Sunday, February 17, 2019

Testing the new machine

I'm still looking for a name for my new sewing machine but I will think of something sometime.

I did manage to learn how to thread her.  There was a bobbin already in it that was threaded so I didn't change that yet.  I grabbed up some of my extra bits and pieces of muslin and throw outs and decided to see if I could get them sewn together.


Ok, it might not have been a big experiment or anything but it seemed traumatic and wonderful and scary to me.  LOL.

So, here is the new machine. 

Isn't she cute?  Look at her now before she gets all banged up from me goofing up or dropping her, etc.  She is a Brother PQ1500SL. 

This next picture shows all the attachments she brought with her.

And, of course, I had to snap a picture of the test stitching.  I used brown thread for the top thread so I could see it better.  The one picture is white bobbin thread and is hard to see but I think that the tension is set right.  I couldn't figure out how to do the automatic thread thing yet but I'll try that another day. 

I wish I could have afford a machine that did a nice satin stitch but I'll take a good straight stitch with a wider throat.

Until next time, everybody have a great day/night.


Marsha Clark said...

Awesome ! I know you will have fun.

esther said...

Looks like a great machine and I know her new name will be great. Love your Work.

Deb Johnson, Quiltbeeme said...

So happy for your new machine!! You'll enjoy learning to quilt with that arm space!!! The knee lift and needle down key will make it so much easier! Hugs, Deb

Patty Chamberlain said...

Congrats on you new machine!! This is the exact machine I have been looking at, along with many others lol. I decided on Brother PQ1500SL also because it is in my budget. I won't be able to purchase it until my husband gets his retroactive check from Social Security. He has been fighting for SS for 4 years and now finally he has a favorable decision. And he starts receiving a check next month. It has been a rough road for that last 4 years.
I am so happy for you. You will have so much fun FMQ on her. I don't know how to FMQ, but I plan to learn when I get my machine. Hugs Patty C.