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    Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

    I stopped at my sewing machine dealer (that was my first mistake) to pick up a sewing table for my new sewing space. Tim the owner of the shop said that he had a trade-in that I should look at.

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    It is a Janome 6260 QC. It will be totally serviced and come with a one year parts and labor warranty. I have a Pfaff Hobby 4270 that I would trade in for a net difference of $375.00. Do you think this is a good deal? It has some features I really like, needle down being the best.

    Has anyone had one of these machines or used one? I think the Janome is a better machine than my Pfaff.

    Thanks for any information you can help me with.

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    Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

    How old is this machine? Here's a review of the machine by someone who has had hers since 2006.

    Janome 6260QC - dontcallmebecky

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      #3
      Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

      Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
      How old is this machine? Here's a review of the machine by someone who has had hers since 2006.

      Janome 6260QC - dontcallmebecky
      I'll have to ask Tim about how old the machine is. I read the review and appreciate the info. Thank you.

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        Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

        That looks like a mighty small harp if you plan on using it to FMQ. If you plan on doing that, I would look for a machine with a larger space to the right of the needle. I am not familiar with that machine I just was judging by the picture.

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          Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

          Bob, is your dealer in Jeff City? There is a very knowledgeable dealer in Columbia who sells Janomes. He is located just off I-70 and 763?? ( is that Rangeline?). I wandered into his shop a year or two ago, learned more about Janomes in 20 minutes than I had known from owning them for 20 years! Just in case you need another option. And Satin Stitches fabrics is two blocks away! Great quilt shop!

          I like the fact that you are getting a parts and labor warranty, but if you are trading in a machine for an 8 year old machine and still will be paying $375, to me that seems kind of high. I don't know how much the 6260 originally retailed for. The machine seems like a good model.

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            Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

            Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
            Bob, is your dealer in Jeff City? There is a very knowledgeable dealer in Columbia who sells Janomes. He is located just off I-70 and 763?? ( is that Rangeline?). I wandered into his shop a year or two ago, learned more about Janomes in 20 minutes than I had known from owning them for 20 years! Just in case you need another option. And Satin Stitches fabrics is two blocks away! Great quilt shop!

            I like the fact that you are getting a parts and labor warranty, but if you are trading in a machine for an 8 year old machine and still will be paying $375, to me that seems kind of high. I don't know how much the 6260 originally retailed for. The machine seems like a good model.
            My dealer is in Versailles, MO. about 45 minutes from Jefferson City. It seems the machine sold new for around $600.00. The dealer has been in business for many years so I feel safe in the warranty. I bought my current machine from him and he has replaced a part on it without issue so far.

            I'll have to make a trip to Columbia. You are correct that 763 is Rangeline Road. I have seen ads for Satin Stitches, but haven't made it there yet. Thanks for the info.

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              Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

              Originally posted by Claire Hallman View Post
              That looks like a mighty small harp if you plan on using it to FMQ. If you plan on doing that, I would look for a machine with a larger space to the right of the needle. I am not familiar with that machine I just was judging by the picture.
              I thought about the size of the harp. I have an older machine, it is a Capital (made by Singer in the 1960's or 70's) that has a large harp and a setting for the feed to drop. If I ever get to the point of doing FMQ, I would probably use it. But that is definitely a good point.

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                Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

                I have this machine and bought on sale it in 2006 for $1000 Canadian. It's a discontinued model. I love it except I find it has a rather large head above the needle which hinders your view. I'm 5'10" and my machine sits into a sewing table. I think the size of the head is what makes the harp space (throat space) look smaller but it's about a standard 7" from needle to back of harp.

                I think you should get it for $350 without the trade-in. Call other dealers and ask what these are now worth. There use to be a "blue book" for sewing machines that came out every year but it stopped printing about few years back.

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                  Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

                  Originally posted by Denis View Post
                  I have this machine and bought on sale it in 2006 for $1000 Canadian. It's a discontinued model. I love it except I find it has a rather large head above the needle which hinders your view. I'm 5'10" and my machine sits into a sewing table. I think the size of the head is what makes the harp space (throat space) look smaller but it's about a standard 7" from needle to back of harp.

                  I think you should get it for $350 without the trade-in. Call other dealers and ask what these are now worth. There use to be a "blue book" for sewing machines that came out every year but it stopped printing about few years back.
                  Thanks for the information. I'm glad to hear someone who has the machine and likes it. I called Tim and discussed the price and he said I could have it for the price without the trade in. I can't wait to get it and use it.

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                    Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

                    I bought this machine in 2006 and still have it. I invested in a straight stitch throat plate for piecing and straight stitching. It is a good machine but the harp is small-I use an old Singer 15-91 for FMQ. I have never had a problem with the machine but you do need to keep the bobbin area clean. Joan
                    PS: Will you be getting the walking foot and the optional(believe they called it a craft foot) open toe plastic foot with it? I would ask that they be included as mine came with them.
                    Last edited by Dakota Girl; March 19, 2014, 09:04 PM. Reason: additiona information

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                      #11
                      Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

                      I have this machine. I bought it in late 2005 for roughly $600 with no trade-in. The machine is excellent for the purposes I had at the time. I made drapes, curtains, etc., as well as grandbaby clothes. It is a real pain for quilting - for me at least. The harp is tight - both low and short. Also the bobbin has to be cleaned often. The least bit of lint build causes problems. I'll still use this machine for making quilt tops and household sewing. For actual quilting I'm using a machine with a wide and high harp.

                      As to weather or not this is a good buy for you, I can't say. Just read everyone's comments and compare notes.

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                        Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

                        Originally posted by BobW View Post
                        Thanks for the information. I'm glad to hear someone who has the machine and likes it. I called Tim and discussed the price and he said I could have it for the price without the trade in. I can't wait to get it and use it.
                        There you go!!!! Mine came with a big extension table, and a quilting kit (walking foot, 1/4" patchwork foot and free motion foot.)

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                          Re: Janome 6260 QC, does anyone have one?

                          I have this machine it also came with a quilting table and all the quilting feet I have managed to FMQ with it with no problem right up to full size quilt tops .I love it no complaints at all. my friend was so impressed with it she bought one to. The only down side I can find is no letters or numbers in the selection of stitches,happy quilting .
                          love and hugs Edwina .x

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