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Thread: New Sewing Machine!!!

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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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    enjoy your new toy! happy birthday!!

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    Congratulations on your new machine. Having the capability of doing embroidery will really expand your horizons. You are going to have so much fun :D

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    I'm envious!! Happy birthday!

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    Big congrats on your new machine. I just got one last week and I am doing the same thing. My lever is on the side now too. Enjoy playing with your new toy.

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    oooohhhh have fun!

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    Congrats! Happy Birthday!

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    I'm thinking I would never buy a Pfaff because of that presser foot lifter placement! Too many years reaching in back to raise and lower the presser foot -- starting around age 10 or so. :-o Every time I try to show my sister something on her Pfaff, I feel like a klutz!

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    Happy Birthday and have a wonderful time!

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    Congrats! You will love the embroidery. I have a little Brother CS4000 and I have a dickens of a time remembering that the presser foot lever in on the right on the inside! Only think I don't like about my "Baby Brother".

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    Congrats on your new machine. Sounds like you are having fun.

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    Happy Birthday to YOU :D:D:D She sounds like a great machine!!!

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    Happy birthday, enjoy it!

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes. And yes I am enjoying the machine.

    I did a little embrodiery last night. It was way cool. I am trying out all the stitches too!!

    It is amzaing what one can do with more than just straight and zig zig!!!

    I am planning on locking myself in the sewing room for the weekend and really play with my new toy!!!

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    My Pfaff has the 'inside' lever for the presser foot & it is fine.
    You will quickly get used to it.

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    Bought myself the same machine and it is waiting for my return from vacation. I will enjoy knowing how you are progressing - exciting to have a new tool (toy). Know you will have happy sewing.

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