Wednesday, January 12, 2011

JANOME HORIZON 7700QCP DEBUT....known as Mr. Big or my Big guy!!

Here he is in all of his sewing glory.... I promised I would do a review on this Horizon but if you go to this Janome site(just click on Janome site) it will take you to where you can get all the information you need....



I want you to take a look at all of the sewing space it provides. This is great for machine quilting but I am sooooo in love with the extra space it gives me for scissors, material pieces, hand room and elbows.......it is awesome,....like another sewing area.



I didn't want to take up to much of your blogging time that is why I provided you with the site if you want to know more, I am just going to show you a few features that I love at this moment. I am sure there will be more but for now.....

I love love love...did I say love....this feature...just by a touch of the pad this goes from this...



To this..... No more eating my fabric edges....no more fabric chewing frustrations...



Next is, it offers all these blanket stitches....talk about having a time trying to decide which ones to use....



I will show you one thing I do not like.... When I want to use my dual feed, I have to use these clod hoppers....see how big and clunky they are...
It wouldn't be so bad but......



Like when I wanted to sew over a bulk of fabric shown below....the fabric would get stuck under the clunkers and this is what would happen. What an eye sore...what a frustration. I would have to remember to pull up the foot and get a tool to stuff the fabric back and then sew, if I did not remember...I would get this. No fun but well....I am easy (not to easy) but I can deal with this...maybe there is a way around this?



My overall review....I totally love this machine....Mr. Pfaff has no need to worry, I love him too...the one that has to worry is my husband (wink! wink!)....

34 comments:

JustCindy said...

It looks like a wonderful machine!

Terry said...

I am SO jealous! What a great machine! :0)

Maggey and Jim said...

Wow, looks like a great machine.. I have a janome 4000 that I have had 15 years and have been looking at the horizon?? Not sure about those chuky feet but don't you get lessons with that machine? Keep on bloggin' bout it cause I want to hear all you have to say.. Value your opinion..
Maggey

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

LOL! you are to funny barb. I think it is bank account that needs to worry! LOL! Thanks for the review. I have been enjoying your posts lately just not commenting.

Barb said...

wow - he looks amazing! Enjoy!

Marydon said...

Barb, that inch worm quilt is just adorably cute!! & I so love the colors.

I'd be lost on a simple machine, much less a machine of this magnitude ...

TY for your sweet well wishes ... I'm slowly mending & unbruising.

TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow it looks amazing Barb. Enjoy your stitching!

True Blue Nana said...

I am jealous. Have you tried it for machine quilting yet?

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Man I am so jealous!! That looks like an awesome machine. Jenn

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ahhh, you two are a match made in heaven!

Penny said...

That's a 'mean' looking guy..give it a good workout!

Stephanie said...

That is quite the machine. I need to get my old Pfaff machine one of these days and work on a small project.

Bridget B said...

Enjoy sewing on your new machine- it looks like a great machine.

Peaceful Piecer said...

Mr. Big looks like he can do everything! I would really enjoy a machine with blanket stitch.

Susan In Texas said...

Everyone I know that has a Janome just loves it; I guess you are no exception. I'm having trouble interpreting the two close-up pictures of the feature you really love. What's the difference exactly? It looks like the throat plate changes from a wide needle-hole suitable for zigzag to a small hole for straight stitch; is that it? That would be nice! I have to dig out the screwdriver and pop out my whole throat plate to make that change.

Enjoy Mr. Big.
Susan in Texas

Pamela said...

Exciting!! Isn't it wonderful to get a new machine? I have a fairly new Sapphire and after my 20 year old Singer I just couldn't get over how well it worked!

Have fun!

deborah said...

I'm saving for one...I think this looks like a workhorse!

wackywoman said...

Drooling here.......

SewCalGal said...

I'm so happy for you and Mr. Big. Sounds like a wonderful machine. I do so appreciate hearing your detailed insights on this model too. It helps to get an understanding to be able to share insights with those looking for a new machine too.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I have one in layaway...but have a very long way to go. I am thinking about giving up for a lesser model. Sigh.

Marie said...

I love the size of the throat on that machine-- what possibilities for your quilting!!. Thanks so much for sharing. How ar eyou doing? Could you send me your snail mail address, hopoing to drive up in the spring to visit the kids in Yorktow and would love to see you and visit some. We had a great quick weekend withthem last weeek. My son is leaving the end of the month. Will be in touch soon. Hugs, Marie

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow!! Nice!!

The Quilting Pirate said...

OOO new pinky layout and blog header--nice!!

OOOO Mr. Big is awsome indeed!! Is this also and embroidery machine? Did you get a good price? I love my machine with it's extra space, but I really want dual feed.

Debi said...

Wow, I love this machine. I need a new one since mine is about 16 years old...hmmm.

Dresden Quilter said...

Thanks for the review! Mr. Big would be my dream machine.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

New sewing machines are great, I just don't look forward to the learning curve that goes with it. I think there will always be a bad point or two. Good thing the good points make up for the couple bad things.

Needled Mom said...

It was fun to read the review, Barb. I would love the single hole too. I hate to have to change my throat plate. The color is really pretty too.

The extra space would make quilting soooo much easier.

Connie204 said...

I have the Janome 6600 have had it for 4 years and I love it. The new 7700 looks amazing. However, I will keep my 6600 as the new one doesn't fit my budget.

Rhonda said...

Barb, what a great review of your sewing machine. Janome is a great machine for sure. I have the 11000 and nearly every day I find something new that it can do.
Your clunky foot problem is a downer but maybe something will figure out a better way.

Michelle May said...

Sweet!!!!

AverettLadyNana said...

Love all the degree directional lines on the throat plate...

Suzan said...

I want this machine so badly I can taste it! I love my DP1600P and my little Brother but this would be the best of both worlds - and I would only have to have one machine set up at a time. I am jealous. There, I said it!

badlandsquilts said...

I haven't tried corners yet but I did some sewing with thicker fabrics and the 1/4 accufeed foot and it worked wonderful...the stitching would never have been even with my old machine cause I would have had to tug it thru.

┼Żabacorporation said...

You're so nice to be posting pictures of the machine a lot of us dreams about:-)
I can't wait the time I collect enough money...
It's so lovely!