OK so it took awhile to read and look though the instruction book but I found what I needed. HOW TO THREAD this machine. I got that done and got the bobbin wound without any problems. So then I got a piece of fabric, batting and backing about seven inches wide and eighteen inches long and started with stitch number 1. I went through most all of the stitches and stitched a couple of inches of each. I love this machine, it fits my name, I can make crazy quilts and stitch to my hearts content with different stitches. I tried out the fonts it has, block and script. They are cute but now anything like embroiders. I put on the darning foot and tried my hand at free motion quilting. The machine did pretty good. The seamtress needs to work on her technique. Kinda jerky. I think slowing the speed down would help some.
Now I need to learn how to create my own stitch patterns. (combining two or more stitches). I also need to really learn what all those feet are for. I have about 10 of them. I think I'll skip the button hole thing as I don't plan to be sewing anything that requires buttonholes.
I really thrilled with this Janome 6500 so far. I feels good and solid when you sew. It is smooth and really quite. After all my confusion in trying to find the right machine, I think it found me!
Can't to start my first real project!