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    You won't be sorry! I've had Janomes for about 20 years now. I currently have a 10001 and love it. Never a problem with any of them--I just kept trading up. You will be thrilled with it!

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    Woohoo! Congrats! Happy sewing to you!

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    Have to agree with alot of your replies....have had a number of different machines but just love Janome....they are lovely machines and so quiet....Happy sewing.

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    You will love it! I bought the same model machine last year and it's a beautiful machine.

    If I may suggest a free Craftsy on-line class called "Sewing Machine 911" with Claudia Miller. http://www.craftsy.com Once in the Craftsy site, select On-Line Classes, and then Sewing. She uses 3 machines to demonstrate how to maintain a machine and a Janome is one of them. She talks about bobbins, thread, cleaning the machine, etc. It was a good review for me and it is free!

    Enjoy your machine!
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    any plastic bobbin fits my janome. I have the QC6260 and I love it so much my sewing buddy bought one too. Good luck

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    Yes be sure you use the correct bobbins. I don't know about your machine but mine (12K) takes the Class 15 bobbin that Janome sells. It is a little different in size than the Singer ones. Your dealer will have them. As for your old bobbn thread just load it like it is a spool of thread and wind the new bobbins. Sometimes I don't have nice even bobbins so I rewind them that way. Have fun.

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    Oh you'll love her! They are wonderful machines. I well, potatoe chipped and now have a few lol!
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    Congratulations and enjoy! Wind the thread off your old bobbins onto the new ones. Happy Mother's Day!
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    My friend bought the same machine a few months ago. She loves it! I have the Janome Special Edition 11000 and a Janome AQS that I take to class. You will find that Janome builds a work horse sewing machine. Enjoy!

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    She is beautiful, you have to giver her a name.....I am a Janomer Gal....6600 (2) one for home, one for cabin. I will never sell them....I just purchased the 11000SE and I am still learning. What a wonderful machine this is. I started purchasing Janome machines when they first came out I still have the old models and they are running just fine. I also purchased a 3160 for class...had to have that auto thread cutter for piecing. These machines are the best value on the market. I don't have any affiliation, but brubakerssewing.com is a great place to shop for Janome accessories. If you tell them that you belong to the Janome 6500yahoo group (it is for 6600 owners too), they will give you 15% off of all accessories. Shipping is minimal. If shopping on their web site, put yahoo15 in box at check out. They are terrific, have the best customer service. Feel free to contact me PM, glad to share info on our Janomes. You will enjoy that walking foot and the .25 foot for quilting that came with the 2011. I know you will go miles and miles with her ...beautiful machine!

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    Be sure to buy Janome bobbins, I didn't and am paying for it now!

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    All my machines are Janomes - they are great! To use up your old bobbins, place the bobbin on the spool pin and use it like a reel of thread! Alternatively, place on spool pin and wind on to a Janome bobbin. Incidently, only use Janome bobbins for your machine to give it's best performance.

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    Thanks everyone! I plan to get some Janome bobbins, want to do it right.

    As for a name, not sure yet. Was thinking Rose since she is pink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    Thanks!! I am so excited! I am itching to sew something. lol

    I need to find what size bobbins to get. I have some for my Singer and they fit but are shorter than the one that it had with it. I have used for a few test stitches and the tension is fine. Any suggestions on bobbin size? The manual doesn't say, or at least I haven't found it.
    pm me your mailing address and i will send you a couple dozen bobbins - some empty and some with little threads left on them. NEVER try to use any other bobbin but janome.
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    She is a beauty. Congrats.

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    Congratulations! See looks mighty fine. Have fun. Teresa

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    I agree I used my bobbins for the singer which looked the same but I did have a few problems. When I took it in for a problem that I caused while cleaning it & babysitting at the same time. I had to have them put it back together for me. They sold me the right ones & it has made a huge difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Congratulations on your new machine ... I know the excitement and cheer you on to enjoying using it!

    I now have my fourth Janome and have loved everyone, more and more!

    Bobbins ... Some will look very close and you may be tempted to use them .... then you might wonder why your machine does not work right. Just buy them from your dealer so you are sure to have the right ones.

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    nice, now open the top and have your DH cut a piece of 1/2" plywood to put on it to cover the singer machine and you will have your space again! OH...and you might want to put a piece of thick Berber carpet on the plywood, to keep that Janome from jumping around!

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    Congratulations! Have fun with her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    nice, now open the top and have your DH cut a piece of 1/2" plywood to put on it to cover the singer machine and you will have your space again! OH...and you might want to put a piece of thick Berber carpet on the plywood, to keep that Janome from jumping around!

    We had talked about doing something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    Wonderful machine! Congratulations to you!

    Oh did you know that hancock fabrics sells the different feet and bobbins for janome? I know many quilting stores do too. I bought every one of them at windy moon quilts and hancocks when I had my janome. It was so inexpensive compaired to the bernina feet. Thier site shows all that available, janome.com I believe. And there is lots of projects and tutorials on how to use the feet too. A walking foot is a must! I sold mine on the quilting board a year ago christmas.

    Enjoy the new machine. You will love it!
    This has nothing to do with Janome, but I LOVE, LOVE Windy Moon. Such a great place and the staff is friendly too.

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    It's a great machine; you'll love it.

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    Nice !! enjoy sewing/quilting on it !
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    just rewind it onto your new bobbins like a spool of thread congrats on the new Janome

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    newbiequilter, I love that store too! Hubby had a conference in Reno in March and that was one place I made him take me. I didn't get much but could have stayed all day.
    Sabrina
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    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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