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Anyway, after a very nice 10 mile bike ride around Seneca park today, I'm home now and playing with my machine.
It has a great big bobbin compared to my Pfaff. And, check out the guide book, it has a cutter on the top for the bobbin thread. It's only after you have been at this for a while that you notice the little things that make this machine so great. I've owned a Singer, Kenmore, Brother, 2 Pfaffs and a Baby Lock serger and this machine appears to have most everything that is good combined in one, in my opinion. This great big bobbing will come in handy when I use it as a quilting machine on my table.
This machine has a push button sewing feature that I know the Viking has, but, I've never owned a Viking, so it new fun for me. This will come in handy for my machine quilting. The faster you go the easier it is to machine quilt. But, you should only go as fast as you can control the evenness of the stitch length, so it has 3 speeds to sew with. Hooyah!