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Thread: New Sewing Machine!!!

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    Super Member 978gray's Avatar
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    Well, for my birthday I got a new brother 6800 sewing/embrodiery machine.

    Let me tell you, that after using a vintage 1967 Fleetwood sewing amchine that had only straight and zig zag stitching, this sure has the bells and whistles.

    Now I just have to figure them all out. So far I have successfully, wound the bobbin, threaded the maching, and pieced some blocks together and I have expolered some of the stitches on scrap fabric.

    The funny thing is, I wonder how long it will take me to have the muscle memory of where you lift the pressure foot. I keep reaching to the back of the machine and its not there, it is on the inside . I think if I put a nickle in the bank each time I reached around back, I would soon be able to buy lots of fabric. I have 40+ years of retraining to do.

    Well here is to happy sewing.

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    Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you :lol:

    So what is your first project going to be ? We are waiting :wink: LOL

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    Congrats! New toys are always fun! :thumbup:

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    Happy Birthday and have fun with your new machine!

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    Happy Birthday and congrats on the new machine! How exciting and fun!!!!

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    Happy Birthday and what a wonderful present you got..Enjoy!

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    How nice! Do you mind my asking about what price range your machine is in.... am looking to buy a new one too but can't afford a lot. Happy Belated Birthday (since I just joined)

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    Woohoooo!!!!!! I know how you feel. Just take your time and keep your manual close by. Enjoy!!!!!!

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    Happy birthday and if your machine came with a knee lift for the pressure foot give it a try. I waited a year after I got my Brother to insert it. Love it.

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    Happy Birthday and congratulations on your new machine!!! I have 3 Brother machines and love them all :) It won't take you long to be "retrained"...LOL Have fun!!

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