But the biggest news of the week is that I finished my quilt along top with my new sewing machine!
Yep, after a year of looking and saving I finally made the leap and purchased a Janome 9450. This baby is the workhorse of quilting machines, with two different even-feed feet, three special needle plates, a super large throat space, built-in needle threader, scissor cut, needle up-down, foot up-down, and a large LED light in addition to the undercarriage LEDs to light up my workspace.
I’m just learning about all the features of my new machine, but man I love the scissor cut. The machine stops with the needle down by default and all you have to do is to press a button to cut both the top and bottom threads. The threads are cut and the foot and needle rise up so you can move the quilt. When you want to sew again you press the foot down button and then the Start button or use the foot pedal and you simple go, no bothering with catching and holding the threads under the foot or any of that nonsense it just goes and the thread doesn’t get pulled out of the needle or tangled underneath. How did I ever live without this feature?