I have an old Singer machine, its about 23 years old, and its my birthday soon, and I am wondering whether to try and get the Janome 9700. I usually just do patchwork and quilting, but like the idea of having pretty embroidery on cards, on pillowcases, and things I can make for gifts. The Janome 9700 is £1499 – which is a lot of money…. I am worried that I will not get enough value from it, although if it lasts as long as my Singer is will cost £65 a year!
Does anyone have the Janome 9700 – and what do you think of it?