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From: malaaika
Date: 07-31-2006, 05:20 PM (1 of 9)
Hi there i'm new here first time posting a note so please be kind! i want to buy a janome 11000, i'm not a rich women i'm going to sell alot of my sentimental items to purchase it! its value in the uk at the mo is 3500! thats nearly $7000! can you all 11000 owners honestly tell me a little about it the good points and baddy's and its comparisons. thanks i'll be looking forward to hearing from you all!
Malaaika
User: malaaika
Member since: 07-29-2006
Total posts: 12
From: Chrysantha
Date: 07-31-2006, 07:35 PM (2 of 9)
The only bad point is, you have to have a LOT of room behind the machine for the embroidery arm. So it's best sit on a table/cabinet where the arm in out in 'space'. (unlike the 10000/10001 the embroidery arm is more stable).
It's not a bad point, but you'll become addicted to using thumbs/USB drives.(and the ones from OESD DO NOT WORK IN 11000's. When buying OESD designs get a multi-format CD and put the designs on your own USB drive.) Also stay away from the Janome CD drive that you can buy with the machine. (it's a pain in the a** and won't work with all CD's. You're better off just using your computer.)

11000's here in the states run $7500. (but they're packaged with 'extra's..Stitchitize CD's with 4000 designs, extra hoops, etc)

Also the 5 spool stand that they 'show' with the 11000, will not work. (due again to the arm) I use a 'Martha Pullen/Echidna design' 10 spool holder that sits UNDER the machine.
Don't forget Digi Pro (digitizer updated to photo stitch) Also remember that the other Janome hoops WILL NOT work on the new machine. The hoops for the 11000 have an 'off-set' attachment, instead of the regular 'straight' one, because the arm goes back and forth AND up and down...like a circle. (Japanese robotics are wonderful).

Kath (owner of the 11000, 10000/10001, 300E, 6500 Quilt Pro and the Compulock)
Chrys
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Chrysantha
Date: 07-31-2006, 10:54 PM (3 of 9)
I also forgot that the 11000 will be getting an update in Sept. (free) and they will be adding the 5x7 hoop (no date yet). 11000 already has the 2x2,4x4,8x8, 8,1/2x11 (macro).
Chrys
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 08-01-2006, 09:28 PM (4 of 9)
I trained on this machine back in Feb and if I had the money I would buy it right now. I really like the features. Does the cloth setter come with the purchase? If so you really need that to place your designs.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-01-2006, 10:10 PM (5 of 9)
Nope..you have to buy the clothsetter because it's a table too. (not that you need that kinda table). It's got 4 expandable legs. Mines still sitting on the floor and I've had it for mnths...the clothsetter, NOT the machine :bg:
Chrys
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 08-01-2006, 10:46 PM (6 of 9)
Kath, the conference that I went to they sold the machine and the table was included in the price. I think the price was 6800.00 I'm not really positive but check out All Brands I think they still have some at that price last time I checked.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-01-2006, 10:57 PM (7 of 9)
Well I got mine at my dealer. The cloth setters didn't COME OUT till 4 mnths AFTER I got my machine ( the first batch was wrong and they were all sent back). So I guess it depends on where you buy and what they package with it. My dealer sells at $7500, includes 2 extra hoops, 2x2, 8,1/2x11 and the 4000 Stitchitize designs.(of course she 'deals' with you and you don't actually pay the $7500..at least -I- didn't..I buy just about everything from her...she has fabric too). I also get 2 yrs of free maint. and repairs. :bg:
Chrys
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: malaaika
Date: 08-02-2006, 05:31 PM (8 of 9)
:up:you've given very good info on the goods and few bads! which i did'nt expect! very useful info for first time buyers of the janome 11000, will the thread stand for janome 9000 fit it? oh yes i've managed to sell my janome 9000 today! hooooray! i'm very pleased now i can move a few steps closer to buying the 11000! thanks to every one who replies your great lady's! :wink:
Malaaika
User: malaaika
Member since: 07-29-2006
Total posts: 12
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 08-03-2006, 12:19 AM (9 of 9)
If you have the 9000 you are going to love the 11000. :up:

Kath, I just realized that price is to Louisiana customers only. Only if you can pick it up at one of the stores. Sorry about that, I get excited when I can help someone out. I had a sewing center that I use to go to that had fabric, clubs and the people were great but as usual with anything I find that is good for me, it closed.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
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