Back at work!

I realized today why I should always work on these Chinese Coins quits here at home. I use a lot of pins when sewing these vertical rows together and it is SO much easier to stretch them along my longarm table than to crawl around on the floor like I was doing at Mom’s. This top is together except for the top and bottom border – yeah!

I took my new Janome Jem Platinum machine out of it’s box and decided to make sure it worked before packing it up for my HeartStrings sew-in on Saturday. One of the features I didn’t think I would use is the start/stop button you see in the photo below. This machine can be run without a foot pedal – believe or not it was pretty easy and I kind of like it!

I think I’m going to love this little machine!

6 thoughts on “Back at work!

  1. Like Judy’s, my Brother Innovis 450 can also be run with the stop/start button and no pedal. It is kinda weird when the machine goes zipping along without you but I guess I am an old pedal stomper from way back, LOL. Heck, I even try, occasionally, to use the knee lifter as the pedal—-and that harkens back to when I used to sew on my mom’s old Kenmore back in the 70’s (the machine I learned to sew on) Hurray for the new portable machine though as it certainly will come in handy for the sew-in’s you have planned.Congrats too on the finished Chinese Coins top–goal met.

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  2. I have used mine without the foot pedal for years (Ihave a brother pc 85000 and love it. once you get used to using the button it’s actually easier…and no foot pedal to lug around.

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  3. My little brother has one of those buttons too — I wasn’t sure about it at first as well, but for some projects — it’s just fantastic. In fact, for some small things I think I prefer it to the pedal! Enjoy!

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  4. What a great use for your frame – pinning! For something really big I push 4-5 conference room tables together, but I like your method!I think you will like your little Janome – I have the Janome 9000 as my main machine (but it is broken, whaaa!) and a Janome 3050 as a back-up, which is what I am using now. I bought both machines because I liked the feet!Cheers!Evelyn

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