Re: Sewing Machines
- From: HC <IHateSpam@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 16:00:03 +1100
Well my sewing/computer room looks like a Janome showroom too!! Currently I have 4 of their machines sitting on the sewing tables with another (3018) tucked away for my DGD's and while it's an older model, it too, purrs along and the only reason it's not on the table is purely and simply there is not enough space.
I've only owned one Bernina and that was in the early 70's, so can't help with their current models.....been a huge Janome fan since that machine and can't see me changing because the stitch quality and ease of operation are both important points.
My suggestion is to have your current machine serviced and if you 'must have' a new machine why not get a 6600P for quilting/home dec or a 350E (or it's predecessor 300E) embroidery-only machine (if your budget allows), this way you have the best of both worlds. Owning two machines can be extremely handy at times as I have both of mine doing embroidery, while I'm using the Compulock or CoverPro.
Hope this helps? Why not join some of the Yahoo groups for the various machines, this way you will get to see the type of projects produced on each machine.
Olwyn Mary wrote:
I'm looking to update my sewing machine. For the last 10 years I'veMy, that sounds familiar. I had been sewing on a (then) 20 year old White. It didn't work too well any more, and I decided I needed a new one. Bought a Janome 23L about six or seven years ago, and I love it, BUT...... The shop owner offered me a good price to service the old one, and as I thought I might give it to my daughter, I took him up on it. She turned it down at the time, and NO WAY would she get it now, it purrs along "like a sewing machine". They are both excellent machines, at first I only used the old one when the new one was in the shop or something, but now I use them both regularly - they each have different good points.
been using a Janome MyExcel but it doesn't seem to sew very well
anymore. I use my machine purely for dress making - on occassion I
have sewn a quilt together - but not to embroider.
I'm interested in a Bernina which I know to be very good machines that
should last me for years to come. In particular, the Bernina Aurora
430 and 440 QE seems to have the functions I will use. I've also
looked a the current Janome machines, which are about half the price of
I'd love to hear your comments on the machine you use and what machine
Treat yourself to a new one if you like, but have the old one serviced as well.
Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.