I finally did it!

I made the plunge and acquired a new coverstitch machine. Our local Janome dealer got a great price break on these machines so I put my name in the hat for one. I picked it up last week. I coverstitched the sleeves hem on the finally completed KS tri-colored dress. Photos later. It sews great and oh sooooo! easy to thread.

I had to do some rearranging in my already cluttered and small sewing room. I have this machine sitting next to the serger and my embroidery machine is at the other end of the table and can easily be pulled forward to do embroidery. I have to admit I am not doing as much of that as I use to and have thought long and hard about selling the machine. For now, I am holding on to it.
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  1. Look forward to reports on your machine. I'm also thinking of getting one....but "which" one? :)

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  2. Linda...you beat me in getting a CS machine. :) I've been looking around. So far, my local dealer isn't budging with price. I may have to speak to other owner. Can't wait to see the pictures.

    BTW...you should keep your embroidery machine. I haven't done much embroidery either, but I've already made an investment in the accessories. Plus, I'm starting to get requests for embroidered items.

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  3. Exciting! Since I only just got a serger I don't have any great yearning for a coverstitch machine...yet.

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  4. Congratulations on the new CS machine. I have the BL Evolve which converts from serger to CS. I thought about having 2 seperate machines, but space is an issue for me too. It's not too difficult to convert back and forth now that I've done it a hundred times! I know it's tempting to sell your embroidery machine (I have 2 and have thought the same thing), but you never know when you might get the urge to embroider. Dawn did some cute tone on tone pockets on her jeans. Can't wait to see your next creation using the CS!

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  5. Hey, it's way beyond time you bought a coverstitch machine! Congrats. I bought this one in 2006 and love it, have used it for fancy stuff in the commercial sewing but that proved too time costly to continue. So now it's dedicated to personal sewing where it shines. I think you've picked out a machine that will be "good" for some time to come. My most valuable tip: the needles need to be replaced when there are skipped stitches.

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  6. Congratulations! Have fun with that new machine. I hear you about the embroidery machine. I haven't used mine like I thought I would. Still, as soon as you get rid of something, you want it back desperately.

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  7. Ooo, shiny! I've just got my simple sewing machine, but some day I hope to have a full collection. :) I think I'd have all sorts of fun with an embroidery machine.

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  8. Congrats on your new purchase. I use my coverstitch option on my serger all of the time now. Really worth it!

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  9. At Sewing Expo Atlanta, I almost bought that same model. Please keep us posted. I would love a CS machine.

    Carla F-in Atlanta

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  10. I have the cp900 and am still learning the ins and outs. But, I love it and basically use it without any attachments. Congratulations!

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  11. I'm going to be watching you and Susan very carefully for tips and Coverstitch newbie news :) . I'm $70 away from picking up my CP1000 on layaway.

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