What brand and model do you have? Janome 6600P
How long have you had it? I purchased is a couple months ago.
How much does that machine cost (approximately)? It was $1600 with the 1/4 in accufeed foot and throat plate, Accufeed darning foot and stippling bobbin holder.
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)? I bought it for quilting and small sewing projects like pot holders, decorating hand towels, napkins etc. But I just started sewing my own clothes and it works like a dream for all my projects.
How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? If I’m not traveling I use it almost everyday sometimes only an hour a day sometimes quite a bit more.
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? I really like my machine, I’m still getting to know her and her tension adjustments. I really wanted a Bernina but do you know what those costs?! I haven’t named her or decorated her with stickers, I do need to make her a cover though so she doesn’t get dusty.
What features does your machine have that work well for you? I really like the Accufeed for quilting it makes the whole process so much easier. I like the automatic thread cutter though I wish I could adjust the length of the thread tails it leaves.
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? Tension but I think that’s any machine to varying degrees.
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! So far nothing really interesting has happened with my machine. When I went to look at machines they had one in stock which is why I didn’t do more comparison shopping at Janome dealers and as the lady was ringing me up she asked if I was the young lady that had called and said I would be coming by. I told her no and she seemed a little uncomfortable. She had told that young lady that she had a unit in stock and then turned around and sold that machine to me!
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? Yeah it’s a great machine especially for quilting since that’s what it was designed for but it’s versatile enough to be a great multi-use machine.
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine? I’m not going to lie price is key. While I would have loved a Bernina I can’t afford one. Beyond that I was looking for a machine specifically designed for quilting since that’s what I do the most of. Warranty and service plans are important as well and if you are new to sewing it’s good to buy from a shop that offers classes to get to know your machine.
Do you have a dream machine? Eventually I’d like a long arm machine but that’s a few years off at least.
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