Friday, August 21, 2015
Hive 3 July blocks
Lastly this is my newest purchase to replace the Viking. Its the Janome 8200 Memory craft, a model or two down from Martina's but with same massive harp space (11"!). If you use the automatic needle threader it eats fabric on the next seam and doesn't warn when bobbin thread running out - Viking does and it's really handy! It does have a knee lift but too far away to be useful, even adjusted which is disappointing. But it has a setting for 1/4" piecing, push a button and needle sets with stitch length 1.8. It has a setting for FMQ and a straight stitch needle plate that you can change with the push of a button. Wish it had a quick release foot like the Berninas but other than that brilliant machine, loving quilting on it and getting to know it better!
I don't have a dream machine, still on a high from buying the Janome just yet!