Friday, March 27, 2009

My New Sewing Machine - Bernina 440QE

Or, as they say in the manual, it's a sewing computer! Yes, I splurged and bought a Bernina. I was totally bowled over by what this machine can do. It has 180 different stitches (I'll probably use just 5 or 6 on a regular basis) and comes with a stitch regulator attachment for machine quilting. I love the optional knee lift for the presser foot; great for machine applique. Plus it does all the usual stuff like button holes, blind hem, and so on. I am still learning how to use it (so many more automatic features than my old machine) so I'm planning to give it real workout this weekend. I'll report back on Monday.


Darlene said...

I can't wait to read your full report - what a delightful new sewing machine. Enjoy!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Hi Cathy. What a fantastic new machine. You'd crack up if you saw mine, its about 25 years old, but still ticking! Regarding the Corgis teeth: yes, we do brush, but I've also started using a spray product called 'Petzlife' squirt it in and it loosens any plaque. Takes about 3 weeks of diligence to notice, but it seems to help! Have a lovely weekend. Warmly, Cathy ^..^

jen duncan said...

WOW! Congrats on the new machine! I'm afraid I just plowed right in and started straight stitching when I got mine last year...I probably use 5% of its capabilities, so you're smart to learn it inside and out from the get-go.
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