Yesterday I got the call I was waiting for… “Katie your Powerquilter is here!” and I’m surprised I didn’t get a speeding ticket going to pick it up on my lunch break. We wrangled it into the car and I couldn’t wait to get home to set it all up that night. My husband was convinced the machine was going to fall on me and kill me during the setup process (he was at work so I did this on my own).
Overall it was fairly simple to setup and get going. Most of it came pre-assembled and you only had to hook up a few things. I think the bobbin winder took the longest for me to figure out but once I did I was rather impressed with it. The table is sturdy as all heck and heavier than the machine itself so there is NO vibration while quilting at high speeds. I did some test quilting on it last night and this morning.
Right side came out better than the left and I started to get the feel for her.
Tried a bit of my version of McTavishing
I’m very pleased with the stitch quality that I’m getting. I didn’t buy the stitch regulator and I think that was a good call, I don’t believe I’ll have much of an issue regulating the stitch length on my own especially with how precisely I can change the maximum needle speed. Still trying to figure out what table height I want to go with and I’m not sure if I like where she’s situated in the room but for now that’s where she will be.
I named her Anne after one of my favorite fictional characters Anne of Green Gables. I plan on getting several stickers and decals to adorn her! Should make for a fun holiday weekend playing on her.