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    Please Help! Juki or Janome??

    Hi,

    I am in the market for a new sewing machine! I'm looking for a sturdy, dependable machine that will be used primarily for piecing and straight line quilting. I currently have a Brother EX-660, which works ok, but I have quite a bit of trouble with tension, stitch consistency and tangling when starting piecing as well as sometimes when I quilt I feel like I have to yank on the quilt to get it through the machine.

    So those are my priorities... I'm not too concerned with bells and whistles, I'd just like something that is sturdy, threads don't tangle easily, and quilts with consistent stitches. Also would like a large throat area.

    The two I am looking at are:

    Juki HZL-G110 (Amazon.com: Juki HZL-G110 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine, 180 Stitches with 1-Font)

    and

    Janome Magnolia 7330 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00915T28G/...I1HI5QEFOLEPK4)

    Does anyone have any advice for me? On these particular models, or Juki vs Janome in general?

    Thanks in advance!
    Jenny

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    Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

    Both brands have good reputations for well built machines. I don't think you would go wrong with either of these.

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      #3
      Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

      I have a Juki H300 which I think is a little stronger machine and I love it. I has a nice sized throat and it has handled anything I've trown at it. I also have a Janome long arm that I love but I found their customer service wasn't very pleasant when I was initially having problems.
      Susan Davis
      Remember, the mighty oak was just a nut that held its ground.

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        Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

        Like other have said before, find your local dealer or the one nearest you. Try both machines. One will speak to you for sure. Seriously reconsider buying from Amazon. You will need dealer support either during or sometime after your purchase.
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          Definitely Juki!!! (This is after owning a Janome that caused many problems/explosions) - Also agree with others who have said to buy from a local dealer - if there are any problems, they will support you!

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            Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

            I have a very expensive Bernina and a Juki 2010Q. Hands down, for straight stitching is the Juki. It doesn't need a starter piece, goes through 18 layers of quilting fabric, 10 layers of denim, has a cut feature in the foot pedal, fast and make gorgeous stitches.

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              Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

              Originally posted by EsGrandma View Post
              Definitely Juki!!! (This is after owning a Janome that caused many problems/explosions) - Also agree with others who have said to buy from a local dealer - if there are any problems, they will support you!
              Explosions? Really?
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                #8
                Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

                I do not have either one but noticed that neither has a very large throat space. If you are going to FMQ this is pretty important.

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                  Jenny, I have a Janome 6600 that I use for everything, including free motion quilting. I've done large and small quilts on it without problems. Be use to get it from a local dealer if at all possible. They will be an invaluable resource for everything from lessons to very quick service. I agree with others that suggest that you try out a couple if you can before buying.
                  Beverly

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                    Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

                    My sister has the Janome your looking at and she loves it, I also have a Janome different model and I love my machine. I have never had a problem with the exception of operator problem, it helps to read the manual. I think you would be happy with either.
                    The best kind of sleep beneath Heaven above/ Is under a quilt, handmade with love

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                      Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

                      I have two Janome machines - the Janome DS2014 and the Janome Horizon 8900 - love both machines but the Horizon is fantastic! Also, it has an 11" throat space which is AWESOME. It's a little pricey and perhaps more machine than you're looking for right now, but I can't say enough good things about it! Good luck!

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                        #12
                        Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

                        I have the Janome you are looking at. It is a nice machine that travels well. It does not have a large throat. I like it for piecing but it would be hard to fmq a large quilt on it.

                        I have read many good reviews on Juki's for straight stitching.
                        Last edited by goofyizzy; March 5, 2015, 11:34 PM.

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                          #13
                          Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

                          Well, you could do what I did:

                          Buy one of each!

                          To be serious, I have a Juki straight stitch only machine, and it is truly industrial strength. I love it! Recently, I also purchased a used Janome Memory Craft 11000 (sewing and embroidery combo), and I love it, too. I believe that you cannot go wrong with either brand. (Unless you get one that explodes; that WOULD be a problem.)

                          Let us know what you decide!
                          Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                            #14
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                            I have 2 new Janomes and love both of them, not a problem with either and I do queen size quilts. My vote IMO LOL
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                              Re: Please Help! Juki or Janome??

                              I agree with Jean. I don't think you can go wrong with either. They both have high standards and good reputations. Did you try them out? Does one have a few more features that you might use that the other one doesn't? If not, is there a price difference? Any or all of these things might help you decide between the two.
                              Last edited by rebeccas-sewing; March 6, 2015, 02:32 AM.
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