This is absolutely the most wonderful machine I have owned. I didn't hesitate purchasing it from Overstock.com because I've always gotten quality merchandise, shipped fast with a good return policy. As a professional crafter for over 35 years, I have owned 3 other big name brands that couldn't come close to the Janome. I'm very sorry that I waited so long to make the purchase. When I think of the projects that I struggled with and wasted time on - only because I didn't know they could make a machine to stand up to my tasks. This machine is the quilter's best friend with all the decorative and applique stitches it does. When I construct tote bags and purses, I put a high demand on my machine by going over 6 to 8 thick layers of fabric and batting, etc. That is what took its toll on my other machines. The Janome just smiles and quietly proceeds. I can make everything in half the time. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the thread-cutting feature - a real time-saver when you don't have to pick up scissors everytime you finish a seam. I've even monogrammed my name on the products I make, and they look very professional! Can't wait to use the knee lift feature when I machine quilt and some of the special feet that were included. Well, I'm going to get back to my sewing now - I consider it "playtime" with my new Janome!!
I love this machine. It has more stitches than I'll ever use, but very nice to have! I've had it for a year, and I've quilted tons of quilt, purses, etc on it. If you aren't a manual reader (me!) it's really easy to figure out on your own. But the manual is so easy to read. Much easier than some of the other sewing machine manuals i've tried to read.
I love this sewing machine! I've been using it for a few weeks now and it is just terrific. It is a very sturdy workhorse. Much nicer than the usual dinky little sewing machines. I've already used it to make clothes for my kids and three quilts. It has a large assortment of decorative stitches and comes with many useful presser feet. It is simple and easy to use if you've had any experience with sewing machines. The manual is clear and easy to understand. The separate bobbin winding motor is very practical and saves a lot of time when you don't have to stop and rethread the machine after winding a new bobbin. The thread cutting feature is also very practical. I truly LOVE this machine!
I am an intermediate sewer who sews patchwork quilts, applique quilts, handbags and clothing. My introductory sewing machine broke after many years of sewing abuse and so I wanted to upgrade. I especially like the larger throat that makes free motion quilting easier and the substantial weight of the machine means that I won't have to worry about simultaneously moving my machine when quilting. However, I realized belatedly that this machine does not have a free arm so that makes sewing bags, linings, sleeves, and other things that are round in diameter much more difficult so I'll likely have to get another machine with a free arm. Set up was easy and figuring out the features was quick with the enclosed user's manual. The alphabet sewing is a nice touch for personalizing quilts. I did have some initial problems with the automatic thread cutter; it kept jamming so I had to re thread the machine and put in a new bobbin. I also find that the pressure foot on this machine is quite heavy and I do have to lighten the pressure foot more than recommended in the manual. Also, this machine has a difficult time sewing through dense or thick material and I have to actually pull the fabric to help it move along the feed dogs. This is a good machine, but for the cost I expected it to be stronger than my introductory sewing machine, but it's not. Maybe I just had a very good introductory sewing machine.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Same
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality; heavy; seems substantial
I love this machine! I bought it based off reviews only, and I am so happy I did. This machine has more features than I'll ever use. It has a wonderful seam stitch. I love the bobbin winding feature; being able to have a separate thread and motor to do this is awesome! The button hole stitches are very nice too. I quilt and sew clothing, and this machine is wonderful for all. It has a very large area to accomodate quilts. I previously owned a Pfaff and this machine is so much nicer!
I too absolutely love this sewing machine. This was a gift I bought for myself last Christmas. It has so many wonderful features that make my quilting and crafter projects even nicer and easier to produce than ever before. The feature I love to show off the most, is the button that cuts your thread at the end of your stitching. I LOVE THAT !!! I can't imagine what else a sewing machine could do that this one does not. The only disappointment I have is, I want the floor table/cabinet/stand that is designed to hold this sewing machine. Everywhere I look on the internet it is very expensive, for all there is to it. I am hoping that Overstock will locate some and offer it for sale to us as well.
I don't think I will ever purchase another machine from Overstock. I had the machine for 3 weeks and it needed repair. I looked up the information on the web and "thought" I found an authorized repair shop. After paying for the repair, I called Janome and was advised that I would have had to ship it back to NJ from GA, absorb the cost of shipping. I was very disappointed. Sorry.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It looked like the one on the site
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? It was accurate as far as the product
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Accurate
I have been sewing for 25 years on the same Bernina. I wanted something that would last as long with a few more options. Janome is proudly American made which I really liked. The good: Very powerful and can go through many layers of fabric, somewhat quiet though not as quiet as I was expecting, easy to use, large cone thread holder, comes with many feet, very forgiving when using different thread sizes in bobbin and top thread, easy to thread, easy to adjust tension. The bad: when free motion quilting, the tension had to be adjusted about every 5 minutes because it pulled bobbin thread on the curves. (However, this is a common problem with most machines) I had to send the first machine back because the thread cutting mechanism was defective. My second machine works flawlessly.The lack of a hard case is REALLY irritating to me at this price point. The last somewhat "bad" thing about this machine is when you first start sewing it goes slow and then jumps into hyperdrive so that has been something to get used to (a lot of picking out seams due to jumping my fingers out of the way lest they get ran over). Overall an excellent machine. I would definately buy again.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
I love this machine, I wasted the last ten years babying along my old very expensive machine, resisted change but this machine is so easy to learn. It has so many great features. I am a quilter and love the 1/4 inch foot and the machine applique stitch (looks like a hand done stitch). Ordered on a Saturday and arrived on Tuesday, what great service. Thanks, Janey
I love this machine.Let me repeat that, I LOVE this machine.It is a relatively powerful machine that sews faster than any other janome I have (and I have quite a few....MC 4500, MC 9000, Janome Jem, etc) and is so smooth. I used it first in a class, then in a free motion quilting class and I am sooo in love!
After conferring with several of my quilting friends and relatives, I chose Janome. I wanted a machine to do basic quilting on with a few extras. So far, I have quilted three small quilts but have not mastered free motion quilting to my satisfaction. I love the knee-presser foot release and the thread cutter feature.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image compared very favorably
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
I had a New Home 6000 MC wich was purchased my Janome. This machine is really close to origional with a few more bells and whistels. It has a good walking foot for quilting and all embroidery are easy to use. Two things that need to be improved is the light (does not shine in the front where the foot is) and the threader (comes from the back and misses the needle.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? execllent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? vary good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It made with sewing in mind.
This was a very big purchase for me! I had not been planning on buying a new machine, but, the machine I had inherited which is a ver good machine, did not seem to have a quilting foot that functioned properly. I did a lot of research and so many people had geat things to say about this Janome Memory Craft machine. I took it right ou of the box and was testing it out within an hour. I am so happy with this sewing machine it has made quilting so much easier for me. I highly recommend it!
I immediately opened and set up the machine effortlessly ~ from the time I've plugged it in and been using it has performed better than any other machine I've had or used. I would recommend this to anyone the quality is amazing and does everything and more than I expected ~ Love Love Love my new machine Happy Quilting
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I based my purchase on other reviews and was extremely please with my purchase
I received my Janome 6500P sewing & quilting machine in good condiction. Set it up right away and LOVE it. Its all I expected and then some. My old machine was 35 years old and finally broke, so glad I choose the Janome to replace it. Easy instruction to follow, I've used several of the sewing modes and they all seem to be easy to follow. I like that so many accessories came with the package
I have had this machine for almost a year. I previously worked in a quilt shop and this was the make and model of my work machine. I sew almost daily on this machine, piecing and quilting. It is a work horse! It was a great price and great quality!
I love this machine. I took it out of the box and started sewing. I use many of the features. I like that there is more room between the machine wall and the needle. When I'm stuffing a massive vintage dress through to do a quick repair or style change, it makes a difference