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Topic Title: Artistic 18
Topic Summary: Where to find reviews
Created On: 02/12/2013 09:43 AM
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 02/12/2013 09:43 AM
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Quilthappy

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Where can one find reviews about the Janome Artistic longarms. I have search and searched and can not seem to find out any info other then the discription literature of the machines. Before one wants to purchase the longarm they like to read the review. I know or have been told they are made by TinLizzy but no info on their site.

Does anyone have reviews?

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 02/12/2013 03:26 PM
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CherylAnn

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I wasn't aware that Janome had a long arm. I haven't seen one in my travels and I was to a couple events in Arizona in January.

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 02/12/2013 08:49 PM
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Quilthappy

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copied this from a site.

"New Artistic Long Arm by Janome
We are excited to introduce the ARTISTIC 18 LONG ARM QUILTETR. This machine has a 5 year warrenty,stitch regulator, oil reservoir, built-in-bobbon winder, largest capacity bobbin, flrxible lamp, needle up needle down, ergonomic handles makes this your best choice for your in home long arm machine. You have an 18" open area and the price is right.
The Janome Artistic 18 and Artistic 26."


It does not have Janome on the machine, has Artistic.... I have been told it is made by Tin Lizzy. I can not find information about this LA quilt machine. Since I have a MC11000 I was thinking of purchasing the Artistic 18. I am so disappointed that I can not find a review pros or cons. Without reading some reviews pros and/or cons about the machine I am now looking to purchase another brand. If some one has the Artistic 18 and would like to share some information, I would be most appreciative. I want to give the Janome a fair chance.

Donna in DE

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 02/12/2013 08:58 PM
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craftychipmunk

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I just googled "Janome Artistic longarms" and came up with a number of sites referring to them. One forum site mentioned that they are made by TinLizzy, ( as well as some other well known brands), and are about $8000. Don't know what all comes with that price, hopefully the frame is included at that price.

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Edited: 02/12/2013 at 08:59 PM by craftychipmunk
 02/14/2013 01:47 PM
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Quilthappy

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I have found sites selling the longarm as well. I am looking for reviews of the machines. The good and bad. I have not been able to locate any reviews. One would think since the Janome name is linked to the longarm they would have a website.

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Donna in DE
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 03/24/2014 04:54 AM
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smlane

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I am VERY interested in the Janome Artistic 26 which I recently saw at a quilt expo. I am having a difficult time finding information about this machine, and it is not even LISTED on the Janome site - yet I know it exists. I'm a "researcher" and want to know as much as possible BEFORE I purchase a machine (which I plan to do in the very near future). I have found a one-page overview on one or two dealer websites, but cannot find any detailed info. I plan to purchase the computer-module for whichever machine I buy and cannot find anything about what software comes for the Artistic, or which software is compatible. Anyone point me in the right direction?

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Susan L.
 03/24/2014 09:50 AM
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digimad

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The names are misleading, the long arm machines wear the Artistic brand, the Janome flash is only used in America, it isn't a machine made by Janome, but only endorsed by Janome USA. So those who believe it is in fact made by another manufacturer are probably correct. If you visist the Artistic Site Artistic long arm machines you will see there is no mention of Janome, they haven't been allowed to use the Janome flash for some time.

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Edited: 03/24/2014 at 11:28 AM by digimad
 03/24/2014 05:28 PM
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smlane

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I understand. But wouldn't you think that Janome would show them on their website seeing they are sold under the Janome "name" - seems like they are missing a good marketing opportunity.

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Susan L.
 03/25/2014 09:34 AM
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Why would Janome show them on their website, they aren't a Janome product, anymore than the Artistic Sewing Suite is. Unfortunately Janome USA 3 years ago decided to endorse a non Janome product allowing the company that wrote the Artistic Sewing Suite to show a Janome flash.

Janome Japan had not given their consent to the Janome name being associated with a product they had no involvement with, so rescinded the right for the Artistic product list from displaying the Janome name on their products. The fact that once again the Janome name is being presented to look as though the machines are a Janome product, when they aren't, is indicative of a lesson not having been learnt.

Janome Japan is very jealous of its reputation for quality machines and software associations, which is why the only Janome branded software is that made by Wilcom, MBX, it's also the only one Janome Japan allows to be sold internationally, the Artistic Sewing Suite is sold only in North America and as a cheap alternative to Janomes flagship software MBX, in Russia.

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 04/06/2014 11:14 AM
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Pandee

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I have a artistic 26" dx. Would you please tell me how to read a post
 04/06/2014 11:50 AM
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Pandee

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I have a 26"dx. I am new to this so if you will tell me how to read and reply I will share info with you
 04/06/2014 09:06 PM
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CherylAnn

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Pandee,

You just read all the threads in a certain topic and click "Reply" to write a message. However, Janome does not make a long arm or a medium arm machine to my knowledge and this is "The Janome" forum operated by Janome America. There must be some Yahoo Forums just related to Long Arm Quilters, where those interested can join to obtain information.

Another way would be for you to send a "Private" message to the lady asking questions. You can find that on the top bar of "HER" post, it is a little yellow/orange bubble quote with 2 white lines in it. Then you can decide if you want to exchange email addresses or even phone numbers to communicate privately.

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 04/07/2014 05:35 PM
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Pandee

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Cheryl, you are right and you are wrong. The artistic 18" and 26" is sold by JANOME dealers as a Janome machine. It is actually manufactured by Tin Lizzie and is the same machine at the 18" and 26" ESD.
 04/07/2014 11:42 PM
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CherylAnn

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I've seen the Tin Lizzie at quilting shows, but there have been 3 dealers in my city, only one remaining and NONE of them ever mentioned a Janome long arm or sold it or the Tin Lizzie. I will have to keep my eyes open when I visit other Janome dealers to check this out.

Thanks for the information.

Cheryl

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 04/13/2014 10:48 AM
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Quilthappy

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I have the Janome Artistic 18 purchased from a Janome dealer in DE. It is made by Tin Lizzy so I am told. But you will not find any info re the Janome Artistic 18 other then on the http://www.artisticsewingsuite.com.

Donna in DE

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