It’s here!

Some of you may remember me saying that I’d purchased a 2nd coverstitch machine – a flatbed – some months ago. Well, my friend (and mechanic extraordinaire) has been busy (as have I) so I didn’t pester him about the machine. I stopped by the shop last Wednesday to drop off some fabric and was excited that the machine was being delivered that afternoon. He finished building the stand yesterday and DH brought her home this morning. He wants to know what in the world is inside this machine that makes it so unbelievably heavy (the stand actually has steel reinforcement rods). I guess weight of the metal parts and the casting add up. Still, it’s hard to believe that this weighs so much more than my walking-foot machine. I told him to be thankful we have a single-story house!

Since I’ll use the flatbed much more than the binder, I upgraded to the 8800 series. Not that I’ll ever need it but it will sew 6000 stitches per minute. Yikes!

And now that’s it, I’m officially out of space. I’m sure my husband is thankful for that!

She’s all set up and ready to go and I just realized I forgot to put the rubber feet on the stand. :-O Fiddle dee dee, I’ll think about that tomorrow. I don’t dare ask DH to lift this tank twice in one day!


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7 responses to “It’s here!

  1. Gigi, 6000 stitches per minute? I’m in awe – this is very cool.

  2. Yipee!! She’s a beauty, GG. I’m officially having industrial coverstitch envy. Eat your Wheaties, hehehehehe, then you’ll lift that new baby like it was a feather

  3. Anonymous

    Wow – what a great machine. 6,000 spm – I’m jealous!

    I bet your furry helpers will love the cones sticking out the front of the machine 🙂

  4. I still have coverstitch envy whether it is industrial or home machine.

  5. Burning

  6. peter

    6000 stm. WOW. That means I could think about a project for two years then sew it up in minutes.

    I’ve lusted after one of these for some time. Does it do a coverstitch on both sides? What a monster. What fun.

  7. Hi Gigi,
    Congrats on your machine. You deserve it!

    What a great name-Diva Gigi!!! Viva Gigi!

    At nauseum for you I’m sure- Ok, so does the Kansai
    8103-F perfom a double straight stitch on top with the
    “braid” on bottom AND the option for the “braid” look
    on top and bottom?

    Does this make sense?

    And when you posted about getting a second one; did
    you mean the same machine but just leave it set up as
    a flatbed and the other set-up for binding or are you
    purchasing a completely different model that does
    something different?