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News http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Thu, 06 Oct 2022 17:06:09 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Supply Chain Issues During the Pandemic http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11171 <table class="template-body" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="template-shell-container" align="center"> <div class="bgcolor"> <table class="bgimage" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table class="main-width" border="0" width="630" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout" align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container-border" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="#800000"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="logo editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image logo-container 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 alt="" width="424" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="http://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0dfe0c15-3a75-4ca5-aca7-d044b46447c9.png" /></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="preheader editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text preheader-text" align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Supply Chain Difficulties</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> </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%">&nbsp;</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: 14pt;">I am sure you all have heard about the widespread supply chain issues currently affecting the nation. The Sewing Machine Shop is no exception. This email will serve as a public service announcement to explain exactly what is going on from our position.</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 alt="" width="600" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/c914d0bf-2c33-4307-a8b1-76e997908f48.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The three biggest issues we currently face are back orders, inconsistent shipping, and inflation. All three are interrelated.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Current back order situations are usually born from either (1) material shortage or (2) Covid outbreaks in factories. For example, due to a shortage in certain materials, right now it is difficult for manufacturers to meet the demand for electronic machines. There have also been Covid outbreaks in the factories where machines are manufactured. Whenever there is an outbreak, the factory has to shut down for several weeks, causing major delays in the supply chain.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Obviously these back order situations cause shipping delays. However, the problem is further exacerbated by bugs in the shipping industry itself. Currently the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are extremely congested, with freighters backed in a holding pattern off the coast. What does that mean for us? There is a strong possibility that some the machines we have ordered have been built, but they are stuck on a freighter off the coast of Southern California, waiting their turn to dock.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The combination of material shortage, back order situations, shipping delays, and a variety of other factors has resulted in an inflated price of product. To speak generally, all of the products we carry have increased in price over the past 18 months. We don't like having to raise our prices, and we don't like it when we are out of inventory. We have been testing different ways to combat these problems. How can we keep our prices low despite inflation? How can we keep inventory in stock despite back orders and shipping delays?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Fortunately, we still have product in stock&nbsp;NOW&nbsp;and at a&nbsp;LOW PRICE&nbsp;because we do the following:<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-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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />(1) Buying in&nbsp;BULK</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;"><br />Throughout COVID, we have been purchasing machines in large quantities. Why?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">When we buy machines in bulk, not only do we get the machines at a good price, we often receive free freight as well. When we only buy a few machines at a time, we pay a larger price per machine, and we get charged for freight. Because our cost is lower when we buy in bulk, we can keep the consumer's price lower than we could if we only bought a few machines at a time.<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;">There is a sense in which buying machines in bulk is a riskier way of doing business. We have to pay for the machines before we sell them all, so there is a period where we are operating at a loss. That said, it is worth the risk when the product is something we believe to be the&nbsp;best in the world.</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 alt="" width="533" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/ff94e026-7a9f-4a55-b19e-319f6207fe41.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: 14pt;">Pictured above: a shipment of 32&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Bernina-Sewing-Machines/p/BERNINA-740-x18734512.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Bernina 740</a>&nbsp;sewing machines. The B740 is one of our favorite machines in the world, so we were disappointed to hear that Bernina had discontinued the model. In turn, we bought 32 of them so that we could offer you the B740 for a little while longer, and at competitive price. The MSRP is $5,999. Our price is $4,399. Out of the 32 seen pictured above, we still have&nbsp;<s>14</s>&nbsp;9&nbsp;left in stock.</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 alt="" width="491" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/c4f4765f-d87b-4e77-8421-37163cb104a9.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Pictured above: a shipment of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-TRIUMPH-x28845524.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Baby Lock Triumph</a>&nbsp;sergers.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">MSRP on the Triumph is $6,999. Because we ordered in bulk, we were able to reduce our price by $500, which is nearly half of MRSP. We still have&nbsp;<s>15</s>&nbsp;9&nbsp;left in stock.</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 alt="" width="501" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/360dbcf2-a310-4b1a-b4c8-96e6d9eab50b.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: 14pt;">Pictured above: a shipment Janome Skyline S7 sewing and quilting machines. Out of the 10 pictured above, we have&nbsp;6&nbsp;left in stock. MSRP of the S7 is $3,000. We have them priced more than $1,000 below MSRP.</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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />(2) Open-Box &amp; Pre-Owned Opportunities</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;"><br />Another strategy we utilize involves carrying open-box machines. Open box machines are machines that have never had an owner, but have been taken out of the box for demonstration. They come with the same manufacturer's warranty as a new machine, as well as first year parts and labor warranty from our store. When we are able to get a batch of open-box machines at a good price, we seize the opportunity because we can turn around and offer them to you at a low price.</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/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/JUKI-KIREI-HZL-NX7-x35860301.htm" target="_blank"><img alt="" width="530" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/ac8e6596-ee7a-4931-8fbd-3b8e66fb0de3.jpg" /></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: 14pt;">For example, we currently have&nbsp;<s>two</s>&nbsp;one&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/JUKI-KIREI-HZL-NX7-x35860301.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Juki Kirei NX-7</a><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/JUKI-KIREI-HZL-NX7-x35860301.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>open-box machines (pictured above). These Juki's have an MSRP of $4,599. We have them priced at $2,199.</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/Sewing-Machines/Bernina-Sewing-Machines/p/BERNINA-790-PLUS---Black-Friday-Financing-Event-x28629991.htm" target="_blank"><img alt="" width="598" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/a1c1f1f0-05d6-43d1-a297-229d3ed9cd3c.jpg" /></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: 14pt;">We also have two open box&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Bernina-Sewing-Machines/p/BERNINA-790-PLUS---Black-Friday-Financing-Event-x28629991.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Bernina 790+</a>&nbsp;(pictured above) sewing and embroidery combination machines priced at $7,999. MSRP of this machine is $12,999, saving you $5,000.<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"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">By carrying open-box and pre-owned machines, we are able to maintain a healthy in-store inventory, giving customers the opportunity to buy at a low price that would otherwise not be available.</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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">(3) Financing<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 help ease the uptick in pricing, we participate in interest-free financing with Synchrony Bank.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Upon approval of credit application you can finance your machine&nbsp;INTEREST FREE&nbsp;for 12 months. Occasionally we participate in promotions where you can finance your machine for up to 72 months interest-free.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">To apply for financing with Synchrony Bank, click&nbsp;<a href="https://etail.mysynchrony.com/eapply/eapply.action?uniqueId=D2895D9FF3CADB4EDE01B7CCC4D6E13E81F7C10362A49DC2&amp;client=Sewing%20and%20More&amp;intcmp=sewingmore-specialtystore-banner-electronics_sewingmore_cmp_banner_merchantlink-external" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">HERE<br /><br /></a></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Keep an eye out for future emails that detail extended interest-free financing promotions.</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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />The way our business operates is as follows:</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We carry machines from a handful of manufacturers. The manufacturing companies design and build the machines. We buy the machines from the manufacturers. We sell the machines to people in the market for new machines, then continue to support customers through our service department and our knowledgeable staff.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We hope this email has shed some light on how we do business, the challenges we currently face, and the ways we have overcome said challenges. Please call us at (925)937-7575 if you have any questions. 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(2) avoid thread looping on underside of fabric http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11170 <table class="template-body" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="template-shell-container" align="center"> <div class="bgcolor"> <table class="bgimage" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table class="main-width" border="0" width="630" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout" align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container-border" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="#800000"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="logo editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image logo-container 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 alt="" width="424" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="http://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0dfe0c15-3a75-4ca5-aca7-d044b46447c9.png" /></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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">New Years Resolution for 2022:</span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">keep your machine out of the shop</span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">so you can sew more!</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 alt="" width="558" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0c73fa56-09c8-4db7-84e6-a8fd07008101.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: 14pt;">When I consider the most common reasons why a machine is brought to our shop, it is typically because of user error. Two specific situations stick out in mind: broken needle threaders and poor stitch quality. These are by far the most common issues we see plaguing sewists on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are actions you can take to help avoid these problems.<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="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />(1) How to save your needle threader<br /><br /></span></div> <div align="center"></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A needle threader's function is to thread the eye of the needle. The centerpiece of the needle threading apparatus is a tiny wire hook. When you pull down your machine's needle threader lever, that tiny wire hook comes from behind the needle and goes through the back of the needle's eye. Then the wire hook just sits there, waiting for you to give it the thread so it can pull the thread through the eye of the needle.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Why does your needle threader not work? Most likely because the tiny wire hook is bent. The wire hook is extremely small, and therefore it can be bent easily. One of the main culprits for bent wire hooks is when sewists use a needle size below size 80. Larger needles have larger eyes and vice versa. Needles that are size 75 and under have eyes that are too small for the tiny wire hook to fit through properly. When you try to thread a size 75 needle with your machine's needle threader, the tiny wire hook crashes into the needle and becomes bent and useless.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">New Year's Resolution for 2022:&nbsp;never never never use your machine's needle threader to thread needles that are below size 80.<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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />(2) How to avoid looping on underside of fabric<br /><br /></span></div> <div align="center"></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A sewing machine's main function is to tie a knot with two strings of thread, over and over again. Usually we sew on two or more layers of fabric, and the knot sits between the two layers. However, a common issue people experience is thread looping on the underside of the fabric. This is caused by improper tension on the upper thread, most commonly due to a failure to thread the machine with the presser foot in the raised position. On your sewing machine, when the presser foot is in the raised position, the tension disks separate, allowing the thread to slide in between. When the presser foot is in the lowered position, the tension disks press together, and the thread cannot slide in between. Instead, the thread sits on top of the tension disks, and you will have no tension as you sew.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Think about tying your shoes. As you complete the various steps required to a tie a knot, your fingers keep constant pressure on the shoelaces, in order to keep the laces taut. Juxtapose this with children, who don't have the strength to keep the laces taut as they complete the shoe-tying steps. Even though they technically tie a knot, the knot will not be tight, and their shoes will inevitably come untied.Threading your machine with the presser foot in the lowered position instead of the raised position is like a child who cannot keep his shoelaces taut as he ties his shoes. The knot will be lose. The center will not hold. The bobbin case thread will overpower the top thread, causing loops on the underside of the fabric, and you will be sad.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">New Year's Resolution for 2022:&nbsp;always always always thread your machine with the presser foot in the raised position.<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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />We hope this email has been informative and helps you better understand your machine. 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How Do I Avoid It? http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11169 <table class="template-body" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="template-shell-container" align="center"> <div class="bgcolor"> <table class="bgimage" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table class="main-width" border="0" width="630" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout" align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container-border" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="#800000"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="logo editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image logo-container 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 alt="" width="424" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="http://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0dfe0c15-3a75-4ca5-aca7-d044b46447c9.png" /></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="preheader editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text preheader-text" align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #ffffff;">What to do when your machine skips stitches</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;">The function of your sewing machine is to tie a knot between the top thread and bobbin thread. When the machine fails to tie a knot, you get a skipped stitch. In order to understand why a machine produces skipped stitches, one must first understand how a sewing machine makes a good stitch in the first place.</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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">As a sewing machine runs, it makes continuous revolutions. 1 stitch requires 1 revolution. So, if your machine makes 10 stitches, it has completed 10 revolutions. If you turn over the hand-wheel on your machine and watch the needle,&nbsp;you can map the machine's revolution. As you turn the hand-wheel, the needle travels down below the needle plate, then up above the needle plate. Note that as the needles goes up and down, there is point where the needle is at its highest position and a point where the needle is at its lowest position. Once the needle reaches its lowest position, it begins to move upwards again.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Now imagine your needle is threaded and is in the highest position above the needle plate. As you begin to sew, the needle travels downwards with the top thread. The needle pierces the fabric and travels down below the needle plate. Eventually it reaches its lowest position.&nbsp;As it begins to move upward again, the thread forms a loop at the eye of the needle. As the loop is formed, the machine's hook travels directly above the eye of the needle and catches the thread loop. Then the hook makes a revolution around the bobbin. During the hook's revolution, a knot is formed between the needle thread and the bobbin thread. This knot is eventually cinched by the action of the take-up lever, which occurs as the needle reaches its highest.<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;">I realize there is a lot going on in what was just said. To get a better visual of the hook passing directly above the needle eye, watch the following videos:</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 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=iwWtYfnikAM" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/iwWtYfnikAM/hqdefault.jpg" alt="CB Hook System (Oscillating Hook) on Bernina 335" 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: 14pt;"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHaC00FAsU" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PeHaC00FAsU/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Rotary Hook System on Bernina 560" 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><br /><br /></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">To get a better visual of the hook catching the thread loop formed at the eye of the needle, watch the following video:<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-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=cW-ZeT0waqU" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/cW-ZeT0waqU/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Sewing machine hook passes above eye of needle, catches thread loop" width="499.2718446601942" /></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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">That sums up the very basics of how a sewing machine forms a stitch. So, what causes skipped stitches?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Skipped stitches typically occur when the sewing machine hook fails to catch the upper thread loop formed at the needle's eye. Remember that the hook point must pass directly above the needle eye in order to catch that loop. But what if it fails to do so? What if it passes too far above/below the eye, or too far a distance away from the eye? In each of these situations, the hook will not catch the loop, and there will be a skipped stitch.<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;">There are a multitude of reasons why the hook is not passing directly over the eye of the needle. If the hook is passing too high above the needle eye or too far below the needle eye, then there is a possibility that your machine is out of time. Remember that your machine has been engineered so that the needle's revolution and the hook's revolution are in sync with each other. If these two parts ever go out of sync, your machine is out of time and you get skipped stitches.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Another possibility is that a critical setting called needle-hook clearance is out of whack. When the hook passes behind the needle, it is set as a specific distance away from the needle. It is not so close that the hook and needle touch, but it is not so far away that the hook misses the thread loop. If the needle-hook clearance is too large-- meaning that the hook passes too far away from the back of the needle to catch the loop-- then you will see skipped stitches.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">It is possible that your machine is skipping stitches because your machine is out of time. It is possible that your machine is skipping stitches because the needle-hook clearance is off. However, neither of those are the most likely reason for skipped stitches. The majority of the time, a machine will skip stitches simply because of a bent 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-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;">Think about it. If the needle is bent to the left or the right, then the hook will not pass directly above the eye of the needle like it is supposed to. If it is bent forward or backward, then the needle-hook clearance will be off. Therefore, it might seem like one of these critical settings is out of whack and your machine needs to come into the shop for repair. However, more often than not the reality is that your needle is bent. You don't necessarily need to bring your machine into the shop. You just need to change your needle.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">So, what do you do when your machine skips stitches?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">First change your needle and see if that solves the problem.</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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We hope this has been informative and helps you better understand your machine. 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color: #ffffff;">Making Your Own Clothes</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;">In the past year or so, we have noticed a huge uptick in people interested in making their own clothes. We love the enthusiasm and the ambition, especially since several of our employees make a lot of their own garments and appreciate the craft. However, as many of you well know, making your own clothes is easier said than done. One facet of garment-making that trips people up is&nbsp;sewing on knits. The intention of this email is shed light on this tricky, yet manageable aspect of making your own clothes.</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 alt="" width="237" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/21a8b3e2-54fe-43b0-95e3-2745b1bd2928.jpg" /></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 alt="" width="238" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/2c675e88-5624-48be-b40f-4d08f2bdcf40.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-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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Knits &amp; Differential Feed<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;">People who make their own clothes sew a lot of knits: sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweaters, etc. Sewing on knits is not the easiest thing in the world. For example, it requires one to pay more attention to the type of needle and thread they are using (e.g. ballpoint needles and polyester thread). However, even when you get the needle and thread right, an additional problem we run into is that knit fabric stretches as it is fed through the machine. Because the knit fabric stretches as it is fed, stitches are made as the fabric is stretched out. This is a problem, as seen in the picture below:</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 alt="" width="477" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/597fb73f-5a20-43c0-8396-08e06f892624.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: 14pt;">As you can see, because the stitch is made as the fabric is stretched out, the fabric becomes wavy once it relaxes back to its normal form. We definitely do not want this effect on our knits. It is not conducive for a good looking garment. Fortunately for us, innovative sewing machine companies have invented technology to compensate for this problem. One technology in particular that I want to focus on is&nbsp;differential feed. Look at the picture below, where the same piece of knit fabric was sewn on the same serger, but utilized the serger's differential feed:</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 alt="" width="474" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/9754ab97-04e1-4906-b286-ef3dc8ee57ef.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A perfect stitch on knit, no wave or distortion, all thanks to differential feed.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">So what is differential feed?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In order for a machine to have differential feed, it must have two sets of feed dogs. All home sewing machines only have one set of feed dogs; therefore, home sewing machines cannot offer differential feed. All the sergers we choose to carry have two sets of feed dogs, and do offer differential feed.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Like the name implies, differential feed allows you to differentiate how fast each set of feed dogs feeds the fabric. By having one set of feed dogs feed the fabric faster than the other set, you are able to feed the fabric in such a way that prevents the knit from being stretched as it is fed through the machine. Consequently, you prevent the machine from making a stitch as the knit fabric is stretched out, and avoid the wave/distortion problem.</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 alt="" width="520" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/7cba44fb-7f1f-4a21-9f3f-d3794b5babcc.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In our opinion, the best way to sew knits is on a serger equipped with differential feed. We highly recommend&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Baby Lock sergers</a>, which are Japanese designed and manufactured. In the picture above you can see the differential feed control on a Baby Lock serger.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Baby Lock is a highly innovative company when it comes to sergers. In addition to differential feed, their sergers are also equipped with AirJet threading, which thread the loopers with air instead of threading by hand. They also invented Automatic Thread Delivery, an incredible serger technology that replaces the traditional tension system and creates a consistently perfect stitch, no matter the thread you choose to use.</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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Note:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Remember earlier I said that home sewing machines only have one set of feed dogs and cannot offer differential feed? Well there is one exception to that rule. Janome invented a revolutionary type of walking foot, dubbed AcuFlex Dual Feed. With Acuflex Dual Feed, there is a second set of feed dogs attached to the walking foot that feed in conjunction the traditional feed dogs. Therefore, Janome models that are compatible with Acuflex Dual Feed Technology do have two sets of feed dogs, which allow the user to sew knits with differential feed.</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 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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We hope this email helps you better understand your machine and the benefits of utilizing differential feed when sewing on knits. 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align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="logo editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image logo-container 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 alt="" width="424" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="http://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0dfe0c15-3a75-4ca5-aca7-d044b46447c9.png" /></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="preheader editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text preheader-text" align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Boneyard<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;">I notice a lot of people seem to have concern regarding where their old machine goes when it has reached the end of the road. They don't want it to rot away in a landfill somewhere, a sentiment we totally understand. I want to put your mind at ease and tell you about a room you have never seen before, even if you've been in our shop 100 times. It is tucked in the back of our shop near the repair department. We have come to know this room as&nbsp;The Boneyard.</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 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 alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/c0ed2795-cd15-432f-9a4d-23f723645d37.jpg" /></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 alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/1a5cc081-dc34-4f73-907d-f603b7e6a71f.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: 14pt;">The Boneyard is full of old machines that are no longer in working condition. Why do we hold onto them? Because even though they do not work as a whole, many of the individual parts that comprise these broken machines are still good. Oftentimes these are machines that are no longer being manufactured, that we can no longer get new parts for. So, if someone brings in an older machine for repair, and that machine requires a specific part that is no longer being manufactured, our technicians go searching for it in The Boneyard.</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 alt="" width="290" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/c52caa4b-6475-4030-8bda-0ce895c6b47d.jpg" /></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 alt="" width="291" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/1467b724-72b7-44b2-8373-9b7a391bf3f8.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The following story is a perfect example of why we keep The Boneyard. A couple months ago, a woman came into our store with an old Elna SU sewing machine that was manufactured in the 1950's. Unfortunately, the machine's motor had died and could not be repaired. Because the machine is over 50 years old, the motor for the Elna SU is no longer being manufactured. The owner of the machine was in a tough spot. She absolutely loved her machine and did not want to get a new one.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Miraculously, Dan was able to save her machine. He dug through The Boneyard and found another Elna SU. The Boneyard Elna SU was inoperable because of a worn out needle bar assembly, but the motor was still in working condition. Dan performed sewing machine surgery, removing the bad motor from the customer's Elna, and replaced it with the good motor from The Boneyard's Elna. While operating on her machine, Dan also noticed a few cracked gears that could potentially cause problems in the near future. The same gears on The Boneyard's Elna were not cracked, so Dan swapped them out as well. In the end, he essentially took two dead machines, and made one good working machine. He is the Dr. Frankenstein of sewing machine repair.</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 alt="" width="522" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/e601d6c8-0d34-48bf-be66-94278cdd0ae7.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">How did The Boneyard get so full?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Most machines in The Boneyard are trade-ins, meaning that people traded in these old machines for new machines. Others are donations. People are often shocked that their old broken machine is worth something. To 99.99% of the world, it is garbage that belongs in a landfill. However, in our eyes, your old machine could be a collection of valuable parts that will help bolster the ability of our repair department to fix machines. It is for that reason that we are willing to give you trade-in value for your old machine. Instead of going to the landfill, it will live in The Boneyard until the time comes when we harvest parts from it to fix another machine.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="https://media.rainpos.com/5448/ftb_trade_ins.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Click&nbsp;</a><a href="https://media.rainpos.com/5448/ftb_trade_ins.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">HERE</a><a href="https://media.rainpos.com/5448/ftb_trade_ins.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a><a href="https://media.rainpos.com/5448/ftb_trade_ins.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">to learn more about the trade-in process.</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-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 alt="" width="509" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/03a140c1-6bf9-40fe-8a50-ecb0625fcbb3.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: 14pt;">I should note that there is certain class of machines we receive on trade-in that do not go to The Boneyard and are not resold. Instead, we donate them to a charity we are partnered with. 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<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The other day I was online looking at photographs from the most recent Met Gala. For those unfamiliar, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute in New York City. It has become known as an occasion where celebrities wear ostentatious outfits created by well known fashion designers.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Each year the Met Gala has a theme of dress for those attending. This year the theme was "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." Over the years designers have received criticism for not following the gala's dress theme. Instead they just throw out whatever they want to showcase. This year was no different, with many many attendees sporting garments that had nothing to do with the&nbsp;In America&nbsp;theme.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">However, one look in particular caught my eye:</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 alt="" width="556" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/b5769ff3-f3f7-42ee-ba60-f6cb44b9da13.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">This look caught my eye for a couple different reasons. First and foremost, the quilt itself looked very authentic. By authentic, I mean that it did not look like it was made by some designer of high-fashion. Rather, it looked like a quilt I might see at work from Sewing Machine Shop patrons.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">My intuition was correct. After a few Google searches, I learned that the designer had actually found the quilt at a thrift store in Los Angeles. In fact, a young woman watching the Met Gala on television recognized the quilt as one made by her great-grandmother, who was an avid quilter. When great-grandmother passed, the family donated several of her quilts to Goodwill, hoping they would keep someone else warm. In a turn of fate, the quilt was picked up by the fashion designer, reworked, and found its way onto the red carpet.</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 alt="" width="411" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/d0b38857-54a9-4a07-a5c8-4d6401e5c5f0.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">I thought this was a neat story, and it really sent me down a rabbit-hole thinking about all the different facets of quilting. First, it cemented the fact that quilting is truly an art form. Just like other art forms such as painting or sculpture or film, the creation often outlives the artist who created it. However, unlike other art forms, quilts have a fundamentally utilitarian nature. People literally sleep with them for warmth-- is any other art form capable of connecting on a more personal level than that? None that I am aware of, and it is in that sense that I find quilting to be extremely unique.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Another thought I had was that the quilted cape was very appropriate for the occasion. After all, the Met Gala's theme was&nbsp;In America,&nbsp;and there is a very rich history of quilting in our country. You start with the fact that quilting in Colonial America was purely for the purpose to keep people warm. Then, over time, as waves of immigrants arrived and as people moved across the country, different styles and techniques emerged (e.g. Broderie Perse quilts, Baltimore Album quilts). Essentially, quilting evolved as the country evolved. When viewed from that lens, the history of quilting and the history of America are inextricably intertwined.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">As I went deeper down the American quilting rabbit-hole, I came across a book called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Plain-View-Underground-Railroad/dp/0385497679" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Hidden in Plain View</a>. This book tells a story that truly exemplifies how the history of quilting is interwoven with the history of America: how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad.&nbsp;The book's authors assert that certain quilt patterns, including a prominent one called the Charleston Code, were essential tools for escape along the Underground Railroad. Personally, I never knew anything about this before and think it is incredible. Similar to the recycled quilt cape at the Met Gala, this story about the coded Underground Railroad quilts also involves an unexpected turn of fate. Who would have thought that quilts would be used in such a way? Humans are truly ingenious, and when I hear stories like this, I can't help but feel a deepened appreciation for the art of quilting.</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 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-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 alt="" width="506" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/1aaab322-f56d-4356-b2d7-a68108815d3f.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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The fine work on this poinsettia quilt was done with an embroidery machine, a technique known as quilting in the hoop.</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 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-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 alt="" width="565" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/2d598757-182b-4fbc-aaa2-9fee05be1e9b.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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">An example of a Baltimore Album quilt.</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="" 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quilts were made by a few of our customers.</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 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> 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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;">An example of a Broderie Perse quilt.</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 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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 world of sewing, precision is key. Your sewing machine itself requires an incredible amount of mechanical precision in order to make a stitch. Your needle must be a precise shape and size in order to successfully sew on a specific types of fabric. Then, perhaps most important of all, the construction of any quilt or garment requires precision on the part of the creator.</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 alt="" width="529" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/3b0af742-6bff-4c92-8600-aa31e99cce41.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: 14pt;">Companies like Janome, Bernina, Baby Lock and Brother pour a lot of resources into their research and development teams. These R&amp;D teams are tasked with the job of discovering the needs of their customer base, then engineering a product that fulfills those needs. Fortunately for all of us, the sewist's need for precision has not been neglected. In the past 20 years, these companies have developed special features that help the sewist improve the precision of their sewing. One of these features is the&nbsp;electric presser foot lift, or, as we call it more casually, the&nbsp;hover feature.<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;">So, what is the hover feature?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The hover feature essentially acts as automatic knee lift.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A traditional knee lift is a mechanism that attaches to your machine that allows you to raise/lower the presser foot with your knee, rather than raising/lowering the presser foot with your hand. This allows the sewist to keep their hands on the fabric at all times, which can be helpful when sewing a quilt or garment where both hands are needed.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The hover feature is helpful for the same reason. With the hover feature, when you take your foot off the foot pedal and stop sewing, the machine will stop with the needle in the down position. At the same time, the presser foot will raise automatically and hover above the fabric, and will do so until you choose to start sewing again. To see the hover feature in action, take a look at 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=PXX9EFXFVbI" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PXX9EFXFVbI/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Hover Feature in Action" width="456.55339805825247" /></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;">For those of us who aim for a precise seam, the hover feature is a dream. Because the presser foot raises immediately at our whim, we can quickly check to visually see our seam whenever we want. If the seam is on target and looking good, then we can keep on sewing. However, if it is off target, we can make any minor adjustments needed. Because we don't have to lift the presser foot lever manually, we can keep our hands on the fabric, which makes re-adjusting and re-aligning fabric easier than ever before. Also, if we are piecing the top of a quilt, you can use the hover feature to quickly pivot at corners of the quilt block.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">From our experience, whether you are sewing a garment or piecing a quilt top, the hover feature is really nice to have. It's one of those little features that just makes sewing easier, which, in my opinion, makes sewing more fun.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Less fussing = more fun.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Now, not all modern machines are equipped with the hover feature. In order for a machine to hover, it needs to be designed with electric presser foot lift. For any of you curious about machines with this capability, I have listed a few of my favorites 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-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 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="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/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-SKYLINE-S7-x19028965.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Janome Skyline S7</a></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image editor-image-vspace-on" 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align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A couple weeks ago we sent out an email that touched a little bit on the research and development (R&amp;D) teams employed by sewing machine manufacturers like Janome, Bernina, Brother, and Baby Lock. The beauty of R&amp;D is that they discover the needs of the sewist through their research, then engineer a product that fits those needs. Today I want to continue with that theme and talk about workspace.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In many ways, workspace is the bedrock of a sewing machine, because it is put to use every single time you sew. When I think of workspace, I think of the real estate in which I operate when I sew. How big is it? What can I do in it? How does it look and feel? These are the questions these R&amp;D teams ask and answer when designing the workspace on a sewing machine.</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 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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Size</span></strong></em></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;">An important aspect of workspace is size. Specifically, size of your throat space. Throat space is the open window of space to the right of your needle where a quilter will place their quilt, and a sewer could place their fabric if they are sewing something substantial like a costume. In the picture below of the Janome Continental M7, the throat space is 13.5 inches from left to right.</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 alt="" width="522" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0830abba-839d-4ae1-9633-e8eed43da749.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: 14pt;">Having more throat space gives you more physical room to operate, whether you are sewing a jacket or a queen-sized quilt. This makes a world of difference in regards to how comfortable you are when sewing/quilting and how easy it is to maneuver fabric. The bigger the throat space, the less cramped you will feel as you sew. The less restricted you feel, the more fun it is to sew, plain and simple.</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 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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Vision</span></strong></em></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;">How well can you see what you are sewing? Is changing needles and presser feet relatively painless, or is it a struggle? Are you constantly having to squint or crane your neck in order to see what you are doing? The&nbsp;field of vision&nbsp;a machine provides is a vastly underrated aspect of sewing. I judge a machine's field of vision on two things: lighting and throat space height.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Most sewing machines these days come equipped with LED light bulbs, which are brighter and last longer than old-school light bulbs. Machines with bigger throat space are usually designed with LED lights on the ceiling of the throat , as well as a bunch of lights positioned around the needle. To see an example of a machine with superior lighting, please watch 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=uxdmLXHqKgc" target="_blank"><img src="https://web-extract.constantcontact.com/v1/thumbnail?url=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uxdmLXHqKgc/hqdefault.jpg" alt="Incredible lighting on Janome 9450" width="384" /></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: 14pt;">The height of a machine's throat space is also a big factor in the quality of your field of vision. For example, the throat on the Janome M7 has a height of 5.5 inches, whereas most machines have a throat height of 3.5-4.5 inches. This may not seem like a lot, but it really does make a significant difference in your sight-angle as you sew.</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 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 alt="" width="296" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/40e1e841-5c60-43c5-aedb-885e4cde62e1.jpg" /></span></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 style="font-size: 14pt;">Height of M7 throat</span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">is 5.5 inches</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;"><img alt="" width="296" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/820b2a6d-b7a6-4581-b588-ee079fae7f9f.jpg" /></span></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 style="font-size: 14pt;">Height of an average machine</span></div> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">is 3.5-4.5 inches</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;">Sewing should be fun, but one potential source of frustration is operating around the needle and needle bar, where space is at a premium. Changing your needle, switching presser feet, and threading your needle-- all of these essential sewing tasks can be difficult in small, tight areas. Increased throat height tends to correlate with increased space in the sphere around the needle. If you look at the pictures below you can see that the machine on the right has much more space around the needle than the machine on the left. With all that space it is much easier to successfully complete those aforementioned tasks because your hands are less cramped.</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 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 alt="" width="287" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/8fd3d032-8337-4957-a789-3716c8651036.jpg" /></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 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 alt="" width="286" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/4e3703a8-08a2-4445-aea8-b77fca87b352.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-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 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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Stability</span></strong></em></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;">Where does your sewing machine live? Does it commute back and forth from the dining room table to the closet? Or, does it have a home in a table that is built for sewing?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Having a legitimate table makes a world of difference for a multitude of reasons. First off, sewing machine tables are designed to prevent any shaking or rattling as the machine sews. Secondly, tables are ergonomically designed so that your hands can operate in a natural position. It places the machine at the perfect height you don't have to crane your neck or do any other sort of gymnastics in order to see what you are doing. Last of all, a table increases the overall surface area for you to sew, which will open up a whole other world of possibilities.</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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">When we wax poetic about the importance of workspace, we mean what we say. Everyone on our staff who sews, they insist on owning machines with large throat space, good lighting, and a sturdy sewing table. That is why we are going to offer a special deal for anyone looking to improve their workspace.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">For a limited time, when you buy a new Janome Continental M7, Janome's premier sewing machine that has the largest throat space in the industry, we will give you an M7 Sewing Table for free. That is an $800 value, absolutely free with the purchase of a new Janome M7.</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;"><img alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/d30bcaf7-f2d1-43d0-b443-8b819f43c34a.jpg" /></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 alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/b7a820f7-0831-4b99-860e-c0a0ad9515d8.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: 14pt;">For those who don't have space for the M7 and the table, but still want to upgrade to a machine with larger throat space, we have a deal for you as well. For a limited time you purchase a new Janome Skyline S6 or S7, we will give you an acrylic extension table made by SewSteady for free. This is a $150 value, absolutely free.</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 alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/f4cb22a1-2e7d-46ef-8e9b-d36bb63f82eb.jpg" /></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 alt="" width="300" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/afe765ac-1cf3-43f6-aca2-d164eda3b9db.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"> <div align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">***This offer lasts until current inventory runs out***</span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table 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editor-text " align="left" valign="top"> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><em>"I am too old to learn a new sewing machine."</em></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><span style="color: #d0131a;"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br />Fiction.<br /><br /></span></strong></em></span></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Sewing machines have changed a lot over the years on the peripherals, but their core essence has stayed the same. The stitch is still made between the upper thread and bobbin. it still remains the case that the motor drives the belt, the belt turns the upper shaft which makes the needle go up and down the needle.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Still, modern machines now come equipped with enough new features on the peripherals so that there may be a bit of a learning curve. For example, if you are garment maker who starting embroidery, or a quilter starting with a serger, there is definitely some learning to do. But this is not a bad thing. A recently published&nbsp;<a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/train-your-brain" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Harvard study</a>&nbsp;says embracing a new activity that forces you to think and learn and requires ongoing practice can be one of the best ways to keep the brain healthy. Learning the different idiosyncrasies of a new machine or a new style of sewing entirely might actually have health benefits. Who would have known?<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Just so everyone is aware, when you buy a new machine from The Sewing Machine Shop, it comes with a free owner's class that you can repeat as often as you feel necessary. In this class we go over all the essentials you need to know to expedite the learning curve on your new machine. Plus, it's a great opportunity to meet other people with similar machines as yours and socialize for a couple hours. If the class does not fit your schedule, ask us about free 1-on-1 assistance.</span></span><hr /><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><br /></span></span> <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"><em><span style="font-size: 18pt;">"Sewing knits is extremely difficult."<br /><br /></span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="color: #2446a2;"><em><strong>Fact</strong></em></span>,&nbsp;if you&nbsp;don't&nbsp;have the right equipment.</span></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="color: #d0131a;"><em><strong>Fiction</strong></em></span>,&nbsp;if you&nbsp;do&nbsp;have with right equipment.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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;">People who make clothes sew a lot of knits: sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweaters, etc. Sewing on knits is not the easiest thing in the world. It requires one to pay more attention to the type of needle and thread they are using (e.g. ballpoint needles and polyester thread). However, even when you get the needle and thread right, an additional problem we run into is that knit fabric stretches as it is fed through the machine. Because the knit fabric stretches as it is fed, stitches are made as the fabric is stretched out. This is a problem. If the knot is cinched as the fabric is stretched out, what happens once the fabric relaxes after the seam is finished? The fabric becomes wavy and distorted.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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;">How do we solve this problem? With a technology called&nbsp;differential feed.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In order for a machine to have differential feed, it must have two sets of feed dogs. All home sewing machines only have one set of feed dogs; therefore, home sewing machines cannot offer differential feed. However, all the sergers we carry have two sets of feed dogs, and they do offer differential feed. Like the name implies, differential feed allows you to differentiate how fast each set of feed dogs feeds the fabric. By having one set of feed dogs feed the fabric faster than the other set, you are able to feed the fabric in such a way that prevents the knit from being stretched out as it is fed through the machine. Consequently, you prevent the machine from making a stitch as the knit fabric is stretched out, and avoid the wave/distortion problem. The end result? Beautiful stitches on knit fabric, no wave or distortion whatsoever.<br /><br /></span></span><hr /><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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"><em><span style="font-size: 18pt;">"Sergers are terribly fussy to use."<br /><br /></span></em></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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;"><span style="color: #2446a2;"><em><strong>Fact</strong></em></span>,&nbsp;prior to the invention of AirJet Threading &amp; ATD.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><strong><span style="color: #d0131a;">Fiction</span></strong></em>,&nbsp;following the invention of Air Threading &amp; ATD.<br /><br /></span></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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;">I've heard many people in our store complain about their serger. Not because they don't appreciate the function of their serger, but because it is such a hassle to use. First off, threading can be a nightmare. Older sergers have a million thread guides that need to be threaded in a specific order, and this process needs to be repeated every time a thread breaks or a different color is required.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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;">On top of that, after you finish threading the serger, there is always the possibility of running into tension issues. Serger tension is notoriously difficult to balance. The tiniest external factors can throw it off, such as switching to a different colored thread that is more heavily dyed. For example, tension will naturally increase when you switch from white thread to black thread. How do you balance tension? Tinker with the different tension dials. This could easily result in at least 30 minutes of troubleshooting. Your tension is off? Adjust 1 or 2 of the tension dials, with lots of trial and error.<br /><br /></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"></span></span> <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;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Fortunately, two particular innovations in technology have put an end to all this fussiness. First would be Air-Jet Threading. With air threading, instead of threading guides 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. With Air Jet Threading, you really can't thread your machine incorrectly. Unlike traditional sergers, the order in which you thread your loopers does not matter at all. It really is that easy.<br /><br /></span></span> <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;">The other innovation is Automatic Thread Delivery (ATD), which puts an end to serger tension altogether. A serger that has ATD does not use traditional tension discs. Instead, ATD delivers the required length of thread to form a balanced stitch. This is achieved by an internal mechanism of the machine-- sliding metal plates that determine the length of the thread delivered into the stitch. Machines with ATD work in a manner that is binary-- thread is either being delivered, or it is not being delivered. There is no tension. Therefore there is no tension adjustment-- no tinkering, no repeated trial and error. And, on top of all that, ADT is a purely mechanical feature. No computers are involved whatsoever.<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;">Automatic Thread Delivery System lays the thread on the fabric as each stitch is formed. The fabric is not responsible for pulling the threads through the tension discs as on other overlockers. That means there is no stress placed on the fabric, allowing it to flow under the foot without being stretched or damaged.&nbsp;This allows you to sew from delicate tissue or silk chiffon through to lycra and layers of denim or fleecy without having to make any adjustments to the machine settings. Furthermore, the machine does not care what kind of thread you use-- you can switch from white thread to black thread seamlessly, as well as switching between something like Maxilock to Aurifil 12 weight thread. Because there is no tension, the machine does not "feel" the thread like other sergers. No matter what you use, a perfect stitch is delivered every time. You will never have to tinker with tension ever again.</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Advice on Buying a New Sewing Machine (Fact or Fiction) http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=11162 <div class="gl-contains-text"><br /> <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><span><span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Working at The Sewing Machine Shop everyday, I keep my ear to the ground. I hear a lot of things, and lately I have noticed a handful of different ideas about sewing machines floating in the ether. Different people professing that same ideas. Some of these ideas are factual, some are fiction. Today I want to address a few that I hear most often.</span><br /></span></span></span><hr /><span><span><br /></span></span> <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"><em><span style="font-size: 14pt;">"To get a decent sewing machine these days, you have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars."</span></em></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><em><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #d0131a;">Fiction.</span></strong></em></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">It is not the case that all sewing machines cost thousands of dollars. We have brand new machines starting at $229, and a bunch of options all under $1,000. These are well-made, reliable machines, all designed with a metal foundation that is built to last.<br /></span></span></span><hr /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span></span> <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"><em><em><span style="font-size: 14pt;">"I am never going to use all those stitches."<br /></span></em></em> <div><span style="color: #2446a2;"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Fact.</span></strong></em></span></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">These days, all modern sewing machines are programmed with somewhere between 50 and 500 different stitches. Whenever demonstrating these machines, I will often hear people express concern about the overwhelming number of</span></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">stitches available and how they will never use them all. This is probably true. When are you really going to used stitch #374? What about stitch #219? Probably never.</span></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <div></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">That said, I think one would be ill-advised to count out a machine because it comes with too many stitches. It would also be a mistake to choose a new machine just because it comes with 600 stitches instead of 500 stitches. When looking for a new sewing machine, I firmly believe that you should target a machine equipped with features that you will use every single time you sit down to sew.</span></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <div></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">To name a few examples:</span></div> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"></span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">throat space - will it fit your quilt?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">lighting - can you really see the thread on that jacket?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">dual feed</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">hover feature - how do you pivot when piecing?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">automatic needle threader</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">automatic thread trimmer</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">ability to adjust for thickness - will it sew your jeans?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">quality internal components</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">powerful motor</span></li> </ul> <hr /><br /><br /> <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"><em><span style="font-size: 14pt;">"Computerized machines break down more often than mechanical machines. They are also more difficult to fix than mechanical machines."</span></em></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><span style="color: #d0131a;"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Fiction.</span></strong></em></span></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This misconception exists due to feelings of uncertainty toward electronics and computers. People correctly see that a computerized machine is dependent on a computer chip, so if the chip fails then the machine is rendered useless. But how often do our machines fail?</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Dan Schoenberg, our owner and head technician, has been in the sewing machine business for over 30 years. There is nothing that bothers him more than having a machine he just sold come back to his bench in need of repair, especially for computer chip or electronic issues. When he notices that a certain brand of machine keeps coming back to his repair bench for computer issues time and time again, he stops selling the brand altogether (Pfaff, Viking, and Singer). On the other hand, when he finds a brand that consistently manufactures dependable computerized machines, he will carry that brand for decades.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The magic of the computer chip is that one computer chip is able to do the job of many mechanical parts. For example, say I have 20 different stitches on my machine. If the machine is mechanical, then there are 20 differently shaped cams within the machine that correspond with the 20 stitches. In addition, there is an entire stitch-selection assembly that is composed of different mechanical parts. Meanwhile, in a computerized machine with 20 stitches, all 20 stitches are programmed into a single computer chip. In turn, the stitch selection assembly design is far more simple. At the end of the day, you are depending on&nbsp;ONE&nbsp;computer chip vs.&nbsp;MANY&nbsp;mechanical parts. As long as you have a machine from a brand that has a history of reliable electronics (Janome, Bernina, Baby Lock, Brother, Juki), then you have nothing to worry about on that front.<br /></span></span><hr /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /></span></span> <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: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">These are just a few of the things we keep hearing quite often at The Sewing Machine Shop. We love the sewing community and want to help keep you well-informed and supported in any way we can. Whether you need the right equipment, want advice on how to tackle an upcoming project, or simply have questions about some of the new technology in sewing, please feel free to reach out to us.</span></span><hr /><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br /><br /></span></span> <div align="center"><em><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Call us at (925)937-7575 for more information.</span></em></div> <div align="center"></div> <div align="center"><em><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Our hours are 9AM-5PM Tuesday-Saturday</span></em></div> <div align="center"></div> <div align="center"><em><span style="font-size: 12pt;">And don't forget to tell your friends!</span></em></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><em><br /></em></span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div><em><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;</span></em></div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> Automatic Thread Delivery -- must-have feature for those looking to purchase a new serger http://www.sewingmachineshop.comhttps://www.sewingmachineshop.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=10898 <table class="template-body" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="template-shell-container" align="center"> <div class="bgcolor"> <table class="bgimage" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <table class="main-width" border="0" width="630" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout" align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container-border" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="#800000"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="layout-container" align="center" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <div> <table class="galileo-ap-layout-editor" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="logo editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-image"> <table class="editor-image logo-container 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 alt="" width="424" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="http://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/0dfe0c15-3a75-4ca5-aca7-d044b46447c9.png" /></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="preheader editor-col OneColumnMobile" align="left" valign="top" bgcolor="#800000" width="100%"> <div class="gl-contains-text"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="editor-text preheader-text" align="left" valign="top"> <div></div> <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #ffffff;">Automatic Thread Delivery:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: #ffffff;">The Most Underrated Technology in Sewing</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;">Did you know that the best sergers in the world do not use a traditional tension system? Instead, they use a technology called Automatic Thread Delivery (ATD), which completely eliminates the use of tension altogether. Half of our staff is comprised of avid sewists and garment-makers, all of whom own sergers equipped with ATD. The other half of our staff consists of sewing machine technicians, who exhale a sigh of relief when the serger they are tuning up is equipped with ATD instead of the traditional tension system. Since we find that not a lot of people are aware of ATD or how it works, the goal of this email is to shed light on the most underrated technology in sewing: Automatic Thread Delivery.</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 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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The Basics</span></strong></em></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;"><br />Before talking about how ATD works, it is important to first understand the basics of traditional tension systems.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Traditional home sewing machines tie knots with 2 threads-- the top thread and the bobbin thread. Sergers generally use 3 to 5 threads to tie a knot that is more complicated than that of a home sewing machine. Pictured below is an image of a home sewing machine's tension assembly. Traditional sergers also use a similar tension assembly. As you can see, the pictured tension assembly contains two metal discs.</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 alt="" width="460" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/1d517991-c447-4b9f-ab49-7c44eb27bd13.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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">When you thread the top half of the machine (with the presser foot in the raised position, of course), those discs separate and the thread slides between the discs. When you are ready to sew, you lower the presser foot onto the fabric and discs close together around the thread. As the machine sews, the thread is constantly pulled through the closed discs. The closed discs apply constant tension on the thread, a necessary requirement for a machine if it is to make a good stitch.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Think about tying your shoes. As you complete the various steps required to a tie a knot, your fingers keep constant pressure on the shoelaces, in order to keep the laces taut. Juxtapose this with children, who don't have the strength to keep the laces taut as they complete the shoe-tying steps. Even though they technically tie a knot, the knot will not be tight, and their shoes will inevitably come untied. The same principle applies to sewing machines-- to successfully make a stitch, the machine must keep the thread taught. How does your machine do this? Through the machine's tension assembly.<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;">As many already know, you are able to adjust your tension. On a home sewing machine with two threads, you might adjust the tension depending on where the knot is sitting in the fabric. In a perfect world, the knot sits right in the middle of the fabric. However, the knot might start poking up on either the bottom or topside of the fabric. If the knot is coming up to the top, then we loosen the top tension. If it is poking down through the bottom, then we tighten the top tension. That is the general rule.<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="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Traditional Sergers<br /><br /></span></strong></em></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;">What about sergers? Although traditional sergers use a similar tension system as home sewing machines, adjusting the tension is not as simple. Because sergers use 3-5 threads instead of 2, the knot they stitch is more complicated. If the tension is unbalanced, balancing it is not as simple as readjusting for the knot poking out of the fabric.<br /><br /></span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">When tension is off on a serger, the stitch looks ugly and it is not clear why. Often you will be using 4 threads, which means 4 sets of tension discs. If your stitch is off, which tension disc do you adjust? The left needle or the right needle? The upper looper or the lower looper? Do you need to tighten it or loosen it?</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 alt="" width="573" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/bcf54593-d3bd-41df-8334-b7897588a0dc.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: 14pt;">Serger tension is notoriously difficult to balance. The tiniest external factors can throw it off, such as switching to a different colored thread that is more heavily dyed. For example, tension will naturally increase when you switch from white thread to black thread. Until the invention Automatic Thread Delivery, balancing serging tension would require tinkering with the different tension dials. This could easily result in at least 30 minutes of troubleshooting. Your tension is off? Adjust 1 or 2 of the tension dials and sew. Did that not work? Adjust the other 2 and try again. Does it look worse than it did before? With a traditional serger tension system, you will have to accept that achieving perfect tension will require lots of trial and error.<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="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Automatic Thread Delivery<br /><br /></span></strong></em></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;">Baby Lock's Automatic Thread Delivery puts an end to all that tinkering and trial and error. Rather than putting tension on the thread itself, ATD delivers the required length of thread to form a balanced stitch. This is achieved by an internal mechanism of the machine-- sliding metal plates that determine the length of the thread delivered into the stitch. Machines with ATD work in a manner that is binary-- thread is either being delivered, or it is not being delivered. There is no tension. Therefore there is no tension adjustment-- no tinkering, no repeated trial and error. And, on top of all that, ADT is a purely mechanical feature (as seen in the picture below). No computers are involved whatsoever.</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 alt="" width="574" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/e9d61216-13fe-477e-a68a-8dbe0c6db40f.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: 14pt;">Automatic Thread Delivery System lays the thread on the fabric as each stitch is formed. The fabric is not responsible for pulling the threads through the tension discs as on other overlockers. That means there is no stress placed on the fabric, allowing it to flow under the foot without being stretched or damaged.&nbsp;This allows you to sew from delicate tissue or silk chiffon through to lycra and layers of denim or fleecy without having to make any adjustments to the machine settings. Furthermore, the machine does not care what kind of thread you use-- you can switch from white thread to black thread seamlessly, as well as switching between something like Maxilock to Surelock. Because there is no tension, the machine does not "feel" the thread like other sergers. No matter what you use, a perfect stitch is delivered every time. You will never have to tinker with tension ever again.<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="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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"> <div align="center"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">In Conclusion<br /><br /></span></strong></em></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;">History tends to repeat itself, and I have noticed a pattern when it comes to the history of Baby Lock sergers. Time and time again, Baby Lock is at the forefront of innovation, and the rest of the sewing machine industry is forced to play catch-up. This happened at the genesis of the company, when Baby Lock created the first "baby" overlock machine for home use. It happened again when they invented air-jet threading. It has now happened yet again, with the invention of automatic thread delivery. It is important to note that Baby Lock still has a patent on automatic thread delivery, so until the patent runs out, Baby Lock will be the only manufacturer who offers this game-changing feature.<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="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Note #1:<br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Surprisingly, a technology as revolutionary as ATD is not hellaciously expensive. You can own a new machine equipped with ATD for as low as $1,799 with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-VICTORY-BLS3-x39860046.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Baby Lock Victory.</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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Note #2:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Automatic Thread Delivery can also be found on coverstitch and serger combination machines. For example, the<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-ACCOLADE-x40651731.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a><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>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sergers/p/BABY-LOCK-TRIUMPH-x28845524.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Baby Lock Triumph</a>&nbsp;can both serge and coverstitch, and come equipped with ATD.</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 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"> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Note #3:</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The following statement is not intended to be hyperbolic.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size: 14pt;">After 30+ years of experience in the sewing machine business, it is safe to say that Baby Lock sergers equipped with ATD have the highest satisfaction rate out of any other product we carry. 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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 on a Sewing Machine: Tips and Tricks 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?<br /><br /></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.<br /><br /></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.<br /><br /></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> Automatic Air Threading on Sergers -- a must-have feature to consider when looking to purchase a new 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.<br /><br /></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.<br /><br /></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" 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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" 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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%" 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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 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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 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/></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>&nbsp;</h1> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1656784437493-025"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1656784437542-221"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1656784437579-347"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Singer, Pfaff, and Viking are three sewing machine companies with a lot of brand name recognition. All three have been around for a long, long time; in fact, the genesis of&nbsp;The Sewing Machine Shop can be traced back to the heyday of these companies. Back in the 1950's, Dan and Marty's father, Ramon Schoenberg, used to operate a factory in Argentina that manufactured sewing machine parts for Husqvarna Viking AB. Fast forward 40 years to El Sobrante, CA and the first top-of-the-line home sewing machine Dan ever sold was a Viking. Fast forward another 20 years, and you would have seen that The Sewing Machine Shop was one of the top Pfaff delarships in the country. Even today, not a week goes by that we don't tune-up an old trustee featherweight. And yet, with all that said,&nbsp;we no longer carry&nbsp;any new machines from these three companies. Why not?</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1656620717149-566"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1656620717186-464"> <table class="image image--padding-vertical image--mobile-scale image--mobile-center" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1656620717216-643"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="image_container content-padding-horizontal" align="center" valign="top"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><img data-image-content="" class="image_content" width="550" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/a6c4ccd9001/d1ee482d-1901-44a8-b1e3-0b20ccdf4def.jpg" alt="" /></span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657047179801-367"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657047179847-555"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657047179883-151"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Simply put, Dan thinks that Janome, Bernina, Brother, Baby Lock, and Juki all make a better product than Singer, Pfaff, and Viking. That is a belief Dan holds firmly, a belief born from over 30 years in the sewing machine business as owner and head technician of The Sewing Machine Shop. Why offer sewists a lesser product at a similar price? There's no good reason, so Dan refuses to do so.&nbsp;</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657047781055-522"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657047781101-646"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657047781140-781"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Now, this begs the question: why do Singer, Pfaff, and Viking make a lesser product than the brands we choose to carry? After all, we used to carry Pfaff and Viking, and we still sell certain vintage Singer machines. What changed? How do we account for the drop-off in quality? A quick history lesson should help answer this question.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657049376640-763"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657049376691-164"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657049376731-356"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">There is a sense in which Singer, Pfaff, and Viking do not exist anymore-- not as they once were. The Singer company that designed and manufactured iconic machines such as the 201, 301, and Featherweight-- in 1999 that company was&nbsp;acquired by Kohlberg &amp; Company, an American private equity firm that focuses on leveraged buyout transactions. In 2006, Kohlberg &amp; Compnay also acquired Pfaff and Viking. From there, the three legendary sewing machine companies were merged into one:&nbsp;SVP Worldwide.&nbsp;</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657049942472-400"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Ever since the merger,&nbsp;SVP Worldwide has been bought and sold by two other private equity investment firms.&nbsp;As control of the companies repeatedly changed hands, their unique DNA-- the reason we fell in love with their products in the first place-- that unique DNA was lost. For example,&nbsp;Pfaff has stopped designing machines with their front-loading bobbin system. Modern&nbsp;Singer machines are less reliable than their 70 year-old featherweight ancestors. Viking is no longer the innovator they once were, and their modern machines are notorious for electronic issues. And, worst of all,&nbsp;SVP Worldwide doesn't even make parts to support their older machines anymore.&nbsp;If your old Pfaff needs a part replaced, you have to hope that we have an old Pfaff in our Boneyard that we can harvest the part from. The same goes for Viking and Singer.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657050065409-352"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">We understand that this may be distressing news to hear for the many people out there who love their old Pfaff, Singer, or Viking sewing machine. How will your machine be&nbsp;fixed if these companies no longer make parts? How will you find a machine as good as your old one if the company that made your machine no longer exists like it once did? We spoke to Dan and asked him some of these hard questions. Fortunately, he has good news.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657050353189-232"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657050353245-014"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657050353283-470"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Dan has some general advice for people coming from these machines. Everyone is different, so the advice may not apply across the board, but this is his opinion based on his hands-on experience:</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657051510750-988"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657051510801-346"> <table class="divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657051510842-868"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_container content-padding-horizontal" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table class="divider_content-row" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_content-cell" align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657050866417-694"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657050866465-291"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657050866512-163"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Pfaff</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The older Pfaff machines that were designed and manufactured in Germany (sometimes West Germany) are known for their strength, durability, built-in dual feed system, and front-loading bobbin. Part of the reason they were so strong and durable is because of their front-loading bobbin system, which utilizes an industrial-style hook assembly. It's a beautiful system, and one of the reasons so many people still love that older generation of Pfaff machines.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you are thinking about potentially getting a new machine, Dan recommends that you consider the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Bernina-Sewing-Machines/p/BERNINA-570-x31436138.htm" target="_blank">Bernina 570</a>. The B570 is designed with a similar front-loading bobbin/hook system as the old Pfaffs, and it is also designed with built-in dual feed. In addition, the B570 is an extremely powerful and durable machine, whether you are crafting, quilting, or making clothes.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657051514761-574"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657051514815-350"> <table class="divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657051514857-021"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_container content-padding-horizontal" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table class="divider_content-row" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_content-cell" align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657051520534-272"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657051520534-731"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657051520534-644"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Singer</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The older Singer machines we came to know and love are highly regarded for a number of different reasons. In many cases, people love their old singers because they are simple to use and they are workhorses. If you are coming from a Featherweight, you probably love that the machine is lightweight.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If you want another workhorse that is easy to use, and you don't mind a straight-stitch only machine, then look no further than the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Juki-Sewing-Machines/p/JUKI-TL2010Q---999-x61744254.htm" target="_blank">Juki TL-2010</a>. It is the definition of a heavy-duty workhorse, capable of going through thick layers of material. If you need something more lightweight, then Dan recommends you look at something made by Janome, such as the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-HD3000-449-x38886864.htm" target="_blank">HD3000</a><a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-HD3000-449-x38886864.htm" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>(mechanical) or the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Janome-Sewing-Machines/p/JANOME-3160QDC---649-x27661719.htm" target="_blank">3160QDC</a>&nbsp;(digital).</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657054336956-713"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657054337017-446"> <table class="divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657054337063-172"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_container content-padding-horizontal" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table class="divider_content-row" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_content-cell" align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657054334075-173"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657054334075-847"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657054334075-744"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p align="center"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Viking</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Generally speaking, the appeal of older Viking machines came from their innovation in embroidery. These days, for anyone who wants beautiful, easy-to-use, innovative embroidery, the choice is simple: look toward something made by Brother.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Employee of The Sewing Machine Shop and embroidery guru, Toni Smith, bought her first embroidery machine in 1999-- a Viking Rose. These days, she embroiders exclusively on a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Brother-Sewing-Machines/p/Brother-Luminaire-2-Innov-is-x59560032.htm" target="_blank">Brother Luminaire II</a>, one of the best embroidery machines in the world. Other great and affordable embroidery machines Dan recommends you consider are the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Brother-Sewing-Machines/p/BROTHER-NQ1700E---1999-x60756491.htm" target="_blank">Brother NQ1700</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sewingmachineshop.com/shop/Sewing-Machines/Sewing-Machines/Brother-Sewing-Machines/p/BROTHER-STELLAIRE-XE1-EMBROIDERY-ONLY-x60017029.htm" target="_blank">Brother Stellaire</a>.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657047369305-348"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657047369358-133"> <table class="divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657047369394-485"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_container content-padding-horizontal" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table class="divider_content-row" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_content-cell" align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657059094741-295"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1657059094799-748"> <table class="text text--padding-vertical" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1657059094845-382"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="text_content-cell content-padding-horizontal" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;">If this email raised any questions, please give us a call. Our goal is simply to provide an honest assessment of the sewing machine landscape as we see it. If you are curious to know more, or just want to talk machines, feel free to stop on by the shop anytime we're open.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="layout layout--1-column" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1656620339684-124"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="column column--1 scale stack" align="center" valign="top" data-cpeid="w-1656620339684-113"> <table class="divider" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-cpeid="w-1656620339684-373"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_container" align="center" valign="top" width="100%"> <table class="divider_content-row" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="divider_content-cell" align="center" bgcolor="#800000" height="1"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><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> 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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>