I put in a few hours assembling and sewing these goodies over the weekend.  I’m so impressed with Grace!  She is happy to sew, sew and sew some more.

 I went through 6 bobbins, half way through I decided to clean the lint out, and make sure she stays happy.  It was simple to do too!

The needle cover slides off, giving you access to the bobbin case, without a screwdriver.  As someone that can sew through 6 bobbins in half a day – that’s a bonus!  Also, notice the directions on the top of the needle cover – following the arrows, you don’t have to bring your bobbin  thread up before sewing, she’s ready to go!  And there’s a small blade at the end of the arrows so you have a manageable length for the machine to work with on start up.

Now with the bobbin case accessible, cleaning can commence – simple!  However, if you do need to pull out the needle plate, that is fairly simple as well. I had gummed everything up with the spray baste, so I pulled it all apart and really scrubbed (just like my kitchen floor/table!).

Here’s two of my favorite features:

Start/Stop button; removing the pedal, I can sew at the push of the button!  Out of habit, I did remove my shoe and feel for the pedal a few times, but it’s so nice to not have to use the pedal.  I especially liked winding bobbins with it!

Which is my second favorite feature :

The bobbin spool has a small blade to cut the thread for you!  I have always held on for the first 10 seconds then stopped to clip the thread.  This machine, just hold tight to the thread until it’s clipped, then watch it wind continuously.

There’s also, a needle threader, speed control, and 40 stitches.  I need to take some time and try all of the stitches out, there’s a few that are new to me!

The Baby Lock Grace is the machine that will fill the sewing room at the Sewing Summit in less than two weeks!  I’ve been given this one, to familiarize myself before everyone else arrives, and I’m to busy to sit  and sew.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  I will be BUSY, but everything is coming together, and feels great!

Hugs ~ Amy