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Thread: New Janome Horizon?

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    Irish Heart's Avatar
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    I'm needing a bigger area to FMQ on so this new offering has caught my eye--has anyone done a trial run on one? Reviews are way up there! Thanks!

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    Do a search, there have been a few reviews on it.

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    I saw it the other day. Sews like a dream. I would love to trade up but my 6600 is still all the machine I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    I saw it the other day. Sews like a dream. I would love to trade up but my 6600 is still all the machine I need.
    same here..ain't it great?

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    I went and looked at one today. AWSOME! BIG! A real beauty. The price though, I kinda of choked, $2999. Just can't bring myself to spend that much yet.

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    It is trully amazing!!!!
    Hubby says he ordered me one...yippee, yahoo....I just am so excited.

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    Congratulations!

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    I'm picking one up on Saturday.

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    Yes, I tried one out yesterday and am really thinking of buying it!!!

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    Thanks for all your replies! What machine with a decent sized throat, not necessarily a Janome, would be your machine choice a step down in price? I have a Pfaff 2038 Expression--it's a great piecer but so small throat-wise that anything larger than 50", for FMQ, is very frustrating. Thanks!

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    wow!

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    I have 4 Janome machines and love them all. If you take care of them they last forever

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    I am buying one on Tuesday. I can't wait!!

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    So, those of you who bought the J7700, what are you using for a sewing table/cabinet?

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    Oh,I am sure thinking about trading my Janome 9500 in for the Horizon! Thinking, thinking, thinking! I love my 9500 though, what a work horse. I am waiting on a big medical bill to come in to be paid so I can't jump on it right now. I am hoping their will be a great sale in January! Would love to try one out! I would miss my 9500 though :(

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    I got mine, had my class and am so impressed!!!
    As for sewing on it, been too busy with grandchildren around and other things this summer. It is one super awesome machine!

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    Pfaff has a model out right now that has all the features of the Horizon, plus at least one perk. all of the feet snap on - even the special feet for even feed. i forgot to ask if it comes with an extension table.

    the price i got over the phone from my nearest dealer was the same as for the Horizon. i haven't gone to "visit" either machine in person. i'm scared to death one would follow me home. my credit card would melt on the spot! :lol:

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    I got mine, and I love it! I sold my 6600P to get this so I would have free arm.

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    Congrats! They look like great machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Heart
    Thanks for all your replies! What machine with a decent sized throat, not necessarily a Janome, would be your machine choice a step down in price? I have a Pfaff 2038 Expression--it's a great piecer but so small throat-wise that anything larger than 50", for FMQ, is very frustrating. Thanks!
    The Elna 7300 has a 9 inch throat size and it's about $1500. I was told that Janome bought out Elna. Elna was originally a Swiss machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM
    So, those of you who bought the J7700, what are you using for a sewing table/cabinet?
    I put my in my Sylvia sewing cabinet, it fits kinda, shelf will go down but then you can not plug in elec cord. May have to router out one end or the other to make space for plug in to fit.

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    I just love my Horizon!!! I have mine on an old sewing machine cabinet that I bought quite a while back. It is not ideal but it will have to do until I can find something better.

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    I got a Babylock Espire. Not exactly inexpensive but so far we are well-matched and happy together.

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