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Comment by Ginny Andersen on December 24, 2019 at 8:34pm

Merry Christmas to all my Quilty friends here on MQP!

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 24, 2019 at 5:10pm

Riana, I don't think I can ever get used to a 1/4 perfect ! I will have so much to learn on it. You know what, I don't even use my smart phone-- too smart for me !  ( I might give in soon though).

I guess I need to find the manual for that machine.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 24, 2019 at 11:21am

Zoe, yes, by all means ask...but l've only got my little travel machine with me in Fla. , so the manual ( which covers pretty much every scenerio) will be your best friend . The hardest part for me was getting used to " new" perfect 1/4" setting. I dislike the quarter in. foot , and relied on setting my needle over to the right when l used my older 6500. It's so much easier with our new machines...there is a special key just for 1/4"... and it's perfect! I keep forgetting to use it, set needle over, and it's all wrong, because the old had 7mm swing, and new has 9mm!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 24, 2019 at 9:48am

Linda, I pushed several buttons yesterday and today - we should be good to go!

This morning I am going downstairs to sew scrap 121/2" squares into rows.  I have 3 quilts that need backings.

Comment by Linda Koller on December 23, 2019 at 10:26pm

Thant you Beth! My Women of the Bible quilt turned out beautiful! Now to get the binding on before the 2020 PHD Challenge begins since it wasn't on my list!

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 23, 2019 at 9:37pm

The Dealership I bought mine from was close to me, but I don't know of any dealers this way in Florida. I did watch some videos last night to help me a bit.  Riana, yes, it looks like it is the same machine, so now I know who to ask about how to do something, well.. that is if you don't mind.  : )

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 23, 2019 at 9:47am

I haven't seen an Elna recently, Zoe.  I don't think there is a dealership in Ottawa.  Most women buy Janomes to take to sew-ins.  Stores sell it in the East and West of Ottawa.  The Sewing Machine Hospital where I bought mine is just a few blocks from my home.  It sometimes is a matter of convenience where we buy our machines.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 23, 2019 at 9:40am

Sewing the borders on my cross-stitch Duck Quilt today.  I'm all caught up with my Temperature Quilt - Dec. looks very dismal - dark green, blue, and purple for the most part

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 23, 2019 at 9:10am

Holy cow, Zoe...that's nearly like my 8900 Janome, except my tool caddy is along top where sewing chart is ( under the hood) while yours is in the right panel.Janome and Elna are affiliated but separate companies.

Comment by Zoetc49 on December 22, 2019 at 11:01pm

Elizabeth and Riana, I had bough the  Elna eXcellence 760PRO,  it threads differently so I just need to play with that but I have not had much spare time. It's set up in a room I can't really get to well.  I bought it after a family gave me money for helping their brother when his wife was passing away.  The one I use mostly is my Janome DC3050.


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