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So happy with sewing machine purchase.

Old 06-02-2012, 04:14 PM
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Over Memorial Weekend, I purchased the lightweight and portable Janome 3128 during Hancock Fabric's sale. I am loving it! It is only 11 lbs., has a carrying handle, a light, very easy to thread/wind and insert bobbin, 17 stitches, snap-on feet, reverse stitch and several other features. In addition to the regular foot, it includes a 1/4 foot with the ridge. It sews very quietly - enough that I will use it in the dining room while dh watches TV. The only features it lacks are a thread cutter and drop feed dogs. Supposedly, Hancock's has this sale periodically throughout the year. It is valued at $179, but their price was only $89. Shipping for items over $35 was free. For the price and quality, I would recommend this machine, especially for travel and classes.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:34 PM
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Congrats on your purchase! I love my machines too. Still want the high dollar embroidery machine. Its on my wish listLOL!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:03 PM
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You don't need to drop the feed dogs when FMQ. Just put the stitch length to "0". I learned this from Leah Day tutes.
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Congratulations on your new machine. I plan on purchasing a new one before long and this is a nice thing to know. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by LivelyLady View Post
You don't need to drop the feed dogs when FMQ. Just put the stitch length to "0". I learned this from Leah Day tutes.
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I didn't know this. Thanks for the heads up!!! None of my feeddogs drop and I thought I couldn't do FMQ.
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are you sure about the feed dogs? I love when someone gets a new machine, it just makes you feel so happy.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:22 PM
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Lively, you have made my day - no, my year! Awesome info. This machine is for trips and classes.
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You can also tape a business card over the feed dogs to be able to do FMQ. Enjoy your new machine.
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Congratulations!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:52 AM
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Congratulations! It's nice to hear when someone is happy with their machine I'm thinking of getting a lighter weight machine to take with me to sewing groups - but then I talk myself out of it because of the slower stitch speed. I'm so used to the speed of mine that I'm afraid I'd be impatient with a slower one - I need a faster one lol.
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