Thursday, July 25, 2013

WE ARE DOING THE OLD DOG THING AGAIN....CAN AN OLD DOG LEARN NEW TRICKS?????

Here is my new baby.... Pfaff 4.0 expression.

 I sold my pfaff 2058....the Horizon was sold a while back.


 This is about the same size as the Horizon but the pfaff has dual feed and the Horizon had this big walking foot.

 Don't get me wrong, I loved the Horizon but I really wanted the dual feed.

 This machine does not have the lever that lifts the foot...it has a button to lift and a button to lower. My hand keeps going to the back of the machine to lift and lower...driving me crazy....

 I used the lever a lot when I blanket stitch...now I don't know what to do with my hands.... What a thing to complain about...RIGHT!!!! WHAAAAAAA poor me....

Working on another octopus quilt..... I love this one. YOu can not see the gray in the white and pink squares...one day I will take a good picture...

19 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh is he cute! One quick question. How big are your squares in the border? I am trying to do a similar type border on my raccoon quilt and wondering how big to make the squares. Really cute octopus!

suemac said...

Sweet machine.

Gene Black said...

I have to say that I like the manual lever to do the presser foot. I rarely used the button to lift the foot on my Babylock. On my Janome it is only manual and I am just fine with that.

Dana Gaffney said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you'll get the hang of it but it will drive you crazy until you do, LOL. Does this one do embroidery?

Missy Shay said...

I recently acquired a treadle that actually has a presser foot lifter that you hit with your knees so you can keep both hands on your project, it is 100 years old! Thought that was pretty neat! I love your octopus!

Fiesta said...

Barb the octopus quilt is adorable!

Marie said...

I understand about those buttons, my new Viking Diamond has so many buttons and no levers, I keep looking for it! Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Marie

Tammy said...

Barb you will get the hang of tha tnew machine before you know....So go sew sew sew so you learn it faster.

Freddie said...

Great sewing machine.

Susan said...

Congrats on your new baby! I think I would have a problem getting used to not having a lever for the pressure foot too...good luck with that!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh no worries, you will get the hang of it! Pink, do I see pink! Just darling Barb.,

SewCalGal said...

I forgot about the dual feed feature. Big difference. I'm sure you'll master it soon.

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Just makes me smile. What a wonderful design, choice of fabrics and colors.

SewCalGal
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barb said...

you do such amazing work!! everytime i see something you are working on, i am in awe of your talent. keep up the great work! barbara babscorbitt@gmail.com

hetty said...

Cute pink octopus! How many machines do you own? Just wondering.

ShirleyC said...

Congrats! I hope you get used to the button thing. I can do either with my BL, but when I'm just sewing, I usually use the lever.

sandra said...

A new machine, you must have been a good girl!! Love the pink octopus.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations on your new Pfaff...you will soon get use to the difference. Love the octopus.

Wacky Woman said...

I have a few machines too Barb. I mostly use my Horizon now. Love your cute octopus!

Teresa in Music City said...

Lucky you! What a great machine that is - I have a few friends with Pfaff's and they swear by them. Both of my machines have knee lifts, and I've gotten to the point where I can't hardly sew without it. It's so handy (pun totally unintended until I realized it LOL!!!)