Thanks for the helpful link but the FAQ doesn't really address the fact that I
am looking for advice from any people who have used one or both of these
1.) Janome 4623 LE
2.) Janome Decor Excel Pro 5124
Looking for pros/ cons on these 2 machines or anyone out there who has used a
certain machine on knits/ stretch fabric.
Thanks in advance :)
Hi again everyone,
good info here:
Regardless of what you hear from other people, the advice of the FAQ --
try it out for yourself with things you plan to try using with the
machine -- is still VERY important.
Melinda, who personally wouldn't trust a Janome low- or mid-range model
for all the riches of Gates but who knows that other people on the list
have had great experiences with Janome machines
Clarification: I only meant of machines that were currently and
recently in production. The only machines I have ever owned were 60s
and 70s Kenmores (made by White when White still made good machines), a
Viking, a 70s New Home which is undoubtedly made by Janome but it was
also back when most name brands made new machines, an assortment of old
Singers, a Japanese-made handcrank clone of a Singer 15 of 40s or 50s
vintage, an Eldredge 1910-ish treadle, and a White Rotary 1890s-ish
treadle. The most I ever spent on one was when I spent
$200-something-close-to-$300 for my Viking. Second comes the Eldredge
treadle in a gorgeous parlor cabinet in excellent shape for somewhere
between $150-200 (forget how much), my New Home was bought used for
$129, and the rest of them were under $100. Oops, and there's the
Singer 15-31 in my garage.
I only *wish* I had a serger (drool drool drool)
I will agree that the non-low-end range (read: more than my budget will
allow, probably over $300 and definitely over $500) Janomes are nice
machines and from what I hear they are of good quality. But of the
models I can afford, I wouldn't touch them with a 10-foot pole.
I've just started a yahoo group called Janome Sewing-only
(janomesewingATyahoogroups.com) for people who sew with any Janome. It is not
for machine embroidery discussion, just sewing.
Maybe someone in the slowly-growing group has experience with the machine
you're asking about.