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Thread: Okay, folks, I finally have to share my secret--New Machine

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    Okay, folks, I finally have to share my secret--New Machine

    Hi, all. Everyone was so kind when I asked advice on machines, remember when I was ready to shoot my Singer Quantum? My husband asked me to research what I really wanted. Then we drove to Cannonsburg, Pa to the closest Janome dealer I could find(approx 50 miles from home, guess we live in the boonies.The shop is called Sew Much Fun, Sue Gates is the owner, I was looking for a machine to quilt, sew and do a little embroidery, without a lot of cussing and screaming and crying. Sue was so gracious, showed me the different machines, then she and my husband talked me into the Memory Craft 11,00 Special Edition. Only costs about twice as much as I was planning to spend. But both Sue and My DH were RIGHT. I have had it since March 29, 2013. I have probably sewed every day but a couple since then. I have been holding my breath, not telling anyone about my new baby. I was so gun shy, from my other mess. Anyway, THANKS to everyone, and I am having such a good time again. It has done everything I asked it to do, have yet to break a needle, love learning all the new features. Now I have tons of ideas I want to try, especially with the embroidery feature, and Acufill quilting. And the shop is not so far away, if I have problems. I really appreciate this board, and all the people willing to share advice, and ideas!

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    As a Janome lover, I share your joy! My MC 9000 is ten years old and still working beautifully.

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    Isn't it nice to have a machine you really, really like and does what you want it to? Congrats to you and to your husband for supporting you! He's a keeper for sure!!
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    So happy you found a great new machine. Sounds like you are having a world of fun and that is what it is all about. Show us some of your work.

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    congrats on your new machine.
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    A new machine is exciting! I had to chuckle at driving 50 miles, I go that far to a guild meeting or to eat lunch. I will be so glad when DH retires so we can move.
    Got fabric?

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    Congratulations on your new machine. It is great when someone finds the machine of their dreams.

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    Oh, that's wonderful. I love Janome machines - I've had a ton of them. they are work horses, thats for sure.
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    Oh what fun you have ahead of you. I bought the 1100 SE a year ago and love, love it. Sews like a dream and how much fun is the embroidery. Being able to download embroidery patterns to a jump drive is so great. Have fun.
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    Oh, how nice to hear you have the same machine, and love it. I had a little trouble recovering from how much I spent, but sure am happy with it.

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    congrats on your new machine!! where is canonsburg? my daughter goes to indiana university of Pa.....

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    That shop is just off of Route 19 at the Donaldson's Crossroads intersection. I didn't realize that was part of Canonsburg. I guess Canonsburg is bigger than I thought.

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    I have a janome 8000 and 9000 love them!
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    Congrats on your new machine! Enjoy it!

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    I guess the address for the shop is really McMurray, but the exit off I-79 is Cannonsburg. Kind of the general area. I can give the physical address if anyone needs it. Just happy to find a shop that sold Janome, and would service, and help!

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    Congratulations on your new machine! Have fun!

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    The MC11000 is a wonderful machine. If I needed a machine that embroideried as well I would probably buy it. I had a MC 9000 for years and it was great. Janome makes a good machine. Enjoy the machine and you will love the embroidery part, even on quilts. Congrats to you!!!
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    excited for you and your new machine... I absolutely love my Janome and have never regretted the money I invested.

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    So glad you love your new machine. The machine can make or break you. I used to sew on an old machine I paid 50 cents for at a auction and the aggravation was awful. Now I have a Baby Lock that does everything but brews coffee and I just can't wait to fire it up and get to sewing and quilting. I love the old antiques but when I'm in the "get it done" mode, I want the needle down, thread cutter, and all the bells and whistles. Enjoy!

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    Congrats From a Janome lover too.

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    That is wonderful that you are so delighted! Congratulations!

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    I bought a Janome 8900 in Feb. couldn't play with it for a couple of weeks due to surgery and pneumonia but now use it daily and it makes sewing so easy. Also have a Janome 350E that does wonderful emboirdery and apllique work.Love both
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    Glad you are so in love. I debated between a Janome and a Bernina. I had such good luck with my old mechanical Bernina that I purchased the Bernina 820. The shop I purchased from promised a 10% discount on all my purchases - fabric, accessories, everything. I purchased it in 11/11. Well, my machine has been in 3 times for repairs; the shop was sold and new owner will not give the 10% discount. They have a very good teacher there that helps me through all these problems but I don't like the fact that in 1 1/2 years, it's been in 3x. At this point, I'm doubting my purchase and I told them so. I'm trying to make a baby quilt (baby already born) and my schedule is so crazy that I can't sew as much as I'd like. I'm waiting to get the machine back so I can finish the quilt.

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    Congratulations, enjoy!!

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    Congrats. Enjoy.

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