Janome Memory Craft 6300p

Janome Memory Craft 6300p

It’s important it is to have a reliable, efficient machine and generally quilters know this by harsh experience! Some computerized sewing machines leave a lot to be desired but, there are some exceptions to the rule. The Janome Memory Craft … Read more

Juki HZL K65 Review

Juki HZL K65 Review

Juki HZL K65 Review The Juki HZL-K65 is a marketed as tough, hard-working, portable sewing machine. On first view, the simpleness of the design would make it an excellent machine for beginners. Juki is known for its high standards in producing quality machines, … Read more

Brother Designio DZ3400

Brother Designio DZ3400

Brother Designio DZ3400 According to Brother, the Brother Designio DZ3400 computerized sewing and quilting machine has been designed for artistic crafters. Brother says it can: “help you give your projects a customized, high-end look”. It has plenty of features, a … Read more

Brother HC1850 Review

Brother HC1850 Review

 

Brother HC1850 Review

Brother claims that the HC 1850 is perfect for:

“sewing, quilting, and basic monogramming. Designed for versatility and ease of use, this machine includes a hassle-free, built-in stitch reference flip-chart”.

Because we are quilters it’s good to see some specialized quilting features which include a detachable large table, spring action quilting foot, and the ability to do free-motion quilting.

The HC1850is also portable and light-weight, and perfect for taking to classes.

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Janome HD3000

Janome HD3000

Janome HD3000

You know, sometimes you just want a basic sewing machine that does a top notch job without a lot of bells and whistles. Well the this Janome claims to do just that! 

Not everyone wants or needs a computerized sewing machine and can sometimes feel intimidated by all the technology, especially if they’re transitioning from a granny inherited machine.

Your budget will also dictate what kind of sewing machine you purchase. Better to buy a good quality basic machine than a cheap computerized one. 

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Singer s18 Studio Sewing Machine

Singer s18 Studio Sewing Machine

Singer s18 Studio Sewing Machine

Singer claim to give you a high-performance machine for a fraction of the cost:

Introduction to Singer Studio 18

 

On the face of it, the Singer S18 looks like a great sewing machine for quilting. You can see by the image that it has that all essential extra throat space needed and conveniently located function buttons. Let’s have a look at the functions and features in more detail.

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Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine

Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine

Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery MachineProduct – Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine 

Price – Special Package only $1,799.00 – I want it all special!

Website – Sewing Machines Plus

 

Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine

The Singer Futura xl 400 Computerized Sewing Embroidery Machine is part of special package from Sewing machines Plus is packed with goodies. All the Singer XL -400 software is included, 80 spools of thread, Wilcom resizing and conversion software, Stabilizer kit, Kay Brooks instructional video and a Florian thread converter.

All sounds good? Let’s have a look at the Singer XL – 400 Functions and Features first, then we’ll move onto all the extras goodies and see if this bundle is worth purchasing.

 

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Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing MachineMost quilters like to embellish with embroidery at some point. An embroidery sewing machine that is also suitable for quilting is ideal for this and Janome have produced a model they claim is perfect for this, the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Embroidery Sewing Machine

“Whether you quilt, embroider, sew home decor and garments, or do a combination of everything, this machine makes it all more enjoyable.”

With the advanced PC connection with horizon link you can view and edit your embroidery patterns via a computer interface. Let’s have a look and see what else the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 has to offer.

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HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine

HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine

HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting MachineProduct – HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine

Price: $6,495.00 with special bonus package! (List Price: $8,532.00)

Website – Sewing Machines Plus

 

 

Laurel Barrus, the founder of the Handi Quilter company designs machines with the ethos: “Designed by a Quilter, for Quilters”®.

With the HQ Sweet Sixteen Quilting Machine the company have come up with a long arm sit down quilting machine, an ideal solution if you don’t have the space for the larger “stand up” models. Called the Sweet Sixteen because of the 16″ throat space this model from HQ will let you quilt king size quilts with the added advantage of the addition of the TruStitch regulator. Working differently from the “stand up” long arm quilting machine the smooth surface of the included table lets your project glide under the needle.

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Singer Special Edition Sewing Machine

Singer Special Edition Sewing Machine

Singer Special Edition Sewing Machine

women's choice awardThe Singer Special Edition Sewing Machine is a glamorous looking sewing machine from Singer with a shiny metallic silver finish that certainly looks good! it won the Women’s Choice Award which is based on a national survey from over 5000 women.

Let’s look under the hood and see if beauty is only skin deep by checking out at all the functions and features this sewing machine has to offer.

 

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Juki tl 2000qi Long Arm Quilting Machine

Juki tl 2000qi Long Arm Quilting Machine

Juki tl 2000qi Long Arm Quilting Machine

The Juki tl 2000qilong arm quilting machine is not strictly a long arm machine but is classed as one for domestic use. Juki is more well known for industrial machines and have produced theTL-2000Qi for the domestic market. It is marketed as a “high-quality sewing and quilting machine, portable and lightweight, constructed of aluminium die-casting to ensure industrial-quality sewing.” It has a large work area of 23 inches so can handle large quilts with ease.

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Janome Memory Craft

Janome Memory Craft

Janome Memory Craft

Janome have a few memory craft models available, today I’m going to be looking at the Janome Memory Craft 6600P. This is advertised as a machine for advanced sewing with advanced features and sewing speeds of up to 1000 stitches per minute. Many of the features are designed specifically for quilters including a 9” x 5” throat space. First let’s take a look at the functions and features.

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The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

The SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist 600-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine with Extension Table, Bonus Accessories and Hard Cover is a multi-function computerized sewing machine suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced.

It has an array of functions and features not usually available at this price point. If you have a basic sewing machine and want to move on to more complex sewing projects like quilting you should consider this one. One machine I purchased for around the same price only had 5 presser feet and nowhere near the amount of stitches. Some of the features are:

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