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Thread: sapphire 870

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    Does anyone have the Sapphire 870Q machine from Husqvarna? I'm going to go & try it out hopefully on Monday & just wondered if anyone had any feed back. Thanks.

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    I have just bought one about a month ago and am delighted with it, I am still finding out what does what. I bought it from a shop about an hours drive away and when I went to pick it up I got a couple of hours with the owner of the shop who showed me round the machine, I think a couple of days would have been better, but she is very good and if I have any questions I just phone her up and she is only too happy to help. As I work full time I am only learning slowly, but I know a couple of other members have this machine and will be able to advise you better than me.
    Katherine

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    Thanks Maxie.

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    Hi, I am always reading the forums here and love it. I do have a Sapphire 870 and it is my favorite. My husband bought it for me after my old machine (brother) needed work. I do alot of applique and this is wonderful for it. I am on it at least every day. I am always trying to learn new things and this machine has been wonderful for me. I am sure you won't be disappointed

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    I have the Husqvarna Platnium 750 and I looooooooooooove my machine!! Husqvarnas have a great reputation. You will have great enjoyment from your machine!

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    I tried one at the LQS during one of our classes. It was a great machine. I have a Viking Designer 2 and love it!

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    Thanks ladies, I decided to buy one today, it's not out of the box yet, but hopefully I'll have a few moments to unwrap it later. I've had a Husqvarna Lily 540 since 1998 and have always enjoyed it.

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    I bought a Sapphire 870 in October. So far so good. I have been too busy at work to really do anything fancy on it yet. I thought that it didn't like Thread art brand thread but then I found out (read the fine print) that with the walking foot on I have to lower the pressure foot pressure. I did and wah-lah! perfect stitches. Spent a few hours pulling my hair out as well as a lot of stitches over that one. I think I made a good buy though.

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    I love my sapphire 870. I've been able to finish three quilt tops and machine quilt one of those since gettting it. Haven't done any actual sewing with the fancy stuff yet, but I've played with it and can see all kinds of posibilities.

    I thought that it didn't like Thread art brand thread but then I found out (read the fine print) that with the walking foot on I have to lower the pressure foot pressure.
    Thanks for the info about the walking foot johnette. Haven't got one yet but it's next on my list of accessories.

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    I haven't mastered free motion quilting yet, so with out the walking foot I don't know how I'd quilt. I thought it was a little pricey, around $50.00. But I use it a lot. Did you buy any accessories at all yet?

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    Haven't bought any accessories but really would like the walking foot. Since the 870 is sold as a quilters machine I was surprised that it came with the fancy buttonhole foot rather than a walking foot. I'm still working on my free motion quilting too.

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    I agree with you, I will probably never use the buttonhole foot. I make quilts, not buttonholes. I wonder if they have a link for feedback on their website?

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    I've had my 1+ for about 10 years. I've always loved its pretty straight stitch. I just got a walking foot off eBay for around $40.00. I was fooling around with it last night and had a little problem, the stitches got smaller. I'll bet anything I need to work with the pressure. We can learn so much just reading these posts cant' we. Thanks girls.

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    I bought the walking foot from the dealer at the same time I bought the machine, but it almost seems like it just isn't a good fit. The needle threader won't work when the walking foot is on. Actually, it doesn't work when I use the piecing foot either. Anybody have that problem?

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    I finally figured out the needle threader, it's a little awkward but catching the thread just in the right spot, pulls the loop through for me to catch. (if you check out their site, there's a little video on it. When I bought my machine she told me my other Husqvarna walking feet (I have 2 for my Lily 540) would probably not work. (haven't tried them yet). I have spent a few hours today working my way through the samples in their handbook (denim, leather...buttonholes...) even if I don't plan to use them I want to figure out what everything does & how to override the auto settings before I go for my first lesson.

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    The dealer showed me and I watch the video that came with the machine, but it says in the book it is only designed for 70-120 needles. I must have something different. I think right now I have the green band quilting needle on. This is all new stuff to me, all I ever bought for my old singer were the singer needles and of course it didn't have a needle threader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnette
    I haven't mastered free motion quilting yet, so with out the walking foot I don't know how I'd quilt. I thought it was a little pricey, around $50.00. But I use it a lot. Did you buy any accessories at all yet?
    If you want to free motion quilt, get the spring loaded darning foot Johnette. It works like a charm! It has an open toe feature on it so you can see what it is ahead of you!

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    I'll see if I can find one, I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the tip.

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