It's day 17 of the 31 day Blogging Challenge and I have a new machine!
When I went to International Quilt Festival Houston, I took a class in which we got to use the brand new Bernina 570QE machines. I have a 770QE and I love it. It has a fantastic dual feed built in and a huge bobbin system. I've been waiting for those features to come down to a smaller, portable machine that I can take to classes, retreats, etc. My 770 is just too heavy. We sat down (my mom and I) at the machines and I looked at my mom and said, "I'm in trouble." And I was. The machine was a dream to stitch on. So I bought one. Berninas are amazing!
Since it's brand new, Houston was the first show they were shown at, it took a while before they were available to ship. Mine came in yesterday. As soon as I got it home I opened the box!
Here she is all set up in all her glory. The fabulous part is that the setup is the same as my 770QE so I understand how most of the machine works. Or at least, what I"m used to doing anyways.
It came with a 97 foot (it's a quarter inch foot), but not the 97D which has the build in dual feed. Fortunately my 770QE came with one and I went and grabbed it. The foot worked like a charm and my seam allowance was perfect! I sewed some scraps from my Bonnie Hunter On Ringo Lake quilt and they measured just perfect.
Then I put on my favorite free motion foot (a number 24), and tried that out. It too worked fabulously! I had no troubles at all.
This was part of my doodle. I love these! I want to use them again soon on something.
I can't wait to sew some more on her tomorrow!
I hope you get to quilt today!