- It's quiet. O-M-G! It is sooooooo quiet!
- It's fast. Very fast. I can slow it down so that the needle seems like it's walking or I can speed it up so that it's flying. I don't make it go fast often because it's going 90 mph!
- It's precise. What do I mean? Well the needle stops EXACTLY where you want it to. Now the 6600P had this feature too but I'm still in awe of this feature especially when making buttonholes.
- It has a free arm. People I get giddy every time I pull that arm off! I've been sewing without a free arm for the last three years and to have one again is just stupendous!
- Threads so easily you don't need a diagram because its so dayum logical!
- It has an extra large foot pedal. I never have to search for it. It's right there in it's place all the time!
- Wide bed - my 6600P had a large bed which I love but this one seems larger. I mean my last jacket fit flat across the sewing machine bed making it easy to move around and sew...especially when making buttonholes.
- Now that I've mentioned buttonholes twice, I've used two of the types and they sew up so easily.
- Quite a few of the features of the 6600P that I loved are on this one too * Cutting tool *Up/Down Needle *The presser foot raises extra high making it easy to slip garments under the foot. *Automatic needle threader
- Every foot that I can think of comes with this machine. I only added a teflon foot.
- Storage - there is so much storage in this machine. Loads in the free arm and built into the top of the machine...everything has a place without needing additional storage for all the different sewing feet.
- Simple bobbin winding - so easy!
- It comes with a clear table. I'm not using mine now but who knows about the future.
- Plenty of light - even with the Ott Lite off I can still see clearly because there is a lot of light by the needle and a double one under the arm.
- The machine bed is well marked - going past the normal 1" markings and it's done on both the right and left side of the needle plate.
- It has a knee lift. Again I haven't used mine but I'm sure I will in the future.
- The touch screen is soooo kewl and easy to use.
- Quite a few stitches, even several words that you can stitch out - way more than the 6600P.
- The silver wheel at first to me was a little imposing but now I twirl that thing with the best of them! Seriously though, I love how you can scroll through the stitches and how the stitches are grouped ~ Utility, Buttonhole, Quilting, Satin, Heirloom, etc.
I've only made three garments on it so far but I do love my new sewing machine. It makes me smile every time I come into the sewing cave...and it's some of the best money I've spent in a long time! I haven't used every stitch on it or run it through all it's paces but it works so well that I'm enjoying the learning process. Finally, I want to share my Instruction Book with you.
Since I'm learning a new machine, I refer to it often. I've started to bookmark items that I refer to often by using stickies with the title on it. This way I don't have to search through the manual each time I need something. It does come with a CD but I have to admit that I haven't watched it yet. I just jumped in and started sewing.
So I'll be happily creating new garments on my Memory Craft 8900QCP and absolutely encourage you to purchase one of your own, if it's in your budget.
...as always more later!