Sunday, December 17, 2017

My New Bernina 570QE

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!

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