year since I bought it, I broke out this warhorse of a machine because I don't trust the Janome or the Featherweight to do the right thing by eight+ layers of service weight linen.
I rolled the hem on this cloth one-quarter inch and ran up both sides, the fabric itself is loomed only 24 inches wide. Toweling maybe? I've got tons of the stuff so I warmed up with hemming a towel for the kitchen.
Then I cut a piece of the same cloth to back the pillow I planned for "The Rose" lyrics piece. In haste, I didn't even pin the two sides together. Just put it under the needle and was careful not to feed my fingers into the fire. The 99K stitched through all that as if the cloth was butter. An amazing machine.
I scored a pair of 20" feather pillows on the 'Zon. I should have left myself a little more wiggle room on the closure - getting the pillow inside was quite a battle. Hand stitching the seam closed felt like stitching up a body bag. "You ain't NEVER coming out of there."
This morning I retrieved the overdyed thread from the deck where I let them seep into two of those linen towels.
Sweetie decided they needed a little more warmth before hatching.
I'm putting orders together to ship on Friday. Cloth and thread.