Janome embroidery machine

Hi
Are Janome embroidery only machines good?
How much is the average price for a machine that can make big
embroidery and how much for small embroidery.
Thanks,
Carly
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Carly
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Hi
Are Janome embroidery only machines good? How much is the average price for a machine that can make big embroidery and how much for small embroidery.
Thanks,
Carly
Reply to
Carly
They can do both if different model is purchase, see limitations on each machines hoop size. I do not like Janome machine embroidery and their designs are not very exciting. The best embroidery machine is made by Brother who have a new Innovis range out now, including embroidery only to suit all pockets. The Brother designs are better than Janome but still not particularly inspiring. Husquarvarna do lovely designs and they stitch out well on the Brother machines. Liz
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Liz Hall
The Janome machines have a far superior stitch quality to any brother machine I have used, my local shop who is a multi dealership has stitched the same designs on brother machines and Janome and the Janome designs are always better, using the same threads, backings and materials. you can see a noticble difference every time. and thats compairing the top Brother innovis 4000D with the Janome 300E Janome machines use cheap compact flash cards to get the designs to the machine, beware of the older brother models are a lot more costly for the design transfer. The Janome 300E has a very good stitch quality. dont be influenced by what design sets are available for each brand as designs can be converted
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Limara
G'day Carly
I've been a Janome user for around 25-26 years and wouldn't have any other brand, they are very user friendly and the stitch quality is as good, or better than any other machine I've seen and used.
I have two combo machines (sewing/embroidery) and wouldn't part with either one of them, the use of compact flash cards make them so much cheaper than machines with a proprietary transfer system. Most cameras, and lots of other portable items, use Compact Flash so they are available from lots of places.
For software, I'd recommend Embird rather than the Janome s/ware as it's much cheaper and again very user friendly. You can download a 30 day (or 100 use) trial from their website and don't listen to the dealer if they say you must have Customiser.......you don't need it!!
I agree with Liz that 'some' of the earlier Janome designs weren't very nice, but the later ones are Ok......anyway if you have Embird to convert the format to .jef it doesn't matter which designs you choose.
Do a google search for 'free machine embroidery designs' and I think you'll be surprised at just how many are available...download any format (I mostly get .hus because it's a smaller file size) and convert in Embird.
You asked about machine costs but didn't give any indication of your location. The new Janome 11000 that was released late last year does larger designs, and because it's new, costs more......having said that there is absolutely nothing wrong with some of the lower models, they all do the same size embroidery with hoops from 2" x 2" to the GigaHoop.
As you've mentioned the 300E (embroidery only) who not join the group?
Hope this has helped? Also, remember that Janome now make machines for several of the other companies, who re-badge them to suit, some of these have proprietory cards etc so are more expensive to set up.
Bronwyn ;-)
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HC
After working for Pfaff for many years and trying out an HV embroidery machine which was one of the ones recalled for fire problems, I finally purchased a Janome 300e. I decided on a separate embroidery machine as I already had 2 Pfaff 7570's and just wanted a bit bigger sized area. I am more than satisfied with it and cannot understand how the other companies stay in business with their big expensive, complicated to use machines. This one is a dream to use and use it I have since I brought it home a year ago. It has become my primary machine for all embroidery projects whether large or small I also use Embird and it was recommended to me by my Janome dealer.
Janome is the #1 company in domestic sewing and embroidery machines. They also make a lot of the other brands machines which are then badged with that companies name--Bernina, Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking just to name a few. Excellent quality and value.
I paid $900 for my machine, and got the cloth setter and giga hoop too. Also an assortment of Janome threads, which by the way are not bad at all. I like them very much.
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hannaS Mum
This type of question always tends to be a real can of worms..
Personally, I would not have any Janome manchine as a gift. I bought one once, and it was a real boat anchor -door stop -, and in reality was really best suited for landfill. There are many, many other people who have had very similar experiences with Janome.
I do know for a fact that the machine you are discussing, the 300e has been problematic for many people, most of whom have cited tension problems that no one could satisfactorily resolve.
There are many people who like Janome machines, and they are welcome to them, and I am glad that they are pleased with their machines, but they are certainly not everyone.
That all being said, I will also say this .... You really need to go to a few dealers and try out the various brands of machines, and see which brand appeals to you the most, and not just take the advice of any of us here, as your population sample size is simply far too small.
However, I personally would not purchase from a dealer, because I find them to be the source of extremely overpriced machines, and of little real help if you have a problem. I have also seen far too many "authorized dealers" close one night and just dissappear, leaving their patrons out in the cold to fend for themselves. Nor are many "authorized dealers" all that knowledgeable about the products that they sell.
me
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me
We were not impressed with the Janome either. Lack of features and convenience of usage were big factors against the Brother/BabyLock machines,
As far as stitch accuracy the Janome $6K machine samples were no better than the Brother $250 machine samples.
I like the training videos right onscreen on my Brother when I forget how to do a blind hem stitch or other rarely done things.
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John P Bengi
In a year of service no tension problems from mine. There was a discussion on this at the Yahoo group site, but it was easily solved with a few suggestions from members of that group.
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Janome machinesare reasonably priced and as a repair person I appreciate the qualityand construction of the machines, add to that a reasonable price anddealers willing to sweeten a deal it is a good choice. The new JanomeTOL is by far the most advanced machine out yet, with very fewreported glitches unlike the Pfaff's, Bernina's and the flaming HVmachines of the past couple of years. Brother machines have also hadtheir fair share of problems which are well documented on theirgroups. All brands do, but with the support and help of the machinespecific lists these are easily overcome for any machine. Buyers must also be aware that Janome makes machines for many of thebrand names...Brother is one of them.
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Hannas Mum

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