Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest Washington
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Geri, yes you can manually put the needle down. That feature is nice and, to some people, very important. Not a deal breaker for me. I want one that sews well, doesn't make nests in the bobbin, winds a decent bobbin, and accepts more than one kind of thread without throwing a hissy fit.
Lucile, I used to think 'how hard can machine quilting be'.....until I tried it. Not as easy as I thought. Takes quite a bit of practice to get even stitches...and a few glasses of wine or beer! to loosen up a bit. I get very tense when I try it - doesn't produce a nice effect - all jerky and uneven. I like hand quilting, but takes me a long time to finish anything.
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom