Needless to say, I'm thrilled. I mean, let's be honest here - I did a veeeery long happy dance when the UPS man pulled up with it.
I've been sewing on the same machine (my first machine) since I started quilting about three years ago. I can't knock the lil' lady because I've made over 50 quilts, large and small, on her. But for a long time now, I've known that my machine was holding me back, with quilting in particular. I have spent a bit of time with my new Horizon and let me tell you - it's like a door opening. Everything just looks so much better. The stitches, the smoothness, it's just clearly a quality machine. I am going to be a straight line quilting addict for a bit I think. It all just comes out so pretty and NOT shifty on this machine. I'm thrilled.
This machine is so much faster than my old one. I'm zipping through my tasks and getting things done so quickly! And the space! Just look at the space!
There is SO much room in the throat of the machine. Seriously - so. much. I'm in the middle of quilting a queen right now, and it's not even a squeeze to get it through the machine.
And so far, in first place for "best feature I didn't have but now do": The Automatic Thread Cutter!
This upgrade has been a long time coming for me and let me tell you, it doesn't disappoint! I am amazed at what a difference it makes to have the right tool.
Now you'll have to excuse me - I'm going to go spend lot and lots of quality time with the new machine.