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I'll be taking a leap of faith on the Janome 9900
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Date: 2/17/14 8:06 PM

Tomorrow I'm going to purchase one.
The ONLY problem with this machine is the size of the hoop. I'm hoping the aftermarket folks will develop more hoop options later, since it's a new machine on the market.

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Date: 2/17/14 9:23 PM

Congratulations! Please come back and let us know how it is working for you. It looks like an awesome machine!

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Subject: Ill be taking a leap of faith on the Janome 9900 Date: 2/18/14 7:08 AM

What's the problem with the hoop? Software may help if you want bigger designs than it can do in one hooping.

I don't think you'll be disappointed. Janomes are awesome.

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Date: 2/18/14 8:52 AM

It's a fairly decent machine but don't count on bigger hoops. I've never seen a machine update to take larger hoops after the fact. This machine had been out over a year.

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Date: 2/18/14 1:29 PM

It looks real nice. You are not going to get a continuous larger hoop embroidery sewing field later though, just because when they make a machine, (any of them) there is only so much existing space in inches from the needle drop to the side pillar, and that can never change afterwards no matter what anyone does.

But someone could make some larger 2 or 3 segment of embroidery designs kind of sliding hoops or such later on. Even if so though, that would not enable you to sew out existing embroidery designs made larger then the largest hoop area now, unless you had software to actually split them up into smaller multiple pieces that would fit in the existing now sew out area. And just sew out part of it, slide a hoop down and sew out the other part of it. That is how all larger hoops for a machine always work, if they are larger than the ones they come with, just since that is the only way to do it.

6.7" x 7.9" existing embroidery field, sounds plenty large to me, if it got much larger than that, it would probably be hard to even hold the fabric in there firmly. If you wanted something really larger than that, you could always split up your embroidery design in software into multiple pieces instead and then re-hoop twice even.

The only way to get more actual inches of space, between the needle drop and the side pillar of a machine, is when quilters instead, have someone actually cut through the machine, and cut it in half physical and horizontal, in the middle of the sewing harp area, and stretch it, by adding some kind of spacer in there instead, but then they actually have to add in new horizontal top shaft to the machines and a bunch of other stuff to to kind of "stretch them" that way instead. I've never heard of anyone trying to do that to an embroidery machine instead though.
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Subject: Ill be taking a leap of faith on the Janome 9900 Date: 2/18/14 2:04 PM

Congrats; my Janome teacher showed it to me and it looks like a great machine! I learned how to use the cloth setter to rehoop for larger designs and it was much easier than I expected. I really think that the larger the hoops get the harder it is to have good tension on the fabric in the hoop anyway. When I did hand embroidery I got better results moving a medium-sized hoop around than I did using a huge hoop.

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Date: 2/18/14 4:07 PM

It's not just a matter of rehooping for bigger designs if the design is bigger then you machine takes you need to split it, that's where the difficulty comes in and lining it back up.

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Date: 2/18/14 4:41 PM

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It's not just a matter of rehooping for bigger designs if the design is bigger then you machine takes you need to split it, that's where the difficulty comes in and lining it back up.

We did it in class, but I'm guessing that the instructor used software to split the design, because she had sheets for each of us in the class based on our specific machines. With those printed templates we learned to mark our fabric so that we could use the cloth setter to perfectly line up and hoop each part of the design. I was pretty impressed! But if you need $2K in software to be able to do that then it would probably be better to get a machine with bigger hoops to begin with.

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Date: 2/18/14 6:13 PM

What software are you using? Have them throw in software with it. They did with me and I love my Janome software!

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Date: 2/18/14 7:29 PM

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What software are you using? Have them throw in software with it. They did with me and I love my Janome software!

I wish I had software; DH bought my machine preloved from the dealer but didn't know to ask about a deal on the software. After the fact he did some research and thinks the digitizing software is way overpriced (he's a developer) and doesn't understand why people are willing to pay so much for it. While he talks about writing software for me, I'm afraid that I will be much like the mechanic's wife with the broken down car -- he really doesn't have time to develop software for me.

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