I was finally able to get out my new machine and set it up. I don't have the free motion foot yet. I cannot WAIT to get it and try it out.
Here she is: my new Janome 1600P.
The 1600 is a professional straight stitch only machine that can sew as many as 1600 stitches per minute. The big thing that I'm interested in is the throat space. ALMOST NINE INCHES (officially 8 7/8")...WOO HOO!
My Bernina only has about six inches of quilting space...and let me tell you, that's not much when you're doing a full sized quilt! (I haven't even tried a queen yet.)
It has a thread cutter.
Now, how does that thing work? I cut the threads, and then when I sew again, the machine just starts sewing without bringing up the bobbin thread. It's really strange!
I can wind the bobbin without unthreading the machine...I can even wind the bobbin WHILE I'm sewing. Also needle up/down feature.
So, I've had fun sewing on the new machine.
I finished two more quilt tops.
This larger one...
And one the same size as the one that I did in the tutorial.
I had a quilty day. I hope you did, too.