Monday, September 28, 2009
#33 word prompt and a new sewing machine
This week's prompt word is Spiral. ooooooooooh the possibilities........my response? A seahorse, after all he ends in a spiral. Want to know more about the CPP click Clara the Cow on my sidebar.
On Friday, we made a quick trip to Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener On, to pick up my Viewers Choice award.......the Janome Memory Craft 6600 Professional sewing machine.
As you can see this is a large machine with wonderfully long neck so that lots of quilt can be manipulated in that space. I spent a little time getting familiar with it this weekend. This machine has some terrific features. There is push button bobbin winding with a separate motor, an extra large extension table, a bright clear display screen to guide you through each stitch set up, there are lots of ways to make adjustments for whatever you are sewing, one touch thread cutting, lots of light and the built on thread stand is perfect ( I normally use a separate thread stand with other machines because the thread never seems to come off quite right)
I played a bit and tried several stitches, used the 1/4" foot ( I really like it) and did a little free motion quilting. The speed adjustment allows for great control. Here is the back of the piece I was working on, the stitches look pretty good don't they?
I am impressed and extremely pleased to own this machine.
Look at how high you can lift that presser foot!