Think I died and went to heaven!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
I've been a huge Janome fan since the 6000 (1980's) and had several models since then but the 9400 beats them all...hands down! Only bought it 6 months ago and never had so much as a single hiccup, it's been absolutely problem-free, hope I don't jinx myself after saying that. The Ruler Work Kit/upgrade was supplied with my 9400 so now it's V2.10 with 4 x Ruler Feet...a great addition as I've planned another quilted jacket for Winter.
Have made a variety of clothing and home decor items during this time and while I make a quilt or two now and then, quilting is not top of my list only because there aren't enough hours in the day, but even though I don't quilt often I still enjoy the extra large bed and freearm. Any chance Janome could add more hours with the next model?? I would buy that in a heartbeat. LOL
Thanks to a dealer bonus pack of 10 x additional feet, the only extra I've purchased was the Acufeed Stitch-in-the-Ditch, actually I bought it for the 8900SE and transferred it to the 9400, but thanks to all the great feet included with the machine, I don't need to buy others.
So many great new features on this model, it's hard to pick one or two, but I really enjoy the pull-out highlight and although I don't generally sew at night just recently I found it was very useful on an overcast day. Sure I could have kept sewing without it, but it just made things so much easier. The snap-on needle plates, bobbin loading, needle threader, remote thread cutter, large foot pedal, USB capability. The touch screen is oh-sew-easy to use and all the lights are just wonderful. these are just a few of the great features of this machine.
Lastly, I hope Janome continue with the neutral colour palette, this was one reason I didn't upgrade to a 7700 a few years ago, I didn't want that bright red faceplate staring back at me all the time. Owners who want bright colours can add a vinyl skin etc but please, keep to the white case, it's so much easier on the eyes. The 9400 sits nicely amidst my other Janome machines, but puts a smile of my face every time I sew.