Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Machine Embroidery > Janome MB 4 Opinions? ( Moderated by Pyrose)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Janome MB 4 Opinions?
Looking for owners of Janome MB 4
NayNayToBKC
NayNayToBKC
Intermediate
KY
Member since 2/25/11
Posts: 5
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/10/13 1:09 AM

I am looking at purchasing a Janome MB 4 from a local shop owner. The owners have used it for personal use for over a year (rarely they say).

I've searched for reviews on the MB 4, but cannot come up with much. Is this machine not user friendly? Not worth the $$'s? Not as good as others??

Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated.

rebe
star
rebe  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL USA
Member since 2/28/05
Posts: 412
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/10/13 7:34 PM

I have an MB4. If you are use to a self threading machine, you may be in for a shock because you have to thread each needle (4) your self and even tying on and pulling through sometimes does not work. It is a loud machine. Other than that, once you have the needles threaded it is great. I use it mostly for large designs or repetitive designs that I have grouped into one large frame. The only thing is I have not had my serviced and I am sure it needs it. It is quite heavy and takes two people lifting it. I put mine on a kitchen island cart.

------
Rebecca Pitts
Bernina 430
Singer xl-6000
Singer 9960
Babylock Imagine
Elna 740 Excellence
Ellisimo

aslinnd

aslinnd
Beginner
AUSTRALIA
Member since 5/28/07
Posts: 730
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/11/13 4:28 PM

The baby lock/brother multineedles seem to offer more tech/value. I don't have one but looked at them years ago as I was friendly with someone who worked with the dealer. Even when she was demonstrating it every third reference was like 'it will the job But ...." And then go on to show how its not as good as the equivalent brother. Which was crazy from a sales perspective as they didn't sell brother.

I didn't of course look at it after that.

dawsewmad
dawsewmad
Member since 4/23/07
Posts: 3
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/11/13 7:24 PM

Hi I have a MB4 and just love it. I don't have a problem with threading the needles and love that I can set it up with four colours and let it do its thing. I find that the large 240 x 200 hoop great for multi designs and the machine will select the right needle for the colours set in the design. I have also purchased the Durkee hoops for the machine.
dawsewmad

Mrs.Moos
star
Mrs.Moos  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 11/5/02
Posts: 2438
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/12/13 0:54 AM

The MB4 does not have a cylinder type jig so doing hats will be a pain. If you plan on doing hats get the the Brother or Babylock with the hat jig.
ETA: You should be getting a REALLY GOOD DEAL on if it is a used floor model. I am assuming it comes with full Janome warranty? You may want to call around nearby areas and see what a NEW one is going for!
-- Edited on 1/12/13 0:56 AM --

------
Brother ULT 2002D, Janome 6500P, Babylock Eclipse SX, Juki MO654DE, Janome Coverpro 1000CPX, Singer 15-91

NayNayToBKC
NayNayToBKC
Intermediate
KY
Member since 2/25/11
Posts: 5
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/13/13 11:11 PM

Thank you ladies. Some very good points and information.

It is not a store floor model. The owner has it at his home and he and his wife have used it for personal emboridery.

When he was telling me about the machine, what all it did, extra hoops, this that and the other.....my head was spinning. I had never looked at this type of machine, so it was all new. If I decide to look at it again, I will have him write down everything that is included, I know he said hoops worth several $100??

He also said a 90 day warranty on labor. Not sure if that includes the original warranty from Janome or not. Like I said, this all came at me at once, there were other customers and somewhat crazy in there.

I plan to try and find some other dealers. I live in a small city and will have to travel anywhere from an hour to close to 2 hours to find another dealer.

Thank you again for your input.

nonabelle
nonabelle
Intermediate
TN
Member since 9/1/10
Posts: 1
Login to reply to this post

In reply to NayNayToBKC <<


Date: 2/21/13 5:24 PM

I have one a love it! didn't think i would because it was a four needle vs six, but i love it. It;s so easy to use and the stitch quality is so amazing!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Machine Embroidery >> Janome MB 4 Opinions?

Merchants on PR
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Blueprints to Blue Jeans
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Blueprints to Blue Jeans

Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

J Stern Designs 0037 Misses' Jeans
photo
Review by annakeeton on 7/24/13
Read Review

Simplicity 1475 Pattern ( Size 3-4-5-6-7-8 )
Simplicity 1475 Pattern ( Size 3-4-5-6-7-8 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

New Look 6407 Pattern
New Look 6407 Pattern

Details
Price: $4.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Bells and Whistles
photo
Review by Nikki on 5/27/12
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Maia Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 12 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Maia Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 12 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

You Sew Girl USB Fob Digital Pattern
You Sew Girl USB Fob Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $5.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop San Francisco Coat Pattern
Sewing Workshop San Francisco Coat Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Petite Plus 150 Pattern
Petite Plus 150 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN