Saturday, January 7, 2017

Do You Remember?

How many of you remember the 'Big Bad Boy' I acquired over 7 years ago?  If you recall, he came with a Handi-Quilter that I was never able to and Big Bad Boy (my name for this machine) tension problems being the reasons.

The Big Bad Boy is a Janome 1600P DB...a workhorse, for sure...built for speed and does only straight stitching. 

Well.  The poor thing has been neglected all these years.  I planned to send him for a maintenance check (and please, could you fix the tension?) several times, the last being almost 3 years ago.   However, it never did get done.  Until now.  I got him in for a check-up at my LQS this week and all is good.

I am very much looking forward to using the BBB for piecing.  The next thing I need to do is to buy a walking foot so that I can do some easy quilting with this BBB.  Did I mention that he has a larger work area than my Naomi Janome?    

The results of my test drive with him:  works like a charm, though noisier than Naomi Janome.  Ah well...cannot have everything, right?  Love this Big Bad Boy!  Making plans to work with him tomorrow.

How is your weekend going?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11


WoolenSails said...

Glad you were able to get him running smoothly again, hate when the machine gets wonky and with electronic ones, they have to go in the be readjusted.


moosecraft said...

Boys tends to be noisier than girls anyways... lol! Congrats on getting BBB in for a tune-up! Happy stitching!

Farm Girl said...

How nice!!! I love hearing about your sewing machines. I have a sewing machine problem I think I have six. I only use one. I need to branch out and get some of the others in production. I love reading about yours. I hope all is well.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

So satisfying to have a sewing machine all up to snuff and working well! I love your tote/library bags and your pin tucks on the pillows. Clever sewing! Happy 2017!