I am so excited I got a NEW sewing machine yesterday!! I chose the Janome 1600P-QC. It was between that and the Janome MC6300. The 1600 is only a straight stitcher where as the 6300 has quite a few extra stitches. There were several reasons why I chose the 1600. First, it was cheaper. $800 vs. $1000. Second, I really didn't NEED all the extras. My vintage singer still works(btw,got it serviced) and probably has just as many extra stitches. It just didn't really like to FMQ. Third, I tried them both out at the dealer. I just kept going back to the 1600. The stitches were amazing, and it just sounded amazing...like it would last forever.
My head kept telling me to get the 6300. It had waaaaay more accessories and stitches. But my heart& gut was saying, no, get the 1600. So I went home,mulled it over, and made my decision.
I went back the next day and got it! To my delight the threw in a walking foot,$60, a 1/4 in foot,$15, a FMQ foot,$35,oil,& needles. Plus he gave me $30 off and extension table, $35 off servicing my old machine, oh, and extra bobbins.
This machine went for $1000 on sale but I got mine for $800 because it was used(gently). The lady who had it before, decided she wanted bells and whistles. Her loss,my gain,because I'm telling you, this machine stitches like a dream.
Of course, it took me 2 evenings to get to know this machine. I got it home last night, set it up and got going. I was disappointed when I discovered the stitches weren't as beautiful as in the shop. I tried everything. Every tension setting, all kinds of thread, changing the needles, re-threading it, straight stitching, FMQing.Then, on another attempt to re-thread, a light bulb went off. Are you ready for this???
I forgot to thread in the built in thread stand!! Silly, silly me. It went back to stitching beautifully. I don't think I will ever miss this threading step again!! YAY, me! I got a new machine!!!! Now maybe I can get some finished projects instead of fiddling with my machine!!