Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
i am in the market for a new sewing machine that i am hoping will be ''the one'' i have been considering a janome 6600p because all i am interested in is peicing and home quilting. this machine seems to fit the bill for what i need. i am not interested in spending 8000. or even 5000.00 for a machine that has features i will not use half of .i would be willing to spend extra if the machine were out of this world. i just want a good machine, with a deep roomy throat to quilt in. if you have one of these i would love your input or if you have another brand that you love dearly and use it mostly for peicing and quilting at home then please so say so. i trust the input of quilters who actually use the machines more than the manufacterers who are trying to sell them ...your opinions mean a lot to me.....
Not that you want to, but you could re move the solder by putting a hot soldering tool next to the solder and it will heat up and melt. They melt it to put it on and when it cools it works like hot glue. At least that is how my son gets it free when he works on electronic gadgets and fixes computer stuff and how my friend who does stained glass work cleans her glass. I like the fact that your machine has a history and a story.
I saw your question today so even though a month has passed, thought you might want another opinion. I have a Janome 6600 and I just love it. I bought it about 4 or 5 years ago and have never had a problem. I can free motion queen size quilts on it. Good luck with your search.
i actually did end up buying one and i do love it. :)
I have the Janome 6600 . It's may baby, you won't go wrong in buying it. I wouldn't trade it for nothing. It's a lovely Machine to have, you can do alot with this Machine, Can''t go wrong, I just got the 12000 and will be learning about it for years to come. I traded the j 7700 for it. it was a great Machine also. just couldn't keep it , I only had it for 5-6 months. so either one 6000 or 7700 is good to go with. Mary
wonderful!!! very nice to hear, can't wait to see what all i can do with it. i already love it.
I also have a Janome, A QC6260, the special quilter's edition. It came with all the feet. Anyway, I had a yucky Kenmore that had nothing but tension problems, so husband eventually urged me to get a new machine, as I had decided I wanted to learn how to qult. I visited a local sewing machine shop that sells used equipment and picked up my 1st Janome for a really reasonable price--and loved it. It had apparently been used by a quilter, b/c it came with a bunch of quilting feet. After a year or so, my husband talked me into getting a new machine so I bought the QC6260, b/c the dealer gave me a decent price as the model was going to be outdated. It is just what I need, Carla, as I don't do anything fancy with my machine, either. I mostly alter my own clothing, or do machine-piecing for quilts. I haven't tried a lot of actual quilting yet but so far, so good. I didn't want one that could embroider, etc, etc, b/c I like to do that stuff by hand. They are very user-friendly machines. I hope I helped.
love hearing great news. yes, it does help. it's always encouraging to hear how well a machine is performing. this discussion is no doubt helping others making hard choices. :)