As you may or may not know, I recently got the BERNINA longarm. The first time I stitched on this machine, I was in love. The stitches were exactly as they are on my BERNINA 750QE domestic machine. Now, I am not a bells and whistles kind of gal so when I use a longarm it is all about the feel of it. Needless to say, I love it. And have fallen in love with some of those bells and whistles. I will be highlighting these in my journey through my next competition piece.
I had the pleasure of traveling to Switzerland a couple of weeks ago to tour the BERNINA factory. It was amazing. Here are some pictures…
One of the questions I get asked a lot is can the Quilter’s Groove® rulers be used on the domestic machine. The answer is yes but you want to make sure you use a ruler foot. BERNINA is in the process of creating one…. hang tight! The one for the longarm can damage your machine so please don’t use that one.
I really like the fact that my feet that I use on my domestic machine can also be used on my longarm. This means that there are so many to choose from… now I am sure there are some feet that you would use on your domestic machine that might not be applicable to the longarm but still, there are a lot of feet. So finding one that you like to go around…. say appliqué, is just a matter of experimenting to see which works best for you.
Do you have a favorite foot that you use in your machine quilting? I’d love to hear about it.
Here are the first two quilts that I finished on my new machine.
Can’t wait to start my next one!! Want to follow along? make sure you follow my blog for updates!
Quilt on, My Friends!