I got my new machine the week after this past Thanksgiving. I have been in LOVE ever since.
Things I love about this machine:
REALLY EVERYTHING! I am still learning about this machine and am scheduled to take three classes on her next week but for now I will say I love these things about the machine specifically -
- Automatic thread cutter - how did I survive before?!
- Speed control of the machine is adjustable
- The lights! She is bright with 30 LED lights on her!
- Large throat space for quilting
- Pretty, pretty, pretty stitches every time
- Super large bobbins!
- Dual feed system
- Needle up/down
I would definitely recommend this model to anyone! I love love love this machine. The only downside that I can note about this machine is her weight. She is a heavy girl but that is okay with me as I don't plan on moving her around often.
The machine I upgraded from was the Singer 7469Q Confidence Quilter. I sewed on her for almost two years and while she was great to learn to sew and quilt on, she was limited in her abilities. I was frustrated with they way she would chew up fabric and she just had tension issues too frequently for my liking. The tension issues were the worst when I would free motion quilt. I do still use her as she is my traveling machine. Here is a side by side comparison of my old and new machine. Check out the size difference!
I also have these two machines. The aqua one is a Singer 338 and she is a tank! My Mom received this machine as a high school graduation gift. I remember sewing on her, here and there, as a child and she still does work but could use a good tune up. Funny, the machine still smells the same way that it smelled when I was a kid! Who knows what that smell is, but I kind of like it.
I just received this black Singer from my sister as a gift this past weekend! I know nothing about it! I haven't even tried to turn it on yet, but she is pretty.
My sewing space needs some major organization, but I will share a few pictures anyway. Currently I sew in the back part of our family room behind our sofa, affectionately called "The Nook." I have some storage in the nook but the majority of my fabric lives upstairs. I recently purchased some comic book boards to neatly organize my fabric but just haven't done it yet. I also want to figure out a way to move my fabric downstairs to the sewing nook. One day. One day.
Thank you for stopping by my little blog! I am looking forward to reading all of the machine posts!