I just love it!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:40 PM
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I bought a Janome 8050 at Hancock's to take with me for charity sewing and I love it. It's very lightweight and does a great job.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:45 PM
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I have two Janome Jem Golds and they are years old and no problem at all from either one. Kids sew on them, beginner sewers and a couple of nephews who had a who can make the machine go faster race and the Jems are still sewing like new.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:38 PM
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I have the Jem Gold, too, and I take it to classes and QOV groups and have never had a problem.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:13 PM
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For a small light weight machine I will take a vintage Singer featherweight any day. I have 3 and they take turns going with me to classes and quilt groups. If you feel a need for reverse try their big sister the Singer 301.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:29 PM
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Have never tried a Janome, but I love my Featherweight!
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:26 PM
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I have a Babylock Audrey. Love it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:03 PM
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Another happy Jem Gold owner here. I've had it for 7? years now. Like anything, clean and oil it.

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