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News http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Mon, 18 Oct 2021 23:18:13 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 The First Robots http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10726 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><img alt="" width="497" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/ad4cc3ce-b2bc-42b3-ae5d-4daabae8050b.jpg" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">When it comes to how modern society views and values technology, sewing machines are vastly underrated. Their impact cannot be understated: prior to the invention of the sewing machine, all clothing was sewn by hand. People used to toil hour after hour, inconsistent handstitch after inconsistent handstitch. These days, a basic sewing machine can sew 1,000 perfect stitches per minute, and that is the tip of the iceberg of their full capability. The further you go, the clearer it becomes that sewing machines are essentially the first robots.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 18pt;">(1) Robot by Definition</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">ro&middot;bot -&nbsp;r&#333;&#716;b&auml;t,&#712;r&#333;b&#601;t -&nbsp;noun</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">a type of automated machine that can execute specific tasks with little or no human intervention and with speed and precision.</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">It is truly uncanny how easily a sewing machine fits into the definition of a robot. When you sew a basic straight stitch, all you are doing is threading the machine and pressing the foot pedal. The machine does the rest: perfect stitch after perfect stitch for as long as you want. The same applies to embroidery. For the person who operates the embroidery machine, all they need to do is hoop the fabric in the proper position and cue up the desired design (AKA minimal human intervention). The machine does rest of the work (AKA a specific task): hundreds, if not thousands, of stitches perfectly coordinated to create a beautiful piece of art. Do you know what that sounds like to me? An automated machine that can execute specific tasks with little or no human intervention and with speed and precision-- a robot.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 18pt;">(2) Helper &amp; Companion</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img alt="" width="568" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/2669496e-fc32-451f-b4c9-2b7d08d5c9c4.jpg" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Apart from the official definition, when I think of a robot in everyday terms, I think of something like CP30 or R2D2 from Star Wars: an advanced piece of technology that is not only my personal helper, but my companion as well. What is your sewing machine if not both a personal helper and companion? Not only does a machine help people mend clothing and express creativity, in many cases it will serve as one's companion as well. This has been made clear to me more than ever over the last 18 months during the pandemic. Being stuck at home, unable to participate in many out-of-the-home activities, your machine means more to you now than ever. We see it in our repair department, overflowing with machines in need of TLC after months and months of mask-making and quilting. We also see it up front, with people pouring into the store to upgrade their old machine to something modern with upgraded capabilities.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><img alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 18pt;">(3) Real World Application</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Did you know that some of the big sewing machine manufacturers like Janome, Juki, and Brother also manufacture real-world robots? Below we have linked you to a couple Youtube videos of Janome and Brother robotics:</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-video"> <table class="editor-image editor-video editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="video-container"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wDIFAOM3Ek" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0wDIFAOM3Ek/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Brother Speedio R450X1 - Universal Robots UR10e" width="275" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-video"> <table class="editor-image editor-video editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="video-container"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2drmNHHGtBk" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2drmNHHGtBk/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Janome Desktop Robot Touch Screen Testing with CMM Table" width="275" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">From cams to computers, the hand-crank to the DC brushless motor, innovation is deeply ingrained in the DNA of the sewing machine industry. As we have already established,&nbsp;sewing machines are robots. In the case of Janome, they have been manufacturing sewing machines for over 100 years. It is no wonder they have become involved in the robotics industry, because, in a sense, they already have over 100 years of experience in robots. You own one yourself. We call those robots "sewing machines."</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Here at The Sewing Machine Shop, we genuinely believe that sewing machines are the first robots. This fact goes unrecognized, a secret hiding in plain sight. People generally don't appreciate the human ingenuity required to make sewing machine engineering possible. We do. We also appreciate people who sew-- people like you-- who have shown both the desire and know-how to operate these exciting machines. Your knowledge, skill, and creativity is impressive. We recognize that, and we hope you do, too.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><img alt="" width="540" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/45c22660-f507-46ac-82cb-81c06a81a76f.jpg" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sewing Thick Fabric http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10702 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/ef005569-cf64-4b61-83fd-770ee443e1bb.jpg" alt="" width="269" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/bc278347-7e00-49d9-af9a-2ecae0ee9fb8.jpg" alt="" width="282" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Sewists tend to think ahead and plan for the future. Although it is still August, we have recently been fielding a lot of questions from people who are eager to begin sewing gifts for the holidays. Winter weather means coats and blankets, which tend toward sewing on thicker fabrics. To successfully sew on thicker fabrics, your machine will require special attention to certain&nbsp;idiosyncrasies, which we will cover below.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="8B2D71" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline; font-size: 18pt;">Premium Components</span><br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">To truly conquer thick fabrics, one ought to own a sewing machine that has been designed with premium components. What do I mean by premium components?</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you were to line up an entry level machine next to a premium machine like the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-SKYLINE-S7-x19028965.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Janome Skyline S7</a>, you would notice several stark differences. First off, the S7 is physically larger than the entry level machines in almost every way. It has a thicker needle bar, a larger zig-zag stepper motor, and a larger drive motor. It's upper and lower shafts are thicker, and are fitted with ball-bearing seals. All of these differences result in a stronger overall machine.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">What does this mean for you, the sewist, as you create the winter coat you have designed? It means your motor won't struggle to turn your machine over when it hits that difficult fabric. It means that your needle bar will hold firm and your needle won't deflect as you power through multiple layers of thick wool. It is heavier, and therefore more quiet as it will vibrate less as it sews. It is sturdier, and less likely to experience problems over the years.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="8B2D71" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Presser Foot Pressure</span></span><br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Another thing to keep in mind when sewing thick fabric is your presser foot pressure adjustment. This feature allows you to tell your machine the thickness fabric you are sewing, and is an absolute necessity for sewing thick fabric. If your machine does have adjustable pressure foot pressure, you are in for a rough ride.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The way a sewing machine is able to feed fabric is simple enough to understand. The fabric is sandwiched between the presser foot and the feed dogs. The presser foot holds the fabric down against the feed dog teeth, which grip the bottom of the fabric and feed it forward. But what happens when you insert thicker fabric? 4 layers of denim? 6 layers of canvas? Thicker fabric will naturally increase the presser foot pressure, often to a point where it is excessive and your machine may not be able to feed the fabric at all. Instead, the fabric will stay in place and the machine will sew in the same spot. How do we fix this? We adjust the presser foot pressure.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">It may seem counter intuitive, but in this instance you may find success by lightening the presser foot pressure and increasing stitch length. If the machine can't feed your fabric, the presser foot is probably pressing down on the fabric too hard, to a point where the feed dogs can't do their job. So, decrease presser foot pressure in order to free the feed dogs. Then increase stitch length so the feed dogs perform a larger revolution.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="8B2D71" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Needles</span></span><br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In order for a sewing machine to successfully make a stitch, certain relationships between the needle and hook must be in sync. (1)Timing: when the hook point passes behind the needle, the timing must be such that it passes a specific distance above the eye of the needle. (2)Clearance: the physical distance between hook point and the needle must be relatively precise.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Fabric is a variable for that can effect timing and clearance. Without fabric, the needle takes a straight path down to the hook. With fabric, it must pass through the material to reach the hook. When you sew through thicker fabrics, the needle passes through more material than it would if you were sewing through thinner fabric. The more fabric that a needle passes through, the greater chance of the needle's path being altered. If the needle's path is altered, then there is a good chance that both the timing and clearance will be effected in way that causes poor stitch quality or skipped stitches altogether.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">How do we fix this? Pay attention to your needle size and needle type. Any size under an 12 should probably not be used on thick fabric because they lack sufficient circumference girth, so there is a greater chance they will deflect while passing through thicker fabric. Very few threads flow smoothly through the small eyes of 10 or below, and the small hole created with these needles is rarely large enough to provide a space for the thread knot to tuck into. That said, be careful to not use too thick of a needle, as large diameter needles can also lead to many problems. A needle is not a nail. Try using a 12 instead of a 16 or 18 on thick fabric. It is easier for a pin to go through something thick than a nail.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="8B2D71" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Please call us at (925)937-7575 for more information, or stop by the shop to see the machines we carry that are capable of handling your holiday projects.</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Troubleshooting Your Sewing Machine http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10696 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In this post we&rsquo;ll share a few troubleshooting steps intended to address machine-stitched thread breakage, shredding, skipping, loops, eyelashes, and more.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">THE BASICS</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Before we discuss more advanced troubleshooting steps let&rsquo;s run through these basics:</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Regroup</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Pause, take a deep breath and know you can get to the bottom of this! Perseverance pays.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Check Your Presser Foot</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">It must be in the down position to engage your tension discs. Without top tension you&rsquo;ll see a mess of thread on the bottom of your sandwich.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/a593e2f9-0438-46ee-9095-ff7e6fff0563.jpg" alt="" width="420" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Without bobbin tension you&rsquo;ll likely have railroad tracks or flat stitches on the top of your sandwich.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/de54be56-9fa5-432b-a5a8-d65360e6b68d.jpg" alt="" width="418" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Rethread the Top Thread</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Take care to catch all the tension discs and guides. Refer to your machine guide for details. Be sure your pressure foot is raised when you thread the machine allowing the thread to properly enter and exit the discs.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/65ce6407-f336-4c9f-9cf9-526419a374a5.jpg" alt="" width="543" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Rethread the Bobbin Thread</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Be sure the bobbin is drawing correctly and that the thread passes through the tension springs of the drop-in or bobbin-case areas. Refer to your machine guide for details.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Janome 7700 &mdash;<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/10d22e48-5453-4b0c-9dd5-af9bade78668.jpg" alt="" width="541" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Featherweight 221 &mdash;<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/93d1728a-a6cf-4a32-8ba3-fab9dcd8e4b4.jpg" alt="" width="539" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Bernina 240 &mdash;<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br /><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/e219e380-a6bc-4a86-9886-39a3416b6576.jpg" alt="" width="548" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Reset Your Needle</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Ensure it is inserted properly (flat side facing to the back or to the left depending on your machine brand and model) and thoroughly tightened.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Spool Cap</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Use the smallest cap available for your machine.&nbsp;Ideally the cap size should be the same diameter as the opening of your thread spool.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">So&hellip; use this cap:</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/7e8ede79-4ea7-45a9-8b10-5a5097bc6d8d.jpg" alt="" width="390" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Not this cap:<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/36202534-5411-4095-9ad7-898692abab5a.jpg" alt="" width="385" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Thread Breakage</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you&rsquo;re using a large spool of Aurifil thread gently twist and loosen the bottom flange to ensure the thread is not pinched and is allowed to draw easily from the spool.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/b7396c24-2d96-4d68-bce0-de4932808eaf.jpg" alt="" width="377" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">INTERMEDIATE STEPS<br /><br /></span></strong></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Replace Your Needle</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Be sure to use the right size and type needle for your project and thread weight.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Even if you&rsquo;ve heard this a thousand times, it&rsquo;s worth repeating: A new needle is the best $1.25 investment you can make in your sewing project.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Old, bent, damaged, or dull needles are trouble. Sometimes a new needle can be trouble too &ndash; so don&rsquo;t give up if you continue to see issues after inserting a new needle. Get a package (or two) of your favorite needles and let each new project begin with a new needle.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f1c0be52-fa88-479c-b68f-e94d6ce38b18.jpg" alt="" width="437" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Because people love quilting with all weights of thread, we suggest you keep a variety of needle sizes handy so you can switch needle size to play well with the chosen thread weight.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">For piecing with Aurifil 50wt a Microtex Sharp needle 80/12 or 75/11 is just right.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">When using heavier threads like 12wt &amp; 28wt, we suggest you utilize a Topstitch needle.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Topstitch needle has an elongated eye and a groove down the entire shaft &ndash; the perfect place for a heavyweight thread to ride as it&rsquo;s penetrating layers of fabric, applique and batting. You can buy Topstitch needles in both the Assortment pack and 90/14 pack.&nbsp;Give them a try &ndash; you&rsquo;ll be happy you did.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/e1fe51f7-d6cd-4bba-b312-e00690ffc2ff.jpg" alt="" width="418" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Recommendations:</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">80wt &ndash; Microtex Sharp 70/10 or 75/11 ||&nbsp;80wt or 50wt bobbin</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">50wt &ndash; Microtex Sharp 75/11 or 80/12 ||&nbsp;50wt bobbin</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">40wt &ndash; Topstitch 80/12 or 90/14 || 50wt bobbin</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">28wt &ndash; Topstitch 90/14 || 50wt bobbin</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">12wt &ndash; Topstitch 100/16 || 40wt or 28wt bobbin</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Monofilament &ndash; Microtex Sharp 70/11 or larger ||&nbsp;50wt bobbin || Lower top tension</span></div> <div></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Give Your Machine a Spa Day</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Has your machine been to the spa lately?</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/17cae5cf-ab4c-4eda-a282-3ee025c56a96.jpg" alt="" width="485" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Yes, our machines need spa days too&hellip; or maybe just a good cleaning! Are you using quality 100% cotton fabric, 100% cotton or wool batting, and 100% Egyptian cotton Aurifil thread in the top and bobbin? All these natural fibers can lead to lint bunnies in your machine. Protect your machine investment and set yourself up for success by keeping your machine in tip-top condition.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/e9e30d60-0f12-4ff2-9a8e-b6aed283f5e5.jpg" alt="" width="526" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Every other bobbin: Remove lint and dust bunnies from your bobbin area and needle shaft.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Every project: Thoroughly clean and oil your machine per manufacturers guidelines.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Every 6-12 months: Have your machine serviced by a qualified technician.&nbsp;&nbsp;The techs can uncover and solve issues we may not recognize &ndash; protect your investment.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tension</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In the factory, machine tension is set to stitch through 2 layers of fabric using a 50wt, 3ply thread. With today&rsquo;s advanced threads and wide variety of available weights and ply, the &ldquo;default&rdquo; or factory setting isn&rsquo;t always the best number. If your thread is breaking or shredding, consider troubleshooting this setting by loosening your top tension. This is accomplished by selecting a lower number on your dial or digital setting.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Lowering the tension by a whole number or 2 will allow you to examine the impact on a fabric sample (use a sample that closely represents the project materials you&rsquo;re using).</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Once you&rsquo;ve lowered the top tension run through a sample. If the thread no longer breaks or shreds but the bobbin thread is now showing on top, reduce the top tension another whole number. If the top thread is showing on the bottom side, you&rsquo;ll need to step up or increase the top tension to bring it back to the top.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tension &mdash; it&rsquo;s a tug of war between the top and bottom thread. Look at the simplicity of this Tension diagram from a 1947 Singer Featherweight 221.</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/19230b54-5a15-4869-9b3f-cf0200590d24.jpg" alt="" width="465" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Playing with and conquering tension issues is one of the scariest yet most rewarding lessons of all time. Once you&rsquo;ve tackled this challenge you&rsquo;ll rest easier knowing you can do it anytime. Be sure to jot down what you started with, especially if your machine has analog settings. This way you&rsquo;ll know how to set it back to &ldquo;default&rdquo;.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Thread Delivery</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">How is your machine setup? Look at this slide from the Aurifilosophy program that shows how Cross Wound spools prefer to be drawn from the top, not the side, of the spool.</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/aad4fab5-aa0a-4832-a84d-694c54170cfc.jpg" alt="" width="424" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you&rsquo;re experiencing shredding, breaking, or skipped stitches, consider how your machine is setup to draw thread from the spool. If a vertical post is your only choice, these alternatives may help to achieve the &ldquo;preferred&rdquo; thread delivery setup.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/e3447ccb-c1f8-4844-b304-0dd74c5e7d98.jpg" alt="" width="416" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Utilize an external thread stand. They are inexpensive and work great with spools and cones!<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/ebe652d9-769a-49ca-b4a7-b060cfc9700f.jpg" alt="" width="467" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Drop your spool or cone in a heavy mug or drinking glass that is positioned behind your machine.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/bd2609ef-3e57-489a-88e1-fe26b2fc07b8.jpg" alt="" width="436" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Batting</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you&rsquo;ve tried all of the steps above and can&rsquo;t seem to get past the challenge, it may have something to do with your batting. Over the years I&rsquo;ve learned that my machine, needle, and thread are not always happy with my batting choices. It&rsquo;s true, I can stitch to my heart&rsquo;s content with 100% cotton batting, a cotton/poly blend, or 100% wool batting. But honestly, when I try to quilt with 100% poly batting it&rsquo;s a total disaster. I scratch my head about it but wanted to share this particular trouble spot in case you experience the same challenge with your project. Try replacing a small section of the project with a non-polyester batting and see if it helps.</span></div> <div><br /><br /></div> <div></div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">FINALLY</span></strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you&rsquo;ve run through the troubleshooting steps outlined above and have yet to find an answer to your challenge be sure to reach out to us at the Sewing Machine Shop!</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Baby Lock Lore http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10695 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">How did Baby Lock get its name?</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We all know Baby Lock as the maker of top-of-the-line sergers and embroidery machines. But the name itself--&nbsp;Baby Lock--&nbsp;such a strange name for sewing machine company, isn't it? We've been asked countless times by our customers:&nbsp;"why is it called Baby Lock?"&nbsp;Well, there is a fantastic piece of lore behind the name.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f35a9325-a7a3-4b7e-8aba-35b56bd9fb87.jpg" alt="" width="581" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Back in the 1950's, a group of engineers from a Japanese company came up with a revolutionary idea: to redesign the giant, heavy industrial overlock sewing machine and make it into a smaller, lighter machine that people could easily use at home. The engineers presented their idea to the company they worked for, and even built a prototype out of wood.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f775412c-c8ee-4657-b04c-2cffbe1bad58.jpg" alt="" width="293" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Their bosses rejected the idea and refused to manufacture their innovative concept. However, the engineers were so convinced of their idea that they quit their jobs and started their own new company to design and manufacture the machine of their dreams.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In 1964 they manufactured their first&nbsp;baby-sized&nbsp;overlock sewing machine meant for home use -- thus the name&nbsp;Baby Lock.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/6e284a1b-2da6-4479-848c-373607582ceb.jpg" alt="" width="348" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">This was the birth of the Baby Lock brand, the first home overlock machine on the market.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">But the innovation didn't stop there. In the decades that followed Baby Lock engineers proceeded to invent other revolutionary features, such as the unique jet-air thread system and the automatic thread delivery system.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Today, there is a generation of Baby Lock home sergers that don't require any tension adjustment and are able to be threaded effortlessly. Users of these machines can also forget all the trouble connected with setting the "perfect" tension and the confusion about which tension dial should be turned, something that was unimaginable at the genesis of the company.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-TRIUMPH-x28845524.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/8f276147-fa39-48f3-8f3a-667d59a60f13.jpg" alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-ACCOLADE-x40651731.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/d3e4a822-8a9a-44d4-b2af-b79ebd8eaaf6.jpg" alt="" width="256" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> The Power of Air -- Automatic Air Threading on Sergers http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10694 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The Power of Air</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/2b517ca5-9330-45d8-852f-4f410f19cf74.jpg" alt="" width="408" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Many people dread using their serger-- not because they don't love using the machine, but because the act of threading it up can be incredibly frustrating. Older sergers usually have 20-30 threading points that need to be threaded in a specific order, and this tedious process must be repeated every time a thread breaks or a different color is required. Point being: it is too darn complicated.&nbsp;<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/bc18bc99-7982-4230-b388-7ed62c8a2ce0.jpg" alt="" width="447" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">For years, you would have had to stomach the pain of threading that precedes the joy of actually sewing. Not anymore. New technology has made a self-threading overlock possible. How? With the power of air.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">With air threading, instead of threading points that properly guide the thread to the serger's loopers and needle, threading ports are connected to the end of the loopers by two or three tubes.&nbsp;&nbsp;These tubes connect when the threading system is engaged. Then, a jet of air is created when the pump lever is pressed and the threads are taken through the tubes with the air flow.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-video"> <table class="editor-image editor-video editor-image editor-video editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="video-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2-uPqv7ZxU" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/T2-uPqv7ZxU/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Jet Air Threading&trade; on Baby Lock Sergers" width="379.12621359223306" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />Unlike the old sergers, these revolutionary tubes used to carry the thread cannot be blocked under normal sewing conditions. As the machine is stitching, the threads are travelling through the same threading tubes. This prevents a build-up of lint and fluff, which prevents thread entanglement and helps ensure that your machine stays relatively clean.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">That's it! No longer do you need to worry about guides and tangled threads. Change any thread without re-threading the rest, thread the entire machine in under one minute, and thread in any order!<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Below are two of the many air-threading sergers that we carry in our store. If interested, call us for more information or stop by the shop for a demonstration!</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-dashed" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/JUKI-MO-1000-x19060846.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/18611877-83b8-4110-a574-1b5667592ee7.jpg" alt="" width="217" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/JUKI-MO-1000-x19060846.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Juki MO-1000</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Convenient Upper and Lower Looper Air Threading.&nbsp;The MO-1000 easily threads with a strong whoosh of air sent from the electric motor. This amazing function dramatically alters upper and lower looper threading.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-dashed" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-ACCOLADE-x40651731.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Baby Lock Accolade</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Combine chain and overlock stitches to form stitches with up to eight threads. ExtraordinAir&reg; threading takes your thread through all three loopers at once, instantly, with a gust of air. Plus, Accolade&rsquo;s presser foot features a 6mm height that makes serging on thicker fabrics a breeze!</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-ACCOLADE-x40651731.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/d3e4a822-8a9a-44d4-b2af-b79ebd8eaaf6.jpg" alt="" width="214" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Dan's Top 7 Reasons for Turning a Repair into a Brand New Sewing Machine http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10693 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">1. High quality sewing machines start at only $200 with a NEW warranty and instruction.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">2. Innovative technologies that are used every time&nbsp;you sit down to sew such as:</span></div> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;">automatic up/down needle stop</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;">bright LED lighting,&nbsp;automatic needle threader</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;">automatic top and bobbin thread trimming</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;">fully automatic&nbsp;buttonholes</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;">larger throat area than older machines</span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></li> </ul> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">3. Today's modern sewing machine is easier to use than older machines.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">4. Materials used in today's quality sewing machines are lighter weight making them easier to carry, set up and store away when not in use.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">5. New quality machines are quieter and smoother than older machines making the overall sewing experience&nbsp;more pleasant.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">6. Well designed accessories that are readily available to give you professional results.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">7. Quality sewing machines are able sew both heavier and finer fabrics better than older machines.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> The Sewing Machine Shop vs Amazon http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10692 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Anytime you want you can go online, buy a sewing machine for $200 from Amazon, and have it delivered to your front door the next day. With that type of convenience, why bother shopping with us?</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tool vs Toy</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">First, it is important to understand that there are two types of sewing machines: there are&nbsp;TOOLS&nbsp;and there are&nbsp;TOYS.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Many of Amazon's "best sellers" do not meet The Sewing Machine Shop's standard for quality. Owner Dan Schoenberg explains in the video below:</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-video"> <table class="editor-image editor-video editor-image editor-video editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="video-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c53AHosgWYU" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/c53AHosgWYU/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Tool vs Toy: Two Types of Sewing Machines" width="431.18932038834953" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Dan is not only the owner, he is also the lead technician. He wants to minimize the amount of difficult repairs that come across his work bench, so he doesn't sell toy machines susceptible to frequent problems. He has an engineering background, and he only buys machines that he knows to be well made and reliable-- machines that will not be coming across his bench every couple months for repair.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Toasters &amp; Cars</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Many simple household appliances can be purchased on Amazon, and you can bet that they will work with out any problems. I purchased a new toaster on Amazon a couple of weeks ago. It arrived at my front door the next day, and it works like a charm: the bread goes inside, I press the level to lower it, and a couple minutes later it pops out toasted.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/df51d45e-2bf4-4715-8e9e-295f36bd06aa.jpg" alt="" width="511" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Sewing machines are not like toasters. Sewing machines are more like cars. They are complicated machines with many gears, parts, and electronic components.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Would you buy a car online? Or would you go down to a dealership, take the car for a test drive, and make sure your dealership is able to assist you if you experience any difficulties?</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Warranty &amp; Support</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you buy with Amazon, then your warranty is with Amazon, who does not employ any sewing machine mechanics. If your Amazon-bought machine experiences problems, you ship your machine back to Amazon, then Amazon ships it back to the manufacturer. Hopefully it gets repaired and returned to you in a timely fashion.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/48c354a1-2e83-43d5-aba2-539fced8e7f8.jpg" alt="" width="421" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you buy with us, then your warranty is with us. With any problem you experience with your machine, you can call us and we will solve the problem. If the machine needs parts, we order and install the parts for you. If it needs repair, one of our full-time technicians will repair it in our shop.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/84fd6601-2bce-4bff-8fe2-1b06bf673e30.jpg" alt="" width="271" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/4b724a70-4af4-4e17-b647-19c988fde8f6.jpg" alt="" width="231" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We also provide the support of an extremely knowledgeable staff, all of whom are willing and able to answer any questions you may have. When you take your machine home, we recommend you thread it up and sew on it a little bit, all while taking notes of any questions that might pop up. After a couple days, call us to set up a time when you can come in and sit down with us one-on-one.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Below are some entry level sewing machines</span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">that meet our standard of quality:</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-dashed" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNA-EM16-x51498476.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/a3f6bb32-693d-4444-b708-b80492337e5a.jpg" alt="" width="246" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNA-EM16-x51498476.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Elnita EM16</a></span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNA-EM16-x51498476.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">$199</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-dashed" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNITA-EC-30-x47787201.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Elna EC30</a></span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNITA-EC-30-x47787201.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">$299</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNITA-EC-30-x47787201.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/de2a1217-2452-4539-b44a-116ab9b5a0c2.jpg" alt="" width="265" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-dashed" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/Juki-HZLLB5100-x18781918.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/8b89dbbc-4607-4e75-8daf-bf5701983acb.jpg" alt="" width="261" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/Juki-HZLLB5100-x18781918.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Juki HZL-LB5100</a></span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/Juki-HZLLB5100-x18781918.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">$399</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-dashed" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-3160QDC-x19028915.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Janome 3160QDC</a></span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-3160QDC-x19028915.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">$599</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-3160QDC-x19028915.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0fea63ee-a6b7-4601-8490-b33a5810955d.jpg" alt="" width="256" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> What type of Sewist are you? http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10691 <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We carry a wide variety of machines in our store, supplied by four of the top of the line companies: Bernina, Baby Lock, Juki, and Janome. An&nbsp;interesting question I have been thinking about lately: what makes someone a Bernina sewist? What about someone who tends to lean toward Baby Lock? What about Juki? What about Janome?<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/314933dc-c337-45c5-85fb-a7e6f51cbc69.jpg" alt="" width="284" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Bernina is easy. Bernina has an extremely loyal customer base who love the unique feel and high stitch quality that Swiss engineering provides. They love unique Bernina features, such as their front-loading bobbin design and stitch regulator for free motion quilting. Many Bernina loyalists would not dare sew on any other brand of machine, and we have learned why, but Bernina is not for everybody.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Baby Lock is also pretty obvious to me. A lot of Baby Lock sewists are embroidery enthusiasts in the market for a high-end embroidery machine. Baby Lock also makes fantastic sergers, equipped with revolutionary technology such as automatic thread tension and automatic air threading. While Baby Lock also make a solid entry level home sewing machine, embroidery and serging are what our customers love the most.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Juki is primarily an industrial sewing machine company that has recently introduced household machines into the US. They are not widely known, but we like them and they represent very good value and are worth considering. A Juki sewist would be someone in the market for a semi-industrial straight-stitch only machine, or a quality automatic air-threading serger for under $1,000.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">What about Janome? A Janome-type sewist is a little more difficult to define. Janome is a Japanese company with a long and rich history, but they tend to fly under the radar of a lot of sewists. It might be that for many years their machines were branded "New Home" in the U.S. market, so the name Janome is not as recognizable. Even today you will find Janome-built machines branded under the guise of Necchi, Elna, and Juki nameplates.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Janome manufacturers excellent home sewing machines in their own factories, whether you are looking for something entry level,&nbsp;or a top of the line super-machine. A lot of people don't remember that Janome made the very first embroidery machine on the market, and they continue to make quality, easy to use embroidery machine today. Simply put, Janome makes outstanding, trouble-free sewing and embroidery machines. Their electronics, including circuit boards, display panels, etc. are the most reliable. So what type of person is a Janome sewist? I'd say it is somebody who appreciates the reliability and ease of use that Janome's Japanese engineering provides.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In the end, every sewist is unique in their own way. No matter what type of sewist you are, it is important that you have a dealer that fits you to the machine you need, rather than push you towards a machine they want to sell. Here at The Sewing Machine Shop, we are confident that we carry enough variety of quality, budget-friendly machines that is required to ensure that you can own the right machine for your sewing needs.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Singer, Viking, Pfaff... why don't we sell them? http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10690 <div align="center"> <h1><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Singer, Viking, Pfaff... why don't we sell them?</span></h1> </div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/3d6a9acb-3a3f-4300-89cb-d1014d58e055.jpg" alt="" width="288" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/54be96a1-c762-4751-82d1-59bca01dd681.jpg" alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-spacer"> <table class="editor-spacer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="spacer-base" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Singer, Pfaff, and Husqvarna Viking. With the kind of brand recognition that these three companies carry, you would think we would be eager to sell them at The Sewing Machine Shop. But we don't. Why?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Simply put, these companies do not exist anymore -- not as they once were. All three have been bought out and acquired by a private equity firm: Singer in 1999, then Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking in 2006. These days, all three are lumped under the same umbrella called&nbsp;SVP Worldwide. They are no longer the unique, dependable machines we came to know and love many years ago. A new Singer is a Singer in name only. The same goes for Pfaff and Viking.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Interestingly enough, the genesis of our store can be traced back to the heyday of these companies. Back in the 1950's Ramon Schoenberg (Dan's father) owned and operated a factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina that manufactured sewing machine parts for Husqvarna Viking. Marty Schoenberg (Dan's brother and SMS co-founder) got started in the sewing machine industry by operating a travelling repair business, often fixing old Pfaff, Singer, and Viking machines. Even more recently in the early 2000's, The Sewing Machine Shop was one of the top Pfaff dealerships in the country, until 2006 when product quality fell off a cliff after the buyout, and Dan decided to go another direction.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">These days Dan strictly does business with companies that manufacture their own machines, such as Janome, Bernina, Juki, Babylock, and Brother. Because these companies have their finger on the pulse of the manufacturing process, their products meet our standard for quality. Singer, Pfaff, and Viking simply do not.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to give us a call at&nbsp;(925)937-7575<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">* We occasionally sell vintage machines from Pfaff and Singer that still meet our standard of quality.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> History of Janome http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10689 <div align="center"> <h1>&nbsp;</h1> </div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/c4c9f94c-5be4-459f-92ce-0284520428df.jpg" alt="" width="572" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/b2942d46-e7d4-4fac-9373-005cef934b44.jpg" alt="" width="465" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /><br /><br /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-divider"> <table class="editor-divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <table class="galileo-ap-content-editor" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider-base divider-solid" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><img src="https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif" alt="" width="5" height="1" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>In Japanese, the word Janome (pronounced Ja-NO-me) means "eye of the snake." The company earned the name in the 1920s when founder Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, began to use a round metal bobbin system instead of the traditional oblong shuttle-type bobbin. The Japanese thought that the new round bobbin looked like a snake's eye, and from the innovative design, a name was born. Not only has the name stuck, but the design itself has stuck as well, as it significantly improved efficiency and speed of the sewing machine. To this day, all sewing machines being manufactured are engineered to use the superior circular bobbin.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/ab9c9717-9ac7-437b-bd04-b6feec0afb77.jpg" alt="" width="205" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Shuttle Bobbin</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/2cbf59d2-0a0d-455c-bbfa-25f30e143cfa.jpg" alt="" width="247" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Circular Bobbin</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>After acquiring its first mass production factory, Janome would soon entrench itself as a leading sewing machine supplier and innovator, and the demand grew outside Japan. In 1960, they purchased the 'New Home' sewing machine brand, which turned out to be a successful move as they sought to expand to the United States.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/189fea5d-afc7-4fc2-acb3-fb4305e300b3.jpg" alt="" width="242" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>&nbsp;Yosaku Ose,</span></div> <div align="center"><span>founder of Janome<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f85fc0d7-64af-4126-9383-e432bd54886b.jpg" alt="" width="240" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Janome's famous research &amp; development center in Tokyo<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>In 1964, having recognized that the growing success of their company was rooted in the spirit of innovation, Janome opened up a research and development center in Tokyo. The rest is history. They stunned the sewing world in 1979 when they released the Memory 7, the first programmable sewing machine the world had ever seen. By 1990, Janome solved another engineering riddle when they put professional style embroidery into the hands of sewing lovers with the Memory Craft 8000, the first computerized sewing machine with exclusive embroidery features. 10 years later they struck gold again when they launched Memory Craft 10000, a sewing machine which could be plugged into a computer with a USB.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f2119284-3a56-4d68-b112-a07e0cfef8d1.jpg" alt="" width="260" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Memory 7<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/a6dbf396-dc0f-4550-a4d3-203df01ecd1e.jpg" alt="" width="262" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Memory Craft 8000<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>Janome would proceed to welcome the computerized sewing age with arms open wide. These days, the MC15000 carries on the innovative legacy of its Memory Craft predecessors, offering sewists high quality, easy to use embroidery with the help of Janome's revolutionary iPad Embroidery Apps. Meanwhile, the recently released Continental M7 Professional Sewing and Quilting Machine offers 13.5 inches of throat space, by far the largest in the industry. Other must-have features include their presser foot hover feature and the Acufeed Flex System.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/Janome-Continental-M7-Professional-x42495972.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f77c47c7-1aaa-40dd-8ddc-6dc48c154f04.jpg" alt="" width="283" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Janome Continental M7 Professional<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-video"> <table class="editor-image editor-video editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="video-container"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwXDLIhJJMA" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bwXDLIhJJMA/hqdefault.jpg" alt="How to Edit Embroidery Design using AcuDesign" width="237.33333333333331" /></a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Janome's AcuDesign Embroidery App compatible with the MC 15000<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>Here at The Sewing Machine, we have a special place in our heart for Janome, despite that they tend to fly under the radar of a lot of sewists. It might be that for many years their machines were branded "New Home" in the U.S. market, so the name Janome is not as recognizable. Even today you will find Janome-built machines branded under the guise of Necchi, Elna, and Juki nameplates.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div> <div class="column-resize-bar"></div> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/ELNA/p/ELNA-3230-x49270305.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/72fb1e34-ceea-4fab-bcfd-aa292047b5d0.jpg" alt="" width="219" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Elna 3230 mechanical sewing machine, manufactured by Janome but with the Elna nameplate<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="50%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"> <div class="publish-container"><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/Juki-HZLLB5100-x18781918.htm" target="_blank"><img src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/8b89dbbc-4607-4e75-8daf-bf5701983acb.jpg" alt="" width="280" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" /></a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div align="center"><span>Juki HZL-LB5100, one of our favorite entry level sewing machines, also manufactured by Janome<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class=" editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span>There is no other way to say it: we absolutely love Janome products. They manufacturer excellent home sewing machines in their own factories, whether you are looking for something entry level,&nbsp;or a top of the line super-machine. The simple fact is that Janome makes outstanding, trouble free sewing and embroidery machines. Their electronics, including circuit boards, display panels, etc. are the most reliable. On occasion I am asked: what type of person is a Janome sewist? I'd say it is somebody who appreciates the reliability and ease of use that Janome's Japanese engineering provides.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>