A wee bit of Aurifil and Finding your way around

Aurifil smilieSeveral months ago Donna from Follow That Thread sent me a spool of Aurifil Lino (linen).  Donna has a bit of a sense of humor and drew a smilie face on the wooden spool.  That wooden spool will be a keepsake forever.  All it needs is a little red pompon and voila! a clown like me.

Aurifi LinoI asked Donna what size needle, I’ve learned one very important thing – a size 100/16 needle is essential for machine work as the thread is slightly slubby, only slightly and not in an unattractive way.  I love how this stitches up.  I could have played with the Lino for hours and hours and hours.  And hours.Aurifil linen  I My next bit of play was to draw something of a Zentangle type quilted block with “Aurifil Lino” stitched in.  I will need more of this thread.

I used Superior Magnifico in the bobbin   and would do so again not to waste this precious thread.

A couple of weeks ago Katia asked on the “Quilting, bubbling, quilting” post where we find the stitch count on our BERNINA 7 Series Machines.  Below are a series of photos below showing step by step how to get to this screen.  This is a good thing to know particularly if BERNINA has come out with software and/or firmware updates for the 7 Series machines.  I have a habit of touching the screen with my finger and that’s good.  Using the stylus is so much more effective.

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Step 1:
Press the Gears
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Step 2: Press the Sewing Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 3 Press the “i”
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Step 4 press the Version button – this is on the left side of the screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 5 – this is where you see the version of the software
stitch count
number of stitches since the last service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Quilting!

Teri

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