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Message Board > Sewing Machines > fast home sewing machine (1400+ s.p.m?) ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 3/15/13 11:24 AM

I don't have room for industrial sewing machine but want a simple, but sturdy and fast sewing machine like Janome 1600p-dbx. What else is available in the market?


Edited: I only sew garments, and I already have a Janome and a Brother serger. I just need something that'll do straight stitch really fast, but with really good pressure too. The quality just has to be somewhere between my regular Janome and a Juki industrial sewing machine that I use at school...
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Date: 3/15/13 11:45 AM

I have the 1600P-DBX and its main competitors are the Juki TL-98 and a Brother brand (I can't find the model). I see you're in southern California, do you have the chance to stop by Sewing Machines Plus to test out the machines? I bought my 1600P-DBX from them in 2010, they're great to work with.

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Date: 3/15/13 11:49 AM

The Juki has a new model number, it's TL-2010Q. These machines are marketed towards quilters for FMQing.

I sew mostly clothing and wanted a fast straight stitch (also lack of room for a true industrial). If I can get the vintage Greist buttonholer to work perfectly on this machine every time, it'll do everything I need!

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Date: 3/15/13 12:53 PM

PortlandMaine has a Pfaff Grand Quilter he reviewed here It's pretty fast; about 1600 spm--faster than a serger.

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Date: 3/15/13 1:59 PM

I have and love the Juki TL-2010Q mentioned above. It only sews a straight stitch of course, but it's powerful and fast and sews through lots of layers without slowing down. Now I wish all my machines cut the tread by tapping the foot pedal. It also has a knee lift, and needle up/down. So it has everything I need, except for a zig zag, a couple of other stitches and the IDT foot...lol. I like the narrow feed dogs, and it sews smooth, quiet and fast!!!

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Date: 3/15/13 3:15 PM

I could do that. I work in downtown LA so I could drop by I guess.
I've never bought sewing machines from a store before. Would they get annoyed if I don't make the purchase that day..? hehe

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Date: 3/15/13 3:16 PM

Yah, I don't quilt, I make clothes and have a very sturdy Janome I love so naturally, I started checking out another Janome machine. I'll get all the brand/models together and compare at the store or online!

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Date: 3/15/13 4:34 PM

The selection on Sewing Machines Plus (online, at least) is pretty vast, I expect they'd have quite a bit on the floor. A great vendor should be there to educate and support you and they should never make you feel bad if you don't make a purchase.

Since I've only dealt with SMP online I can't vouch for their treatment of in-store customers. You could call ahead and ask to speak to someone to explain your needs, that way you can get a feeling of how they treat a potential customer before you waste gas and time for a visit.

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Date: 3/15/13 4:36 PM

Of course they would not mind. If they did, they would not have many customers.

They should be happy to demo and let you try.

Take a few samples of the fabrics you normally work with for the test drive.


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Date: 3/15/13 8:50 PM

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I could do that. I work in downtown LA so I could drop by I guess
Sewing Machines Plus is in San Marcos, CA as in Northeastern San Diego County. You'd be about two hours north, so it's not quite a true "drop by", unless if you have a very long lunch hour...

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