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Old 12-10-2019, 08:12 PM
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I also have had a Janome Jem for several years. It fits into a carry-on suitcase!! And mine flies as carry-on luggage to a quilt retreat every spring. I love it.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:00 AM
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I have the Janome 3160 QDC machine for traveling. It weighs 12 lbs and has all your requirements except the knee lift. Comes with a lot of accessories - hard cover case, feet etc. It is a great little machine and I traded my basic Janome Gem Gold for it as it had more features than the Gem. Several of my quilting friends have this machine and we all love it.
I searched out a traveling machine by the same manufacturer as my "home" machine because the feet and bobbins were interchangeable. Not sure of all brands but worth thinking about as you make your choice.
Good luck in your search.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:53 AM
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I've had a Janome Gem for years. It is lightweight and makes a beautiful straight stitch. The one feature I wish it had is "needle down". Perhaps the newer models have it.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
All the features you want are on the Eversewn 30, at $350- $425 comes with extension table and quilting foot package. The Eversewn models under 30 do not have the thread cutter but they are mechanical. I have a Janome Jem and it does not have thread cutter but a very good small machine.
I have both these machines and they both are great. Janome smaller and lighter weight.
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Old 12-11-2019, 04:46 AM
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I have a Janome Gem that I bought over 20 years ago. It is so lightweight. My 8 year old g'daughter can carry it with one hand. I’ve never had a problem with it.
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Old 12-11-2019, 05:25 AM
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The Eversewn machine is very good. I have one & I love it. Weighs a little less than 15 lbs.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:23 AM
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I have a Janome Jem Gold and it is really a workhorse and has 18 stitches that all work well.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:45 AM
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I own a Pfaff Passport 3.0, and purchased it specifically for workshops and classes. At just under 15 lbs, it is no problem carrying to class. It has the features you are looking for, except auto presser foot up/down and no knee lift.
I love this machine. Good luck in your search.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:54 AM
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I love my Brother C56000i .I bought it just to take to classes, retreats and ect.I have a huge awesome Babylock , but love this small machine and use it all the time. It has anything you need on it and the price was great. Amazon $134 when I got mine. There are several of us in my Guild that have bought this one.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:01 AM
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I have a Pfaff pass port I used for my first retreat my personal one is a 2.5 but the 3.0 has a thread cutter. It’s light has the built in walking foot. It’s called something else I just can’t spell it this morning not enough coffee. I love I am spoiled because of the machines I have mainly because of the reliability and service from where I purchased them. I sew a lot have an 18.8 with quilt artist and two creative performances plus the passport. Reliable and haven’t had any problems. When I first purchased the 18.8. It had a lot of problems the company fixed them at no charge and once the bugs were worked out it has been a work horse. Love the machine and the service.
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