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Date: 8/26/08 8:54 AM

Hi Guys,

Need some inputs from you pros.

Planning to buy a Janome 350e E-Machine, Im into a new hat business and would like to start it slow and easy, Can a Janome 350E do a quality hat embroidery of 5"x 3" (WxH) or larger size -with standard janome hat hoop provided, No other support stabilizer or any flatbed kits as 350 doesnt support such.

My dealer advised that a 350E can do up to 3"x 1" only and is hard to position advise me to take in the MB4 model whick i think is too expensive. Maybe he wants a meaner profit from my purchase.:(

TIA!

garmin


-- Edited on 8/29/08 0:40 AM --

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Date: 8/26/08 10:11 AM

I have a 300E and I have never been happy with any of the hats I've done even using the hat hoop. If you can find a 5 panel hat, maybe. The six panel hats with that center seam look much nicer but the 300E just doesn't seem to handle the thickness.
You dealer is probably right the MB4 would do a much better looking job on the hats. IMHO the flat bed machines and hats just don't play nice.
I've not been happy with hats done on my Pfaff 7570 either.
The results I've had have ranged from trash to a wearable hat, nothing that I could sell or really be proud of.

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Date: 8/26/08 10:29 AM

I have never tried to do a hat so can't help you on that question. But, how much do the MB4s run? Also, I love the embroidery on my 350 but its not a fast machine - I think 650 spm. Doesn't matter for what I do, but if you are selling things that might be an issue. Also, it ususally voids the warranty if you use a home machine for a commercial business.

Let us know what you decide.

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Date: 8/26/08 10:29 AM

I have both the 300 and 350e. I have the hat hoop, but have never used it. However, if Big Dog says her 300e does not do an adequate job, then I doubt the 350 would either. My 350 does not have any more power than the 300. The main difference in these machines is the computer and the thread cutter.

I don't believe either of these machines is strong enough long term to embroider hats on a commercial level. I think you would be running your machine down to your dealer a lot getting the shaft aligned because hat fabric is very tough and makes the machine work even harder. The Janome stand alones are great embroidery machines for the home sewer, and maybe light commercial use, however, you would be better served with an MB4 for your purposes, and avoid down time with the smaller machine might create.

I don't know how reputable your dealer is, however, if mine told me not to buy a machine for what I wanted to use it for---I would listen. He steered me to the last two machines I bought that I had not even considered. I love them a lot and they absolutely fit my needs. He has in the past told me I did not want a machine---one being an embroidery machine. It may have been the MB4---the reason was my digitizing system would not work well with it.

Hope this helps. Melody

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Subject: Can a Janome 350E do a quality hat embroidery of 5x 3 (WxH) -hat hoop provided Date: 8/26/08 10:47 AM

Thanks for posting Guys!

@bigdog really helpful for sharing your experience, i guess i have to mooly out more for an MB4 :)

@peggy Thanks! yes you got a point thereMy stuff are intended for sale purposes so it needs to be done with quality stitches, MB4 pegs in @ USD5700.

@ody nice thought about the 300 & 350, yes youre right, The 3 series performs well in home craft, hobby use, as for light commercial job 10-20 hats/day), i think semi industrial type (of embroidery machines gets the job done.
-- Edited on 8/26/08 10:49 AM --

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Date: 8/26/08 11:37 AM

Annnnnd---we are all going to be very green with envy!!! I wish I could justify a big embroidery machine. Heaven knows I do enough of it without a business! I really don't have the room----or do we really need the food storage area next to my sewing room in the basement???? HMMMMM!

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Date: 8/26/08 8:54 PM

Hi Peggy: I was on the Janome website tonight and happened to notice there is another upgrade available for the 350E. It is version 1.10 and increases the speed to 750spm. The other feature of the upgrade is the ability to connect an external CD rom drive - I think it is a Janome accessory but I'm not sure about that. I just upgraded my machine and it went very smoothly. I checked on the mode screen and sure enough, you can set your machine to 750 spm. It isn't as fast as some machines, but every little bit helps!

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Date: 8/26/08 10:24 PM

Thanks! I'll have to go do the upgrade. I don't understand the CD rom business though.

-- Edited on 8/26/08 10:27 PM --

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Date: 8/27/08 0:29 AM

Well, thank you! Who knew?? and I was at my dealer today and they said nada!

More speed would be nice, but I still slow mine down to 400 when doing any outline or lettering. I makes for a much nice design.

I will have to go there tomorrow and check it out. I am curious---how can that make it faster through a computer??? Don't we live in an age??? What would our gm that sewed on treadle think of that???

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Flying through life by the seat of my pants and hoping I get my crotch curve right.
"No humiliation is too great for a well fitting pair of pants!" Heidi Cooper
J6500P,
J1600P
J3160DC
J350E
JCP1000
Pfaff C1100 Pro
Babylock Eclipse serger
My grandmother's Feather Weight

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Date: 8/27/08 6:06 PM

Ody, I'm with you on slowing down the machine. I do the same for any column stitch lettering or outlines and I think they look much nicer stitched at the lower speed.

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