Monday, March 2, 2020
WANTED TO SHOW YOU MY NEW MACHINE!!
Who doesn't love a new sewing machine???
In January one rainy day my husband and I went out shopping for a new sewing machine for me.
I wanted a basic machine, no electrical board but it had to have a long neck and do the blanket stitch.
We went to Longview, which is about an hour away and Low and Behold, they were closed due to inventory. Pooey. When we were there last I saw a machine that interest me, it was on sale at the time so we were going to get that one and were hoping it would be on sale.
Then we went from Longview to Shreveport about and hour and a half from Longview and shopped at all the quilting and machine stores.
One store did have the machine I wanted and it was on sale but you will not believe this...just as I was asking about the machine, the manager took the sale sign off and said...oh...this is not on sale anymore. She just lost a sale because we were not going to pay full price.
This is the machine I was looking for:
JAZZ II Baby lock
Isn't she a beaut??
Look at that long neck.... I think it is twelve inches.
Just a plain Jane machine. I got it online for half the asking price. The same price that had been on sale at both stores with free shipping.
I think my husband was more excited than I was but I will be honest I was not in a good place at the time we ordered it or when it came in.
I wanted this machine to be able to quilt larger quilts.
....I am truly making this a long story aren't I???? ha ha
I eventually threaded it and started quilting this quilt....oh my gosh....the back stitches were so loose. I knew it was the top thread. I kept trying to get the stitch right. I told my husband to keep the box because I might want to send it back....still in a very bad place....grumpy grumpy grumpy. I know...you all are going not you Barb...oh yessssss Too much on my plate and it was getting to me.
The thought came to me and don't laugh.....WHY NOT TRY READING THE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO THREAD THE MACHINE
dUHHHHH .....guess what...IT WORKED!!!
Then the next thought came to me that I should probably sew on the machine awhile to get use to it before doing any quilting on it....so I did.
Here is the front stitch
Here is the back stitch....the color is off but you get the picture.
It was a dream, no broken thread, the stitches were great. I want to now get a high shank foot for the free motion templates I have, I had gotten a low shank but it didn't work on my juki...I haven't tried it on this one yet but will have to pull it out to see.
So I guess you know where the box went???
This is the only sewing I have been doing if any...... I did quilt a whole quilt, 60 x 60 which worked fantastic with the long neck. I am wanting to quilt king size quilts on this puppy. I will show the quilt at a later time.