A true Workhorse
I purchased this machine four years ago. This is a fantastic WORKHORSE. I am a quilter and piecing is a breeze. Never jams, always a beautiful stitch, and immediate pick up on pressing the foot pedal. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this product. Free motion quilting is so achievable with the wide throat. I make around 20 quilts a year, and free motion quilt all of them.
Purchased in January 2016.
Love Love this machine
I have had my 1600P for a year now and love it. I do a lot of quilting mostly. Fast with beautiful stitches! It is semi industrial machine with auto thread cutter, knee lift, needle down option and also came with extension table. (which the ladies in the store at Southland didn't even know and sold me an extra one separately which I then had to return and receive a credit note!) The staff there also did not seem to know much about the machine. The separate bobbin winder is very handy. Fantastic to freemotion quilt with and the straight line q...uilting is so easy with results that are very professional looking. I also love that the reverse stitch is a lever rather than computerised button. The massive throat space means I have been able to quilt a queen size quilt. The only slight negative was that the auto threader was a little difficult to work out but I persevered and now have the hang of it. It is also quite big and heavy if you want to take it to classes but I have only been to one class in my life so not a problem. :-) Highly recommend especially if you do a lot of quilting.
Sew Simple Canberra - Bad after sale service
Great machine - although the staff at Sew Simple Canberra are untrained in this unit and are unhelpful if you have after sales requirements. It was disappointing to see a good product so poorly supported by uninterested staff who I believe have let down their customers (although they happy to take your money) and Janome.
Easy to use
Bad warranty service from Sew Simple Canberra
Love it, excellent machine
I love this machine. I originally bought it for patchwork and quilting but use it for everything. It sews beautifully and is fast on the straight seams. It sews long straight seams nicer than my other machine. It is easy to use and easy to maintain. I would recommend it to sewers. It is called my workhorse.
sews a lovely straight stitch, fast, easy to use and maintain.
best machine on the market today that does all my sewing and quilting. Very well priced and very easy to use.
very easy to use, very easy to control when free motion quilting, you can go as fast or as slow as you like and it winds for bobbin with a separated motor
there not 1 thing I dislike about this machine
Questions & Answers
Is this a Janome HD9 now ??
Hi Steven, I had to google what a Janome HD9 is! This HD9 appears to be a new upgrade for essentially the same machine as mine. There only seems to be a couple of differences in the descriptions of both machines these being the HD9 has 1/2" less in the throat space but it has a larger bobbin for greater thread capacity. According to when I wrote my review I have had my machine for 6 years and I am still incredibly happy with it. It is a work horse and is in constant use as I have made hundreds of quilts. I still highly recommend it. With the release of the HD9 you might find good deals on the 1600P but if you want the bonus longer lasting bobbins then get the HD9. I am assuming it would be just as good as the 1600P but haven’t had personal experience with it though. Hope this helps :-)
When using my machine with a stitch regulator I keep getting tangles of top thread on the underside of the quilt. I have tried adjusting the top thread tension, but no matter which way I turn the knob it still tangles. Any ideas?
Does this machine come with a 1/4 inch foot
The standard foot the machine comes with is 1/4 inch but it doesn't have a guide on the side. You can purchase a 1/4 inch foot with the side guide for this machine. I mostly use the cloth seam guide that comes with the machine and the standard foot. This is a metal guide that screws into the bed of the machine next to your foot. Another foot worth purchasing is the walking foot. This is essential if you want to quilt your own quilts with straight lines. It is also fantastic when attaching bindings or just for sewing multiple layers together. I still sew on my machine nearly every day. It is a real work horse and has not given me any problems. I make quilts and it is the perfect machine for quilters. Check out this review https://houseofmeggs.com/janome-1600p-qc-straight-stitch-machine-and-kit-review/
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