Sunday, I was under the weather and I wasn't able to get the frame fully set up. I have been nervous about a couple of things regarding the set up so I just took my time with all of it.
Monday night, I got the poles on the frame and the handle bars on the machine and turned it on. Someone has already taken over 17K stitches on the machine! How dare they! giggle I know that they test the machines out before shipping them.
Last night, I got the leaders on the poles. I was nervous about getting them on crooked because it will affect the way every quilt back and top are loaded. I think that I did OK.
This morning, I loaded a couple of large scraps of fabric and batting and I am almost ready to give it a trial run!
I did load the top upside down, but I am not that worried about it. It will work for this purpose. And it even means that I am busting stash!
So far, the only complaint that I have is that there is not enough information in the machine's manual. So much important information is on the DVD that comes with it, but who wants to sit and watch the DVD repeatedly when it could have so easily been in the book with diagrams and pictures? So tonight, I will watch the DVD again and make notes on how to load a new needle, where and how often to oil and how to thread the machine. Seriously - that stuff is not in the manual! And if that is my only complaint, I will be thrilled!