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Thread: Old machine broke, bought new machine

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Old machine broke, bought new machine

    So I decided the other day that I may as well clean since my machine died...and the next day I went to the sewing machine store. All I wanted was a machine with a 9" throat that also did a zig zag stitch. I realize that it would come with more stitches than just the zig zag, but those were my two main desires. My old machine was the Singer Confidence Quilter, a lower end machine, but still the most expensive ($300) machine I had purchased to date.

    So anyway, I go into the store and start talking about the Janome 6300. They would have to order it, which was fine I guess, but I asked if there was a model that I could play with and check out first. Sure, we have this Janome Memory Craft 8200QC here, I can show you on this what the 6300 is capable of. Gee, thanks, show me the upgrade at almost twice the price, with an 11" throat....and I really must say, she sews like a dream and looks GREAT in my sewing room!!!!! Yes, I came home that day with the 8200 along with an extension table that I traded my old machine for. Monday I will go and give them the rest of the accessories for the old machine and schedule my training class for the 8200.

    I only wish we weren't going to a football party this afternoon after church so I could stay home and play with her! Happy days for me!

    Oh, her name is Linda for now. Long story not worth repeating in polite company.
    She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

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    I think you will love your Janome. I don't have the 8200QC but Janome is a good machine.

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    Very happy for you. Can't wait to see all the pretties you will be sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post
    So I decided the other day that I may as well clean since my machine died...and the next day I went to the sewing machine store. All I wanted was a machine with a 9" throat that also did a zig zag stitch. I realize that it would come with more stitches than just the zig zag, but those were my two main desires. My old machine was the Singer Confidence Quilter, a lower end machine, but still the most expensive ($300) machine I had purchased to date.
    So anyway, I go into the store and start talking about the Janome 6300. They would have to order it, which was fine I guess, but I asked if there was a model that I could play with and check out first. Sure, we have this Janome Memory Craft 8200QC here, I can show you on this what the 6300 is capable of. Gee, thanks, show me the upgrade at almost twice the price, with an 11" throat....and I really must say, she sews like a dream and looks GREAT in my sewing room!!!!! Yes, I came home that day with the 8200 along with an extension table that I traded my old machine for. Monday I will go and give them the rest of the accessories for the old machine and schedule my training class for the 8200.

    I only wish we weren't going to a football party this afternoon after church so I could stay home and play with her! Happy days for me!

    Oh, her name is Linda for now. Long story not worth repeating in polite company.
    I'll bet I figured out why you called her Linda, realizing you're from TX! Ha ha!

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    congrats on Linda! but why that name? (now i am curious!!!)

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    Oh congrats, glad it al worked out!!!!!!

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    Good for you. I did something similar when I went to the sewing machine shop to buy a Brother emb/sewing machine. I intended to buy one specific machine, but came home with the upgraded model. I'm very glad I did!

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    Congratulations!

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    congrats on your new machine!
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    Congrats!!! Now please tell us why the name Linda??? Pretty please?
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    I am so happy for you. Enjoy her.

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    Congratulations on your new machine. I think you did the right thing.
    You might as well get the latest machine with a larger throat.
    Please let us know how it works after you've had time to play with it.

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    Congratulations on your new machine! Enjoy her!

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    Congratulations on doing the right thing and buying the right machine! Points off for not at least linking us to an explanation of the name........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Congratulations on doing the right thing and buying the right machine! Points off for not at least linking us to an explanation of the name........
    Hahahahah! Yeah, what she said!

    Have fun with the new machine - what a blast!

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    so it seems I need to explain the name....let's see...the old machine had a 6" throat, new machine has a much deeper throat at 11"....so my father (yes, my FATHER) thought I should name the machine after Linda Lovelace. If you need further details, please google it as I really don't think I can explain any further.....
    She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

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    LOLOL! Well, we asked!!!!

    Darn, I'm not old enough to remember when that movie came out, am I????????

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    Congrats on your new machine. I have a Janome and love her. I like her name, but I'm glad I spell mine with a Y to keep some distance from that story. LOL!!
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    (Laughing hysterically) as I'm wondering what possessed your dad to say "Linda." I don't think my dad ever even heard of Linda or her movie, but is really funny. You will love your Janome. I love my vintage Singers, but when I want embroidery or fancy stitches, I head toward mine. Love, love, love it!

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    I love my Janome Memory Craft 9500. An oldie but a goodie

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    Congratulations on your new machine.....now please...why the name....do tell!!!!! Enquiring minds want to know!!!

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    congrats on your new machine-use the heck out of her
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post
    so it seems I need to explain the name....let's see...the old machine had a 6" throat, new machine has a much deeper throat at 11"....so my father (yes, my FATHER) thought I should name the machine after Linda Lovelace. If you need further details, please google it as I really don't think I can explain any further.....
    Now, that's funny !!! Who woulda thought up that connection ?? Never would have made the connection but NOW I get it 11" Deep Throat - very creative LOL
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    congrats... I would be opting out of the FB party....I am not a sports person.

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    I was reading through this and thought-- no she couldn't mean that, my mind must be in the gutter than read further and laughed. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks outside the box. Thank you all for sharing it is so much fun reading all the posts. Enjoy your new machine.

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