A New Machine!

I love my Baby Lock Symphony, and plan to keep it; but I’ve had my eye on the Baby Lock Jazz for a while. This month, Brian from Lakeshore Sewing offered a deal too good to pass up and I finally took the plunge.

I’m excited about using this machine for home dec (particularly large projects), machine appliqué on large projects, and for machine quilting (both machine-guided and free-motion quilting). The fabulous 12″ of space to the right of the needle, heavy-duty casting and 1,000 SPT was what sealed the deal for me.

Although my previous two Baby Lock machines also had a knee lift for a hands-free presser foot, I haven’t used it much before. I expect to take fuller advantage of it now.

The needle threader is very easy to use, as is the bobbin winder. It’s also very simple to select and adjust stitches or adjust tension. I’m also very tickled that it not only comes with 9 snap-on feet, but can use any of the low-shank snap-on feet from my extensive collection. 🙂

And the lighting is terrific!

It doesn’t have a “needle down” feature, which I admit I’ll miss; but wasn’t a deal-breaker for me.

My plan now is to start putting my new machine through its paces…

 

Beth Ann

When health challenges made hand-sewing (and hand appliqué and hand-quilting) no longer physically viable for her, Beth Ann’s first instinct was dismay and discouragement. But Grandma Baldwin gave her a loving (but stern!) “No pity parties – just figure out a different way.” So Beth Ann turned to her trusty sewing machine and began devising ways to achieve the fine quality appliqué look she craved faster and easier than she ever thought possible. And a career was born! Now Beth Ann enjoys sharing her accessible “invisible” machine appliqué and creative machine quilting techniques with other quilters and fiber artists around the world.

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