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New Machine Obsession

Happy Wednesday!

My new machine arrived last Friday and I have literally been sewing non stop ♥♥

Juki DX7
New Juki Sewing Machine

This is the first time I’ve ever owned a Juki machine, so far I’m loving it. The Juki DX7 is replacing my Viking Designer SE that I’ve owned for 19 years! Thankfully I didn’t need another embroidery machine at this time so my search focused on something small to take to classes and travel with.

My background in sewing is primarily garment and home dec items and I have purchased many, many types of presser feet accessories over the years. I was super happy to find that many of my favorite Viking accessories are compatible with the Juki.

My favorite presser foot is the Interchangeable walking foot – I have the quarter inch foot, stitch in the ditch, open toe and decorative stitch foot, they are all snap on and I truly love using them. I wish you could have seen me do my happy dance when I found out they worked with the Juki. I did purchase a ruler foot and Angela Walter’s quilting rulers with the new machine — hopefully I will get brave and start practicing free motion quilting.

Below are a few of the items I’ve started and finished over the past few days…

Lastly a picture of Miss Evelyn…I bought a personalized chair for her. My DIL says she loves it!

Happy Sewing!

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8 thoughts on “New Machine Obsession

  1. Congratulations on your new machine! Your projects look fantastic! Make a zillion small sandwiches and practice FMQ with your rulers … Practice every day! You will get there. (Or if you have one, take an ugly quilt that you highly dislike and use it to practice on)
    And Evelyn looks so sweet! I just want to hug her! 🙂

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  2. Hi Karla! All thoughts went out of my head when I got to that last photo. OMG! Sweet Evelyn and her new chair. How c.u.t.e. is that?!?!?!! Everything else in your post pales in comparison . . . something about a new sewing machine? Oh yeah, a Juki. I’m thrilled for you and how COOL that the Viking accessories fit and can still be used. Love the colorful yet toned down placemats, too. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. How exciting! A new Juki! I’m happy for you Karla and all your creativity it is inspiring.
    Miss Evelyn is so pretty in pink:) A princess chair from Grandma!

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