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Janome 6600

by Mary

I've had this machine for about ten years and am still in love with it. I have not had a single problem in all of that time.

Some of the best features are the large throat area, the sky-high spring-loaded presser foot (a second tier of lift will help you get over a rolled-up quilt or several layers of denim), the horizontal bobbin with clear cover so you can see how much bobbin thread is left, the Accu-feed system, the good lighting, the automatic needle threader, the lockstitch, the automatic scissors, and the multitude of feet that came with it.

It will take generic snap-on or low-shank feet available nearly anywhere, and this is really handy if you lose a zipper foot, for instance. The threading guide is clearly marked, both for the top thread and the bobbin. The seam guide is clearly marked, as well.

This machine does have a couple of disadvantages if it is to be your only machine.

Mainly, it is rather heavy for taking to class, and it does not have a free-arm. (I'm seventy and don't like to carry that kind of weight, so I use a smaller free-arm machine for classes.) You may only be able to find this model as a used machine or as a new one from an internet seller now.

All in all, it's a wonderful, versatile machine, and it is far less expensive than many other brands are, while being very durable and trouble-free.

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Jun 13, 2019
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by: Anonymous

It took awhile to bond with this machine, but now I use it only for machine quilting and I love it. I bought a Janome 4120 for classes and end up using it regularly.

Oct 22, 2017
by: Martha Reed

I enjoy my 6600 Janome sewing machine ,it is everything I look for in a sewing machine.

Sep 22, 2017
My Janome Horizon
by: Elaine DeFoor

I have had my Janome Horizon for five years and feel much the same way.

It does have a free-arm which is very nice. I believe I could sew anything on this machine.

Quilting is the number one thing I do and love but we have a boat and just finished new inside cushions on it. I also made banner and flag bags for a Marine Veterans League who are in a lot of parades and do a lot of charity work.

I have had and do have other machines but this has been my favorite.

The only time I use the others is when I have the Janome set up for free-motion quilting.

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