Janome 4120QDC Sewing Machine
- Product Review (submitted on August 20, 2014):
I am the proud user of the 4120QDC for about a year, and while initially I had some doubts (my mother had never used a computer machine before, and it was meant to be her main machine) I can honestly say that all of my worrying was for nothing! The machine has an exceptional buttonholer, and it automates the process, so no extra steps are necessary, for my mother it has been the best machine ever.
I also love it because it manages thicker materials or multiple layers with ease. Yes, for the buttonholes on really thick layers, I sometimes feel like the machine is really pushing hard, but it still manages. But I wouldn’t recommend it for extra thick button holing, if that is what you plan on doing with it for the most part.
I bought a walking foot for it, but it was okay, it wasn’t a fortune, it improves quilting by a lot, so it was alright
The electronic stitch selector works really easily and the selections included are all pretty, but I for one use only about 4 or 5, but there are a lot to choose from.
One thing I love, especially for corner pivoting is the up/down needle option, which makes it easy to work in straight lines or in sharp corners. Also, since it’s an electronic machine, speed adjustments are included, and easy to use; plus, along with the pedal control it’s a real breeze to control the speed of the machine with real accuracy and precision.
If you’re fussy (like I am!) you’re not going to be too enchanted by the beeps the machine does when you press a button at the wrong time on the keypad, or when the presser foot is up, but my mom is not as bothered, plus it alerts you when something is not quite right, so it’s alright.
So, if you’ve never had a computer machine before, this one’s an amazing one to start with; it’s durable, flexible and works fine, it just makes you look forward to yet another sewing project.