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Thread: Singer vs Janome

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    I am looking at a singer 7258 and a Janome 1050 DC

    Has anybody used either one of these ?? do you like/dislike and why??

    It will be my second - take to quilt guild once a week for 6 months a year.

    Maybe in the future I will take it to Maine and bring the FW back to WA to be my second. So it might end up being my primary SM for 6 months

    Decisions, decisions -- Mim :x :-)

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    janome by far, singers don't get the best ratings at this moment

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    If these are new machines, I would definitely choose a Janome over a Singer.

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    yes, both are new -- and I like the Janome dealer here in Olympia
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    If these are new machines, I would definitely choose a Janome over a Singer.

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    Janome all the way!!! I have a 3018 DC and absolutely love it!

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    Janome - so sad that Singers aren't what they use to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1
    Janome - so sad that Singers aren't what they use to be.
    Couldn't agree more! I bought a couple singers in the last 5 years. They were both not very good. Bought a Janome 1600 P-QC then not long after traded all the singers I had towards my Janome 9500. Haven't looked back once.

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    Janome wins hands down! Wouldn't want a new Singer if it was given to me! They just don't make them like they did in the past!

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    Go with the Janome. I have that machine as my second machine also and have had no problems at all with it.


    Cindy

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    Janome for sure. I've never used the 1050 but I've had several Janomes over the years - they've all been pretty good. In fact I just bought another one a couple of weeks ago. I'm working on getting used to it.

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    Cant compare those 2 brands. No comparison

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    Cant compare those 2 brands. No comparison



    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I haven't used a Singer since my Mum used to let me go on her handcrank when I was a girl BUT I will add a big vote for Janome - mine has never let me down (the 6600) touch wood!

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    Janome hands down!

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    Janome 100%!!! My machine tech. says it is the ONLY machine worth looking at!!!! I have Husqvarna but am seriously considering trading for a Janome!! (Even talking nicely to Santa!!!) :lol: :thumbup:

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    thanks everyone -- I will call the Janome dealer tomorrow and order -- they only have the floor model right now. BTW -- they are also a Bernina dealer so if I need a tuneup sometime, I will already have a dialog going with them
    Mim

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    I don't personally know either of these machines, but I wouldn't buy a NEW Singer, an old one, yes, so in my honest opinion I would go with the Janome.

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    Hey everyone....I beg to differ on this post...I have a Singer Futura quartet.....and I love it.....I got it because I wanted an embroidery machine...and the ones I did look at were way over my budget....I could not afford $3,000-7,000 for a sewing machine.....so I waited till I could find one that met my needs...and last Oct on hsn I found her......she not only does embroidery but reg sewing, quilting and serging....with it also came hyperfont for your monagraming,photo for your photos and autopunch...also the embroidery designs are awsome you 350 and then if you want more this machine is compatible with all other machines...meaning if I want Bernina, janome,husquavana etc I can use any of their software or just plain d/l them online.....this machine will and does auto bobbin winding....the lights on this machine will blow you away.....I had some issues with it in the beginning but they were all User Error so I can go on and on about this...oh yes forgot to mention the hoops two sizes are included 5-7 and the 12-15 , you also get a package of every possible foot you can imagine....Iam still learning things with this machine.......hsn just had it again last week which they added to the newer one editing software....all the software thats included with this machine cost more then the machine so you tell me...I also want to add one more thing about singer.....it really isnt fair they are getting the bad reputation that seems to be going around...its like buying a car if it dont work when you get you take it back so lets give Singer a break here...Nothing is perfect in this world we live in.....things improve and sometimes they dont......God bless everyone and keep on sewing.........your friend Trish

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    JANOME, Singer has lost it's touch on machines.
    Linda

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