Monday, February 22, 2010
Design Wall Monday, A Question, and A Duh Moment
My design wall has the final two Santa Pillows that I need to piece. I should have completed them when I did the other ones because like many of you I had another project calling and I started working on it today instead.
On Saturday, I took my Janome Memory Craft 5700 to the shop to get its annual cleaning and the bobbin winder fixed. While there I purchased a walking foot for my Janome 1600DP and a stitch in the ditch foot (I didn't know there was such a thing.) I can't wait to try it out on my next quilt.
Generally, when I piece I use my regular foot and use a piece of tape to mark my 1/4 inch line.
I really thought I was pretty accurate. Saturday I also purchased a 1/4 inch foot and tried it out tonight.
Oh my gosh. I can't believe I have quilted for the past year or so using a regular foot when a 1/4 inch foot is so much more accurate. I've looked for one at my sewing machine shop a couple of times and couldn't find one. They had one this time and it was only $9.95.
On my way to Fort Smith, I called my husband and told him I looked at my receipt for my Janome 5700 (why I keep it in my vehicle, I don't know) and it was a 2002 model (actually that is when I purchased it) and that is was time for a trade in. He chuckled and said, "Is that right!"
The young man that cleans the machines was at the store and actually volunteered to clean it that day so I wouldn't have to make another hour trip during the week. When I stopped back by to pick it up later in the day, the saleslady said, "You really need to trade this machine in while it is still in such good shape."
She suggested the Janome Memory Craft 9700. Are any of you out there Janome 9700 users? If so, would you please email me. I would love to know how you feel about it and if they are offering me a good deal.
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Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!