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From: girlwhogames
Date: 10-16-2006, 02:41 PM (1 of 1)
I was dead set on buying a Janome 4900 (or a Janome 6600) when I tried the Baby Lock New Espire. I have now dropped all interest in Janome. That Baby Lock is something else. It does not do embroidery but it does almost everything else and is fully upgradable by internet. No need for a service tech to upgrade the stiches or other stuff when new ones are available...just plug into your computer and go to Baby Lock and download upgrades!! It also has the smoothest free motion quilting I have experienced.

The MSRP is $3400 but the going price is $2200. After tyring both Janomes mentioned above and the Viking 770 and Pfaff (similar to the 770), I think the Baby Lock is the best top of the line quilting/sewing machine out there. I believe I will go buy one. I spent 4 hours in the store sewing on it. It's nice. You can check it out at if you are in the market for a new machine but don't want one with full embroidery capabilities.
User: girlwhogames
Member since: 09-28-2006
Total posts: 10
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