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Date: 9/12/12 2:42 AM

Any idea when we can expect anything new and exciting for the Ellisimo Gold? I noticed on BL's site that they had a few new gimicks like that stitch sensor pen and digital dual feed for a couple of their other machines...but haven't seen anything mentioned for the Ellisimo yet... Are those other two features something you could use with your ellisimo? Looks like they're a gimmick specific to the machine... I know I should just call a dealer if I really want to ask, and I know I most certainly do not need any additional gizmos cluttering up my sewing and mental space. So I guess that's why I'd start my investigating here, with you delightful girls....in the middle of the night.
Thanks!

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Date: 9/13/12 0:10 AM

Don't hold me to this but seems I read something about a stitch regulator.

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Date: 9/13/12 0:47 AM

I don't think we'll be geting the stitch sensor pen since our Ellisimo Golds have the needlecam feature that does the same thing as the laser pen and more. BUT, I have heard from a few of my Ellisimo groups that the stitch regulator WILL be available as an upgrade for the Ellsimo in December....just in time for Christmas. And from what I heard from my saleslady at my dealer, it is amazing. I definitely will be doing that upgrade for sure.

Jim
-- Edited on 9/13/12 0:48 AM --

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Date: 9/13/12 1:27 AM

Thanks, Jim! Yeah, that makes sense about the stitch sensor pen, but I'm glad that the stitch regulator may something to look forward to, especially if it indeed rally works like you heard it might.
I was reading your sewing machine reviews - good call about it being frustrating to have the thread path so enclosed... I have had some issues with thead shreading during embroidery designs, especially when I often have no thread left to pull through and have to pullit out from the top. It would at least be nice to have confidence that I wasn't leaving behind little gremlins to nest up and make more trouble. I've seen enough posts about shreading, especially on the yahoo group that I'm on the lookout for a potential issue here, but so far I'll attribute most of this to likely user error, as I am pretty new to the machine embroidery end of sewing and obviously have a lot to learn.
P.S. I knew I shouldn't have limited my callout just to the PR girls. My bad!

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Date: 9/13/12 2:49 PM

Could ya'll explain the Advanced Pivoting Feature and Automatic Fabric Senor System that I see on the BL website for the Ellisimo? I know the pivoting is where you can set the machine to lift the presser foot whenever you stop sewing. Does it also go back down on it's own when you are ready to sew again?
Not sure what the fabric sensor system is. Thanks!

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Date: 9/13/12 3:07 PM

The pivoting feature is pretty cool, actually. And yes, when you stop sewing, the presser foot lifts up and when you press the foot pedal, the presser foot goes back down. You also have the ability to adjust how far up the presser foot will raise...there are three height adjustments. I make clothes for my kid and nieces and nephews and this comes in REALLY handy when I'm topstitching around curves.

The automatic fabric sensor detects the thickness of the fabric and then adjusts your presser foot pressure automatically. You can turn this feature on and off and adjust the presser foot pressure manually via the menu screen.
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Date: 9/13/12 5:39 PM

Wow, then it has absolutely everything I crave except dual feed. Phooey. I wonder when they will add that? Otherwise, what is the walking foot for this machine like?

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Date: 9/13/12 6:10 PM

Ask and ye shall receive....

They are putting out the stitch regulator/dual feed attachment in December. It is already included on the Unity and Crescendo, the newest Babylocks. Here is a link to the Unity machine - UNITY. You'll see the dual feed attachment. You can also watch the video that pops up. However, I prefer this one from the Brother site for the Brother equivalent to the Babylock called The DreamWeaver XE. Click here and then click on the "VIDEOS" tab. Scroll down until you see "V-Series MuVit™ Digital Dual Feed Foot Overview" and watch the video.....it is AMAZING!

I have the walking foot that came with the machine and then I also got the deluxe walking foot with a big set of presser feet I bought. They work fine, but this new digital dual feed looks awesome!
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Date: 9/13/12 6:23 PM

LOL! No problem on the girls comment....Reminds me of this weekend when I was out looking at Koala cabinets. I told this saleslady I was looking for a cabinet and she said, "Oh wonderful, how tall is she?" I said, "Well, this is for me and I'm 5'11." LOL!

I've had issues with the thread shredding and found my problem to be the stabilizer - Sulky Soft 'N Sheer Extra, to be exact. Something about the fusible part would end up sticking to my needle and causing the thread to shred. It took me FOREVER to find out that was the culprit because you couldn't really see the sticky stuff on the needle. It was only when I was changing the needle did I find the stuff on there when my finger went over something bumpy on the needle. I wiped it off, went back to embroidering and it became sticky again. The minute I changed stabilizer, I never had another problem. So I don't know if it was that I ironed it too much or what, but I don't use that stabilizer anymore. I'm happy as a clam with my heavy-cut away and spray adhesive.

But really, there should be an easy way to get the thread out of the path. What I do, when there is no thread at the bottom of the machine, is cut my thread at the top, and sort of reverse thread it. Meaning, I follow the path with the thread, rather than just pulling it from the top. More often than not, it all comes out. There is a way to remove the side cover to check for thread. I have the directions somewhere and will find them.

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Date: 9/13/12 6:31 PM

Ooooohhh..... Wow, this will really make the Ellisimo stand out. It will seem to have everything and then some!
One more question, and I'll leave you alone. Do these machines still have left needle default position? I didn't like that on my Brother Innovis 1200.

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