Re: Janome needle threaders

Estelle Torpy


I own both a 15000 and a Skyline 7 and use them almost daily. I quilt, sew garments, especially for my two grandchildren and bags. The few times that I have had any problems using the threader on the 15000 was when I was going too fast and didn’t follow the instructions carefully. The Skyline 7 is a bit more straightforward and has never failed to work in the 15 months that I have owned it.

I think both of them are great machines for a variety of sewing operations and I love that they use the same feet and operate almost identically. I have taken both to different quilting retreats and because the 7 is smaller and lighter it worked well when I had to share a table with another quilter. When I had a table to myself I prefer using the 15000 because of the throat space and more lighting available with the pull out light. I have demonstrated Walking Foot quilting and Free-motion quilting with rulers using both machines.

I tell quilters all the time "relax and enjoy the stitching”. 
Happy stitching to you with whatever machine makes you happy,


On Apr 30, 2017, at 6:33 PM, Josephine Symons jomyra45@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

Thanks for your feedback Kathleen, and also Vikki. Your experience with the needle threader slightly concerns me as I know of several people who've had problems with the needle threader on other Janome models especially the 15,000.  There's nothing more frustrating than a finicky needle threader but I assumed that with the S9 not being so automated it would be more reliable. 

Once again any comments?
Many thanks 

On 30 Apr 2017, at 8:10 pm, Kathleen Chevalier kathleensews@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


I bought my Skyline 9 about 6 weeks ago. I love it. I haven't done any embroidery yet, but the sewing features are great. I'm having some trouble with the needle threader, but others with higher end machines have problems, too. 

Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania, USA

From: janome12000@... <janome12000@...> on behalf of Josephine Symons jomyra45@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:39 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: [janome12000] Skyline S9

I wonder if anyone has a Skyline S9 and would care to give their opinion of it?

Many thanks 

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