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This is in reply to Darren Potton's comment about the Janome HP system--the HP needle plate in particular. Darren, I had been looking for a "skinny", straight sewing foot with the "ski toes". The regular/zigzag foot supplied with my machine ( Skyline 7) is kind of clunky and wide. So, I was happy to find the HP foot, but kind of disappointed that it "must be" used in conjunction with the HP needle plate---another expense ranging in price from $50-$65. But I really wanted that skinny foot, so I bought both pieces. I find that the HP foot works perfectly fine with the straight stitch plate that came with my machine originally. I can sew either in the slot between the ski toes, or adjust the needle so it sews in the round hole on the right-side ski toe. I just have to be sure to choose the correct straight stitch. So, the purchase of the HP needle plate appears to be un-necessary, even though everything I have seen online from the Janome company says they have to be used together. If you received the HP set of foot and needle plate with your purchase, that probably does not affect you, but others who might be looking for one of those skinny, straight stitch feet might be interested in knowing the HP needle plate probably is not necessary. I have asked the seller if I need an RMA in order to return the needle plate for a refund, but have not heard back as yet. I have no problem paying a reasonable price for the foot alone, but I am not too pleased that the Janome company makes it sound like the HP needle plate is necessary. My sewing dollars have to stretch pretty far, and I imagine others are (or will be) in the same boat going forward.
If anyone knows something about the HP foot/HP needle plate combo that I am missing, please let me know. Take care, everyone, be safe and healthy out there.
Kathy Strabel Camas WA
On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:02 AM Darren Potton via groups.io <email@example.com> wrote:
Have a good one!