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Old 11-28-2015, 01:03 PM
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Recently I posted about replacing my Pfaff and I was considering three machines: Janome 8900, BabyLock Aria, Bernina 740.

Everyone's input was greatly appreciated.

Since free motion ability is the main reason I am replacing my Pfaff, I took small quilt sandwiches with me and tried it on the three machines. I feel that the best result I got was with the Janome.

I also found it next to impossible to find dealers here who were willing to allow payment plans, even for a short period of time.

At any rate, on Monday I get to bring home my new 8900. Considering I have 2 quilts to make before Christmas, it's going to get broken in rather quickly.

Thanks again,


PS: Admins, I would have updated my previous thread, but couldn't find a way to edit the title.
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:48 PM
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Congrats on your purchase! Janome is a great brand.
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:01 PM
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Happy stitching, I'm sure they are/were all fine machines.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:34 PM
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thanks for the update it is always good to hear the outcome of a query.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:38 PM
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​Congratulations on your new machine! May you have many happy years together.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:39 PM
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My 8900 fmq's very well, have fun with your new machine.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:36 PM
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I hope you held onto your Pfaff, that is, if it has IDT. I've had my Pfaff 1472 for about 30 years, and more and more I appreciate the IDT for long seams. I've yet to FMQ on it, but my really old Pfaff 260 is good for slow and steady FMQ. Congratulations on bringing home the Janome. I've liked every Janome I ever used, from the Gem Silver, Gem Gold & on up.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:09 PM
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Congrats on your new Janome. I have a Janome Magnolia 7330 that I love. I don't do a lot of FM quilting but my machine is a real workhorse. Sounds like you will be putting it to the test soon with your Christmas quilts.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:50 PM
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I am glad your decision is made. It has to feel good. You were wise to shop with sandwiches!

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Old 11-29-2015, 03:48 AM
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How exciting for you... I'm sure you're looking forward to Monday! New machines are so much fun... I haven't broken my 8900 in yet, but I sure have enjoyed the FMQ experience on it from what I've done so far.
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