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Thread: Why it pays to have your machines all the same brand.

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    Why it pays to have your machines all the same brand.

    So, I was sewing away on my Janome Horizon 7700, doing about 20 yards of blind hemming for a pleated bed skirt. I really hadn't used a blind hem foot before, but wow, does it ever make it easier.
    Unfortunately, the fabric I was using was decorator weight, so when it came to going over the thick seams, I had to 'help' the fabric through a bit. I guess I tugged more than I thought. I pulled things just enough out of allignment to break a needle on the little blade in the middle of the foot. That bent the blade and twisted it enough that even though I straightened it with my hemostats the best I could, It didn't sew well after that.
    Then I had an 'a ha" moment. My 'take to class' machine is also a Janome (QC6260) So I searched into the gadget box and sure enough, it had a similar blind hemming foot. Snapped it on and kept on sewing !
    Yay for surprises at 1 am.
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    Awesome, glad it worked out for you!!!!

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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    Yes there is a huge benefit in having machines by the same manufacture. If I think about all the $$ invested in special feet for my machine... and the cost I would have by changing manufactures... it very quickly adds up to alot .. a real lot of money.

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    Senior Member rrhaigh's Avatar
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    Yes, it is wonderful to be able to interchange the feet between machines. It sure came in handy for you! Glad you could keep working on your project! I have 3 Pfaffs and love being able to share all their parts.
    Southern California

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    Hurray for you. I have the same thing with a Bernina Artista 640 and a White Pearl. We are collecting all Singer vintage machines so there is some overlap there as well.
    Cheryl Robinson
    APQS Millenium Longarm with Intelliquilter

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