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Is there a Janome like the DC series but faster and w/ a bigger harp?
helping a friend pick a machine--can go higher than 500
Mole Princess
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Date: 6/5/14 9:42 AM

Hello again everyone,

I wrote before a few times because some friends are honoring a departing friend with a gift to help her buy a new machine. We collected more than I expected and she can now do better than a machine like mine (I have a DC2010). I love mine but occasionally find it too slow. And she might find the harp size a bit limiting. Is there anything from Janome as solid and reliable as the DC, but faster and with a larger harp? My guess is she'd rather not go much above 1000 or 1200 but anything from 500 to 1700, feel free to mention.

She's not really interested in decorative stitches; she is interested in the functional features: needle threader, needle up/down, multiple buttonholes, etc. Reliability will be very important to her.

Thanks for ideas for this very special friend!

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Date: 6/5/14 9:49 AM

How about the MC6500? Here's a link.

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Date: 6/5/14 10:26 AM

dmh1,

That is a beautiful machine! It might well be just right for her.
BTW, I love the photo you've used as your avatar. Right up my alley.

Mole P.

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Date: 6/5/14 10:32 AM

Well, if stitches aren't a real thing with her, here's what I sew on for a main machine! I love it.

Janome MC6300P

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Date: 6/5/14 10:34 AM

The Janome 6300 has a lower price ($999) and a stitch selection that would cover all the bases.

Stitch selection:

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Date: 6/5/14 1:02 PM

Quote: Mole Princess
dmh1,



That is a beautiful machine! It might well be just right for her.

BTW, I love the photo you've used as your avatar. Right up my alley.



Mole P.

Thank you!

Is she definitely going with a Janome? Another consideration might be the Juki F600 if she's open to another brand. I have my little Janome that I love, but my mom has a Juki F600 and I've sewn on it. It is a powerful machine and for around a $1000, a really good deal.

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Coverstitch: Singer 14T968DC

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Date: 6/5/14 1:23 PM

You may want to check on a Janome 4120 QDC. That has the accufeed.

If you are able to look outside of the Janome brand, your price range has the Pfaff Ambitions and for sure the Viking Opals.

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Date: 6/5/14 1:54 PM

We just don't have the MC6300P in the UK. It's looks a fine machine. What is the main difference between the 63 and the 6600P?
Is is stitches and acufeed?

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Date: 6/5/14 3:04 PM

Also don't forget to check for used machines. I sold my Janome Horizon a couple months ago which was in excellent condition and was within your price range. Check PR, Craigslist, and eBay.

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Date: 6/5/14 3:25 PM

Accufeed, stitches, mirror imaging, those are the things that leap to mind. I didn't want Accufeed. The Janome feed for that is a klutzy arrangement. I have a Pfaff with IDT for anything I might need IDT for. Feed is good and I haven't had any problems. Has knee lift and loads of feet - 13 come with the machine despite the specs which usually list 10. Comes with walking foot, etc.

FAST stitching and knee lift are my favs.

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