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Thread: My new sewing machine

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    Just picked up the new Janome 7700. Been talking for some time about how my savings were first for some updates in the kitchen and then I was going to get a sewing machine with some bells and whistles. DH has been telling me for a year to just go out and get a new machine. I'm glad I waited. The new kitchen floor has been in for two weeks and then I went to look at the 7700. Wow, I think this machine does everything but make dinner. Am looking forward to trying all the stitches etc. Hope it is all it is cracked up to be because the savings are gone. Have to start from the beginning for something else. But that's the fun of having a goal.

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    You will love the extra space under the 7700 arm. Makes turning and twisting the quilt so easy.

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    COngratulations. Hm, you'll have lots of time to save now because you will be tied to your new toy. No movies, no dinners out - - - Saving? Easy-breezy.

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    Have fun!

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    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought the same machine 2 days ago. I love it!!!! It sews thru thick layers of fabric without a pause. I really like the push button stop and start.

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    I think i will have to ask Santa for one......i have been very good :lol:

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    Congratulations!

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    Lucky YOU!

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    The best thing about waiting is now you can sit and sew and not feel guilty about what you just bought. Who needs dinner when we have sewing to do :)

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    Congrats!~

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    Congratulations!! I have the 6600 and love it so far. I could barely get dh to agree to it so the 7700 was pretty much out of the ballpark. lol. I bet you'll love it!

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    I'm so happy for you. Have fun with your new baby.

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    congratulations....I bought mine just a few weeks ago..no saving here now either...lol

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    Congratulations! Have fun playing.

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    That is great! Have fun with your new machine!

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    Lovely...you'll be so busy with your new machine your savings will build in no time.

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    Congratulations! She is a lovely machine isn't she? I got mine about a month ago and am totally in LOVE.
    I'm even starting to like the built in walking foot - at first it took me a bit to get used to it.
    I've even put mine on my Inspira frame and it works great - once I removed the handlebars so she could fit on the carriage!
    When I want to do tabletop - I put it on the table.
    When I want to frame quilt = I put it on the frame.
    It's the best of both worlds.
    AND, I still have my 'old" Janome 6260 as a backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri C
    The best thing about waiting is now you can sit and sew and not feel guilty about what you just bought. Who needs dinner when we have sewing to do :)
    i think they make crockpots just for quilters! ;)

    congrats on your new baby! Awesome!
    i have the 6600, and i love her so much!

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    Let me know when you find a machine that DOES make dinner, and I'll be the first in line to get one!
    congratulations on your new "baby!"

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    Now that you have a built-in cone holder or 2, you need to go to Connecting Threads and get yourself the whole line of threads on the cones. Their thread is wonderful - almost lint-free!!! 5000 yards for $9.99 Comes in a whole range of neutrals from black to white and all in-between. I'm on my 2nd cone of cream.

    While there, you can pick yourself up some of the most luscious, silky batiks for only $5.96 a yard!

    Congratulations on your new baby. I have the 6600 and I think my favorite feature (there are so many) is the auto thread cutter!

    Happy shopping. And many hours of happy stitching.

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    I got mine about 2 weeks ago. I really really love it. I am piecing a dresden plate quilt for a lady She saw the one I made and told me she wanted to make her one , and told me to let her know when I get it done and the price. Can you believe that. It takes a little bit to get used to it . You will love it. I can't wait to do the quilting on it.

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    To Holice, your beautiful colorful avatar , is there a pattern for that??

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    I am so happy for you! I'll bet you are doing the happy dance all over the place! Congrats on your new baby. Don't forget the pics.

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    Congrats and have fun with that new baby!

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    I just bought the 6600,,,,and love it ever so much. I do agree, that crockpots are for quilters.

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