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Jacquelyn replied on Fri, Jan 21 2011 6:36 PM

Judy I also have a 6600 plus a 300E and a 8080, Janome has had my eye for a few years they seem to be easy to thread and generally they don't take a lot of maintenance, I'm currently looking for a serger but with easy threading in this too like the Bernina or Singer not sure which one has the puff threading.

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Robin replied on Fri, Jan 21 2011 6:42 PM

Glad to find this group as I own a 6600.  I love my machine.  I can't imagine machine quilting without it.  I previously own another Janome and had no problems with it. 

 

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I have been using a serger for very long time, always a Babylock.  I just upgraded to a Babylock Enlighten and has the puff threader and the needle threaders (4 needle).  It is a great machine and I have only begun to discover all it does!  Good luck in your search for a serger!  Wouldn't be without one.

 

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I got my Horizon in May 2010 and have absolutely loved it - last night I got "ERROR 4" - when I looked up the error code, it just said, see your dealer. 

My heart almost stopped!!  So back to the retailer it went - and while they said that everything will be covered under the warranty I am concerned - I have used other machines for decades without any problems -

Has anyone experienced any of the Error codes ? - apparently there are 7, but they don't tell you what they mean. 

FYI - when I put my old machine on my table in the absence of my Horizon, it looked like a "toy" - such a small throat space!  How quickly we adapt!

~Kathleen

 

 

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Kris replied on Sat, Jan 22 2011 1:39 AM

Kathleen et al,

Click here for the Janome group.

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FYI -My Janome dealer called and said that my "Mother Board" has to be replaced on my Horizon - hard to believe after only 7 months - thank goodness for warranties but will be without my machine for 2 weeks +

K

 

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 22 2011 12:24 PM

Kathleen :
Has anyone experienced any of the Error codes ?

Kathleen I've only experienced the "put pressure foot down".  LOL  I forget sometime.  I bought mine in May also and I love it.  I had a 6500 I traded in.  I love the Janome machines.  Hope your problem is a simple one, I'll keep fingers crossed for you.

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 22 2011 12:26 PM

Kathleen, I guess I wrote too soon.  It was serious, but glad it's under warranty.

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I found this blog...this person is doing a new FMQ design daily. She has videos for all. She uses a 7700 I am so excited..hope she also gives up hints and tips on using the Horizon  http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2009/08/can-i-create-new-free-motion-filler.html

http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/

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gini replied on Fri, Feb 4 2011 9:39 PM

carolyn thanks for the link to thrifty ideas     gini

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LINDA DD replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 11:59 AM

HI,

 I'M A NEWBIE, I JUST GOT MT JH 2 WEEKS AGO. I GOT A QUICK OVERALL AT THE DEALERS. I'VE WATCHED TO DVD AND READ THE MANUAL. MY QUESTION IS : I'VE TRIED SOME OF THE DIFFERENT STITCHES.  CAN I FOLLOW THE CURVES ON APPLIQUES WITH THESE STITCHES OR IS IT JUST FOR STRAIGHT STITCHING? I TRIED TO TURN THE FABRIC SLOW BUT IT DOESN'T MOVE WELL.

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gini replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 1:53 PM

hi linda   welcome  gini

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HI GINI

THANKS, I'M NEW TO COMMUNICATING ON WEB SITES, TOO. YOU CAN TEACH OLD GIRLS NEW THINGS.

I'VE JOINED A LOCAL QUILT CLUB 'PEACE BY PIECE' HERE IN JACKSON, TN. SO MANY TALENTED QUILTERS, ITS AWESOME.

I'VE GOT ALOT TO LEARN.

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gini replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 2:47 PM

hi linda, what a cute name for a quilt club.   in computer-speak,  capital letters mean you are shouting, which has been really nice for me today,  because i have plugged ears and can't hear much of anything spoken to me.    :  )    gini

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LINDA DD replied on Fri, Apr 8 2011 10:15 AM

Sorry, I am on only at work. which I work with only caps on. I live so remote, we don't have cable or dial up.

Last night I was trying to do some free motion on scrap not my quilt. With monofilament and I bent my needle. It had sewed 4/5 stitches fine before it jammed. I had to take the plate off to get the needle out. I considered putting my rose back up on the table. I have the extra attachment that fits on the back and hold to spools which I think I've threaded right. Because I rethreaded with regular thread and it sewed fine.

Do I needle to set the tension differently for monfilament?

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