Happy Monday, Friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I worked (am still working) on this. So far, I think I already have about 35 fabrics in it. I was tempted to show you just how crazy my piles of fabric are for this project. I decided against it because the sight is totally unappealing!
SO, a couple of Fridays ago, I mentioned about unpacking a huge box that has the machine. I am happy to tell you the machine which I have nicknamed The Machine That Could is a Bernina 770 QE!
One of the neat features that I love about the 7-series is their “eco” feature that acts as a power safe as well as child safety mode. I like that the machine “locks” itself up when I am not at my machine because I do have a little one at home. Miss Baby was taught really young to have a healthy respect for my tools of trade, and we have never had any mishaps! Nonetheless, the other kids that come through our door might not…
This machine is a little different from my Artista 640. So, any chance I have before bed, whether it be midnight or 3am in the morning, I squeeze in time to read the manual, and marking the pertinent pages of information!
Now to my obsession of reading manuals — when I think on it, I can actually remember reading the manual of my Dad’s Casio semi-scientific calculator when I was a kid! Fast forward to my former life in the research lab… Since safety was a big deal, and the equipment with which I worked could be potentially hazardous (like burning the eyeball out if I accidentally look in straight at a high-power laser beam – and I am NOT exaggerating), I would spend days reading and re-reading (out of fear!) the operation manual of the equipment before I even turned on the power switch. That eventually became a habit that I have maintained till this day. I am a manual reader – if something comes with a manual, I always read it first… just in case!
And I have read the section about oiling the machine about 5 times now — this is for Dan at Rogers Sewing Center.
So, our latest installment of Quilty THIS or THAT is… Manual Reading, or NOT? Or only when that dumb thing still doesn’t work? This curious cat is anxious to know your answers! Remember, there is no right or wrong answer in our THIS or THAT game! :)
Thank you for stopping by. I will have much more to share about the Bernina B770 machine soon! Have a lovely rest of your week!
Click here for Quilty THIS or THAT #1. Click here for Vicki’s follow up post.
Click here for Quilty THIS or THAT #2.
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