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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Merry Christmas Everyone! ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Merry Christmas Everyone!
I am LOVING my new machine!
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Date: 12/25/12 11:25 AM

Had a few HECTIC busy days, but it was SO AWESOME to be able to sew WHILE Princess was stitching out embroidery designs!

I am making some snowflakes for the Sandy Hook Elementary kids, AND working on my Christmas quilt at the same time. YAY!

The new machine sews like a DREAM! It is so smooth and quiet and VERY similar to my other one, AND.....

drumroll and angels singing and joyous happy music.....

BOTH machines have the same footprint and my acrylic surround for my table FITS around the new machine!!!!!

I can sew with BOTH machines IN the cabinet!! I don't need to buy a new piece for my table! doing a HAPPY DANCE!! That was SUCH a pleasant surprise!!

I am getting used to the new machine's buttons, I keep tapping the (non-touch) screen. I haven't played with the stitch sequencing or editing yet. Princess does it SO WELL I am sure I'll use her for designing stitches. (the touch screen is just too awesome for creating, editing and sequencing stitches)

Learn, about the price. Machines around here are MUCH higher than what I see listed in other places. The Pfaff Quilt Expression 4 retails here for around $3,000. The Janome (different dealer) 6600 retails for around $2,200. So I got mine for a LOT less than the $3,000 price for a new QE4.

You all will appreciate this:
My husband got me some really cute flannel froggy pajamas, and I was showing them to my oldest daughter, saying "Look at how CUTE the frogs are!" And she said "Aww they ARE cute, what is it?" I said "they are pajamas!" She said "Oh I thought maybe it was fabric!"

Only quilters kids would even THINK that it may be yardage instead of ready to wear clothes!

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Cathryn

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Date: 12/25/12 12:12 PM

What a wonderful Christmas you are having!!! What machine did you get?? I think I missed something someplace.....

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Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

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Date: 12/25/12 12:52 PM

She got the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4, I think. We call it the QE4 for short.

See Second Machine Saga, page 9 for a link to the machine.
-- Edited on 12/25/12 12:53 PM --

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
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Date: 12/25/12 1:29 PM

So glad you are enjoying your new machine so much! That's great about the acrylic surround working for both, saves at least $70!

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Date: 12/25/12 1:55 PM

Thanx Learn..I'd lost that thread just after the dragon head

What a pretty machine!!

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2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

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Date: 12/25/12 7:49 PM

Yeah Cat!!! What a hard decision that was.

Just this morning I said to DH, with my X-mas money (mom and dad :-) I want a new SM -- yes, everyone here KNOWS what HE said...

Please keep in touch with how you like it for quilting and regular sewing too -- Sooo happy for you!! and ROFLMAO uh Fabric OR ready made ??? yep only quilters kids and isn't that a good thing

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