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Monday, April 4, 2022

New Sewing Machine!

My new Necchi with extension table

A few weeks ago my Janome sewing machine started making funny noises. After careful examination, I determined that a piece of metal that is supposed to sit above the bobbin case was lying on top of it. My stitches were fine, but the noise! On Saturday on our way to our daughter's house, we took the Janome to the same place that serviced it last October. The owner determined that a spring had broken, and to fix it will take a few days. 

Above is a photo of my Janome taken (in our old house) right after I bought it used in 2017. I love the wide throat and nice sewing table that came with it, but I have always had minor issues with it and had been thinking about selling it to purchase a more basic Janome like the one I used to own. Now that I have a longarm for quilting, the wide throat is not a necessity for me.

Necchi in the store waiting for me to buy it!

While we were waiting for the owner to write up a repair ticket, I asked him what he thought about my model of Janome (7700 QCP), and he said "it's a good machine but temperamental." I asked for his recommendation of a good basic machine, and he showed me a Necchi NC-204D. He told me the Necchi brand originated in Italy and that it is his most popular machine and that he sells so many he can hardly keep them in stock. Then he told me if I wanted it he would discount it by the cost of repairing my Janome. My husband said "Go for it!" and yes I brought it home!

Once we get my Janome back from the repair shop, I will sell it and figure out what kind of table to get for my new toy. In the meantime, the Necchi sews like a dream, and I don't miss the Janome issues!

I am linking with Joy's Monday This and That!

16 comments :

  1. I had not heard of that machine - had you heard of the brand before you got it? I like my babylock but it doesn't have a lot of throat space and I can barely get my hand in the area to unscrew the bobbin cover for cleaning

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  2. Wowie! A new machine and a new laptop, all in a week or so! You go girl! Glad to know you like the Necchi! I don't know anything about that one. I may be in the market for a new machine in the future. I add that one to my list of possibles.

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  3. That's so exciting, Linda! It looks like a great machine, and I really like the extension table with it, too. I have one for my machine and love it. Have fun getting to know the new machine!

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  4. Well, what a fun surprise, huh?! Enjoy it!

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  5. Temperamental machines are no fun. Do you have another wide throat machine for quilting? Happy stitching!

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  6. My friend has a vintage Necchi and absolutely loves it. Good luck with your new toy and have fun!

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  7. Hi again! Congrats to you. It sounds like it is a match made in heaven. No need to have sewing issues when there is a better solution for you. I've never heard of that brand, but that certainly doesn't mean a thing!! Yay you. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. OH nice machine! It can be so frustrating when our machines go bottoms up. Clay fixes and cleans my machines. I am so blessed. Enjoy the new toy! Hugs

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  9. That's amazing and it sounds great...exactly what you need for how much you sew and make quilts. Your husband is quite a guy - ...go for it...the words a mate would like to hear. That's really nice!

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    1. Yes he has always been supportive of anything I want. He knows I'm not a compulsive buyer and I generally take time to research things, when he is saying "just do it"! :D

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  10. What a BEAUTY! Congratulations on the purchase. I know you’re going to love it.

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  11. A new machine, how fun! Have a great week!

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  12. Looks nice! I've never heard of that brand either. I sure would love to have a wide throat since I do my own machine quilting.

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    1. I did my own too until I got the longarm. I just kept thinking about a simpler machine and this one fits the bill!

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  13. It sounds like you found a machine that works well for you, which is all that matters. Enjoy your stitching time.

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  14. Oh how exciting!!!! I know you will spend many happy hours together! I've never heard of that brand either.. so please let us know what you think! xx

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