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Re: Difficult Choice

Susan Jester
 

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for telling me about your machines and what you love about them. So today I took the 2 hr drive and tried out both machines.  While I would have loved to have gotten the M7, I couldn’t justify spending the extra money on it.  I have a long arm so I really don’t use my machine except to piece and maybe do some stitch in the ditch prior to putting it on my frame.  

So I bought the 9450!  Got a very good deal that I couldn’t pass up and a bonus along with the Home Depot gift card for hubby.  The only accessory I bought was the magnifying set.  That is so cool.  I didn’t trade in my 6600, so now I’ve got to rearrange my sewing room to fit in my new baby.  Thanks again everyone

Susan


Magnetic Hoop Final Answer

favymtz
 

I just watched an online event put on by DIME and asked Eileen Roche directly, "will you ever make a hoop for the Janome 15000 machine?"
The answer is NO. She explained that the connection point of the machine would just make the hoop too heavy for good performance.
I had a feeling that would be the problem and the answer.
In lieu of that my husband made me a really nice version using some of the ideas that Jim & Diane had done. So, I'm happy.
~favymtz
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Favymtz


Re: Difficult Choice

Cheryl Paul
 

Hi Susan,

I sent a message about my wonderful Continental M7 yesterday. I forgot to mention that it has a feature that NO Janome machine has to date and that is the “hand” stitch stitches. These are wonderful in that when you select a stitch and enter it again, and again, and again, it changes. There is a video on this stitch that shows how this works - it looks so like real hand work that it is unbelievable. I haven’t tried it, because I’m busy making 3 grand daughter quilts and while I’m in the zone, I don’t dare to deviate or they will still not be sewn, when these girls are full grown (they are 9 and 10 now). That is only a drop in the bucket of the quits that I need to make as I have 13 grand children, so I only have 10 more to go. So some of this testing will have to wait - thankfully these videos will still be there to refresh my memory on “how to”.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=236303227588530&ref=watch_permalink
One place to look at this technique. I think there are others, but I must use the wrong phrases as I’m not finding some others. If you google “Janome Continental M7” you’ll find lots of good information. It might help your decision.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Difficult Choice

Kaye Lessard
 

Where do you find the fabric to make your bras? I am very Full large busted and would love a bra with a wide band at bottom Of bra but can’t find one in my size
Kaye in la


Re: ThreadBook thread to add please?

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

Here it is
http://www.allthreads.com/colorcard.aspx
am I in the correct group? Mine is a MC 6500Pro
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Vicki Jane Hull- Wardwell


Re: Difficult Choice

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

I have the 9450 and really love it! I work part time for a LQS and got to check the M7 when it first came in. The one thing I noticed is that it is a completely computerized machine, so if any component went out the whole machine went down. Check the warranty, there was something different about it compared with the standard Janome warranty, but it’s been a while and I don’t remember the details.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Susan Jester
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:07 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Difficult Choice

 

Hi all!

I’ve decided to trade in my 6600P for a new machine. I’m trying to decide which way to go—M7 or 9450. If you had a choice and cost wasn’t an issue, which would you get?

If anyone has either machine, I’d love to hear your thoughts on your machine and if you have anything you regret about getting it or problems you’ve had with it, along with all the good.

Thanks everyone 
Susan Jester
MC 6600P / MB-4 / 1100DX / CoverPro 2000CPX


Re: Difficult Choice

Richard and Debra
 

Hi Susan, for many years, I have traded the then considered top of the line Janome machine, for the next top of the line, and I now have the 9400.  It has everything I have wanted, and to name two of my favorites, the auto-lift presser foot, and the HP foot and plate, which gives a perfect 1/4".  I have looked at the M7 (online) and it looks wonderful!  What I did was go to Janome website and compare side by side the 9400 or 9450 and the M7.  When I did that, I found out that other than physical differences, both machines have pretty much the same functions.  That said, if I didn't have my 9400, and was looking at both, I would probably choose the M7, simply because I like the way it looks and it is a little bigger!  LOL  Do the comparison on the website, maybe that will help you decide - good luck!

Deb (KY)


Re: MC 14000

Lyn Quine
 

I have the 12000 and 15000 and I always leave the embroidery unit on the back, but don’t try and move the machine.  It would hang off the back and possibly damage the back.  Always remove it to move the machine.  It’s very useful in place for normal sewing it doesn’t get in the way and extends the depth of the bed.  The extension table fits as well once the box is off and can be in place when embroidering, it helps support the embroidery hoops.  My machine is always in place with both attached for everything except when using the free arm then obviously I remove the extension table, again no need to remove the embroidery unit.

not sure about the HP plate that came out for the 15000  after the 14000 was launched so not sure it would work, and I don’t know if the upgrade would work on it which is required I think for the needle to be in the optimum position to use it.  Perhaps Jim will be able to tell us.  


Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Mary Mills
 

Wifi with the S9 is a fit and miss affair.   Never got mine to work, even the experts at Janome head office here in Australia never got it to work.   And I have top speed NBN here!   Regards, Mary 


Re: MC 14000

Cat - N
 

Hi, I am not expert enough to give you a 'definitive' answer, but I am not sure about the HP foot, HP needle plate and HP2 foot for the 14000.  You 'might' be able to sew using the HP foot and needle plate, but it might not 'set up' the machine properly like the other needle plates do for the 14000 since the 14000 'might not' be able to properly 'read' the 'sensor' info and 'might' endanger your 14000 as well.

The HP foot and needle plate were first introduced for the 9400QCP, as I recall, then the 15000 model got an optional upgrade opportunity, giving them the ability to use the HP kit when upgraded to v.3.  Janome lists the 9400QCP, Quilt Maker 15000, Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000, 6650, 6700P, and 9450QCP as being models the HP foot and needle plate are accessories for:

https://www.janome.com/accessories/sewing-machine-feet/hp-needle-plate-and-foot-set/

The HP foot and needle plate came out after the 14000 was introduced, which was after the 15000 v.2 model came out...and the 9400QCP came out after the 14000, if I correctly recall.  The free motion couching foot and some designs DID come with the 14000, where they did NOT come with the 15000 because the couching foot came out after.  However, the couching feet work on the 'upgraded to v.3' 15000's and there are couching designs on the Janome website that can be downloaded for free. It would be my 'guess' that the HP foot and needle plate would require an upgrade for the 14000 in order to work properly...and I have not looked at upgrades for 14000 machines, but I have not seen Janome 'say' the HP foot and needle plate work on the 14000, and Janome would be who I'd trust...or someone with contact/training by Janome. 

As to the embroidery unit, I only take the embroidery unit off my 15000 when I need to take it in for annual service, upgrades, etc.


- Cat





-----Original Message-----
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 6:47 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC 14000

Hi, I just received my new 14000.  :)    I am wondering if the HP foot and sole plate are for use with this model?   Also is it recommended to leave the embroidery accessory connected while doing regular sewing, or should I take it off?    Thank you.


Re: MC 14000

Cat - N
 

I would probably just try the thread.  Even if no other machine likes it, your machine might just love it.

- Cat (FL)


-----Original Message-----
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Sent: Tue, Jun 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] MC 14000

Hello again,

I have a drawer full of "Essentia"l thread's, any comments on how this 50 weight thread will work on the 14000

thanks
Sharon
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Re: Janome 12000 and 14000

Janet
 

Hi Sandy
If you are like me, and buy a quality machine, take good care of it, and keep it for years, then I suggest the 14000. I went over the features when I was choosing amongst the 12000, 14000, and 15000, and I accepted my dealer's thoughts that paying several thousand dollars more for wifi wasn't essential (even though she loves her own 15000) and the 14000's cable and the flash drive were very adequate; and so I have found. She also said that the extra features the 14000 had over the 12000 were significant, and so the 14000 was what I went with, and I have been very happy with it. I put my laptop by the machine and connect via the cable, or use the usb if I copy something from another computer. I was offered a trolley case as my purchaser's gift with the machine but I said no as the 1400 is quite big, and I wouldn't take it to classes, but it is a very substantial machine which I appreciate in the studio. The Janome rep then offered a 5 spool stand, which I accepted, and it is soooo useful, I love it. Good luck with your decision and enjoy whichever machine you decide on.
Cheers
--
Janet in New Zealand 6600P; QC14000


Re: Difficult Choice

Cheryl Paul
 

I’d get the Continental M7, without batting an eyelash. Why? Because it has the new acuflex feed that is ONLY available on the M7. I watched a Instagram today by Kim Jamison-Hirst on the Janome Canada Instagram page and she explained it all. I’ll watch again and post what she said, but in the mean time you can find the information on YouTube in a day or two - Janome Life Channel on YouTube - also check out Janome Life on the Janome Canada Website for this week’s list of Instagram videos.

Cheryl - Saskatoon


Re: Difficult Choice

SewingRose
 

For many years I owned a 6500P and now own a 9450. 

Initially it was a difficult decision to upgrade because I loved using the 6500 and everything about it, in fact I kept it for 3 months after buying it's replacement just in case I changed my mind.  The only reason I ruled out the M7 was due to it's physical size, my sewing room is quite small, and I have multiple machines so that was the decider. 

The 9450 is an absolute delight to use and I can't imagine what could be added to make it better.  Recently I bought a Ruler Kit and while I've only done some testing so far, I have a project or two planned in the future.  Mostly I sew garments from bras to faux sherpa/suede jackets and the 9450 just sails through everything with ease.  In fact the first thing I made after unpacking the 9450 was a satin and lace bra and felt that was a good test, which it passed with flying colours.  At the moment I'm making a quilted jacket but have made handbags, wallets, home dec items and occasionally a quilt, so a wide variety of fabrics. 

Hope this helps?  ;-)


Re: Difficult Choice

Jayne Griffith
 

I upgraded from the 6600 to the M7 about six weeks ago.  I LOVE it! The throat space is a dream come true. I can’t tell you what a fantastic machine this is. I have used the 9450 as a friend had it, but it does not compare to the M7. 
If you have the option, I would definitely go for the M7. 


Re: And?

Lorrie Gauthier
 

Thanks Jim. Anything will work. I’m not sure there are many of us left using them. Maybe this image will help a bit. 


MC 14000

sewnice@...
 

Hello again,

I have a drawer full of "Essentia"l thread's, any comments on how this 50 weight thread will work on the 14000

thanks
Sharon


MC 14000

sewnice@...
 

Hi, I just received my new 14000.  :)    I am wondering if the HP foot and sole plate are for use with this model?   Also is it recommended to leave the embroidery accessory connected while doing regular sewing, or should I take it off?    Thank you.


Difficult Choice

Susan Jester
 

Hi all!

I’ve decided to trade in my 6600P for a new machine. I’m trying to decide which way to go—M7 or 9450. If you had a choice and cost wasn’t an issue, which would you get?

If anyone has either machine, I’d love to hear your thoughts on your machine and if you have anything you regret about getting it or problems you’ve had with it, along with all the good.

Thanks everyone 
Susan Jester
MC 6600P / MB-4 / 1100DX / CoverPro 2000CPX


Re: And?

Jim Stutsman
 

I will add the Marsha Pollard and Thimbleberries sets using the links you provided. (Thanks for that!) However the colors shown are photographs, which means there are several shades of each color. In the past this has created darker colors than the actual thread. If you find that they don't match well let me know, or fix them and submit the corrections.

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