|Baby Lock:BL40A Grace (Sewing Machine)|
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|About HelenM01 |
|Member since: 10/7/12 |
|Reviews written: 16|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||6/21/13 9:05 AM|
|Approx price paid:||$400|
|Had this machine for:||3 months|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- Embroidery Stitches
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|What HelenM01 likes about this machine|
One step buttonholes!!
I was happy with my vintage 80's Singer - except for the awkward buttonhole process. So, my whole reason for buying a new machine was automatic one-step buttonholes. Grace makes buttonholes perfect and effortless. The first project I made on my Grace was a pale blue dress with black buttons and I used black thread to make the buttonholes. A sharp contrast like that will draw attention to the slightest flaw. Grace made every buttonhole perfectly.
Grace is easy to use so it's ideal for beginners. There's about 40 built in stitches, choose the stitch you want just by turning a dial. Push buttons let you adjust the stitch width and length.
I use the Big Three stitches, straight, zigzag and blind, almost exclusively. I have not played with the extra decorative stitches yet.
I considered the next model up, but I choose Grace instead. I did not see the point in paying an extra $300 for a slightly larger machine and a pile of decorative stitches that I'll probably never use
What HelenM01 does not like about this machine
Grace is the first machine I've used with an automatic needle threader. At first, it was a little tricky, but now that I've gotten used to it, I like it.
The tension on the blindstitch was too tight. My pet peeve is that pucker line on hems that forms when the tension is too tight, it screams "home made". Luckily, Grace allows you to adjust the tension manually with a small wheel on the machine, and I was able to loosen it enough to get a smooth flat stitch.
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